Couple to raffle off their home

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WATERFORD TOWNSHIP, Mich. (AP) - It's not easy selling homes these days.
Just ask Joe and Penelope VanDevelder, who haven't been able to rid themselves of their Detroit-area home in a traditional way.
So they're going to raffle it off instead.
The Oakland Press of Pontiac reports the Waterford Township couple are offering raffle tickets for their 1,500-square-foot home at $100 apiece. They'll draw once they sell 2,500 tickets.

WATERFORD TOWNSHIP, Mich. (AP) - It's not easy selling homes these days.

Just ask Joe and Penelope VanDevelder, who haven't been able to rid themselves of their Detroit-area home in a traditional way.

So they're going to raffle it off instead.

The Oakland Press of Pontiac reports the Waterford Township couple are offering raffle tickets for their 1,500-square-foot home at $100 apiece. They'll draw once they sell 2,500 tickets.

Joe VanDevelder says he saw the idea on TV and decided it was worth a shot after failing to sell their four-bedroom house with lake access after 18 months on the market.

Tickets are going on sale at the home Monday, and details are available at www.rafflejoeshouse.com.

Once the home sells, the VanDevelders say they plan to move north to Houghton Lake and start a business.

Information from: The Oakland Press, http://www.theoaklandpress.com



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