You heard me. The house will cost $100 to the right writer.
A couple in Colorado is doing what some other families have done in a tough housing market with intense economic pressure. They have gotten creative and asked others to do the same. Wes Ludlow and J.J. Rodgers are putting their house up as the prize to one lucky writer. With a $100 entry fee and the best 500-word essay, you get the keys to this lovely lodge in Red Feather Lakes, CO. **new owner must pay the taxes on the winnings.
The asking price for the house is $200,000, but despite lowering the asking price several times, the house didn't sell. So they are hoping to get 2,000 entries into the contest. A panel of judges (not including the sellers) will choose the winning essay, and it can be on any topic.
Yes, you'd better believe I entered the contest. Who knows? Maybe I'll keep entering these contests and build up my own real estate portfolio. What better way to earn through writing? If you fancy yourself a good writer, give me some competition! Check it out for yourself. You can link to all of the info above, including the contest rules. If they don't get 2,000 entries, they will return the essays and the money to each contestant. What have you got to lose?
I think this is a pretty cool idea, myself. Maybe it will become the future of real estate, at least in tough markets.
Happy writing! D