Lately, I have been having daydreams about getting out of debt, starting life over a bit and finding a home that isn't going to take a life time to fix up and a lifetime of savings & has more room for the grands.
You see, our home has only wood heat (bad, bad for people with Asthma) and it is difficult for me to bend and keep the fireplace stoked in the winter time....forget splitting wood, last year when hubs was stranded out of town, I had to have someone from church come help me!
We had oil heat, but the tank leaked, so we removed the unit and I felt oil wasn't healthy for any of us, let alone the environment..we won't go there!
We have zero, zilch, nada for insulation in the master bathroom and talk about cold....in the midst of winter, we keep the doors shut...electric needs rewiring to put insulation in the attic, the kitchen is small...I can go on!
However, if someone owned this home and had no house payments, they could do a lot with it...we could if I inherited a small fortune. The bones of this house are strong and have held up for 84 years now, so she is allowed a few flaws. We have given her new windows, doors, paint, roof, some plumbing, some new flooring, lighting, etc. I could show you pics...maybe later!
With the economy, I keep thinking, I should give my home away in a contest and one that would bless not only our family, but the winning family. I would love to be able to have a contest and give this home away to some lucky family and not just the house, but most of the stuff inside of it...appliances, kids furniture, most of the furniture and as a bonus my van!
During the contest, we would continue to repair and take care of the house, however, the winner would still inherit a home with some problems and have to fix them...but just imagine winning a home and never paying a house payment again.
With the money collected, our home would be paid off & so would the rest of our bills and we could breath and find a single story home....
So, would you or have you ever joined one of these contests? Would you? Why or why not?
Of course this would be totally legal...I would have a licensed broker, bank to hold the money, perhaps get the local college or schools to help chose a winner....I just might do this to see what happens.....