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What is the HGTV Dream House Sweepstakes?

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Question: What is the HGTV Dream House Sweepstakes?
I've heard some buzz about the HGTV Dream Home Sweepstakes. What is it, and why are people so excited about it?
Answer: Home and Garden Television specializes in, among other things, showing people how to build and renovate homes. So in 1997, they announced an innovative new program: they were going to build a gorgeous new home from scratch, showing how they do it every step of the way. They would let viewers participate in the process by voting on designers, on layouts, on colors. And then at the end - they would give the home away to a lucky winner. And that was the beginning of the annual HGTV Dream Home Sweepstakes

As if an amazing, brand new dream house wasn't enough, HGTV also throws in a ton of other high-value prizes, typically including a vehicle, cash, furnishings, and more.

So how can you enter to win the HGTV Dream Home Sweepstakes? Look out for an announcement in January. Typically, the Dream House sweepstakes allows entry every day, and in some years it awards extra entries for activities like referring friends, voting on designs, and finding clues hidden around the website. The sweepstakes usually ends in mid-February, and the winner is announced on national television.

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