RaffleMyBricks: You Could Win A Totland House For £25 (Podcast)

We interview Susanne who is trying to move out of her house by means of a raffle.

RaffleMyBricks: You Could Win A House For £25We’ve seen this story floating around for a while, but Susanne got in touch with VentnorBlog to give us some more details on her novel approach to moving house.

She’s decided to put her home plus £5,000, up as a prize in a competition that’s starting this Friday.

The house in Totland, Isle of Wight that she describes as a spacious, Victorian, 4 bedroomed, semi-detached, freehold property could belong to the person who answers three questions about the Island and pays over £25 to enter.

There’s no restrictions on the number of tickets that can be bought and for those who don’t have online banking, they can post cheques in, using Royal Mail.

The intention is to sell 18,000 tickets, but if this isn’t reached, the competition will still take place and the winner will receive 70% of the ticket sales.

The competition opens at one minute past midnight, just into Friday the 19th September and closes on the 28th December 2008.

RaffleMyBricks.com

Have a listen for yourself …
[audio:http://otw-audio.s3.amazonaws.com/rafflemybrick-phone-interview.mp3]

The quality of the recording isn’t great, but what can you do? It’s the telephone.

Thursday, 18th September, 2008 12:30pm

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33 Comments on "RaffleMyBricks: You Could Win A Totland House For £25 (Podcast)"

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Andrew

I might just enter this. With 18,000 tickets @ £25 it’s valued at £450,000. The lucky winner could sell it for £400,000 and earn 6% interest in the bank (£24k a year) :D

TimHo

I would like to know where the 30% of ticket sales go in the event that less than 18,000 are sold (which is pretty likely). I mean, if only 10,000 are sold then 30% of £250,000 is £75,000!!
not a bad return!
Or will they donate it to charity?

GP

This house was on the market originally, a few months ago, for £285,00 – where does £450K come from??

Freddie

“where does £450K come from?”
An ambitious and optimistic vendor!

Andrew

If 18,000 tickets aren’t sold, then the organisers get 30% of a pot of money and keep their house – I’d be hoping that I didn’t sell 18,000 tickets!

seb
there was a longish article in the daily mail – september 19 – page 68 – “play the property lottery” but i can’t locate it online. article by chris hall. cheltenham house owned by zoe and tim bawtree – worth £845,000 – featured on channel 4’s grand designs. devon house owned by brian wilshaw and wife wendy. legality questioned by gambling law expert antoinette jucker of pinsent… Read more »
nicola

There is another one here in kent http://www.jackscarparts.co.uk it is close to us so we may have a go!

Cid Andrenelli

I’ve found another one too http://www.winourhome.com, looks like a nice place worth £300K I’ve already bought a ticket!!

Jim Kerr

can she break the 500 tix sold mark ? !

seb

property-market desperation calls for innovative approaches :

The £425,000 garden flat that’s going for just £75

This is the garden flat you could buy for as little as £75 in a radical new form of online auction launched today…

http://www.thisismoney.co.uk/mortgages/article.html?in_article_id=456363&in_page_id=8&position=moretopstories

ellis russell

I entered the comp. for the totland property on line, on the 23rd sept. I then proceeded to send a cheque to the address with a covering note and reference no.etc. As yet I have not had confirmation of receipt. Friends, at work, who also applied have received a 3 nos. as confirmation…. where is mine please….

Seb

wednesday’s `you and yours` dealt with property-raffling.

audio at link.

c

are the tickets still on sale

seb
another raffle : Win this stunning chalet bungalow Competition is Now open! Win my bungalow are very pleased to offer this stunning Home in our very first competition, yes this beautiful completely refurbished 4 double bedroom house could be yours to win. This detached chalet family home situated in an enviable location in a quiet, attractive and sort after cul de sac backing on to the 7th… Read more »
V

Having just sold a house in Ruislip and having lived there for a couple of years, I can clearly state that my £25 will be staying firmly in my pocket. At the time it had some of the highest street crime rates in London

I wondered where all my golf balls disappeared to off the 7 hole

seb

oh – high street crime?

but the lido looks enticing :

http://www.ruislip.co.uk/lido

V

It was 30 years ago before Viles disease closed it down and they found several bodies anchored to the bottom.

Its not so bad now, but no swimming or boating allowed (you can paddle on the artificial beach they created) and its quite nice on a Summers day with purpose built BBQ and thousands of kids

V

The area wherethe girls in bikinis are sitting is now flooded and a mud bath…all the family stuff is on the other side.

Saying all this it is nice and I still visit when back in Ruislip

seb

conmpetition to win property!!

Beat the “Credit Crunch” Win a FREEHOLD block of 11 apartments in Prime Central London valued at £8.25 million for ONLY £50.

Great Ormond Street Hospital Children’s Charity & Winalondonpad.com have teamed up to bring you a fresh and innovative way of raising funds.

There are 3 ways to enter our competition…

http://www.winalondonpad.com

seb
Woman gives away house in £25 sudoku competition after failing to find a buyer 28/02/2009 woman is offering her luxury £670,000 seafront house to the winner of a sudoku competition after failing to find a buyer. Porcelain restorer Clare Broom, 56, is selling gamecards for £25 each in a desperate bid to shift the four-bedroom house in Shoreham, West Sussex. She said: “It’s great – I get… Read more »
musoactivator

The High Park Tavern Pub in Ryde is up for grabs in the same way.

seb

cool – if i had £20 to spare i might well consider a punt.

high park tavern article in mirror

high park tavern article in `the publican`
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filly inn; lymington competition

seb

Man wins £400,000 flat with £50 ticket in raffle…

article in the london evening standard
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and yet another pub up for grabs :

http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/wales/south_west/7930248.stm

seb

for those who need a car to go with a house.

mini cooper

seb
seb

another property raffle :

http://www.wina3millionpoundhome.com

seb
seb
CELEBRITY STATUS Remember Andrew Paul, the former Nomura banker who is set to make a mint from his novel competition to “win a new life”, having sold thousands of tickets for the chance to win his £1.1m mansion, £160,000 Aston Martin DBS and £200,000 luxury motor boat? Well, the enterprising chap is now taking the concept one step further and has teamed up with Hollywood producer Barrick… Read more »
seb

hurry. couple of days till deadline to win pub in wales :

http://www.winapubinwales.co.uk/

seb

£50 a ticket to win house in belgravia.

not good odds considering the owner wants to sell 100,000 tickets

http://www.winthebelgraviahouse.com

seb
…Whether you are dreaming to get on the property market or hope for another investment property, Dickens Health Village (Solilhull) or the Landmark Development (Canary Wharf), can be your ideal location. By entering the competition for just £25, you give yourself a chance to win 1 of 3 luxury flats worth a total value of £835,000, mortgage free, stamp duty and legal fees paid and make a… Read more »
seb

can’t resist adding this one :

http://www.winthesouthafricanhouse.com/