HomeFinder.com Launches Ultimate Home Transformation Sweepstakes

Up to Ten Homeowners Will Win $20,000 Intended for DIY Home Renovations

Chicago, IL – March 3, 2014 – HomeFinder.com, a leading digital real estate site, today announces its inaugural Ultimate Home Transformation Sweepstakes is open for entries. U.S. homeowners have the chance to be one of ten randomly chosen winners to receive $20,000 intended for home renovation projects. Homeowners can enter to win at: www.homefinder.com/sweepstakes. The entry period runs through 11:59 p.m. Central Time on May 31, 2014 and the winners will be chosen in ten entry period drawings throughout the duration of the sweepstakes.

“Our goal for the sweepstakes is simple,” said Doug Breaker, president and CEO of HomeFinder.com. “We want to help ten homeowners improve what is most likely their largest asset, by helping to further increase its value. Putting $20,000 in renovation money toward specific home areas like kitchens, basements and bathrooms can increase the resale valuation of the home substantially.”

It is important that homeowners understand how renovation relates to home valuation, whether it is updating a newly purchased home, or remodeling to get a house ready to go to market. Accessing monetary resources and using them wisely to create improvements can be challenging. HomeFinder.com is uniquely qualified to provide both financial and educational resources to homeowners across the country.

“Though this is a sweepstakes for homeowners, real estate agents are encouraged to get involved,” says Breaker. “In many cases, homeowners who purchased seven to ten years ago are starting to think about their next move. By sharing this sweepstakes, real estate agents can provide ongoing value to clients and re-engage in conversations, which could possibly result in a huge prize to help increase the values of their home when they do sell.”

Each entrant will have the opportunity to earn up to ten entries (one initial entry and nine bonus entries) into the sweepstakes. By entering, homeowners will gain access to home valuation data, learn how to make smart decisions about home remodeling and have the chance to be one of ten winners to receive $20,000 intended for an ultimate home transformation. The winners will be contacted directly (the first winner will be chosen mid-March). For more information, visit: http://www.homefinder.com/sweepstakes.

 

Official Rules

NO PURCHASE NECESSARY TO ENTER OR WIN. Sweepstakes is open only to legal U.S. residents who, as of 3/3/14, are physically residing and who own a home in the 50 U.S. (DC), and are 18 or older.  To enter, visit sweepstakes.homefinder.com between 10:00 a.m. CT on 3/3/14 and 11:59 p.m. CT on 5/31/14, create a free Homefinder.com account, and follow the instructions to complete and submit an Official Online Entry Form. Limit one (1) entry and nine (9) bonus entries per person/email address during the Sweepstakes Period. Void where prohibited by law.  For complete details, bonus entry methods and Official Rules, go to sweepstakes.homefinder.com/rules.  Sponsor: Homefinder.com, LLC, 20 North Wacker Drive, Chicago, IL 60606.

This Sweepstakes is in no way sponsored, endorsed, administered by or associated with Facebook or Twitter. By participating in this Sweepstakes, you are providing your information to the Sponsor and not to Facebook or Twitter. The information you provide will only be used as indicated in these Official Rules by Sponsor, and entrants have the ability to opt-out of further communications.

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About HomeFinder.com

HomeFinder.com is a digital real estate site that offers an easy to navigate home search experience. The site has 3.2 million monthly visitors who access more than four million national real estate listings. Its mobile search offerings include the Real Estate Search iPhone app, Real Estate Android® app and a mobile-optimized site.

More than 20,000 real estate agents and brokers use HomeFinder.com’s digital marketing solutions, including the Open Home Pro(™) app, My Market Ads, Single Property Websites, Enhanced Listings and Featured Properties.

HomeFinder.com is jointly owned by Gannett Company, Inc. (NYSE: GCI), The McClatchy Company (NYSE: MNI) and Tribune Publishing Company (TPUB). HomeFinder.com powers the real estate search for more than 375 online newspapers in this national affiliate network, and provides consumers access to local real estate listings. As a partner of the the Local Media Consortium, HomeFinder.com is the preferred real estate provider for the alliance’s 55 local media outlets and more than 700 newspapers. HomeFinder.com is headquartered in Chicago.