I've long maintained that the experience of winning, including the chance to stay in the home for months or years and all of the extras that come with it, are worth having to sell the house eventually and take the cash (and Dream Home Winner Don Cruz agrees with me).
However, for those of you who'd love to win a home that you can keep, there's a new chance coming up in Southern Living's Choose Your Home Giveaway, presented by MyHomeIdeas. The home giveaway is scheduled to begin on March 23, 2009.
The Choose Your Home Sweepstakes has an interesting twist -- instead of creating a home and then giving it away, MyHomeIdeas is going to pick a winner and then allow the winner to decide which of four different home choices they want to receive.
The four choices include a mountain retreat outside of Asheville, North Carolina, a 3-bedroom cottage close to the shore near Beaufort, South Carolina, a family-style home complete with a beautiful shaded porch in Camp Callaway at Callaway Gardens, Pine Mountain, Georgia, and a cozy cottage near the Texas A&M campus in Bryan, Texas.
For more information, including floor plans and detailed descriptions of each community, visit the Choose Your Home Giveaway website.