Since we started Win a House watch, the first website to do so, more and more people have been trying this approach to sell their house. We're also seeing companies being set up specifically to run win a house raffles. Despite this, none of the current competitions show any sign up reaching completion.
Due to the large number of closed competitions this section is now "closed comps part 2" rather than new win a house competitions. It does seem that this bubble is well and truly burst.
Looks like Win My House! Herminder Sangha was offering 2 homes in Birmingham including a 5 double bedroomed property in a spot the ball competition. The competition has been terminated and all monies are being refunded.
Win a house in Manchester with this spot the ball competition. Only 12,000 tickets are on sale and David Harkins hopes to sell them all before the 19th December. Site has now shut down, no details of the competition.
Malcolm and Margaret Pearson were offering The Landmark Hotel worth £850,000. There were 48,000 tickets on offer and the closing date was the 31st October 2010. This closed in Feb 2010 due to issues with Paypal payments.
Its' been over a year since the Devon Estate worth £1million became the first win a house competition to ever successfully reach completion. Our "win a house watch" has continued to monitor the new and current competitions! The list below shows the ticket price and number of tickets sold.
Increase in ticket sales are shown since the last check on 28th October 2009. Closed Competitions!
The South Africa House are giving you the chance to win a 5 bedroom house in Durban, South Africa, PLUS a brand new VW Tiguan 2.0TDi. Or alternatively take £150,000 in cash. Ended 9th June 2010, no winner announced as of 15th June.
Win the Belgravia house and become a neighbour of Buckingham Palace! Predict the auction prize to enter. 100,000 entries are needed for this one to complete. Site no longer available as of June 15th 2010.
Win a £675,000 home that's on the banks of the River Wyre. This competition failed to sell all tickets and a cash prize (possibly over £30,000?) was awarded to Michael Beaver. Details and accounts are on the site.
This competition is offering The Plash Inn, situated on the Carmarthenshire/ Pembrokeshire border. The competition has closed and a winner announced, although it's unclear if the prize was awarded or a cash prize given instead.
Enter this competition for the chance to win a 19th Century renovated Manor House on Southern France. Buy 4 tickets get 1 free! Nothing has happened on this site for over 10 months! (updated 15th June).
Should You Enter? We've put these competitions on Loquax to show the current array of win a house competitions, what's on offer and ticket sales. Few are close to selling their ticket quotas and that is a useful guide to whether you should enter at the moment. If a site doesn't show many (or any) ticket sales then we think they should be avoided, at least until sales start to pick up.
Please note we are not paid to list these competitions and information is provided for reference only.
Additional comment and news about "win a house competitions" can be found on the Loquax Blog.