June 6, 2. While Sage ultimately did not 7, essays, "she received enough to make retirement possible," according to the Globe.
It allows them to discover candidates who are passionate about the industry but might not be able to afford to buy the business, while also drumming up a little extra cash for the next stage of their lives.
Pennington announced that fact on December 11, when she posted on Facebook that the contest was canceled and entry fees would be refunded. Further contest details, including entry form, can be found here.
When the renters moved early this year, Brownfield put the home back on the market but the result has been the same. But the publicity helped Kelaher to sell the business the old-fashioned way, and a new owner took over in July A horse farm Goats not your scene?
For all the appeal of the essay contest as sales technique, the method can open the door to legal and ethical challenges, as an October article in the New York Times noted. The upside to these contests is that the property goes to an individual who might not otherwise be able to own such a property or start a small business, and the seller reaps the value of the property without having to sell to deep-pocket corporations.
An essay contest will determine who the next owner of the year-old Temple Theater located in Houlton, Maine will be. There is, of course, a catch -- or perhaps more aptly, a twist: With 9-foot ceilings, window seats, a white picket fence and "beautiful natural woodwork throughout," it sounds like something out of a Norman Rockwell painting.
There were only 85 entries in the essay contest, so the fees were returned. The couple hired a web designer to manage the site and a marketing team to promote the contest, and selected paid college students and local volunteers to read and rate the essays.
And if none of these are a good fit, consider entering one of these 27 free writing contests. The contest was announced in Augustand the deadline was to be November She herself won the inn in an essay contest inso she opted to go the same route to find her successor.
Story highlights Essay contest will determine the next owner of a historic movie theater Temple Theater is one of the oldest continuously operated theaters in Maine CNN It sounds like something that would only happen in the movies: But he is hopeful, telling ABC News: If not, Hurley said all entry fees will be returned.
The contest was won by Prince Roger Adams and his wife, Rose. June 30, If you hear about any other interesting essay contests, share them in the comments so we can all benefit!
Hurley, who lives miles away, said that while he "did a little better than breaking even," a live-in owner and operator of the nearly year-old Temple could live a "very comfortable lifestyle.
Yet after six years, family responsibilities and a new job meant that the Chapins ended up in Pennsylvania. If Brownfield gets 1, entries, the lucky winner, to be decided by him and his wife, will get the nearly year-old home as a prize on June So he and his wife Rachele realized they would have to get "creative and look up unconventional ways" to sell the house.
But the contest did not get the required entries.
The idea is to bring in enough entry fees to add up to a reasonable purchase price for the home or business, while making sure the prize goes to someone who will truly appreciate it. Adams told The New York Times that other entrants have left bad reviews of the inn at TripAdvisor and have been paying him "nasty visits and phones calls.
Inthey held an essay contest to award a square-foot home in Washington, D. How about a horse farm? The paper has been in business sinceand Ross Connelly, the current editor and publisher, is retiring.
The number of entries was so small that they decided against extending the deadline and refunded the entry fees. When they moved there inthey planned to live out the rest of their lives here. Though he and his family had only lived in the house for half a year, he had no choice but to put it on the market just as real estate prices were taking a nosedive.
Silver and Barry will choose their top 25 essays, which will go on to a panel of judges for final determination.
According to Hurley, "running a movie theater is fun and exciting," and can even be modestly profitable. Brownfield tells ABC News that "we wanted to do something that would hopefully help our family that was affected by the economy and help another family as well.
So while more than 1, entries would of course be helpful, that number is designed to meet his "main goal" which "was to help our family get out from under the mortgage and then help another family.
Despite a crowdfunding campaign to raise donations in addition to the essay contest, Kelaher only raised about half the needed amount of money.You could write an essay and win Newstead Farm. A million dollar 58 acre farm in Central Virginia with 6, sq/ft brick manor house.
Send SASE to Newstead Farm, PO Box 45, Cartersville VA for official entry blank and rules. Win-A-House essay contestants miffed. Entrants who paid $ for chance to win house overlooking Ohio River upset that contest organizers won't reveal entry numbers.
Jun 16, · But when fewer than people entered the Win Lakefront Dream Home essay contest, which began on Nov. 1,by the April 30 deadline of this year, the organizers canceled it, leaving some very. One seemingly unstoppable real estate trend this year has been the write-an-essay-win-a-house contest, in which homeowners who want to sell their properties in a quicker, more meaningful, or.
Write an essay, win this couple’s Maine house. Share via e-mail Janet and Fred Chapin’s dream house in West Bath, Maine, backs up against woods where bullfrogs croak and wildflowers. EDITOR'S NOTE: Due to lack of participation, this contest was canceled by the Wood family on May 31, The concept is quite simple – write an essay, win a Texas house.
Yes, it is that easy. David and Cyndi Wood have started an essay contest to sell their 2, square-foot home that sets onDownload