Deadline Extended To Submit Entry For A $50 House

In this tough economy, how does a 50 dollar home sound? One woman decided to extend her offer to give away her Beaufort County home for just 50 bucks.

Mary Jordan and her husband started an offer to help a family get into a home for 50 bucks with an essay explaining why they deserve the home.

The original deadline was on April 15th, but Jordan has decided to extend the offer to the end of April.

Jordan says they need 2,700 entries to cover the cost of their home and so far have only received 31.

She is hoping that more people will enter and says the letters that she has received already are heartbreaking.

Jordan say if they don't get enough entries, they will refund all the money.

The deadline for a chance to own a home for $50 dollars has been extended.

The original date entries had to be in was this Sunday, but the sellers Leslie and Mary Jordan say they haven't received enough essays from people writing why they need the home.

The Jordans are from Beaufort County and wanted to sell the $140,000 home to help someone who needs a place to live.

50 dollars is the cost of the entry fee and the Jordans say they want 2,700 entries before they make a decision.

You can call (252) 945-4231 for more information.

Original Story:

How does a house for 50 dollars sound?

You can get the home of Leslie and Mary Jordan in Beaufort County. They are holding a contest to award their three bedroom, two bath double wide to someone.

It only costs $50 bucks to enter and all you have to do is write an essay why you deserve to win. i

It's a way for the Jordans to get a decent price for their home on Lovick Lane just outside of Washington and for someone else to get a home for next to nothing.

Mary Jordan the owner of the home says "because of how the economy is people can not afford to get loans for houses and this way especially a young family or a needy family has a chance to get a house. I had people ask me why not do a raffle and I do not want to do that because people with more money will buy more raffles and they will get a bigger chance and that is not what it is about"

The home sits on almost one and a half acres and includes a shop with gameroom. The Jordans need at least 2, 700 entries to get what they want for their home.

You can call (252) 945-4231 for more information.

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