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Full Coverage of the HGTV Dream Home Sweepstakes

All About HGTV's Dream Home Giveaway


One of the biggest sweepstakes of the year is the HGTV Dream Home Sweepstakes, where the Home and Garden Television channel builds an amazing house on the air, asks their viewers' opinions about how to design and decorate it, and then gives the finished product to a lucky sweepstakes entrant, along with extras like a brand new car, cash, Doggie Dream Homes, and other prizes. Here, you can find all of the coverage of this big sweepstakes in one convenient location.

1. What is the HGTV Dream Home Sweepstakes?

Find a basic rundown of the HGTV Dream Home Giveaway, including the background that you need to understand why so many people look forward to this sweepstakes all year round.

2. Past HGTV Dream Home Giveaway Winners

Here, you can read about HGTV Dream Home giveaways in the past, including the types of homes awarded and the lucky winners of each giveaway. Get a real feeling for the excitement of this big sweepstakes!

3. Why Doesn't HGTV Give Away a More Affordable Dream Home?

One of the questions that people who worry about how to pay the taxes if they win the HGTV Dream Home Sweepstakes ask is: why does the ARV have to be so high? Why doesn't HGTV give away a more affordable home? Find the answer here.

4. How Would You Handle Taxes if You Won the Dream Home?

Do you think that the taxes on the 2 million dollar HGTV Dream Home are so high that you hesitate to enter? If you won would you sell right away, or would you keep the house and try to find a way to make it work? Share your opinions!

5. Paying Taxes on the HGTV Dream Home Giveaway

If you're a U.S. citizen, any big sweepstakes win also comes with a big tax hit. Could the taxes turn the HGTV Dream Home into a personal nightmare? Is the giveaway still worth entering, even if you can't pay hundreds of thousands of dollars in taxes? The answer is YES, it's definitely worth entering! Find out why in this article.

6. The Location of the 2013 Dream Home

Photo taken at the Kiawah Island Golf Resort.
Image © Charleston Area CVB, Used with Permission
The 2013 HGTV Dream Home is located in Kiawah Island, South Carolina, a setting that combines beaches, tidal marshland, and woodland. Learn all about this beautiful and historic area.

7. How Does HGTV Choose Winners?

Have you ever wondered how HGTV picks winners, when entries are allowed both online and by mail? Find out the details here!

8. All about the 2013 Dream Home's Layout and Floor Plan

Want to know how the Dream Home 2013 is laid out? Read all about the general design of this amazing home.

9. Interview with an HGTV Dream Home Winner

Is entering the Dream Home Sweepstakes really worthwhile when the taxes on the prize are so high? What does it really feel like to be a winner? Find out in my one-on-one interview with Don Cruz, the man who won the 2005 HGTV Dream Home in Tyler, Texas and lived in this gorgeous mansion for three years.

10. 2013 Dream Home Construction and LEEDS Certification

The 2013 Dream Home was designed to withstand the sometimes-harsh climate of a South Carolina barrier island while taking full advantage of the island's beauty. It's also an environmentally-friendly home, and has received Platinum-level LEEDS certification.

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