- hi i,m in a wheel chair my home is notvery good it needs a lot of work on it i would live in it i think the beach would be good fof me
- —Guest shoron prouty
Some possible ideas...
- The logical part of me says to take the cash prize and let it be. It's hard to think logically though, we've you've never had an opportunity like this. So if I were to win, I would have to really think LONG and HARD. The 2013 home isn't one I can see giving up easily, but I'm working on some plans now. I am an entrepreneur, and currently work from home. My current bills are light and I don't currently have a mortgage or car note to pay like some people. I could see investing a bit in my current business and the few other ideas we have and starting to bring in income with those. There are also some investment options we're considering that could help with the tax issue. It won't take care of the taxes, but it will help. When you look at all the costs it doesn't seem logical. The only positive is that I'm not currently weighed down with huge expenses. So I'd like to think I could pull some things off and make it work. That's my hope anyway...
- —Guest HopefulGAGirl
It would be a dream come true!
- If the zoning allowed for it, I could see making it a bed and breakfast or even just rent it out as a vacation home. I'd rather live in it, of course. This year they are giving out a huge chunk of cash to go with it but I don't think it's quite enough to cover the taxes. If I had to sell it, it would be sad. But it would allow us to buy a home we could afford.
- —Guest Jaime
would have to sell dreamhome
- Just winning the dream home would be the answer to my prayers. Winning would mean ability to take care of my son to pay my debts finish schooling,even at my age.lol And although I would have to sell the dream home it would give me enough money to do all this and by a home more suitable since I can not get around to good. Have no feeling in lower left leg which makes it more difficult to get around. That and my thyroid not working so my size keeps growing makes it where I certainly have not been able to find work. in over 3 years. My kids and I lost everything 3 years ago now am losing my health. So selling hgtvs dream home would be tearful but happy tears, for the chance to still live and take care of self and my 14 year old son to own my house and make that my dream home....
cash flow, no doubt
- Since my young wife and I live in the south it would be tempting to keep one of those beautiful homes. However you just can't argue against a case for cash. Easily, you could sell the home or take the cash alternative, pay the taxes from your winnings, and probably build two nice homes for less taxes. I'm not sure why people knock the car included in the giveaway, to me that seems to be the part I would keep!
- —Guest moonjelly
- Such a shame... We really need to get laws passed that the IRS can't steal from sweepstakes winners. It's like we live in a communist society... Such a shame... Property taxes- okay. That makes sense. But making people pay because they had a bit of good luck? SO unfair when there are multi billionaires out there who don't pay their taxes and get away with it.
- —Guest KC
- Rent out Rooms with contract conditions or share the house, Have some one move in that you trust with their own ideas.
- —Guest Debra Tahmasebi
- I don't think people read the fine print. There's actually a cash option, though you don't get to keep anything... Furniture, car..ect.. You don't end up with the hassle of a huge tax debt and selling the house!! I'd go for the cash option !!! I read the fine print!
- —Guest Rgum
- i would take the cash payment for i know my family would not move to that area.i would be thankful to God allowing money to flow my way
- —Guest neicy
What a gift!
- I would love to win any prize then I would hand it over to my kids who have a much higher income than I do and I could live in the house with them!
- —Guest Gerriekay
- Make as much money by listing the home then buy a 400k home in cash here in Texas after it sells. By the way that's alot of house and more affordable.
- —Guest Eric Carter
Take out a loan against the house
- I would check into taking out a loan for the cost of the Taxes owed against it. You could get low payment because the loan would be a lot less than the value of your house and maybe get a little more for the first year of property tax. Its worth trying. Good luck!
- —Guest Dollie
Make it a vacation rental.
- Fantastic home but not my dream house so here is what I would do. Make this a vacation rental property. Sundance would pay your tax/upkeep. Throw in ski season and you have some serious coin. Hopefuly zoning would not get in the way.
- —Guest Jim Graziani
- HGTV should choose to down size the prize that they offer. Most of us would be living in a "dream house" if it were a $200,000.00 home!And, why the vehicle? Just give away a "normal" house with nice furniture!!!
- —Guest Sharon
Blessings being kept
- Oh how it would be nice to give my three young children a place to call home..what's for you is for you and god told me that it's my time...I would keep it and make it work...the team put so much work into the home and I would not change a bit.. My way of keeping the home and paying the taxes is in gods hands because he the only one that can give and take away...and he said it's my time so he will handle that part and take all my families worries away
- —Guest Kee5