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In 2008 many Americans have been forced to foreclose on their homes or.
Get stuck with homes that they cannot sell.
Will now one man is getting creative Matthew -- field is holding an essay contest where this house in Cedar Rapids, Iowa he has two floors three bedrooms.
It's worth a 100000 dollars but the contest.
Says that that house could be yours for just 100 box if you Brownfield and my great children's right now from Richmond Virginia good morning about that.
-- morning all right Matthew.
The whole thing is.
This house could belong to somebody watching the program right now if they write an -- we'll give folks say essay questions in just moment but first described the house would you.
It's three bedroom it's -- one and a half past.
Victorian style home in the historic district of Cedar Rapids, Iowa.
You know it has beautiful woodwork throughout.
Hardwood floors and even as a leaded stained glass window in the four way.
Three bedrooms on the second level.
Sweden in two bedrooms.
As a seasonal room where you can go to enjoy it off the -- -- future and then it has a bonus room in the addict.
And just for either storage or you can you can use that room are our kids used to use it for -- a -- area so.
Right and you now live in Virginia and that's the house in a Cedar Rapids -- Iowa.
OK so somebody watching right now might get a 400 bucks all they gotta do is write the winning essay to -- to answer these questions number one how is the economic downturn effected you in your family and why would that why would receiving this house help your situation more than others Rachel it's a great idea where to come up with it.
Found we were just trying to think of unconventional ways to somehow say and this is slowly came -- what there was something outside the box and we help -- blessed by it.
No kidding now Matthew I understand it currently is on the on the market for 99500.
Yes -- -- what if and it's still on the market even though you have the contest what if you sell the house before the contest is over.
It's you know if if the house does sell -- and condition in that terms and conditions -- -- can and it'll be converted to a cash prize which will equal 50% of all the entries we received okay.
Now the key though is the number of entries you -- You have to get at least 1000.
Annual except -- no more than 2000 right.
Correct -- up for maximum of 2000 for for our sakes and and we have to get a least a thousand mile.
Half the mortgage and everything -- fantastic how how is the contest going so far.
-- you know so far it's it's been amazing.
You know the the publicity that -- it's starting to get as really increase than the number of entries were receiving and you know the one thing that's -- -- to us to really see is.
We really -- and -- bless another family with this opportunity and you know we've had people coming on the FaceBook page.
And even volunteering to pay for other people meet them themselves not -- thinner but just paying for another person to be -- entered the contest.
For those that are less fortunate so -- -- -- blessing when it's a great idea and somebody could own a beautiful house in downtown Cedar Rapids, Iowa which is a great town I know I've been many many times.
I'm Matthew brownfields and Rachel brown -- looked -- we thank you very much.
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