Alberta woman offers luxury home for $25 — if you win her essay Contest

After five months of no reasonable offers, Alla Wagner came up with the idea of offering her home as a prize in an essay writing contest. southern Alberta woman who has been having trouble finding a buyer for her luxury home with a panoramic mountain view has turned to the power of the written word to help find a new owner. Alla has lived in her $1.7-million rural property just south of Calgary, ever since it was built in 2011. Earlier this year, Wagner ran into health problems, which forced her to list the 5,000-square-foot estate at market value. After five months of no reasonable offers, she came up with the idea of offering her home as a prize in an essay writing contest. For a $25 entry fee, 68,000 entrants can write a short piece on why they feel they would be the best new owner. Wagner says under her contest rules, if a solid offer is made on the home before the end of January, the contest will be cancelled and all the entry money will be refunded. If the contest does move ahead, Wagner plans to donate five per cent of the net profit from the entries to the Calgary Women’s Shelter. Wagner admits reading more than 60,000 essay submissions is going to be difficult but adds she has “nothing to lose. Wagner’s contest can be found online at Write a Letter, Win a House….Ed
Source: The Canadian Press /Photo: Alla Wagner

Posted in All Stories, Ed McMahon

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