Posted by fcole – March 3, 2008 9:36 AM
If you could be there the moment we tell someone they've just won the HGTV Dream Home in the Florida Keys, what question would you ask? Add your question to the comments below, and we'll pick the best ones. We'll send the list along with our video producer when we surprise the winner on March 16. Then check Dream Home Central later in the week for some special videos, including one where the winner answers YOUR questions!
PS If you haven't noticed yet, the HGTV Green Home tour went live earlier today. It's the eco-friendly home we built near Hilton Head, S.C. You can enter for a chance to win this one starting March 21.
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What would I ask the winner? "Can I move in with you?"
Posted by Floyd the Barber – March 3, 2008 9:48 AM
Did you believe that you would be the one to win? would be my question.
Posted by Tami – March 3, 2008 9:49 AM
how are you going to pay for those taxes!
Posted by gean – March 3, 2008 9:50 AM
What are you Dream of now? Don't you now beleive Dreams can come True?
Posted by Valorie – March 3, 2008 9:54 AM
With on-line and mail in entries how many entries total did you submit?
Posted by Sandra G – March 3, 2008 9:56 AM
What would I ask the winner? Can I stay for a week?
Posted by Rich – March 3, 2008 9:57 AM
Now that you won the HGTV Dream Home. What do you plan to do?
Posted by Ana Maria – March 3, 2008 9:57 AM
Wow, what a great location and with all the great fishing poles and tackle provided, do you enjoy to fish? If not, would you take up lessons?
Posted by Angela – March 3, 2008 9:59 AM
I would ask the winner (which will hopefully be me :>) ) that I really hope they live by the motto "To whom much is given , much is expected"... and hopefully they will share with others the wonderful blessing that God has given them !
Posted by Cathey Sarris – March 3, 2008 10:05 AM
How will this change your life?
Posted by Kelly R Bonikowski – March 3, 2008 10:05 AM
If you are selling the house, what charitable causes, if any, do you plan to give to?
Posted by Laura Carter – March 3, 2008 10:06 AM
How do you feel that you have won this beautiful house.
Posted by VALERIE HECTOR – March 3, 2008 10:11 AM
What will you do the first day in your new home?
Posted by Anita – March 3, 2008 10:11 AM
Now that you have won HGTV Dream Home, "How do you plan to celebrate?"
Posted by Ana Maria – March 3, 2008 10:13 AM
It's amazing that you were selected as the winner out of so many entries! Did you have a gut feeling you were going to win, or is it a complete suprise?
Posted by Karen – March 3, 2008 10:15 AM
Were you suprised?
Will you be able to keep it?
Posted by Nancy – March 3, 2008 10:18 AM
Can I have my suitcase back? I left it when I toured the home...just kidding, but can i be your cleaning lady?
Posted by kathleen – March 3, 2008 10:18 AM
I would ask them.... "Wanna trade?" OR "How much did u pay HGTV for them to give you this house?..."
Posted by Joanna – March 3, 2008 10:19 AM
"In your wildest dreams, did you ever think that you would be the HGTV Dream Home winner?" then I would ask: "Will you be taking reservations?"
Posted by mccdonnab – March 3, 2008 10:26 AM
I would ask them how often did they register to win the home?
Posted by Gloria Linton – March 3, 2008 10:28 AM
Why do you think you should win the dream home over all the other thousands of people whom need this house?
Posted by erin – March 3, 2008 10:29 AM
I would ask how winning this home has or will change His/Her life?
Will he/she Plan on selling or keeping the home. If selling what are the plans for the money. If keeping when are they moving in?
What if any changes will you make to the home?
Posted by Tara I – March 3, 2008 10:29 AM
Have you ever been to the Keys before?
Posted by Daryl Joseph Althouse – March 3, 2008 10:38 AM
How are you feeling in the Presence now that your lifestyle has been upgraded?
Posted by Felechia Oates – March 3, 2008 10:44 AM
First I would have to hold back the tears(for not
being the winner) then I would ask "Are you considering renting your beautiful new home"?
Posted by Charlotte Robinson – March 3, 2008 10:44 AM
I don't really have a question, I have a comment...To whoever it may concern, I have entered almost everyday for the Flordia dream home and it has always been a dream of mine to live in an tropical enviornment. The Flordia dream home is beatiful and everything I could ever dream of....My comment is: I sure hope you cherish and take care of and appreciate the home as much as I would have...it truely is a Dream Home!
Posted by Jessica – March 3, 2008 10:45 AM
What would I ask the winner? What were your first thoughts when you were told you were the winner?
Posted by Bob – March 3, 2008 10:46 AM
"Can I have the house you just won?"
Posted by Kristy – March 3, 2008 10:46 AM
Do you plan on renting it out and can I make a reservation?
Posted by Gail – March 3, 2008 10:55 AM
I would ask them: Is there anything you want to say to all the fans that entered the 2008 HGTV Dream Home contest?
Posted by tricia Ballard – March 3, 2008 10:56 AM
What are you going to do now?
Posted by Mary Owens – March 3, 2008 10:57 AM
What's your favorite feature of the Dream Home?
Posted by Jeff Livingston – March 3, 2008 10:57 AM
How soon will you and your family be moving into your Dream Home?
Posted by Mary – March 3, 2008 11:02 AM
Why did you want this house?
Posted by Erica – March 3, 2008 11:02 AM
I hope you take care of the home and appreciate it like I would. Good for you...have fun in it!
Posted by Kathleen Miller – March 3, 2008 11:03 AM
Do you think you will be able to keep the home or will you have to sell it?
Posted by Lisa Medley – March 3, 2008 11:05 AM
Will you PLEASE adopt the 10 of us?
Posted by Maria – March 3, 2008 11:09 AM
Will you stay at the house for awhile and take in what the local area has to offer for an experience in your life?
Posted by Laurie Ekenman – March 3, 2008 11:09 AM
Have you registered for any of the previous Dream Homes?
Posted by Amy – March 3, 2008 11:16 AM
What, if anything, do you feel contributed to your win!
Posted by Anonymous – March 3, 2008 11:29 AM
THREE QUESTIONS COME TO MIND (OTHER THAN WHAT HAS ALREADY BEEN ASKED BY OTHERS), (1) DID YOU HAVE ANY CLUES OR SUSPICIONS THAT YOU WERE THE WINNER (SUSPICIOUS PHONE CALLS OR VEHICLES OUTSIDE YOUR HOUSE)? (2) IS THIS THE FIRST YEAR THAT YOU HAVE EVER ENTERED THE HGTV DREAM HOME? (3) WHAT ADVICE WOULD YOU GIVE TO ALL THE PEOPLE THAT ARE SKEPTICAL ABOUT ENTERING THE HGTV DREAM HOME SWEEPSTAKES FOR FUTURE YEARS TO COME?
Posted by Chrystal Osborne – March 3, 2008 11:29 AM
Do you think you might want to rent it out throughout the year to help pay for upkeep and those nasty taxes? In that location I'm sure you could have it booked all year.
Posted by Mel – March 3, 2008 11:30 AM
How many times did you enter? Was it by mail or the web or both?
What do you like most/least about the dream home?
Posted by Anonymous – March 3, 2008 11:31 AM
What will be the first meal you will cook in that fabulous kitchen?
Posted by Jackie – March 3, 2008 11:34 AM
My wife trough me in the dog house - it is cold up here - can I spend the winter in yours?
Posted by steve – March 3, 2008 11:39 AM
How does it feel to win a dream home that a lot of people only dream about? I would love to retire in a home like this, Your so LUCKY!!
Posted by Faye – March 3, 2008 11:40 AM
I would ask, did you have any hint of intuition that you would be winning the 2008 dream home?
Posted by Robin – March 3, 2008 11:40 AM
Hey if I don't win and you do...call me I'll buy it. Remember you have to claim it on your taxes, pay for homeowners insurance, flood insurance, wind insurance, Monroe county property taxes and upkeep. Also auto insurance on the Yukon. We figured it would cost us about $500,000 in taxes alone for 2008....but worth it. We'll make a good deal.
Posted by Robbi Viveiros – March 3, 2008 11:40 AM
Now that you wished for the dream home and now you have it. what's next ? wish for what now ? do you plan to bring people, family, or just me?
Posted by miguel meneses – March 3, 2008 11:43 AM
"How did HGTV find you and know that you would be home when they came to surprise you and tell you that you had won?"
I have always wondered this?!?!?!?!
Oh, no, what if I am at work when they come on the 16th????????
I have to have faith that they know what they are doing!
Posted by Lynn – March 3, 2008 11:46 AM
Have you been to visit the Dream Home yet?
Posted by Robbi Viveiros – March 3, 2008 11:47 AM
did you ever win anything before this?
Posted by darlene paulson – March 3, 2008 11:54 AM
Now that you've won the HGTV 2008 Dream Home giveaway, where are you going? Disneyworld?
Posted by janie – March 3, 2008 11:57 AM
If dreams really come true, what will you do with this one?
Posted by Darrell – March 3, 2008 12:01 PM
do you believe you you are a very lucky person? how will this change your life? what would you say to everyone that hasn't won?
Posted by dardar – March 3, 2008 12:04 PM
How many online entries did you submit?
Posted by Patty Long – March 3, 2008 12:04 PM
Have you ever been to the Florida Keys before and are you generally a lucky person?
Posted by Debbie – March 3, 2008 12:16 PM
Will you be thinking of setting this up as a time share project?
Posted by Robin Evans – March 3, 2008 12:20 PM
Are you a Dream Home Message Board member?
Posted by ILDHOMES – March 3, 2008 12:21 PM
If you already live in a warm climate. Can I have your old house?
Posted by Ken – March 3, 2008 12:22 PM
Hopefully I'll be asking myself this question, "What is your plan?" "Will you relocate from your current residence and start a new life in the FL Keys in your beautiful new home?" Best wishes to the winner and everyone who entered.
Posted by Mary – March 3, 2008 12:23 PM
I would 1st say CONGRATS to you!!Im sure you deserve it. Then I would ask this question... (assuming the home is not affordable to hold on to)Do you and your family and/or friends plan on enjoying some vacation time in that gorgeous home before selling?
Posted by Dawn – March 3, 2008 12:26 PM
I will ask them: & Answer for them too !
Ain't HGTV the Greatest Program in world history?
Posted by Maria Rivera – March 3, 2008 12:33 PM
Can you afford to keep it?
Posted by Robbi Viveiros – March 3, 2008 12:39 PM
how many of you have visited the dream home,it's mine
Posted by dave d – March 3, 2008 12:39 PM
Will you give this home a "Special Name"?
Posted by EliHathaway – March 3, 2008 12:40 PM
My question, simple as it is, would be "How do you feel?"
I would probably be in shock and shed a few tears. Then, upon confirmation I would invite everyone who has entered at least once every year in all the Dream Homes Sweepstakes to join me for milk, coffee, or tea during an entire weekend.
Posted by Devin – March 3, 2008 12:58 PM
Is this going to be your primary home, or is it going to be a vacation home?
Posted by C3 – March 3, 2008 1:05 PM
Are You going too move in Your new dream home permanately or just use it for vacations?
Posted by cindy stout – March 3, 2008 1:08 PM
I would ask: WHO KNEW FIRST YOU WERE A WINNER BEFORE YOU FOUND OUT, AND HOW THEY WERE ABLE TO KEEP IT A SECRET FROM YOU.
1) A FAMILY MEMBER
2) CLOSE FRIEND
LAST BUT NOT LEAST, CONGRATULATIONS TO YOU!!!!!
Posted by Jan – March 3, 2008 1:17 PM
iam so happy all my prayers have been answered, a beautiful home to share with everyone.!!!!
Posted by susan hogg – March 3, 2008 1:19 PM
Did the developer make any commitments on the other subdivision amenities e.g. the pool and dock?
Posted by Bart – March 3, 2008 1:21 PM
May I come down and go fishing in your front yard?
Posted by POPS – March 3, 2008 1:26 PM
How do you feel?
How is winning the HGTV dream home 2008 going to affect your life? and the lives of your loved ones?
What kind of home do you live in now?
What will be the major difference from how you are living now to living in your new dream home? What do you think will be the biggest change you will experience in winning this HGTV dream home?
Are you familiar with the Florida Keys?
Did you know that "Islamorada" is the fishing capitol of the world?
Will you be purchasing a boat?
What is or will be your next dream?
If you could use one word that best describes your feelings at this moment what would it be?
What would you like to say to the HGTV dreamers that didn't win this gorgeous home?
To what or who do you attribute your great fortune?
Posted by Marion Kittredge – March 3, 2008 1:38 PM
Now that you've won your beautiful new home and will be living in Florida..how do you feel about southern living and "will you be going to Disneyland"?
Posted by Peggy Robinson – March 3, 2008 1:40 PM
I would ask the winner if they were ready and dressed for HGTV to show up at there door that day. Because I know on that day I will be ready for HGTV to show up at my door step even if they don't come. I wanna be ready to leave that day. So hopefully the winner will be as ready as I would be.
Posted by Shannon – March 3, 2008 1:41 PM
I would ask, "Can you believe it?"
I know my husband would answer, "Yes!"
Posted by amy – March 3, 2008 1:44 PM
I think I would ask...Have you ever been to the Florida Keys? Do you have plans on moving into the home or selling it? What does winning this house mean to you and your family? Have you spent time researching the Florida Keys and surrounding areas? Have you spent time memorizing and dreaming of the home on the HGTV website? I know I have daily!!!
Posted by Ella – March 3, 2008 1:46 PM
Will you be able to afford to keep the house or will you have to sell it and use the money to build a more affordable one?
Posted by Anne W – March 3, 2008 1:47 PM
I WOULD ASK, DID YOU PRAY TO ST. JUDE BECAUSE HE ALWAYS ANSWERS YOUR PRAYS. GOD BLESS YOU, LUCY SOAVE
Posted by lucy soave` – March 3, 2008 1:47 PM
I am so happy for you. I had my heart set on winning. Every day I was so nervous thinking about what it would be like to actually move to Florida, its always been my dream. I hope you enjoy everything about your new home, and are thankful for it. It is so beautiful, a true Dream Home. Congratulations!
Posted by sandy ament – March 3, 2008 1:48 PM
Congratulations! What is the first activity you plan to have in your new home? i.e., party for family members, invite all friends etc for a getaway?
Posted by Joyce – March 3, 2008 1:56 PM
Would you loan out one room for a week for hubby and I, and in return I would cook dinner all week for everyone. Hey...sounds good to me!
Posted by Liz – March 3, 2008 1:57 PM
My first question would be are you single? My next question would be are you female? If the answer to my second question was yes, my next and last question would be "Will you marry me"?
Posted by Steve – March 3, 2008 1:58 PM
let me congradulate you for your winnings. Let all your dreams come true, because I am sure you can use the house for the rest of your life. Again I wish you the BEST. Fred and Judy.
Posted by fred webster – March 3, 2008 2:04 PM
How does this change your life?
Posted by Bonnie – March 3, 2008 2:04 PM
Is there anything that you will change in the home?
(wall color, decor, etc.)
Posted by Amy – March 3, 2008 2:07 PM
Congratulations, You just have won everyone's dream house. How does it feel? Would you make it a Bed and Breakfast so you can share your lovely home with everyone and afford the taxes? I know I would if it were possible and I was the lucky one. What do you think of the HGTV program? I can't ask just one question, there are too many to ask.
Posted by Martha – March 3, 2008 2:07 PM
I think I Know every inch of space in this house.
I have visited this house daily online and if the
chance came for me to see it in real life, I would feel I have already made myself at home. Did you as well study every inch as I did and could see yourself in this beautiful house? Love
this dream as I have.
Posted by Sheryl – March 3, 2008 2:07 PM
Will your theme song now be..."Somewhere over the rainbow skies are blue, and the dreams that you dare to dream really do come true"?
Posted by Chris P. – March 3, 2008 2:09 PM
I think I Know every inch of space in this house.
I have visited this house daily online and if the
chance came for me to see it in real life, I would feel I have already made myself at home. Did you as well study every inch as I did and could see yourself in this beautiful house? Love
this dream as I have.
Posted by Sheryl – March 3, 2008 2:10 PM
Do you believe in the proverb that says "when you wish something from the botton of your heart it could comes true"?
Posted by Lorena – March 3, 2008 2:11 PM
You just won the HGTV Dream Home, What are you going to do next?
Posted by Thomas – March 3, 2008 2:14 PM
i just want to say "best wishes" for you all, i would like to see that house and walk throug it, i have to ask: can i rent it for a month? if i do not win, but if i win i promes i will think about it :)
Posted by eliana – March 3, 2008 2:17 PM
My questions would be:
How is this going to affect your family / home life?
Did you ever think you could own a beautiful home like this in the most (in my opinion) peaceful, beautiful place in the US?
Enjoy, Enjoy. You deserve it whoever you are !
Posted by LINDA SCHUSTER – March 3, 2008 2:18 PM
How will you handle relatives who want to come and visit all the time?
Posted by Carol Cleveland – March 3, 2008 2:20 PM
When you daydreamed about winning the house, what was the first thing you imagined you would do?
Posted by sandra – March 3, 2008 2:23 PM
How would this Dream House change or adapt to your daily life in terms of work/office, kids' schools, etc. Are you planning to use it only as vacation home or to move full-time and change your jobs/school, etc? Or are you planning to rent the house for wealthy vacationers?
Congratulations and best for whatever you plan to do
Posted by Cristina – March 3, 2008 2:24 PM
Is there anything you do not like about this dreamhome?
Posted by Barbara Clark – March 3, 2008 2:24 PM
Ella, perfect question, exactly what I was thinking. "What does winning this house mean to you and your family?"
Posted by Angie – March 3, 2008 2:26 PM
Do you feel like you have been Divinely picked to be the winner?
Posted by Theresa Boucher – March 3, 2008 2:31 PM
Why is this particular home your "Dream Home" and what about this home makes it so??? (leaving aside any need based reasons)
Posted by Anna – March 3, 2008 2:35 PM
How quick can you pack?
Posted by Marge – March 3, 2008 2:35 PM
Did you enter this contest on a whim?
Posted by Cheryl White – March 3, 2008 2:35 PM
I would ask them how their luck has been in their lifetime because they have just received a lot of it in one setting! I would also ask if they know about the HGTV Dream Home groupies and the message board since it will be asked of them to post on it if willing.
Posted by Julie – March 3, 2008 2:37 PM
"Can you rub some of that luck off on me?" ;-)
Posted by dreamn08 – March 3, 2008 2:38 PM
So many questions about being able to afford to keep the awsome house. My question would be "Did HGTV give you any cash to help cover the costs (i.e., taxes, insurance, etc) of keeping the house?" I think I remeber that last year's winner also got $200,000.00 cash. Also, I would want to know if the winner knew before the 16th (phone call, vehicles in front yard, friend or relative contacted). How would HGTV know where the winner is on the 16th???? I am sure that all who entered are not stairing out their window from morning til night (except me).
Posted by Beth – March 3, 2008 2:38 PM
Just curious if there's anything you would change about the house or would you keep everything the way it is?
Posted by ti – March 3, 2008 2:42 PM
Would you like to adopt me? I'm from New Hampshire, I need a break from the snow!
Posted by Traci – March 3, 2008 2:44 PM
What will you do during those nasty hurricanes?
Posted by Anonymous – March 3, 2008 2:57 PM
Will this change your everyday life? If it changes for the good, will you pay it forward?
Posted by Jane – March 3, 2008 3:04 PM
Since I have visited the dream home and am a long time South Florida Resident, I know how truly special and unique this home is. It hugs you when you enter and right away you relax. The flow is wonderful and even though it is very open, it is private at the same time. Every room has an ocean view. You feel the designers and the loving care they put into every choice of fabric, color, furnishings and artwork. When you leave, you miss it! I have not been able to stop thinking about it since I left. So I would ask the winner if he/she has any idea how wonderful this home is and if they were truly interested in the home or just entering a contest. I would hope it goes to someone who REALLY WANTS IT.
Posted by Gale Drake – March 3, 2008 3:06 PM
I would tell them congratulations first. Did you think you could be answering your own question? Have you won anything as GRAND as this before?
Posted by Vicki – March 3, 2008 3:07 PM
What would I ask the winner?
Why do you think you deserve this paradise on land?
Posted by Teresa – March 3, 2008 3:07 PM
Are you still breathing???
Posted by Cindy Doerr – March 3, 2008 3:07 PM
I would have to ask myself if it was really real. Did I really just win this dream home?
Posted by Janet – March 3, 2008 3:11 PM
Frozen or on the rocks with a salted rim???????
Posted by Kris P. – March 3, 2008 3:12 PM
Comment: The Huracaine season is comming and the Fl keys are most of the time the first ones to get hit by one. Can you afford property insurance? In a house like that ,the insurance is going to be very expensive. Will HGTV help you, at least, with the first year?
Posted by Madeline – March 3, 2008 3:13 PM
If the winner is a man, "Are you married?" :-)
Posted by deepcheers – March 3, 2008 3:16 PM
My question for the winner of this lovely home would be: Does winning this home change your life and if so, how?
Posted by Jonnie – March 3, 2008 3:19 PM
What is behind the door in the Master Closet?
Posted by iluvhgtv – March 3, 2008 3:19 PM
How will this change your life?
Posted by lisa – March 3, 2008 3:23 PM
I think I would ask, "If you were to sell the home would you keep all the beautiful amenities?"
Posted by Tyler – March 3, 2008 3:26 PM
Most of us carry an image of our dream house in our heads. How close does the HGTV Dream House come to your own vision? What, if any, are the major differences between them?
Posted by Dee Smith – March 3, 2008 3:27 PM
Did you want to win this home as much as I did? To live next to water is my dream and my mothers dream. Wow wtg and I hope this was a dream come true for you !!
Posted by Sandra Turnage – March 3, 2008 3:32 PM
I would ask:
Have you ever entered the contest before and even as you dreamed of winning, did you ever believe it would come true for you?
Then I would give them a big hug and congradulate them..
You gotta be in it to win it.
Posted by Susan Anderson – March 3, 2008 3:36 PM
Sorry I misspelled the word Congratulations.
Posted by Anonymous – March 3, 2008 3:38 PM
How do you plan to pay all the tax's and keep the home?
Posted by Roxanne – March 3, 2008 3:46 PM
Do you need a nurse/nanny to come and live with you and take care of your needs.
I am available.
Posted by Dawn Ivey – March 3, 2008 3:47 PM
I would ask the winner...How do I feel right now? Cause I know it's me! I would scream and say YEEEHAWWWW! Thank you God!
Posted by Tina – March 3, 2008 3:51 PM
First, how many times did you enter? Daily, weekly,...? Will you be moving here to Islamorada full time?
(and, what about those taxes???? - they'll have to sell something to pay for those! I'd sacrafice a few properties to pay for them if I had won!!)
Posted by Vicki Brown – March 3, 2008 3:56 PM
What was your motivation for entering this Sweepstakes?
Posted by William Piper – March 3, 2008 3:59 PM
What is the first thing you are going to do once your feet touch the ground and you are looking out to the beautiful ocean from your Dream Home?
Posted by Chris – March 3, 2008 4:01 PM
What is it like to have a wonderful life changing moment like winning this beautiful home?
Posted by Matt – March 3, 2008 4:08 PM
I would ask: Do your children believe in miracles now? How has this experience changed your perspective on life now?
Posted by Beth McEvoy-Rumbo – March 3, 2008 4:10 PM
Can we come and visit?!!? My two daughters and I that have been dreaming of visiting Florida for years!! We're saving up to make it down there... hopefully we will one day!
Posted by Krystal J. – March 3, 2008 4:15 PM
After drying my tears cause I didn't win I would ask them how many times did they enter and if they thought they really had a chance to win.
Posted by Tammy – March 3, 2008 4:20 PM
Do you need anybody to be the housekeepper?
Posted by JOHN – March 3, 2008 4:36 PM
What "green home" improvement would you make to the green home you've just won?
Posted by SuSan – March 3, 2008 4:41 PM
How did you send your entries by e-mail or post office and how many did you do?? Congrats!!!!
Posted by Mary – March 3, 2008 4:59 PM
My question would be, Why are they at your house when they were suppose to be at mine?????
Posted by Crystal Deloney – March 3, 2008 5:07 PM
Will you make it your permanent home or use it as your vacation home?
Posted by Libby – March 3, 2008 5:17 PM
The Lord has blessed you,Just be on the lookout.
People will be coming out of the woodwork claiming ( Don't you remember me).
Posted by Katherine Webb – March 3, 2008 5:18 PM
"Are you going to use the house as a vacation home or as a regular house?" or i'd ask "Did you have the slightest clue that you might have won or are you in complete and total shock about what just happened? or both?
Posted by Emily – March 3, 2008 5:28 PM
These are all great questions! what i want to know is how a person who plans to be watching the HGTV dream home live giveaway--like me--would be able to get a family member to take them somewhere like they did for the 2006 dream home????? wouldnt be pretty obvious....
Posted by anne – March 3, 2008 5:35 PM
This house come to improve your life? And HE/SHE answer Yes How come?
Or is something that you have already? Explain to me
Posted by LILIANA – March 3, 2008 5:38 PM
why do u want the dream home
Posted by gabby – March 3, 2008 5:39 PM
What would I ask the winner of the Florida Keys house? Would you sell the Yukon to pay the closing costs and first 6 months of the taxes?
Posted by Jennifer – March 3, 2008 6:02 PM
Is this the best thing that happened to you to win this HGTV Dream Home???
Posted by Benzyl Stokes – March 3, 2008 6:03 PM
During the HGTV Dream Home sweepstakes what was the one thought or plan/idea you kept having if you were to win and when will you follow through with you "dream" now that you have won?
Posted by Jandi – March 3, 2008 6:11 PM
What IS behind that door in the master closet???
Posted by Adrienne – March 3, 2008 6:16 PM
Enjoy It life to short
Posted by Rick – March 3, 2008 6:16 PM
Are you going to pick up & move in?
Posted by Liz L. – March 3, 2008 6:16 PM
Where did you live before you won this amazing home?
Posted by kate fisher – March 3, 2008 6:21 PM
I only would need to "ask" them one thing. "Do you need any help packing your swimsuits?" Of course congratulations to whom ever is the winner and I do hope they are as much in love with the keys as I have always been. Enjoy the ride.
Posted by LindaS – March 3, 2008 6:21 PM
i willl buy the house from you for a penny
Posted by briana – March 3, 2008 6:27 PM
What was the first word or reaction you had when the contact person told you "you were the winner?" Who is the first person you are going to invite to share a few days with you? Are you going to ask family/friends to help you with the taxes, insurances and become part owners with you? Are you gonna open up "a dream bed & breakfast"? (If you are allowed) and if so (if I could even afford it) can I be the first to reserve a week and pretend it's mine? Sorry only one question is not enough for us courious crazy and excited minds.
God's blessings to the winner whoever you are!
Posted by Carrie Miracle – March 3, 2008 6:41 PM
What positve things will you do for others to show your gratitude to God for this blessing? When much is given, much is required!!
Congratulations on your win! Prayers go out for your decisions.. Blessings on you!!!
Posted by Carol – March 3, 2008 6:41 PM
Do you have kids? and if you do, are you going to move your family there?.
Posted by Michele – March 3, 2008 6:44 PM
Did you enter because you really wanted to win the Dream House or did someone convince you to just enter "Because you never know, it just takes one entry!"?
Posted by Trina Sweet-Hickey – March 3, 2008 6:45 PM
CAN I BUY IT FROM YOU FOR $100,000?
Posted by KYLE – March 3, 2008 6:53 PM
did you believe this would ever happen for you?
Posted by anonymous – March 3, 2008 6:58 PM
Now that you've been blessed with this beautiful dream home in this ideal location, will you strive to share your blessings with those less fortunate who a day or two at such a beautiful location could change their lives? Sharing & giving back to the community is what life is all about....
Posted by Karen – March 3, 2008 7:04 PM
First of all Congrads. to you for winning this beautiful home! My question is: Did you register online or did you mail in your your entry?
Posted by Chrissy – March 3, 2008 7:05 PM
Funny, as I read all the questions, I started to answer them in my head, as if I were the winner. Some were easy to answer and some were hard. I would depend on HGTV's staff and my financial advisors to guide me about the taxes, etc. One bloggers question: "How would you handle relatives who want to come and visit all the time?" I would welcome them with open arms, that is why I want to win this beautiful home.
MY QUESTION TO THE WINNER WOULG BE; Have you ever posted on this blog? If so, what was your "handle"? Pleasant Dreams Everyone.
Posted by Katydid – March 3, 2008 7:05 PM
The first thing I would ask the winner after I have congratulated him or her is: "How does it feel to have your Dream Home come true"?
Posted by Debby – March 3, 2008 7:12 PM
do you feel bad that you won because of the millions of people that wanted this house?
Also were there any "hints" that you won
do you think that you were truly meant to win this house or was it a SHOCKER
Posted by Annelise – March 3, 2008 7:14 PM
Good for you for dreaming BIG. What is your next Big Dream? Keep Dreaming, it keeps you young!
Patty from Virginia
Posted by Patty – March 3, 2008 7:15 PM
I love to fly fish with my husband and two sons. I would ask:
Are you a flyfishermen? if not, consider this awesome hobby. You cannot have a home in the KEYS especially Islamorada, the flyfishing capital of the world, without loving this sport!!!!!!!!!
p.s. I have always wanted to go bone fishing on the flats.
Posted by Jeannie Harris – March 3, 2008 7:20 PM
Are you ready for Paradise?
Posted by Cindy Pavlos – March 3, 2008 7:21 PM
I would ask the winner if the house spoke to his/her soul as it spoke to mine; if they can hear the breeze singing soft songs of the sea as it brushes against the face while standing on the balcony; If they can already hear the joyfull chatter of friends and family as their faces are reflected in the candleglow.
Yes, I heve already mentally moved in.
I hope you love it I as do.
Posted by Diana – March 3, 2008 7:30 PM
First Congrats :-) Are You ready to do some FISHING?
Posted by Lynda – March 3, 2008 7:35 PM
Everyone has asked you about how will you pay the taxes, can I stay with you, wanna trade houses etc.
My question is: Is this the first time you entered in this Home Giveaway on HGTV and if the answer is yes then, do you wish it would've been in a different location and would you liked to have been notified you were a winner and get to help pick out the fixtures, furniture etc. before it was done for you?
Posted by Margaret – March 3, 2008 7:35 PM
The thought of winning this fantastic home is truly unique. But for the average person this can also be a nightmare. 1- You have to pay the taxes on the toatal amount of the winnings of $2.2 million. And you would need to keep working to pay this amount or refinance the house to pay-off the goverment, I am pretty sure the job market in tat area does not pay well, and if there are good paying jobs available.
This house will be a blessing and I am sure that HGTV can help with the roper advice needed to proceed with the house and how to pay for all the taxes on the earn icome, since they WILL be giving the winner a 1099..
GOOD LUCK to the winner!
Posted by bobby – March 3, 2008 7:48 PM
SHOULD I PINCH YOU?
Posted by karla schultz lancaster – March 3, 2008 7:52 PM
Are you married?
Posted by Anonymous – March 3, 2008 7:53 PM
I just hope you are part of the Hgtv nuts that cant seem to get enough of their programming. Especially with the writers strike, its the only thing on tv that I enjoy and don't change the channel even if I've already seen it. Thanks HGTV! I hope you pick me for the next one!
Posted by terry – March 3, 2008 7:54 PM
how long will it take you to pack?
Posted by connie – March 3, 2008 8:01 PM
"I would ask He/She how hard was it waiting; just to find out they won. and did they know just how blessed they are to have won such a beautiful home .. thats what I would ask,
then say CONGRATULATIONS you're so lucky,.and blessed.
Posted by donna – March 3, 2008 8:02 PM
Are you worried about hurricanes?
Posted by Paul Dupuis – March 3, 2008 8:06 PM
I would'nt believe it til I was actually there and then it would take a couple hours to thaw out but then. I bet everyone would ask, "when's the party?"
Posted by kristin lee – March 3, 2008 8:08 PM
Did you enter this contest to win this particular home, or was it 'just another sweepstakes' for you?
Posted by Tealdreamer – March 3, 2008 8:12 PM
My question would be....
"Can you build a house in the back for me and my family with a horse barn ? "
Posted by CJ – March 3, 2008 8:18 PM
What are your plans with the Dream Home??
Mine would be
call in sick from work
go to the home relax and calm down
invite everyone to share it
Thats what its all about SHARING
Posted by Dorothy Maletto – March 3, 2008 8:22 PM
Will this be a second home or are you planing to relocate to the Keys? If a second home how much time do you expect to spend here?
Posted by Rhet Wilkinson – March 3, 2008 8:24 PM
Can you think of any better place in the great U.S.A. to have a spectacular house millions of people have dreamed of owning?
Posted by Terry Dehaven – March 3, 2008 8:29 PM
how luckey YOU ARE.. I;t was, my dream come true and now I can live my life in happeness and wake up each day with a hole new life ahead of me with, new faces and new places,I;v heard about but never been. I love florida ,sence my sons and two grandsons moved their. I;d say THANK YOU GOD ,,, for all of this. my dream did come true.and most of all thank you HGTV. for this drean I;v dream about each day I inter. the sweatstakes.
Posted by marshan ross – March 3, 2008 8:30 PM
Just a thought, always remember to enjoy the things that are handed to you in life. The keys are very beautiful, we have been going there for 18 years now and we have not found anything that we disliked about the keys. The locals have always treated us with kindness and have always shown us a great time. The water is absolutely beautiful and if you treat nature the way that is should be treated it will respect you back. Enjoy what you get, not only the home but what the keys have to offer. And truly consider yourself blessed in so many ways.
Here is my spirit lifter.
May the Seas take your troubles away
May the Sun give you the strength to make it through the day
May the Blue skies tell you there are endless possibilities
May the Sand remind you that things may be rough but they always smooth out
May you enjoy whatever life has to give you and never take it for granted.
ENJOY LIFE :-)
Posted by Michelle – March 3, 2008 8:32 PM
MY QUESTION WOULD BE WOULD YOU SELL YOUR DREAM HOME?....AND WOULD YOU USE THE MONEY TO BUILD YOURSELF A MODEST HOME WITH ALL THE NESSECITIES AND USE THE REST OF THE MONEY TO BUILD MAY BE TWO OR THREE OTHER MODEST HOUSES FOR SOME OF THE OTHER PEOPLE WHO HAVE PRAYED AND DREAMED OF WINNING TOO .I THINK THAT WOULD BE AGOOD WAY OF GIVING BACK AND MAKING SOME ONE ELSES DREAM COME TRUE. PASSING ON THE BLESSING MAKING IT A CYCLE A GOOD ONE THATS MY DREAM IF AND WHEN I WIN....THANKS.
Posted by flavia – March 3, 2008 8:33 PM
How does your family feel about your win and how will this effect them?
Posted by Julia Mcguire – March 3, 2008 8:35 PM
I would Ask the Winner if i could move in with them!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Posted by Alex – March 3, 2008 8:40 PM
Do you have a boat? The FL Keys is my favorite vacation spot. Next time, I will drop by for a visit, on my boat. I share. Congratulations!!!
Posted by Jennifer Cupp – March 3, 2008 8:43 PM
how does it feel to win
Posted by erin – March 3, 2008 8:43 PM
what is first thing you wanna do or use in your new home?
Posted by English – March 3, 2008 8:53 PM
During the 3 weeks between the contest ending, and the winner being announced, what were your thoughts, and aspirations about the house, and how did you feel about your chances of winning it?
Posted by Tammie – March 3, 2008 8:56 PM
I would love to have been the winner, since I am retired and could use the money from the sale of the house. But,hope there would be a way to live their and enjoy the beautiful weather. Most of all congratulation to the winner and hope they enjoy their win.
Posted by r.s – March 3, 2008 8:57 PM
I would first tell them how happy I am for them and what will be your first things your going to do?
Posted by Debbie – March 3, 2008 8:58 PM
JUST TO ADD TO MY COMMENT EARLIER IF THE WINNER WOULD CONSIDER SELLING AND USING THE MONEY TO BUILD HIS OR HER DREAM HOME ALITTLE MODEST IN ORDER FOR SOME OF US OTHER DREAMERS TO FEEL WHAT ITS LIKE TO HAVE OUR DREAM COME TRUE TOO. I HAVE READ THE BLOGS AND BOY THERE ARE SO MANY PEOPLE WHO ARE IN NEED MY HEARTGOES OUT TO THEM I KNOW WHAT ITS LIKE TO JUST WANT FEELING OF HAVING A HOME. TO WHOM MUCH IS GIVEN MUCH IS EXPECTED ...LETS MAKE THIS A NEVER ENDING GIFT. LETS JUST KEEP PASSING IT ON....
Posted by flavia – March 3, 2008 9:02 PM
Since finding out about your winning, do you ever have that unremarkable feeling of true appreciation for your blessing?, Where you just have to sit and think about the moment and treasure it for as long as possible.
Posted by Tammie – March 3, 2008 9:04 PM
I think I would have to ask: "Are you one of the people who just entered and never really thought about it, or are you one of us that has been day(and night) dreaming about winning for months now?!!" Whoever you are I hope you realize how truely blessed you are!! Good Luck Everyone!!!
Posted by Jessica in MN – March 3, 2008 9:17 PM
can i be your lawnboy
Posted by danny – March 3, 2008 9:17 PM
I would ask: The lord was with you al the time?
Posted by luisa – March 3, 2008 9:21 PM
I hope it is me and my family, but if not and it is yours I wish you the best. I will rejoice with you as I watch on TV.
Posted by Gina – March 3, 2008 9:26 PM
A new dream home, a new life? Will you be relocating to start a new life, a new job in this new beautiful dream home by HGTV? Dreams do come true!!!
Posted by Sherri – March 3, 2008 9:28 PM
It would be hard for myself to answer (although I could): What's your favorite show on HGTV?
I wouldn't think HGTV would like to air the fact that the winner might not be able to afford the house, even though I'd be really curious on how a person with normal income (like myself) could do so.
So my other question, that I think has a chance of making it on the show is: What are you most excited about/for? the beach, the sunsets, winning something, having friends/family over, etc. And Congratulations- you're a very lucky person!! :)
Posted by Becky Boo – March 3, 2008 9:42 PM
I would ask the winner.......if you see Jack Thomasson can you lasso a rope around him for me? :>)
Posted by BeachLady – March 3, 2008 9:44 PM
hey it's mine i've been in the house 3 times already
Posted by dave d – March 3, 2008 9:46 PM
Will you be sleeping in your new home tonight or in your hotel suite?
Posted by Cindy C. – March 3, 2008 10:05 PM
I am aware that there is an opportunity to pose a question to the winner of this year's dream home on your website, however I would like to make this comment. I absolutely wish there were some individual "television measuring machine" that could be used to select a winner for a future HGTV dream home. This would definitely up my chances because even when my tele is off I'm still "watching" HGTV. Good job guys.
Posted by nandi – March 3, 2008 10:14 PM
Now that you have Won the HGTV Dream Home where will you go on Vacation? Enjoy your DREAM.
Posted by Angel – March 3, 2008 10:14 PM
Does winning this Dream Home make you a first time homeowner?
Posted by Cindy C. – March 3, 2008 10:17 PM
What are you thinking now
Posted by Fab – March 3, 2008 10:18 PM
What will you do first, take a three hour shower in that fabulous bathroom, cook a fine dinner and eat on the porch or build a sandcastle on the beach ?
Posted by Eve – March 3, 2008 10:33 PM
When they are surprised or if they some how are told. You can just ask if they know who you(Monica Pederson)&(Clive Pearse)are and why the HGTV crew would be coming to visit? That would start the chat hopefully.
Posted by Mary – March 3, 2008 10:37 PM
Isn't awesome to win the 2008 HGTV's dreamhome? WOW!! Enjoy your dream vacation place it is beautiful.
Posted by Christine – March 3, 2008 10:38 PM
You've just won a slice of paradise. Are you ready to get a taste of the beautiful sand and water that the Florida Keys are so famous for?
Well, put on your flip flops and bermudas! And don't forget the sun screen!
Posted by kim – March 3, 2008 10:45 PM
Congratulations on being the winner of the 2008 Dream Home! Are you surprised? What other moment in your life were you surprised as much as you are tonight?
Did you have any indication something was going on and that you would be the winner of the Dream Home? Who in your family or friends knew before you found out you were the winner? Did they give you any clues or act strange around you?
Do you have anything you would like to say to your family?
Posted by Susan – March 3, 2008 10:46 PM
If I win the dream home I would move my daughter and her family in with us. They just moved to Macon, MS, with my 2 grandchildren. 4 hours away because of no work in this area. Katrina hit all here hard and it seems recovery is slow. My husband and myself are both amputees and we need lots of space. That dream home would be perfect for all of us to have our own space and still be together as famly and help each other. I am happy for whomever wins it. Blessings Indeed.
Posted by Linda Graham – March 3, 2008 10:46 PM
Do you believe in paying it forward? Hee Hee
Posted by Maurine – March 3, 2008 10:54 PM
WOW!!! THIS MUST BE A DREAM THAT CAME TRUE?
Posted by Berdene – March 3, 2008 10:57 PM
how happy are you now????and would you let me stay one night???
Posted by Anonymous – March 3, 2008 11:18 PM
Where do you think you would be right now if you were not living in this beautiful house? (If they do live there, of course.)
Posted by Ani – March 3, 2008 11:34 PM
Like everyone else,, How will u be able to pay those taxes? Unless of course you are already filty rich and its not a problem... I pray that its a family who is just making it from payday to payday,, in debt until they are 6 feet under, can sell the dream home, get out of debt, build a nice home that they can afford. Make some wise investments to protect their children, and hopefully grandchildren.I pray they can live happily everafter. Now that is a dream :>)
Posted by pam – March 3, 2008 11:35 PM
id say breathe it all in,,stop and feel the sand ,,, and do what we are put here to do.
.LIVE!! And then id ask them ,, remember to thank GOD EVERYDAY.
Posted by susan – March 3, 2008 11:37 PM
i;m sorry we are renting a home we use are po box 36302 we are living at 5585 campebell rd. n. las vegasg nev. i did not may attion to no p.o.box , but if i might win this is were you can reach me sorry my misstake , marshan ross 3/3/08 to hgtv sweachstakes in florida ...
Posted by marshan ross – March 3, 2008 11:38 PM
I would like to ask the winner if she or he would do a show with past dream home winners... Where they are today and how has winning the dream home affected their lives and in what ways.
Posted by Pam – March 3, 2008 11:41 PM
Would you like a list of the contest entrants in case you would like to rent the house?
Posted by Bob – March 3, 2008 11:45 PM
if you don't need this home can you give it to me as a gift
Posted by rana abu samrah – March 3, 2008 11:50 PM
Which room is your favorite in Your HGTV Dream Home?
Posted by Lisa – March 3, 2008 11:51 PM
I hope you keepyou injoy ity and keep it , i;t is a place in heaven , luckey you. marshan ross 3/308
Posted by maarshan – March 3, 2008 11:51 PM
When distant family and friends come out of the woodwork to stay in your new home, will you be able to tell them no?
Posted by Heather – March 3, 2008 11:52 PM
If you could really think of someone who you could share your dream home with for a weekend who would you pick? I would invite someone less fortunate who could walk in your shoes and dream for a day or two...The ultimate dream is to share your dream and put a smile on someones face or in other words an imprint to last a lifetime.
Posted by cherold – March 4, 2008 12:03 AM
Congratulations on being the 2008 HGTV "Dream Home Winner". How will your winning change your life, create a better world and influence those who dare to dream?
Posted by Trish Weir – March 4, 2008 12:07 AM
Did you ever imagine entering as many times as you did that you would really win the 2008 Dream Home or were you just hoping. Did that hope pay off?
Posted by Daniela Neubauer – March 4, 2008 12:18 AM
Good luck with the new beautiful home and since I didn't win this house can you put in a good word for me to win the next house?
Posted by terry – March 4, 2008 12:35 AM
God blesses us so that we can be a blessing. God has blessed you with this wonderful treasure.
How will you be a blessing to someone else?
Posted by Kimmie – March 4, 2008 12:36 AM
Congratulations!!! I believe that whoever wins will be the one that was always meant to have won. I also hope that whoever wins never gets asks some of these questions. For one thing some of these questions are really rude and just plain nosey and I don't think they would want anyone asking them these type of questions. As for my question I would ask something like,how long did it take you to get over the shock of winning? Also, did you ever think you would be the one to win?
Posted by Kathy S – March 4, 2008 12:57 AM
Would you like to go in so you can sit down?!
Posted by Sharon – March 4, 2008 1:02 AM
When You saw the HGTV DREAM HOME 2008 for the first time what was your intital thought? Why did you want this home so bad? now thats its yours whats is going through your head?
Posted by Andrea F – March 4, 2008 1:11 AM
I would ask: "What thoughts are going through your mind right now?" and "How many times did you enter the 2008 HGTV Dream Home Giveaway?"
I would also congratulate them. This is so exciting, I can't wait to find out who the big winner is!! Best wishes to everyone!
Posted by Esther Quandt – March 4, 2008 1:19 AM
What is your advice for us loosers?
Posted by Nancy – March 4, 2008 1:24 AM
Congradulations! Are you going to live here year round, use it as a vacation home, or are you too overwhelmed to decide right now?
Posted by Darlene Glass – March 4, 2008 1:26 AM
Can you drop everything and go to the Keys right now? My suitcase is already by the door!
Posted by Gary – March 4, 2008 1:30 AM
I would ask: How much did you pray about winning this prize?
Posted by Anonymous – March 4, 2008 1:46 AM
Is it still a dream to you, or have you pinched yourself to make sure it's real?
Is this the most spectacular house and view you've ever dreamed of?
Is this what you thought dreams where made of?
Posted by debi – March 4, 2008 2:07 AM
People might think that it is lucky for you to have it but GOD gave you that house.
Posted by Debra – March 4, 2008 3:21 AM
Can I rent the doggie dreamhouse for the week, I'm on a low budget.
Posted by james – March 4, 2008 3:50 AM
How will you afford the gas for the Yukon
Posted by Katie R – March 4, 2008 7:36 AM
If I could ask them a question I would say: "When they first told you that you won the dream home, what were your feelings that you felt?"
Posted by Elizabeth – March 4, 2008 7:51 AM
My questions would be, have you ever won anything before? Do you believe this is really happening? What are your plans for the dream home?
Posted by Anonymous – March 4, 2008 8:04 AM
Are you a member of the Dream Home message board? If not, will you sign up and share your story with us? :D
Posted by mrshmlow – March 4, 2008 8:07 AM
I just want to say.....I have faith I'm the blessed winner of this beautiful home!!!!
Posted by R.W. – March 4, 2008 8:27 AM
Do you have a dog? If so, what is his/her name? What type of dog? Will you be taking him/her with you to the Dream Home?
Posted by Teresa – March 4, 2008 8:29 AM
My question would be "What was your dream before you entered the HGTV Dream home contest? What dreams will you have in your new home?"
Thank you HGTV and all that have had a hand in making this dream a reality. Through your hard work and creative actions you have enriched the lives of many simply by doing what you enjoy doing most. Your combined efforts and activities expand beyond anything we could have imagined or dreamed. Your visions, activities, and creativeness have empowered us in many ways and touched countless others beyond anything an ordinary human could accomplished.
We are a more educated consumer because of you; others have been able to share their dreams with us. This journey has allowed someone like me down the road towards making other dreams a reality. Sincere Thanks, again.
Posted by Elizabeth Robinson – March 4, 2008 8:42 AM
Exactly what is going through your head at this moment?
Posted by Leticia Wallace – March 4, 2008 8:46 AM
Contratulations!!!!! I am so happy for you and I pray that this changes your life in a positive way and brings you closer to God and your family. My dream was to become a much stronger family and to be able to help others if we won. I hope this comes true for you too.
Posted by Mindy Meyer – March 4, 2008 8:58 AM
Same as Bob's question from 3/3 10:46 AM:
What was your first thought when you found out you had WON HGTV's Dream Home 2008?
Was this the first time you had ever entered the Dream Home sweepstakes?
Posted by Pret – March 4, 2008 9:02 AM
Are you ready to become a Floribbean resident? You might want to do some research on living in Florida. Good Luck with your beautiful new home in paradise!
Posted by April Mitchison – March 4, 2008 9:08 AM
DO YOU WANT TO SELL.
Posted by Liz PLATT – March 4, 2008 9:15 AM
Now that we know what we would ask the winner! I just can't help but think about what the winner would say first! What if it were you and just what if it were me, I know when first notified I would probably simply just say: Please excuse my mess or No way, REally me! Maybe cry or even pass out! Then when it finally stuck in my head I were the winner! I would be so excited I don't know what I would do! I would then start thanking God & HGTV for the opportunity of a lifetime to change my life: Hopefully for the better! I know that winning these dream home properties are risky business (some of them unfortunately are empty and some families lost out on bettering their lives, very sad) & it definitely would turn our lives inside out for a while. If one of us were the winner, And it would mean big change whether you kept the house or sold it! I would hope that I could keep it & invest into it as a rental property, if the property bylaws allowed one to do so. I think it would be awesome to rent it out so others could enjoy the home as their own dream home even if only for a few days. It would make alot of people happy and alot of dreams come true. It would make the impossible of being there and living in the home Possible! For more than just the winner! But the truth is we probably couldn't afford to keep the house even if we did rent it! I'm not sure if rental income would equal out the expenses for maintenance and finances needed to run and insure such a beautiful expensive place! So after giving the rental thing a try, and it maybe didn't work, I would also start praying to God to send me an honest buyer that would pay a fair market price because of the properties value & possibility of investment & that the buyer would be kind and caring about the winner! That they would really be interested in the property for their family to enjoy and to help yes a lucky & blessed home winner to move on to dreams reachable and that the winner would get what they deserve money wise in the sell! So I just ask for the possible buyers out there to please not take advantage of the winner if they chose to sell! Really this is an easy opportunity for someone to take advantage of the winner, so get a good lawyer: buyers knowing the market is slow and that you won this home will take advantage but face it would be risky for the winner or anyone with a regualar paycheck to try to keep this home! To keep things positive, I would try to keep the house as rental investments and even try to enjoy it for a while. All I do know is that I would be ever so thankful for the opportunity of a lifetime to win this home so it could change my families life, make life easier for us, in whatever we decided to do with the dreamhome. I know the winner's not me at this time. But I do with all my heart pray that God gives this home to the one family who deserves it and will appreciate and use it to change their lives for the better in anyway possible. I think being appreciative for the opportunity is most rewarding to anyone whether they keep or sell it! By accepting such a generous gift as this you should be able to improve your life with it: not allow it; let it burden you down. Life is already hard enough! So enjoy it winner and do what's best for you and your family. If you must sell to keep your dreams alive, then sell it! If this is your dream and you can keep it, then keep it! Good luck everybody! Congratulations winner and Hgtv, I hope the notification of winning really comes off as a real good surprise for you and the tv audience gets to see it all in person! From the phone call to the knock on the door whereever that is! Good luck everybody!
Posted by Carrie Miracle – March 4, 2008 9:37 AM
What was your first reaction when you found out that you won also how did your family react.congratulations maybe it will be me next year.
Posted by patty cesner – March 4, 2008 9:50 AM
Are there any hiden fees that you owe?
Posted by Barbara – March 4, 2008 9:53 AM
Right now no one knows the winner...However after the winner is anounced... I'll think of one Great question for you... or maybe it will be me...and i can give you an answer to ANY question asked right now... Whoopee!!!!
Posted by William – March 4, 2008 10:10 AM
Can you afford to keep the home or will you have to sell it?
Posted by Linda – March 4, 2008 10:12 AM
Are you planning to keep it or do you know someone who needs it more than yourself?
Posted by mary mcgraw – March 4, 2008 10:14 AM
After reading all the ?s, noting that HGTV would already know what their general financial/ personal situation was, and knowing that God will only give us "the desires of our heart" if we remember WHO is our provider, I guess I would say, "Congratulations, you are truely blessed to recieve such a wonderful gift from God!" Then I would ask them, "What are your plans for this home? Do you think it would be a good place for the youth to come for a visit?" and,"How are you going to tithe THIS blessing?"
Posted by B Y – March 4, 2008 10:43 AM
How does it feel to be the lucky winner?
Posted by DEBBIE LYNCH – March 4, 2008 10:57 AM
Do you now, and have you ever, considered yourself to be a lucky person?
Again, Good luck to all! I will be sitting on my couch with some popcorn watching HGTV on the 16th, excited for the winner!
Posted by Judi – March 4, 2008 11:05 AM
I would ask myself why am I so lucky, since I'm going to win the 2008 Dream House!
Posted by Natalia Bolano – March 4, 2008 11:09 AM
Did you ever suspect anything fishy going on before you were announced the winner? Husband or wife, friends,or family acting different? They must have been bursting at the seams to keep it from you?
Posted by Gracie – March 4, 2008 11:20 AM
What are your plans from the transition of your current living arrangements to your new dream house in Florida? Also, will you still be driving that small economical car as often after winning that new Denali SUV? Good luck to all...
Posted by Susan – March 4, 2008 11:33 AM
What went through your mind when you were entering the HGTV Dream Home contest? Did you have a "gut feeling" you were going to win? Congrats!!!
Posted by Melinda – March 4, 2008 11:41 AM
What are you going to do to celebrate winning this beautiful home?
Posted by Selicia Lima – March 4, 2008 11:56 AM
Are you going to purchase a boat?
Posted by Joanna – March 4, 2008 12:00 PM
I'm the winner! , so I would just ask myself how long it will take me to get my swim suit on. LOL
Posted by annie – March 4, 2008 12:02 PM
When will you move in? And who will you take with you to move in? And, what kind of dog do you have? Do you think he will like his new doggy dream house?
Posted by Rachel Temple – March 4, 2008 12:04 PM
Is there anything about the HGTV Dream Home 2008 that you don't like ?
Posted by Ali – March 4, 2008 12:13 PM
Have you ever won anything before this?
Posted by njgal – March 4, 2008 12:16 PM
Congratulations to the winner. Hope your life gets better than today with your winning the HGTV Dream Home. Remember dreams do come true, and if you ever need any company to come to visit, just give me a call and I'll hop on the next plane. See ya soon. Karla Elliott. P.S. I'll bring the beers and the wine, you supply the cheese. HaHa. ""CHEERS""!!!!
Posted by Karla Elliott – March 4, 2008 12:18 PM
Congratulations! Now your dream comes ture, What would you say to the people whose dreams haven't come ture yet?
Posted by Miao Yu – March 4, 2008 12:26 PM
Get homeowner's insurance right away!
Posted by Brenda – March 4, 2008 12:29 PM
The only question I will have is: Can someone PLEASE pinch me? I MUST be dreaming!
And "posted be Steve at MArch 3, 2008 1:58pm".....yes, yes and we'll have to meet first. =)
Good Luck to everyone.
Posted by Renee – March 4, 2008 12:36 PM
I would asked the winner if this was the first time they had won anything and how many other contest they have entered, cause I never win anything not even a free sandwich.
Posted by NADINE BOMAR – March 4, 2008 12:39 PM
Trade ya!!! :D
Posted by Kim in KY – March 4, 2008 12:41 PM
Where were you and what did you do when you learned you were the Dream Home winner??
Posted by Marilyn – March 4, 2008 12:44 PM
Congratulations!If you are in need of a roomate, please call!
Posted by NANCY – March 4, 2008 12:55 PM
so now thAT YOU WON THIS WONDERFUL HOME WHT'S NEXT.( HOPEFULLY IT ME.);-)
Posted by ekquwana – March 4, 2008 12:55 PM
I had another question. I know this may seem bizzare, but it has bugged me ever since I started touring the HGTV 2008 dream home. Are there curtains or blinds on the Children's or guest bedroom doors? I noticed they are glass. Any privacy? Also, what about curtains or blinds in the Guest bathroom or master shower/tub area?
Posted by Beth McEvoy-Rumbo – March 4, 2008 12:57 PM
Are you going to keep the home as it is decorated now or are you going to personalize it to your own taste?
Posted by Aileen – March 4, 2008 1:01 PM
How many new friends and close relatives do you think you will have now?
Posted by Ray – March 4, 2008 1:03 PM
1. Would you feel safe/protected in that home?
2. Would you want to have neighbors around you?
3. If you kept your home that you live in now, would you rent the dream home?
4. When you found out that you won, what was your recaction?
5. If you picked a room in the house to sleep in, what would it be?
6. Would you retire there?
7. Would u sell the house/ car as soon as you get it?
8. Would you change/ add anything in the house?
9. What would be the first thing you want to see when you enter the dream home?
10. You you want to make anything bigger/ better in the dream home/ the outside.
11. Would you buy a boat?
Posted by kristina – March 4, 2008 1:19 PM
People always say that they had a feeling that they were going to win. Did you have the sixth sense that many winners describe? Or did your win come as a complete surprise?
Posted by Lisa from Valpo – March 4, 2008 1:27 PM
Man O Man You're So Lucky. Now that you've won. How soon can you move in?!!!!???
Posted by Kathryn Colley – March 4, 2008 1:35 PM
"Can you tell everyone how you feel right now after just being told that YOU are the HGTV 2008 Florida Keys Dream Home Winner?" (Oh yeah, be sure and have the "Medics" there to revive the Winner after he/she faints from all the excitement!!!)
Posted by Sheila Manasco – March 4, 2008 1:48 PM
Kristina, in regards to your questions:
1. Yes, I would feel safe.
2. Good neighbors with kids,yes;bad neighbors,No.
3. Yes, I would.
4. Tears of joy and disbelief.
5. The master, I can't wait for my first nite.
6. Most definately, I love the keys!
7. No, I would love them both!
8. Change nothing, add a swing set to the back yard.
9. The kitchen! I would cook a huge fiest! Then go take a soak in my HUGE tub!
10. I would add a BBQ area outside with a fire pit.
11. Already have one!
I enjoyed your questions! Good luck to you, Kristen and everyone else as well!
Posted by Judi B. – March 4, 2008 2:03 PM
Congratulations, you are the lucky winner of the 2008 HGTV Dream Home!!!! To everyone watching from home, our 2009 HGTV Dream Home location is.... _________!!! I’m certain many will be sumbitting our entries so one of us may be a lucky winner just like you!! Now go on in there and enjoy that brand new home!!
Posted by Orchids – March 4, 2008 2:11 PM
I would ask myself(since it is me for sure ;), Who am I going to bless first? Because I will certainly share the wealth.
Posted by Misty Etienne – March 4, 2008 2:12 PM
My question: Now that you have the ultimate vacation home, where are you going to vacation to?
Posted by Michelle – March 4, 2008 2:23 PM
can i stay in just one room for one night
Posted by yuelando – March 4, 2008 2:26 PM
My question would be this: Could this be the best day of your life?
Posted by Dana – March 4, 2008 2:27 PM
Do you think Mickey would trade you for the Castle?
Posted by keith – March 4, 2008 2:30 PM
Do you have enough sunscreen and a bike for all the great times you will spend at your new dream home?
Posted by Donna D, – March 4, 2008 2:35 PM
Have you entered each year hoping to win the home of your dreams? If so, which home was your all time favorite? (of course, I mean besides the one you just won)!
Posted by Peggy Greci – March 4, 2008 2:36 PM
Do you know how Blessed you are for receiving this beautiful home?
Posted by Shirley M. Cox – March 4, 2008 2:59 PM
May I be your new best friend? (smiling)
Posted by Kina – March 4, 2008 3:02 PM
congratulations to the Winner,please,pray for me to be the next one!
Posted by Gladys Barberan – March 4, 2008 3:04 PM
congrats, on winning the home .may god bless you and your home /god bless.
Posted by keith – March 4, 2008 3:06 PM
Do you have room for a family of (9)?
We promise to leave it in one piece...
Posted by Rose – March 4, 2008 3:08 PM
How does it feel to win such an awesome prize? Don't you feel so lucky and truly blessed?!
Posted by Amy – March 4, 2008 3:09 PM
Did you ever think that you and your family would be living in such a fabulous house?
Posted by Ellen – March 4, 2008 3:14 PM
Someone had to win this dream home. I'm glad it was you!
Posted by Rev. Ron Oldenettel – March 4, 2008 3:17 PM
I would tell them to enjoy and to live every day like it is their last because life is to short. YOU LUCKY DOG!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Posted by Geraldine Bean McBride – March 4, 2008 3:25 PM
First of all to the winner of the HGTV Sweepstakes... A very heartfelt congratulations!!! My question would be simply... How does it feel to be living in an HGTV-Dream-Home or in other words: PARADISE????
C O N G R A T U L A T I O N S!!!!!!!
Posted by Valenda Johnson – March 4, 2008 3:28 PM
Congratulations from a family of (9).
Now that you've had a few seconds to sort things out. What type of celebration do have you planned?
May I suggest, a good old fashion "Seafood Boil".
Complete with lots of family and close friends.
P.S. I'd love to do the Crawfish. Smile
Posted by Anonymous – March 4, 2008 3:29 PM
Im so very happy for you wish it could of been me. I hope you have ahapppppy life in you dream home for years to come 3/4/08 12:30 pm marshan in las vegas
Posted by marshan ross – March 4, 2008 3:31 PM
Hello,my question for you is When you get your payments ,Are you going to give the lord his ten% of what he's blessed you with?
Posted by Belinda Swanigan – March 4, 2008 3:39 PM
A house, regardless of it's beauty, is just a house... until you fill it with love. Other than your family, what will you bring with you to make this beautiful house your 'home'?
Posted by Betty Hudson – March 4, 2008 3:41 PM
I would give a kidney to win the house but by now the clues tell you the state of the winner and I know its not me !!!
Posted by Debbie S – March 4, 2008 3:42 PM
IS THERE ONE REASON YOU CAN THINK OF THAT YOU WON???? CAN I COME TO YOUR CELEBRATION PARTY?? Ditto: To whom much is given, much is expected.
Posted by Tammy – March 4, 2008 4:08 PM
Do you plan on retiring in this beutiful new
home of yours? ENJOY with your family and friend's, sometimes life is too short for all
that we deserve...
Posted by Elaine Chamberlain – March 4, 2008 4:10 PM
Will you be retiring early?
Posted by claude – March 4, 2008 4:51 PM
Do you need a house sitter while it is up for sale?
Posted by Marti – March 4, 2008 4:52 PM
Dream do come true. This is the the confidence that we have in our father that, if we ask any thing according to his will, he here us: you must believe on the name of the Son of God.
Posted by Anonymous – March 4, 2008 5:01 PM
this is for debbie s. from march 4...what were you referring to when you spoke of the clues telling you the state of the winner? where was that? are you talking about the clues for the location of the next dream home? just wondering...i'm a little confused. thanks.
Posted by Anonymous – March 4, 2008 5:03 PM
Do you believe that Dream do come true? This is the the confidence that we have in our father that, if we ask any thing according to his will, he here us: you must believe on the name of the Son of God.
Posted by di – March 4, 2008 5:06 PM
Do you feel blessed? And will you return those blessings to people less luckey than you? Are you use to winning and having fine things? Do you beleive that more money comes to people who already have money? And last but not least...Will you count your blessings?
Posted by Joyce – March 4, 2008 5:15 PM
Be grateful for the opportunity to enjoy a beautiful home such as this one. Very few people get the opportunity to tour a home like this one, much less live in one. It was enjoyable to watch it being built.
Posted by Correne Stepp – March 4, 2008 5:31 PM
How will this change your life?
Posted by Dawna Hayes – March 4, 2008 5:37 PM
Will you invite your immediate family for a celebration & dinner? How will this impact your life?
Posted by Kenya – March 4, 2008 5:50 PM
If you're keeping the home -- Would you be willing to keep a BLOG, with photos, for your first year in the home - so the rest of us who were dreaming of it can see what we're missing?
If you're selling the home -- What are your plans for the unexpected income? Who is your real estate agent?
NOTE TO HGTV: Have you done any follow-up video on the Dream Homes you've built so far? If not, would you?
Posted by RB – March 4, 2008 5:53 PM
Now that your dream has come true and you know what it feels like, do you have any plans on making/helping someone elses dreams come true?
Posted by Janelle – March 4, 2008 6:03 PM
How does it feel to know that this was all a big hoax...and the house is really mine? We thought it would make for some great ratings!
Posted by Gail – March 4, 2008 6:05 PM
Congratulations! Besides the fabulous kitchen, do you already have
a favorite space in the house?
What did you think of the location
for this Dream House? Was this a driving factor in your entering
the Dream Home 2oo8 contest? Have you thought about any of
the rooms and how you would change them up to reflect your own
style if you plan on living here? The family/media room was a great
design idea with the bigs chairs, have you thought about how you
and your friends will use this space?
Posted by Mary – March 4, 2008 6:11 PM
What would you do with the house, keep it for vacations to share with your friends and family or are you willing to relocate and live in this beautiful house? Me myself, my bags are already packed.
Posted by Audrey Winter – March 4, 2008 6:58 PM
Why do you think HGTV would build a 2.2 million dollar home and only put a queen bed in the master suite?
Posted by Roy Campbell – March 4, 2008 7:03 PM
When I win, the first question I will ask is "How Great is Our God?". Ha Ha Ha:) But if for some odd reason I am not the winner, I will again ask...... "How Great is Our God?" To whom much is given, much is expected.
Posted by Christi – March 4, 2008 7:23 PM
Have you always been this lucky, fortunate, successful, privileged, honored, had such an exquisite fortune bestowed upon you and finally ...blessed? Much happiness from my heart to yours.
Posted by Dorothy – March 4, 2008 7:24 PM
How are you soo lucky?
Posted by Aracelis – March 4, 2008 7:39 PM
What's for dinner?
Posted by Chris & Dorita – March 4, 2008 8:11 PM
Do you have any long lost relatives that live in Charles Town WV?
Posted by Janet – March 4, 2008 8:12 PM
I would probaly ask them "how does it feel to be the winner? and what would you like to say to the people who told you that you shouldn't bother entering because you were not going to win"?
Posted by Amy – March 4, 2008 8:53 PM
My question would be: Did you feel that this contest was real; That an actual person, such as yourself, could possibly win this gorgeous home?
Posted by Len – March 4, 2008 8:58 PM
Is this the first home you have ever owned?
Posted by GJ – March 4, 2008 8:59 PM
Did you image yourself in this house when you entered the drawing? If so, which room felt like it was designed just for you?
Posted by Flora – March 4, 2008 9:09 PM
Thankyou so much and many blessings to all that enter. We all deserve it!!!!!It is a blessing in my life!!!!
Posted by Vicky – March 4, 2008 9:37 PM
For others out there who want to better there chances of winning next year, what was your strategy in winning the 2008 HGTV Dream Home? (I really want that information)
Posted by Dyon – March 4, 2008 9:54 PM
Am I dreaming? Someone pinch me please. HGTV you are incredibly the best..............
Posted by Sandi – March 4, 2008 10:52 PM
Who should I invite to stay with me first?
Posted by Tim – March 4, 2008 11:05 PM
How does it feel to be the winner of the million dollar dream of a life time sweepsteak? are you excited?!! can you explaine the level of emotions you are going through? Were you dreaming day and night that this beautiful house will be yours? Perhaps dreams do come true!!
Posted by Jacinth Haughton – March 4, 2008 11:14 PM
Any plan to go fishing?
Posted by Bruce – March 4, 2008 11:17 PM
Did you ever think it could happen to you? and
Who will you thank first?
Posted by LuBeth Henriksen – March 4, 2008 11:19 PM
Be sure to be grateful for such a wonderful blessing. I will be sad if I am not chosen, but will look up for my future. I hope that you can enjoy every room in the house. My favorite is the Day Lounge, the color is joyful and energizing. If you ever need an event planner for the wonderful gatherings and the numerous guests that could share the experience of the home and the Keys, please call me! God bless and good luck!
Posted by Dawn R. in OPKS – March 5, 2008 12:19 AM
Aren't you glad that God blessed you?
Posted by Donnetta Taylor – March 5, 2008 12:48 AM
Welcome to Paradise! Do you like Fishing, scuba diving, or snorkeling? You have just won something many people just continue to dream about. Gratz!!!
Posted by Shelie Law – March 5, 2008 12:52 AM
I would say your entering paid off, now thank God for such a wonderful gift a house for your family
Posted by Frank – March 5, 2008 2:45 AM
Do you need a live in Chef?
Posted by Anthony LoGerfo – March 5, 2008 8:21 AM
Will it take more than 30 minutes for your pizza to arrive?
(You want good pizza in Islamorada? I can recommend Tower of Pizza. Get the Tower Deluxe.
Posted by john – March 5, 2008 8:41 AM
Congratulations! I hope you have been every bit as fortunate in life as you are right now.
Posted by Becky – March 5, 2008 9:09 AM
Are you going to live in the house or sell it?
Posted by Lance – March 5, 2008 9:11 AM
I have already named the house "Dream Weaver"! Hope to be mine, but if not, Bless You with health and happiness!
Posted by Linda – March 5, 2008 9:17 AM
How fast can you pack? Are you going to
Posted by cheryl Hart – March 5, 2008 9:48 AM
I hope that I'm the winner! and everyone
is invited to a beach party!
Posted by cheryl Hart – March 5, 2008 9:50 AM
Would you please drop in on the Dream Home message board and share your experiences with us?
Posted by Lynne – March 5, 2008 9:51 AM
This is to anonymous March 4 - on the scrabble board in the dining room (slide #5) there are the words arch, windy, prayer, and grief. Pretty easy clues that the winner lives in Illinois !!
Posted by Debbie S – March 5, 2008 9:52 AM
So when did the shock of winning wear off - or will it ever subside?
Posted by Lucy – March 5, 2008 9:54 AM
Since you have been so lucky and now have this blessing, will you be giving back to the community in which this home is located?
Posted by Susie – March 5, 2008 10:02 AM
How many will be in your dinner party the first day? And how would you prefer your lobster? Steamed or Newburg? Oh by the way ...do you like to eat fish?
Oh my gosh! I will be so happy for whomever should win this most breathtakingly beautiful sanctuary.
I have the reserve pictures and colors chosen for changes to my home just in case I am not the lucky one, but I have everything crossed possible and my karma is excellent right now. And should I be the winner - I would invite you all at some point to share my great fortune, blessings and home.
Posted by Edie Perritt – March 5, 2008 10:18 AM
Are you going to trade the Denali Truck for a nice boat and build a dock?
Posted by Anne L – March 5, 2008 10:56 AM
How many times did you enter the contest?
Posted by Lauren – March 5, 2008 11:02 AM
Are you able to afford the fed, state, and local taxes?
Posted by Richard – March 5, 2008 11:11 AM
Now that you've won this beautiful home, are you ready for the costs to manage it, and the next hurricane season?!
Good Luck !
Posted by paula ives – March 5, 2008 11:43 AM
I would ask "What was your first reaction when you learned that you were the winner? Were you overwhelmed?
Posted by DSL1988 – March 5, 2008 12:14 PM
How many times did you enter?
Posted by K – March 5, 2008 12:18 PM
My question.........How am I going to answer ALL of these great questions? =)
Posted by Renee – March 5, 2008 12:29 PM
I would ask (now that you have won do you plan on enjoying swimming and all the fun that comes with owning a home on the beach in Florida?)
Posted by Douglas – March 5, 2008 12:39 PM
Will this be the house you would live in all the time? Or would it be a vacation home? Happy for you enjoy!!!
Posted by Tammy – March 5, 2008 12:51 PM
Honey? Can you breathe?
Posted by Kelli from St. Louis – March 5, 2008 1:11 PM
Can I be your maid?
Posted by Crystal – March 5, 2008 1:20 PM
My family and I often had conversations over dinner about this beautiful house. We even picked our rooms and everything. Was this a topic at your dinner table with you family as well? Wasn't that fun?
Posted by Erika – March 5, 2008 1:54 PM
My family and I often had conversations about this beautiful house over dinner. My kids picked out their beds and everything. Was this conversation topic at your dinner table? Did you have as much fun as we did while fantasizing?
Posted by Erika – March 5, 2008 2:02 PM
Here's wishing you and your family all the best, and would you consider a years worth of blogging updates monthly for the first year? I know I'd love to do it!!! ;)
Posted by Ann – March 5, 2008 2:33 PM
I would like to ask the winner "how will winning this house change your and your family's lives? Are you ready for these changes? Is everyone in your family on board for these changes? I have loved contemplating how winning might change my life. I hope that the winner really lives in the house and brings the home to life.
Posted by Michele – March 5, 2008 2:40 PM
can I move in on 03/17/08
Posted by monica muro – March 5, 2008 3:12 PM
wow! wow! wow!
My very best wishes - my question would be - how does it feel to have your dreams come true -- may you enjoy your good fortune.
Posted by Anonymous – March 5, 2008 3:54 PM
Congratulations!!!!!!!!! Do you need to sit down? If you own your own home now are you going to pack up and move or would you use the new place as a summer home?
Posted by Jennifer M – March 5, 2008 3:59 PM
I would ask , " Did you ever think that your going to win?" then I would ask them,"How does this feel??
Posted by Sharpay – March 5, 2008 4:10 PM
This is to Debbie S., March 5...Those are actually the clues to the location of next year's dream home, not the winner of this year's. so, you still have a chance to win! good luck.
Posted by Anonymous – March 5, 2008 4:10 PM
"Did you know that you will also get a quilt with blocks made by members of the HGTV Dream Home Message Board & pieced together & quilted by Message Board members? This quilt is meant so you will always have a piece of the HGTV dream with you, whether you keep the Dream Home or not."
Posted by adele – March 5, 2008 4:13 PM
WHAT I"D ASK THE 2008 DREAM HOME WINNER? : "If I didn't win the house, can I bring the bait and go fishing with the winner?"
Posted by Maria – March 5, 2008 4:24 PM
What was your first reaction when they notified you that you had won?
Posted by Johnnie E. – March 5, 2008 4:58 PM
How will you pay THIS forward?
Posted by Angela – March 5, 2008 5:23 PM
I'll ask myself what job I should get down in the keys!
Posted by ellen – March 5, 2008 6:10 PM
OH MY GOD !!!!!!!!!!!!
OH MY GOD !!!!!!!!!!!!!
OH MY GOD !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
YOU MUST OF ENTERED EVERYDAY!!!!!!!!!!
SO DID I
HOW COME YOU WON !!!!!!!!!!
ONLY KIDDIN, GOOD LUCK
Posted by kathy – March 5, 2008 6:39 PM
I was crying when I thought I could not win the DREAM HOUSE because of the clues, so now I still have hope and will still give a kidney to live in the most beautiful house in the world !!!
Posted by Debbie S – March 5, 2008 6:59 PM
Will this be a vacation home or an actual home?
Posted by Delilah PatersBurg – March 5, 2008 7:01 PM
WHAT IS YOUR FAMILIES DREAM HOME FLOOR PLAN, LANDSCAPE AND LOCATION?
Posted by ROSEMARY – March 5, 2008 7:07 PM
My question is...IF YOU ARE A PRAYING PERSON, WHAT HAVE YOU BEEN PRAYING FOR AND HOW HAS GOD ANSWERED YOUR PRAYER THROUGH THIS AMAZING GIFT?
Posted by Maria Burleson – March 5, 2008 7:18 PM
What would be your theme song for this moment right now?
Posted by Julia – March 5, 2008 7:34 PM
CONGRATULATIONS? I'm so happy for you. I know you were very excited when you found out you were the winner of the 2008 HGTV Dream Home. Who's the first person you told and what did they say?
Posted by Gina Rabsatt – March 5, 2008 7:42 PM
are you going to play the lottery also?
Posted by Lavon – March 5, 2008 7:45 PM
It is close to St. Patrick's Day, are you Irish? If not, you sure are lucky!
Posted by Jeanie – March 5, 2008 8:36 PM
Have you forgotten the less fortunette around you , or are you yourself one of us still? Yeah I know the word is miss-spelled
Posted by hopeless in Iowa – March 5, 2008 8:46 PM
Congratulations! May you and your family enjoy this moment and remember it always! May God bless you, HGTV and all the dreamers who made a wish on this home and still keep hope in their hearts for a brighter tomorrow... :)
Posted by njoy – March 5, 2008 9:24 PM
Once you caught your breath,and blinked your eyes. Did you thank God or just scream?
Posted by Ann – March 5, 2008 9:30 PM
What was the room you dreamt most about?
Posted by Kim – March 5, 2008 9:35 PM
In this sublime moment of awe, is there a glimpse into the meaning of life?
Posted by Kelley – March 5, 2008 9:46 PM
What is the first meal you are going to cook in that amazing kitchen. For some reason, I picture myself peeling shrimp at the kitchen sink! :)
Posted by sarah Carlenzoli – March 5, 2008 9:46 PM
How many entries on line total did you submit? and how many entries did you miss?
Posted by Donald Toussaint – March 5, 2008 10:09 PM
Who and what are taking with you when you move?
Posted by Rachele Brownfield – March 5, 2008 10:12 PM
Are you going to keep it or sell it?
Posted by Candy – March 5, 2008 10:22 PM
How do you feel now that a lot of people are foreclosing their houses and you got yours for free?
Posted by fatima – March 5, 2008 10:44 PM
First I would not have to ask the winner any questions. Because I know I will be the winner. HGTV dream home you rock.!!!......
Posted by Sue – March 5, 2008 10:53 PM
Depending on the age of your children, what are you packing away first for safekeeping ? I would start with the Art work in the kitchen.
Posted by Rita – March 5, 2008 11:10 PM
I have many family members in Florida. (I am in PA, grew up on the Jersey Coast) I have a nephew who is a master scuba instructor (works with FSU) he is also a boat captain, EMT and Fireman. I have another who is a mechanical engineer a few teachers and a marketing/sales/business mngmnt. grad. There are 11 in all. I can Fish, swim, cook, crab, scallop, clam, etc. I left the business world to have the life I have now. (www.cybercalf.com, thats my restaurant)I have thought hard about winning and what I would do with the house. My ?, have you ever thought of a high end B&B? I can be a partner at a moments notice and I will bring a work worthy entourage. Oh, and my husband of 27 years is a master carpenter.
Posted by Ellen Morrell – March 5, 2008 11:17 PM
I would frist congrat the person that won,and tell them that they have been blessed by being able to win. Then I would ask , would you inculde your whole family, and friend in enjoying your winning. To me family, and friend are very important to me. And I hope that you , and your family have many, many good years in your new home.
Posted by Georgia – March 5, 2008 11:52 PM
How many times did you entered. Enjoy it and thank the the higher authority for that wonderful gift. It's my dream to someday move to Florida since all my family is there.
Posted by Rosa – March 6, 2008 12:01 AM
If you was poor all your life would you fall to god feet with love and thanks.
Posted by Darey Davis – March 6, 2008 12:03 AM
Who do you plan to invite to this awe-inspiring, magnificent new home?
How wonderful to have a peaceful, relaxing place to share time with many of the great people who have touched your life and of course a means to give back to those who have helped you.
Posted by Cathy – March 6, 2008 12:09 AM
???ARE YOU OK???
Posted by wooten – March 6, 2008 12:16 AM
Do you plan to live in it?
Posted by Dolores – March 6, 2008 12:41 AM
Su caste mi caste???? :) Hey...they might say yes!?
Posted by Kristi – March 6, 2008 12:43 AM
I would ask: What are you plans now for this coming summer?
Posted by Marcia – March 6, 2008 12:56 AM
Which real estate company should I get to sell my "old" house? since I hope I win!
Posted by matilda – March 6, 2008 1:02 AM
My question would be, How do you afford that kind of house? What would you do if you can not ?
Lord have many blessings for the winner!!!!
What a dresm if there is a dresm home....
Posted by Anonymous – March 6, 2008 1:44 AM
First of all CONGRATULATIONS. You are truly blessed. I pray you are someone who really needed a home (so many of us are without homes we can call our own) so my hats off to you. You should Thank God each morning that you wake up for the blessing. I myself would have liked to be the winner. Like most people have asked how many times did you enter. May you find, love, joy, prosperity & create many memories in your new home. Lastly I pray you will be able to pay the taxes to be able to keep it. I pray it wasn't like the other gentleman who wasn't able too. Good for you and ENJOY!
Posted by Sylvia – March 6, 2008 2:00 AM
Your sand box or mines? and Don't forget to send me an invitation...to the first party...
Posted by VJ – March 6, 2008 6:26 AM
To the winner I would first say, you are soooooo LUCKY! Congratulations and I hope you have many wonderful moments to share in your beautiful romantic home with that beautiful view. Then I would kindly ask?
Please, would you share that beach with my sister and me? We have dreamed of sitting in those two chairs looking out at the water and watching the beauty of the sea and feeling the breeze in our face, laughing and sharing our most wonderful childhood memories. Finally our special time together that we have dreamed of for years. Thank You and God Bless!
Posted by Sandra – March 6, 2008 6:57 AM
Have you gave thanks to the lord?
Posted by Anonymous – March 6, 2008 7:17 AM
I guess I would ask them how grateful they feel about being able to live out a dream. How will they appreciate the fact they were chosen, the home itself and HGTV for giving them this opportunity to live in the Keys, in a house that most of us "CAN ONLY DREAM OF", I would wish them much happiness, love, contentment and luck in living out their dream in their new home.
Posted by Deb – March 6, 2008 8:02 AM
Got room for one more?? :o)
Posted by Julie – March 6, 2008 8:22 AM
I'm allways hoping the person who wins dosn't have a big beautiful home to begin with. I pray the person who wins really desirves it, and needs it. So, my question would be. What is your home like? Do you have a home? My husband and I love the beach, it's our favorite pastime. We are planning to retire in Florida. We will buy a trailer. As long as it's clean and we have a place to sleep, it's good enough for us. Congratulations to the winner of the 2008 Dream Home.
Posted by Colleen Mahaney – March 6, 2008 8:39 AM
What is the 1st thing you plan to do when you get to your new home?
Posted by Karen – March 6, 2008 8:59 AM
If you decide to not to keep the house, will you have a wonderful week or two with friends and family before putting it on the Market?
Posted by Carolyn – March 6, 2008 9:01 AM
Did you think you were being followed or watched in the weeks leading up to the announcment?
Posted by susan – March 6, 2008 9:18 AM
I belive in fate. Do you?
Posted by Joyce Iovino – March 6, 2008 9:20 AM
Congratulations. With success comes responsibility! Do you realize the "fishiness" of this spot? You're obligated and expected to not just look at the water, but to wade, cavort, swim, snorkel, boat and fish, daily! Like Miss America, if you're not capable of this, could I have a chance?
Posted by Rick Dewey – March 6, 2008 9:49 AM
You are truely Blessed with such a wonderful home, Will you have a house warming party?
Posted by Tina Heizman – March 6, 2008 10:05 AM
Who would you thank first for winning this dream house ? and why ?
Posted by Arlene – March 6, 2008 10:11 AM
I'd want to know if the winner planned to leave their present location, job, family, friends, familiar surroundings and move to the dream home and if so, what type of employment would they expect to find in this part of Florida.
Posted by Ron B. – March 6, 2008 11:05 AM
So how do you feel about Huricanes? Not worried? Good neither am I...want some company & share a bottle of wine through the next one in your BEAUTIFUL NEW HOME!!!!
Posted by Bonnie – March 6, 2008 11:24 AM
Who will be the first person you will share this news with?
Posted by karen barnes – March 6, 2008 11:42 AM
Did you enter by mail or just online entries? I don't think they ever pick anyone from online entries. They just want you to go online for advertising. So, I would really like to know if they sent in entry by mail and tell the truth.
Posted by Jojo – March 6, 2008 11:53 AM
Do you believe in miracles? The Flordia Keys... such a special, beautiful, funky, cool place! Enjoy!
Posted by marsha – March 6, 2008 12:21 PM
Do you feel like the luckiest person in the world?
Posted by Donna Wojciechowski – March 6, 2008 12:22 PM
Any chance you'd like to list me in your will? And if not, would you be interested in letting me rent it from you for a few weeks for the rest of my life??? YOU ARE TRULY BLESSED!
Posted by LInda J. – March 6, 2008 12:29 PM
Have you told the kids where you are or do you just plan on leaving clues ?
Posted by Anonymous – March 6, 2008 1:05 PM
I'd like to have someone ask me if we told our kids yet. A. "...No but we're leaving reasonably good clues..."
Posted by Dennis and Debbie Voglesong – March 6, 2008 1:13 PM
Have you ever been to the Florida Keys before and now that you won this beautiful HGTV Dream Home, does it seem like a place you would like to live?
Posted by Carol – March 6, 2008 1:31 PM
You are a lucky person to receive this beautiful home. I hope you enjoy the wonderful Florida weather, I will think of you often, I wanted to win it myself. It is beautifully constructed and oh soo Fl. Good Luck in your new home.
Thank God for HGTV
Posted by Donna – March 6, 2008 1:48 PM
Now that you will either be moving into your new dream home in Florida or building a new dream home with the sale proceeds, will Clive and Monica "DESIGN your current home (if you have one)TO SELL"?
Posted by Jeanie – March 6, 2008 1:51 PM
Anyone out there know they are the winner yet?? I hope you let us know as soon as you find out or suspect something. Has anyone received strange phone calls, strange vehicles around your house, relatives or friends acting weird???? We are all dying to know who it is!!!
Posted by Beth – March 6, 2008 2:03 PM
Did this make you deliriously happy or were you a little afraid of how this win might change your life?
Posted by Sandra Shelton – March 6, 2008 2:08 PM
I would be very bummed I didnt win but would be happy for someone who really deserved it. So the question I would ask would be "Did you thank your lucky angel that is sitting on your shoulder?" I wish everyone the best of luck and I cannot wait to see the winners expression! Good luck all
Posted by Bobbie~From Florida – March 6, 2008 2:11 PM
Some of our country's most talented people have lived and worked in the Keys.
What talents(painting, writing, etc) will you be bringing with you and how will this Dream Home help you to express them?
Posted by Sheila Pechinski – March 6, 2008 2:13 PM
what was your first thought when you walked in to the house knowing that you now own it?
Posted by michael – March 6, 2008 2:22 PM
In order for me to gain true forgiviness for my sin of envy, do you mind if I move in with you for a few months each winter?
Seriously, I hope someone from the cold tundra wins this house and can stay for a time.
Good luck all!
Posted by Eric – March 6, 2008 2:46 PM
John - how long does it take for pizza to arrive
in Islamorada? - I'll need to know this when I am
visiting my 2008 HGTV Dream Home :)
Posted by Sandy – March 6, 2008 2:51 PM
Possibly worse than taxes, (and what I guarantee has happened to every winner thus far)... are you ready for : 1)the the harsh covetous remarks from people who want your dream home, 2) the hard luck and sob stories from people who want your wealth, 3)the deception of previously silent friends and relatives who suddenly want to be your best friend? I doubt my question will be picked because HGTV is so good to focus on all things POSITIVE. The reality is that people will want to steal your blessing instead of asking God for their own! You could give 100% of it away and still the masses would not be satisfied. So how will you handle this?
Posted by Shari – March 6, 2008 2:56 PM
My big question would be "Do you know how much the taxes will be on the house and how will you be able to afford them?"
Posted by b ledbury – March 6, 2008 3:05 PM
Are you going to catch some waves in the ocean, or will you take a swim in your new bathtub first?
Posted by MEGAN – March 6, 2008 3:29 PM
I would say I hope you have grandchildren like me and that you would share every moment you could with them. It's a home to be really be lived in and enjoy. I know I would have if I would have own.
Posted by jEAN – March 6, 2008 4:14 PM
Hope yuo enjoy,and God Bless
Posted by Frances – March 6, 2008 4:22 PM
A hug and kiss on the cheek would be given along with the words, "How wonderful for you!!! Try not to get writers' cramp from the thank-yous that you'll send to HGTV and all involved in the project. Enjoy the dream!"
Posted by J – March 6, 2008 4:23 PM
Do you realize the odds of winning a contest like this?Maybe,you should also play the lottery.
Posted by maecoyne – March 6, 2008 4:33 PM
Is this a dream or what? How long have you dreamt or desired to live in a place like this?
Posted by Joseph Chavez – March 6, 2008 4:55 PM
I won't be asking anyone any of those questions because I will be too busy thanking God for my amazing Blessing. If I had ten thousand tongues, I couldn't thank him enough I do plan on sharing the home with those of you who entered. I have never won anything in my life, but, I have claimed the HGTV as my retirement home.
Posted by Carolyn E. Cooper – March 6, 2008 5:16 PM
Who will be the first people you invite to your new tropical oasis?
Posted by Brian – March 6, 2008 5:28 PM
The party starts at 8:00pm and everyone is INVITED!!!
Posted by Mackie – March 6, 2008 5:31 PM
The PARTY starts at 8:00PM and EVERYONE'S INVITED!!!
Posted by Mackie – March 6, 2008 5:34 PM
Comment: I will go to a quiet place and ask God to help me overcome my feelings of Jealousy and Envy.
Posted by Mary M. – March 6, 2008 5:44 PM
Will you adopt me?
Posted by Joanna Drake – March 6, 2008 6:23 PM
I will ask the winner, Do you have a boat to go with the beautiful truck that you won alone with that amazing house?
Posted by Elizabeth Colon – March 6, 2008 6:56 PM
have so much "fun"
Posted by mark moore phila 122 d – March 6, 2008 7:02 PM
Do you plan to relocate to your new HGTV Dream Home, sell the home, use it as rental income, or will you enjoy the home immensly as a Dream Vacation Hideaway? PS: My husband is an outstanding fisherman. He'd be happy to help you enjoy the wonderful waters of Islamorada - with me by his side, of course. LOL
Posted by Ellen Waddell – March 6, 2008 7:11 PM
Would you like for us to call your employer and tell him you won't be in tomorrow?..... OR, the next day, or the next day?
Posted by Katy – March 6, 2008 7:11 PM
Congratulations....do you have a dog to live in the doggy dream home (not that it really matters)?
Posted by Patricia – March 6, 2008 7:21 PM
Congradulation, I think this is great and I have always wanted to vacation in the keys. So If you ever need a house guest just let me know.
Best Wishes, ( I wish it were me)
Posted by julia – March 6, 2008 7:37 PM
Ho will this change your life the most" and for the best? and for the worst?
Posted by donna Dion – March 6, 2008 7:59 PM
HOW DOES IT FEEL TO BE BLESSED WITH A WONDERFUL DREAM HOUSE ??
Posted by Douglas – March 6, 2008 8:16 PM
Will you host a house concert? Indoors or out... the space is perfect for it.
Posted by Lydia Shelley – March 6, 2008 8:23 PM
what question i can think of what to say there a lot of people say diff things. mmm let see will u have party with all 6 of us? i plan go to florida on june 2008 to see my cousin. smile
Posted by julia sanders – March 6, 2008 8:40 PM
ARE YOU OK????????
Posted by clifton t wilder – March 6, 2008 8:44 PM
First congratulations on your winning of such a grand prize. We all have seen the past Dream Homes being sold or in the process of being sold. If you decide not to stay in the home of dreams, or the finances to own the home of your dreams is to an extreme, would you consider maintaining the Dream Home for those less fortunate possibly hosting a grand event once or twice a year to raise funds for the foundations?
Posted by kim – March 6, 2008 9:07 PM
How are you (or your family) going to make the move? Do you think it will be easy? (We know it will be worth it!!)
(Jobs, current home, friends, relatives, ect.)
Posted by KristinaBrown – March 6, 2008 9:25 PM
Has this increased your faith in God, (if you beleve in God). Is this an answer to your prayer?.
Posted by Barbara Mock Yen – March 6, 2008 9:33 PM
Since I will be there, as the winner, I will ask myself "How did they know how to find me to make the presentation on the air?"
Posted by dale howard – March 6, 2008 10:04 PM
How will winning this home change your life?
Posted by Rachael – March 6, 2008 10:11 PM
You are so lucky! If I won that house I would do everything possible to actually live in it! Do you plan on living in the house or will you sell it or rent it out?
Posted by Anonymous – March 6, 2008 10:38 PM
Since my husband is a Banquet Chef,I will ask the winner would you please allow him to make you a caribbean dish for you? that is,( on the house ).
He just might end up making it for himself.Winner!
Posted by oddeen small-porte – March 6, 2008 11:19 PM
Since my husband is a Banquet Chef,I will ask the winner would you please allow him to make you a caribbean dish? that is,( on the house ).
He just might end up making it for himself.Winner!
Posted by oddeen small-porte – March 6, 2008 11:21 PM
3 PART QUESTION: PART 1: WHO WOULD YOU GET HOME OWNERS INSURANCE WITH.: PART 2: HOW WOULD U PAY FOR THE TAXES, YEARLY, QUARTERLY, OR SEMI ANNUALY.: PART 3: WHAT COVERAGE WOULD YOU BE ABLE TO AFFORD ON THE HOUSE AS WELL.
Posted by SCOTT – March 6, 2008 11:30 PM
I think I'd ask if they stopped to thank God for giving them such a wonderful opportunity to have something so grand. I know if it were me that was being given something like that, I'd be overjoyed, I've never had a home once I got married. We always lived in apartments or townhomes. Wow, this has to be the grandest feeling to hear someone say, you've won the florida keys sweepstakes dreamhome. Well, may Gods richest blessings fall upon the one He chooses.
Posted by Nancy – March 6, 2008 11:53 PM
I would ask the winner how are they going to use their blessing to better the world and/or community? As for myself, (both my husband and I are full-time college students, have three small healthy children, live in a tiny 2 bedroom apt. from previously living in a 19 foot long toy hauler trailer, work two jobs, volunteer for search and rescue and will graduate in 2 or more years) If we won, we would turn the house into an oasis for people who are terminally ill, not so healthy children that need time with their families before their health gets worse so they can enjoy time at the beach and in the sun instead of a hospital bed, war veterans to vacation in (with their families) when they return from oversees (hey!!! a great vacation home to be reunited with their families!!!), people who have worked hard all their lives and have nothing, to go to the keys and just have a good time, since social security isn't enough to live on, let alone, have a weeks vacation in peace and quiet! and during all this (that's 56 families a year!!!) Oh, those hard working single-mom's that are going to school raising kids on their own need a break too! My husband and I are healthy, in our thirties, have three beautiful, healthy children and want to someday get out of this dead-beat apartment and build our own dream home with our own hands, because we can and are physically able to. Not financially, yet, but our hard work will pay off and the HGTV dream home 2008 should go to this type of cause....that's incase we are the 'granted' recipients....you all have my word on this, because the world can be a better place if we stop thinking about ourselves so much!!!
Posted by marlean Molaschi – March 7, 2008 12:02 AM
Would you like some help catching lobster next season?
Posted by Michelle – March 7, 2008 12:06 AM
If I were to ask the question it would be a two part question. First now that you won this incredible home, what does it mean to you and your family. Next how will this effect your loved ones.
Posted by BOB – March 7, 2008 12:40 AM
DO YOU FEEL LIKE YOU WON YOUR LITTLE PEICE OF HEAVEN ON EARTH.
Posted by HENRI ALCALA – March 7, 2008 1:06 AM
Answers to 3 part questions from SCOTT posted march 6, 2008, 11:30 PM: 1: I WOULDN'T get the same homeowners insurance my parents had in Biloxi, miss. from the extensive house-shredding damage they got from hurricane katrina...their home is still damaged. 2:Since the house would be used for 100% non-profit and charitable cause, would there be taxes?? I'm a full-time college student on a student's budget, there would be NO WAY to afford taxes. 3: I would look for investors to invest in the home's upkeep and tax credit...when I graduate, as an engineer, I will contribute to the cause as well...
Posted by marlean – March 7, 2008 1:41 AM
First of all... I am SOOOO jealous! I've been at this for years trying to win a dream home and look- YOU JUST DID! What are your plans, will you quit your current job, relocate and move or will you live a "dual/double life"?
Posted by Melissa Rolf – March 7, 2008 2:23 AM
I WOULD ASK THE WINNER HOW THEY COULD POSSIBLY
ANSWER ALL HGTV FANS QUESTIONS.
THERE MUST BE THOUSANDS!!!
Posted by Judy Manley – March 7, 2008 5:01 AM
What I would say to the winner:
Congratulations on your amazing 2008 HGTV Dream...now your REALITY Home!! I sincerely hope that you, your family, and your friends, will all enjoy a lifetime of precious memory making in Islamorada!! Treasure every moment you are surrounded by the beauty, tranquility, and splendor of your magnificent new home...perfect in every detail!! Always remember to keep sacred each breathtaking view, to savor every salty breeze, to be thankful for each miraculous sunrise and sunset you will see, and always remember that you are blessed as you watch each sunkissed sparkle reflected off the ocean!! What you've been given is priceless!!
Congratulations and God Bless!!
For myself and my 14 year old son, we were actually in the Florida Keys last July....for 28 hours. The first and only time we have ever been there. We went on a little trip to Miami, and saw that the Key West Express (keywestshuttle.us), a boat service, traveled to and from Key West. On a fluke, we took a trip. And it was a trip that changed our lives forever.
The Florida Keys immediately became the one place in the world, that was "home" for both of us, and we plan on moving there in June so we can be "Livin on Key West Time"...by Howard Livingston and the Mile Marker 24 Band (milemarker24.com)!!
The lushness of the area - the smell - the fresh fruits, fresh vegetables, and fresh seafood all year around...the laid-back attitude of all the good-hearted people there, the peace, serenity, the simplistic beauty and slower pace of life - made it "home" for us - and we knew this on our way via the Key West Express - before we ever stepped foot on the Florida Keys.
The Florida Keys is our "home" that we know for certain, as it's in our hearts, in our minds, and in our very souls. It's not only a place we call "home", it's where we are supposed to be, where we have to be...call it fate, call it destiny, we call it divine intervention.
We do love everything about the Florida Keys and our grateful for each moment that we had there...and are eagerly looking forward to making Keys memories by mid-June, for the rest of our lives.
Now, our home in the Florida Keys won't be as luxurious as your fine home in Paradise...but I can guarantee you that we will be forever grateful for each and every minute that our lives are in the Florida Keys. And we have worked hard in the past 8 months to make what we have to have, our reality.
My questions to the winner are simple...
1. Is the HGTV 2008 Dream Home in Islamorada, a place you KNOW you have to be....a place you KNOW you belong...or...is just a fancy prize??
2. If you had not won your extravagant new home, Yukon truck, and cash winnings...would you have relocated to the Florida Keys at some point in your life??
Once again, Congratulations and God Bless!!
Posted by Kay – March 7, 2008 7:49 AM
"You won an extremely wonderful house that includes a Doggie Dream Home, do you have a family pet to go with it? If not, do you plan on getting one now?"
Posted by Darlene from the South – March 7, 2008 8:25 AM
yo le preguntaria al ganador cuantas veces el puso su email en la pagina del web side, tambien le preguntaris si el tenia fe que iba a ganar,tambien le preguntaria si la casa es muy grnde para el. yo tambien tengo fe que esa casa va a ser para mi y esa camioneta la voy a manejar por isla morada.
Translation: "I would like to ask the winner how many times they entered their e-mail on the website, also, I would ask if they had faith that they were going to win, also I would ask if the house is very large for them. I also have faith that this house is going to be mine and that I'm going to drive the car around the island."
Thanks to the very talented Caren Baginski for the translation. Please check her out on the "Design Happens" blog:
Posted by santiago veguilla – March 7, 2008 8:40 AM
Enjoy all the history, and sunshine, of the beautiful southeastern coast. The very best and congratulations!
Catherine of Minnesota
Posted by Catherine – March 7, 2008 8:46 AM
What is your favorite part of the Dream Home?
I know what mine is.... so I'll be ready to answer my own question!
Posted by Nancy – March 7, 2008 8:51 AM
Am I dreaming?
Posted by Lora – March 7, 2008 8:54 AM
Is there anything that you would change in the house? For example: the color(s), the arrangement of furniture, or even the landscape.
Posted by Marisol – March 7, 2008 11:08 AM
I'd like to ask the folks posting here - WHY they always must invoke GOD and blessings and that bible-speak when talking about about a random sweepstakes? Please put that religion stuff back in the closet where it belongs.
Posted by robbi – March 7, 2008 11:21 AM
I would first ask if I could rub their head for good luck then I would ask if they are prepared for this Life changing experience they are so Blessed to have.
Posted by Christine Bardelli – March 7, 2008 12:28 PM
How sad will you be to have something so lovely and have to let it go? (Sounds like a line from Pretty Woman) I guess it is better to have loved and lost than never WON. I would probably be crying harder than I did when I won it. Hope you are able to keep it.
Posted by Lee – March 7, 2008 12:44 PM
Waiting was the best thing that could have happened. What are your plans for the future in your new home? Could you use a house keeper?
Posted by Diane – March 7, 2008 1:17 PM
Now that you were given this amazing house for free.....are YOU going to give something back to society? If yes, what would that be?
Posted by Amy – March 7, 2008 2:32 PM
What I would ask is: What special prayer did you communicate with God for him to bestow this wonderful blessing to you? Enjoy
Posted by Luisa LaTorre – March 7, 2008 2:57 PM
How long do you think the feelings you have right now will last?
Posted by Brad Hammond – March 7, 2008 3:49 PM
i would say... Will this be your permanent residence, vacation home, or perhaps a new bed and breakfast?
Posted by Missy A. – March 7, 2008 4:11 PM
Do you realize just how lucky of a person you really are? You are the one God chose to have your dream come true. You have been blessed. Be sure to thank him daily for your special gift.
Posted by Kathy Manley in Missouri. (misery) – March 7, 2008 4:22 PM
I would first say, "Congrats for the BEAUTIFUL house you OWN". And i would ask, "How do you feel to OWN this BEAUTIFUL house"???
Posted by shruti – March 7, 2008 5:36 PM
You've just won the HGTV Dream Home, would you say "don't ever lose hope, dreams do come true" or " it was just the luck of the draw"?
Posted by Tami TLC – March 7, 2008 7:40 PM
Can you believe that you are the winner of this fabulous prize?
Posted by Stella – March 7, 2008 8:02 PM
Are you going to get flood/hurricane insurance? HA! Just kidding, and God bless you.
Posted by Louise – March 7, 2008 8:05 PM
TO GOD BE THE GLORY IN THE HIGHEST ! :)
Posted by SB – March 7, 2008 9:31 PM
This question is not for the winner, it is for anyone who might be able to answer...
If I am out of town with my mom who is having surgery, will they find me if I win??
If I live on one coast, but will be on another coast the day it is given away.....???
Posted by Tara – March 7, 2008 10:03 PM
Amen......To God be the Glory and Honor.......
Thank The Lord for HGTV!!!!
Posted by Rina – March 7, 2008 10:43 PM
What would I ask them! I would ask if they have any dogs that will be taking up residence in the Doggy Cabana?
Posted by Riley – March 7, 2008 10:46 PM
Need a lifeguard? Baby-sitter? Tutor? Dog walker? Driver? I'm your gal....no pay, I'll just live there with you. :0) Gosh, I'm envious!
Posted by Kathy – March 8, 2008 12:15 AM
I would tell them that material things don't bring true happiness and convince them to give me the house because I like material things nonetheless.
Posted by Ike – March 8, 2008 1:01 AM
Should I pinch you? Ok, now that you're awake. Do you have the sunscrean ready? Now that you've won paradise, are your dreams answered. Or, do you still wish for something else?
Posted by Lesia – March 8, 2008 1:52 AM
What are you thinking at this unbelievable moment? Take a breath and share with me how does it feel to be the winner of such a beautiful home with an outstanding view!
Posted by Nonie Downhour – March 8, 2008 2:05 AM
I would ask....Did you enter for yourself and your own dreams or for someone else to help fulfill theirs?
Posted by Dawn – March 8, 2008 9:24 AM
I'm one of us that stares out the window and hopes to see someone following me. My husband thinks I'm crazy when I'm all excited and tell him someone was behind me for a long time and that it could be HGTV. So, I'd like to ask the winner that. Did you want to win so bad that you'd daydream about it for months and look around your neighborhood for suspicious vehicles????
Posted by Tracie – March 8, 2008 10:45 AM
From all us in Wisconsin that are having one of the worst winters ever, I'd ask "Do live in the midwest now" and if so, Aren't you the Happiest person in the world to escape from all that snow!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Posted by Tracie Jean – March 8, 2008 10:50 AM
I would turn to my husband and ask, "Aren't you
glad I entered this contest? Now it is our dream home! Happy 38th Anniversary! Love you, Joan
Posted by saint joan – March 8, 2008 11:29 AM
Are you a boater,diver or fisherman and what size boat are you going to buy?
Posted by Sandy – March 8, 2008 1:37 PM
Do you think is God blessing or just luck ?
Posted by rosario – March 8, 2008 3:37 PM
I would ask how much money i'd have to give them to move in?
Posted by Theresa – March 8, 2008 3:37 PM
I would ask the winner,
Do you even like florida?
Posted by archana – March 8, 2008 4:10 PM
Some people wait a life time for a dream like this,Now your dream is true,share your feelings.
Posted by Carolyn Jones – March 8, 2008 4:55 PM
Are you excited!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Posted by Sandy – March 8, 2008 5:48 PM
posted march 7th - Hey Robbi whats in your closet?
Posted by baldeagle – March 8, 2008 8:42 PM
I would say to the winner, congradulation and to appreciate the gift, enjoy the dream and live the dream home with all those close to you.
Posted by dominique – March 8, 2008 9:12 PM
Where will you sit to watch the sunset tonight?
Posted by Michelle – March 9, 2008 12:34 AM
First of all, huge congratulations on winning! Just one question for you. If you were to decide to sell this home, would you consider donating to my family's Lyme Disease Fund and/or mention this letter and our fund in your interviews upon winning to assist our family?? Our entire family is affected and the situation is truly heartbreaking. Let me tell you our story as quickly as I know how...
I was infected by this horrific illness, Lyme Disease, unknowingly in 1987. I thought it was just the flu or a bad case of mono and thought nothing of it. I had three beautiful daughters in the early 90's. I started to show symptoms shortly after but had no clue what it was at the time. Then, I started having terrible pain in my neck and back in 2001 and was just treated for symptoms. The pain continued to worsen beyond control, and spread throughout my body. In 2006, I was under the care of a new Dr. that listened to me and believed in me and ran several blood tests, one of which was a Lyme antibody test. It was negative. I was (mis)diagnosed with Fibromyalgia. Im mid 2007 I got so sick to the point I could not walk. I had another negative test but found out the antibody tests are useless if you have had the infection for a long time. My Dr. also tested for some other things that came back abnormal as well. I sent my blood to this world renowned lab specific to Lyme Disease. Two weeks later, my test came back very positive. I was actually relieved at the time as I had answers to what was causing all of this pain and misery. I thought I was dying of cancer as I had 6 visits to the hospital in August 2007 alone, not counting Drs. appointments. I started oral antibiotic treatment in Sept. '07. I also found out that my adrenal glands were near failure (due to the Lyme), and was diagnosed with Addison's Disease. After doing as much research as possible about the disease, My thoughts immediately shifted to my children as I learned that the disease can be passed from mother to unborn child through the placenta and/or breastfeeding. Due to lack of finances, my middle child with the most symptoms tested positive first. She had been misdiagnosed as bipolar/ADHD and unnecessarily medicated for the last few years when all she needed was antibiotics. Then, my other daughters tested positive. Our family is physically, mentally, financially, and emotionally devastated by this disease. We must travel 8 hours each month to a Lyme Literate Medical Dr. in Tampa to get treatment. We must get a hotel, as the drive is too much for my husband to drive there and back in one day. The ride itself is too much for me and my daughters, and gas these days is staggering. My husband ran out of sick and vacation time long ago due to this very reason. We do have medical insurance. However, it has a very high deductible, a high out of pocket maximum and does not cover the visits we so desperately need to continue to see our Lyme Dr. We also have limited home health care nursing coverage which is just about exhausted for the year. It is imperative to have our nurse continue care as I am homebound. Pretty bad for a 36 year old, I know, but I have big plans, hopes and dreams for helping others. My other two daughters are awaiting treatment. My 15 year old daughter is responding wonderfully to IV antibiotics. I started on IV antibiotics in November when we started seeing the Dr. in Tampa. I was making great progress as well, but shortly before Christmas I received a contaminated batch of Heparin Blood thinner and contracted a blood infection called Serratia Marcescens. It sent me regressing backwards in months, if not years in my treatment. I finally restarted IV antibiotics again last Wednesday. My employer has been generous enough to set up a fund at Trustmark Bank in the Destin and Seagrove Beach areas of Florida. Our fund is called Anne Hildebrandt Family Medical Benefits Fund and donations can be made to any Trustmark Bank Branch.
We too are residents of the beautiful State of Florida and live in the Panhandle in between Destin and Pensacola. We love it here but are looking forward to hopefully getting our lives back someday. For now, we are in survival mode and our health is #1 and the dream home that we built 4 years ago is #2. We have no choice but to file for Bankruptcy this week. We were working towards the American Dream, putting our daughters through college, having a nest egg, etc. Now it's a matter of sticking together and trying to hang on to what we have left, so we can attempt to get back to that wonderful place in life once again, someday, somehow. Once we have beat this disease together as a family, we have big plans to start a local support group and an additional fund for those like us, that maybe have symptoms of Lyme Disease but have no idea what it is, how to get diagnosed, natural pain management, etc. We will help with advice on proper testing, finding home health nursing, and answering questions about symptoms and possible complications of the disease.
Best of luck to you and your new beautiful home! We would love for you to help us or at least help us get the word out!!!
Posted by Anne Hildebrandt – March 9, 2008 8:55 AM
I Feel that, what Cathey Sarris said on March 3, 2008 10:05 AM says EVERYTHING. Well written Cathey!
Posted by Lori – March 9, 2008 10:34 AM
I would like to ask the winner: "Are you going to cherish this beautiful home like we would, and are your kids going to enjoy the gorgeous Montessori school with the lobster across the street as much as my son Nikola would?"
Posted by Conch George – March 9, 2008 11:54 AM
How will winning the 2008 Dream Home in Florida change your life?
Posted by Karen – March 9, 2008 1:05 PM
can i move in?
Posted by ashley – March 9, 2008 1:11 PM
Is this really your dream house and location or did you enter just to see if you could win. I ask this question because this truly is my dream house.
Posted by Lori Kelley – March 9, 2008 1:58 PM
I wouldn't ask a thing I would Congratulate them and wish them Good Luck and be on my way.
Posted by Megan S – March 9, 2008 3:53 PM
My sister lived in the Keys most of her adult life. She taught school in Marathon. I never visited her so I haven't aclue where her little house was located. She had a bunch of animals at all times and was provised by the Vet. that she took her animals to that he would look after them after she passed. Her name: Eunice Stout. Is this property anywhere near where she lived?
Posted by Bonnie – March 9, 2008 5:11 PM
What is your favorite TV program?
Posted by LJ – March 9, 2008 7:09 PM
How many times did you enter. are you going to keep the house or sell. I'm really happy you won.
Posted by theresa thatcher – March 9, 2008 7:22 PM
Did they get the memo from HGTV, saying HGTV is sorry about the mix up, and that I actually won the Dream House Drawing instead of them?
So just quietly sign it over to me now please... :)
Posted by Ed S – March 9, 2008 7:34 PM
Will you still keep the house you currently live in or will this be your MAIN residence?
Posted by Dorothy – March 9, 2008 8:08 PM
Had you previously visited the Keys and wished you could life there?
Posted by Ben – March 9, 2008 8:09 PM
Did you thank GOD????
Posted by Joelle – March 9, 2008 8:59 PM
Do you enjoy fishing or scuba diving?
Posted by anitaks3 – March 9, 2008 9:42 PM
Would you like to house-swap for a week or two once a year? We own a home in beautiful East Orlando, just a 35 minute drive to either Disney or Cocoa Beach! No hard feelings if you pass, but the offer from this native Floridian stands.
A sincere congratulations to you on your win! Make sure to explore your new home and its surrounding areas. . .
1. Find tiny Key Deer grazing on Big Pine Key at dusk.
2. Buy a pair of freshly-made Kino sandals in Key West. Watch them made right there!
3. Visit the Key West Aloe Factory--you'll need some of their products after baking in the FL sun!
4. Sunsets at Mallory Square are truly grand.
5. Watch out for those six-toed cats slinking around Ernest Hemingway's home in Key West.
6. Have a fancy dinner at Little Palm Island, accessible only by boat or seaplane. There are no TVs or telephones in the suites. You could really get LOST!
7. Get used to key lime--it is in everything!
8. Check out treasure hunter Mel Fisher' Non-Profit Maritime Museum in Key West, and remember his wise words because you may need them . . .
"I think that perseverance has paid. That's one of the main things, just hang in there and do your thing and when people try to tear you down or get jealous, just let it go in one ear and out the other and keep on going."
9. Your saltwater fishing license will get lots of use--Please FISH like there is no tomorrow and enjoy your BIG CATCH! This will sadly be "the one that got away" for many, but there is always next year to dream again.
May the fish be with you. . .
Posted by Michelle – March 9, 2008 9:48 PM
Now that your a winner what is going to be your first dinner? What are your plans in terms of celebrating?
Posted by Matt B – March 9, 2008 11:04 PM
How are you going to afford home owners insurance or even be able to get it? Good luck
Posted by David Jandebeur – March 9, 2008 11:19 PM
Did you have plans to watch the winner on tv on the 17th because you thought "no way will they be knocking at my door"?
Posted by Cindy – March 10, 2008 4:52 AM
Why do people like Anne Hildebrante (above) think that the world owes them other peoples fortunes for their illnesses? It's terrible that anyone has to be sick, but it doesn't give them the right to take away the joy of a once in a lifetime prize. Maybe the winner has problems of their own that makes them deserving of the home prize.
Who ever wins, enjoy and don't listen to the people about their illnesses, charaties, or donations.
It's the luck of the draw.
Posted by Cindy – March 10, 2008 5:04 AM
Now that you've won the HGTV 2008 dream home, there will be many people, relatives and others, who will think your blessing is for their benefit. How do you plan to enjoy your blessing without being burdened by the requests of others?
Posted by Lessie – March 10, 2008 7:58 AM
Did you ever DREAM you'd live on the coast of somewhere beautiful? I HAVE!
Sally sells seashells
Seaside vacationer, hunts beaches wharfs,
Searching for seashells, accumulated, stored.
Cockles, conches, hermit crab shells,
Valuable possessions, nature’s décor.
Hunched backed Sally, Sanibel stoop,
Scavenging along, just looking for loot!
Posted by BABS – March 10, 2008 10:14 AM
I would be afraid to live in Florida because of vulnerability to hurricanes, aren't you?
Posted by Marilyn Marcussen – March 10, 2008 11:13 AM
How much are the taxes?
How much will it cost to put shutters and fence up the yard?
How much land is really yours?
Can you fence up the private beach surrounding the estates to keep the public out of your back yard?
How soon after you win can you sell or rent out the property?
How much would you sell or rent it for?
With today's market, is it better for you just to keep it rather than sell it?
Posted by Lellany – March 10, 2008 1:13 PM
I have read several of the blogs related to the Dream Home and it just amazes me how so many people think they "deserve" the house....the house isn't going to be given to the biggest sob story! It's a drawing people! Also, for those of you who keep saying that the winner BETTER give to others....it's not your decision to make! I almost would hate to be the winner after reading the ugly comments towards last year's winner.
Just so everyone knows...if I were to win (which I have no hopes of winning--haven't you read the odds!)....I would sell the home so that I could build my dream house (a very modest 4 bedroom in GA). I would give 10% to my church and I would give my current house to my neighbor's son so he could live right by his parents. I would pay off all my parent's bills and put the rest away to take care of my two sons.
The winner of this contest does NOT owe anyone an explanation of how they will use their winnings....why doesn't everyone just say "wow, you are so lucky...congrats!" to whoever wins and be done with it!
It just shows how selfish and narcissistic this society has become.
And guess what....I will wake up on the 17th (my birthday by the way) and be smiling just the same as I did when I woke up on the 16th, having not won the house and knowing whoever did was blessed and will enjoy it however they can!
Can I get an AMEN?
Posted by KathyW – March 10, 2008 1:20 PM
If you could trade for any other HGTV Dream Home, which one would you trade for?
Posted by Phillip – March 10, 2008 4:23 PM
Hey Lucky.. got your toothbrush packed?
Posted by Ann – March 10, 2008 4:49 PM
After winning this wonderful home, will you remain the kind of person your dog thinks you are?
Posted by Linda Diane – March 10, 2008 6:54 PM
finally! a sane rational comment. thank you, kathy w. well said!
Posted by Anonymous – March 10, 2008 7:55 PM
My question to the winner would be:
I would like to ask if your name is really Sarah Lynch, the same Sarah Lynch whose husband's name is Norman Lynch. And, are your kids Delaney and David planning to share a bedroom, or do they each get their own. Also do you plan to learn how to fish for the big game from your husband Norm? Also, what's the best mosquito repellant?
Posted by Sarah Lynch – March 10, 2008 8:15 PM
Do you plan on living in this wonderfull home year round or just a vacation home?
Posted by Rachel – March 10, 2008 9:07 PM
What room is going to be yours!
With the size of my family and being very close to my in-laws and parents. It may be time to get both Grandpa's a metal detector. As it would be a challenge to determine, who would be out on the beach first thing each morning in search of gold. Both my dad and father-in-law (Dan and Stan) have been talking about running away to Florida for years in search of their dreams of gold.
One of my favorite sayings is "The future belongs to those who believe in the beauty of their dreams " by Eleanor Roosevelt-- I'm happy for you and hope that each a everyday you can spend time enjoying your family and friends because life is too short. Have fun!
Posted by Lori Potoczek – March 10, 2008 9:37 PM
I would as hte new owner if I could become their best friend in the whole world, and did they know they were broned under a lucky star?????
Posted by ann – March 10, 2008 11:05 PM
I would ask:
Well, Maggie....how does it feel to be the winner of this beautiful home? When are your family and friends planning the big "Welcome Home" party. Your granddaughters will have such a good time celebrating their 10th birthday here! And you're going to look so fine driving that fabulous new vehicle. It sure beats that '85 Crown Vic you're driving now :-)
Posted by Maggie – March 10, 2008 11:26 PM
Would you like to get your Florida keys?
Posted by Ingrid – March 11, 2008 12:34 AM
Would you like to get your Florida keys?
Posted by Ingrid – March 11, 2008 12:38 AM
I know each year is different - I even remember one year where there were three 'winners' selected, and one had the right key to one of three doors. I would wonder though if when they say, see the winner announced live on March 16th if that's when they suprize the winner this year or if the winnerr will know beforehand....
Posted by amy – March 11, 2008 12:52 AM
I would ask the winner, how does it feel to be the HGTV DReam Home Winner. Did you receive a phone call saying you were a finalist. last but not least what do you plan on doing after this interview and what will you do tomorrow. after asking my questions, I would say congrats and enjoy it.
Posted by Donessia – March 11, 2008 2:26 AM
Congratulations! Has the shock of winning worn off?
Posted by Stephanie Fountain – March 11, 2008 5:05 AM
First of all I want to say I think it is awful the greed of some people these days. Contests like this are made to be fun. The excitement of anticipation. I believe everything happens for a reason and whoever wins this house will truely be blessed and they will do with it whatever is needed. Be it as a home or selling to pay off a home and bills, maybe put money away for children or time share. That would probably be my question. "What will they do now that they have won and what does it mean to them that they were the winners of thousands?" To whomever should win, even if not be me I would say congradulations and God Bless!
Posted by Deanna – March 11, 2008 11:21 AM
Some of you are really messed up in the head! This is a drawing (lottery) people not anything else. What's with all of the sob stories? What makes some of you think that you've got more problems than anyone else. Submit your entry and have fun dreaming about winning. If you do cool, enjoy if not, move on with your lives.
Posted by Greg – March 11, 2008 12:36 PM
If I were not the contest winner, I would want to ask the winner isn't God just awesome?
Posted by Raytonya – March 11, 2008 12:53 PM
What is your favorite feature of this dream home? (I bet its the view from the master bedroom)
Posted by Leslie – March 11, 2008 1:16 PM
How many times did you enter... and are you an HGTV junkie?
Posted by Charlene – March 11, 2008 1:58 PM
i hate to break it to you, raytonya (and several other people on this blog)...but, god has nothing to do with this contest. it's a random drawing. i think it's horrible that people are bringing religion in to this. it's a darn sweepstakes...i wonder if the majority of folks on this blog "found god" after they submitted their entries for the dream home...so sad.
Posted by Anonymous – March 11, 2008 2:42 PM
Congradulation, if you Won, that beautiful home, and so many on here have so much greed and are thinking of there self. is that Christian like, NO it's not before you start telling everyone what you would do with the new home are you not forgetting something ? 1. take time out to say Thank You Jack Thomasson for making such a beautiful home . and 2 for HGTV for making it all happen , lets not all forget them , behind all of this , if I don't win it's no big deal, I just had fun, coming on line and playing again it would never change my life, I have been blessed in other ways.
Posted by donna – March 11, 2008 4:23 PM
Congratulations to this dream come true. With everything HGTV can do for you, was this something you even imagined. You must be thanking God and HGTV for this awesome dream.
Posted by Rebecca Stauffer – March 11, 2008 5:59 PM
How can you 'pay it forward'?
Posted by Mary – March 11, 2008 8:54 PM
congradulation you have won what you constantly thought about, I'm sure you had already seen yourself living your dream house, you saw it in your mind and felt it in your heart you would win, it pays to dream big!.
Posted by ramona cosme troche – March 11, 2008 9:03 PM
How does it feel to win the Grand Prize that IIIIIII was supposed to win???..lol
Posted by sean – March 11, 2008 9:08 PM
It's beyond my wildest dreams!
It only happens...once in a lifetime!
Very Happy for the chosen One!
Posted by Marylynn Burton – March 11, 2008 9:22 PM
Congratulations this is your brand new dream house how does it feel to have this lovely house
Posted by minah – March 11, 2008 9:26 PM
How whould this change your life?Would you sell this home?When you entered the Hgtv Dream Home 2008 what were you thinking?
Posted by Kaylin – March 11, 2008 10:10 PM
People, please! Let's just stay positive. Yes, it is a contest. Yes, it would be a dream come true for a lucky family. We would ALL love to be the one surprised next weekend by HGTV, but the recent bickering is taking the fun out of this blog. Let's just be happy for the soon-to-be winner. At least we all agree on something . . .the winner will most definitely be thanking SOMEBODY at the top of his/her lungs! Smile--it could still be YOU. :-)
Posted by Getting a Bloggin Headache – March 11, 2008 11:29 PM
I would ask the winner in a year from now...So, did ya finally get that swamp cooler? HOWEVER, if I won, I would give the house to my dad who wants to call it quits and retire and fish and hire some cabana girls to serve him his scotch and water and toast a cheer to the past hopefuls in their boats gazing on....
Posted by mmmbachlava – March 11, 2008 11:30 PM
I would say ,"HOW LUCKY YOU ARE" and to enjoy!! I am from northern Michigan and the Florida Keys is a dream come true for anyone!! I would not ask if they were followed or if there were strange cars sitting outside their house or if they received strange phone calls...just a cheerful congratulations and to enjoy the prize and just be happy and take it all in!!!
Posted by Kelly – March 12, 2008 12:24 AM
I hope who ever wins enjoys the home. It truly is beautiful and you can't beat the location or the Yukon!!
The whole thing truly is a DREAM.
GOOD LUCK TO ME AND ALL
Posted by kim – March 12, 2008 1:05 AM
my question would be : So How long will you take off work? if it were me I think about a month, or so and vacation in the keys while I am waiting for the sale.
Posted by Jen M – March 12, 2008 2:23 AM
Which room will you horizontal hustle in first?
Do you think you can do it in every room on the first night? These are the important questions.
Also, will you sell it like every other winner has?
Are you upset that there is no more affordable housing down here in the Keys due to overdevelopment of luxury housing?
Do you like all of the service industry and people handling your food coming in from a poor neighborhood 50 miles away each day because rent is so high?
Can you speak spanish?
Posted by garygoop – March 12, 2008 2:24 AM
Did you always want to live in a warm climate? And are you going to sell it right away or live in it? Very truly yours Caryn Feurt from Mchenry,Il p.s. Good Luck Everyone......
Posted by Caryn Feurt – March 12, 2008 10:19 AM
I already submitted a comment but I forget to ask what is your favorite HGTV show?
Posted by Caryn Feurt – March 12, 2008 10:24 AM
Will you move in or sell!!!!!!
Posted by DONNA – March 12, 2008 12:23 PM
c, I hope it's me. J
Posted by j – March 12, 2008 12:45 PM
Were you completely taken by surprise? Did anything seem "fishy" just before the ambush (local family members, neighbors acting funny?)?
Posted by Roger – March 12, 2008 2:00 PM
What was your biggest worry right before you found out that you were the winner?
Posted by Michelle – March 12, 2008 2:38 PM
Congratulations to the winner of this beautiful house in beautiful Islamorada. God Bless.
Posted by JOYCE SHIELDS – March 12, 2008 2:40 PM
High card wins House!
Left or right?
Posted by Bo – March 12, 2008 3:18 PM
SEE, DREAMS DO COME TRUE. IT ONLY TAKES A WISH & A VOTE, THEN ALL THIS MAGIC HAPPENS. WISHING YOU AN AMAZING NEW LIFE IN YOUR NEW HOME OF MY DREAMS, ENJOY EVERY MOMENT IN THIS WONDERFUL TROPICAL RETREAT. I CAN ONLY HOPE,WISH, PRAY & VOTE TOO, THEN IN A BLINK OF AN EYE MAYBE MY WISH WILL COME TRUE TOO.
Posted by Kristy W. – March 12, 2008 3:21 PM
Did you do anything special when you entered the sweepstakes? If so, what?
Posted by Kochelle – March 12, 2008 3:36 PM
I would wish the winner a long and healthy life and tell them to enjoy every single minute in their new home, life is too short, so enjoy!!
Posted by Anne – March 12, 2008 3:46 PM
I visted the Key's last year for a few hours. Took a bus around the city for one hour and had to leave. Seen the futherest point. I would love to be able to get off that bus and stay for my retirement years. It has been a dream of mine to live in Florida ever since I was a kid. I can only hope for once that dreams really do come true... Thanks hgtv for all that you do and if I am not the lucky one this time,:) congradulations to the luck person and if you have any property in florida you do not want after you get that wonderful house let me know.....Good luck to everyone that registered......
Posted by DEBBIE NEWBERN – March 12, 2008 3:48 PM
Congratulations! It looks like I'm not the winner again. I just hope it goes to someone who really needs a break financially. If you'd like to keep it and have to pay the taxes, would you consider opening a B & B? It's hard work, but also rewarding. The best to you, Sharon
Posted by Sharon – March 12, 2008 4:07 PM
congradulations, may you be blessed to truly be able to totally enjoy your new home...ignore the greedy talkers,
some peole would whine if they won, something wasn't quite right.
Joy Lipski in Nevada
Posted by Joy – March 12, 2008 4:11 PM
God is in everything and I think it is cool that He is talked about...even in this contest.
Posted by Cheryl – March 12, 2008 4:21 PM
Judy, hare you going to enjoy living in your HGTV dream Home?
Posted by Judy – March 12, 2008 4:37 PM
How will you share this great house with your friends and family?
Posted by Jason – March 12, 2008 4:41 PM
Congradulations to the winning contestant! How wonderful it must be to win a gift as the HGTV Dream Home.
What will be the first thing you do when you get the keys to your new house?
Posted by Cheryl Crosby – March 12, 2008 4:43 PM
Need a nanny? Or a butlerette, how about a garden girl?
Congradulations and much happiness in your new home!
Posted by Linda – March 12, 2008 4:56 PM
I would say "CONGRATULATIONS, WAY TO GO"!!!
Posted by Lisa Wyrick – March 12, 2008 4:57 PM
my dream would be to sale that home and divide the money to give my children and family enough money, to built a small dream home each........
Posted by noelia – March 12, 2008 5:35 PM
so now do you think that all dreams are attainable, and not just a dream?
Posted by detria johnson – March 12, 2008 5:54 PM
Please tell us how much all the "taxes/fees/ins" are... What's the total? We wanted to enter, but knew we had no way to pay for all that unless we put a for sale sign in front of it.. It's beautiful, but expensive! And it sure would be fun to live in it - even for awhile.....
We wish you lots of luck!
Posted by Bobbe – March 12, 2008 5:57 PM
Congratulations to you, your family & friends. Best wishes.
Posted by Cathy – March 12, 2008 6:00 PM
What would you think your first week in the house will be like? Probably wonderful!
Posted by Dee – March 12, 2008 6:11 PM
Dear Winner. You are so lucky. When I go to Camp Trumbo in Key West every February may I stop by just to see how the place is doing? Enjoy that little piece of paradise.
Posted by Rose Jobin – March 12, 2008 6:28 PM
Timmy (my husband) now that a amazing gift has been given to us doesn't it show you that good things happen to good people and when can we tell the make a wish foundation that we can host families who want to come to the keys.
Posted by Ruthie – March 12, 2008 6:43 PM
Is it all that you imagined? And that you have seen it all would you change anything?
Posted by Bonnie – March 12, 2008 6:48 PM
Can I please come and visit you, I have never been to the Keys. I am a good guest, house broken, don't eat much, not noisy, and very respectful...............Pleaseeeeeeeeeeee
Posted by Patricia Milby – March 12, 2008 6:56 PM
I WOULD ASK IF I CAN COME AND VISIT. I WISH THEM ALL THE BEST IN THEIR NEW PARADISE HOME. GOD BLESS
Posted by jazzy – March 12, 2008 7:40 PM
Phone me when my room is ready.
Posted by Judy – March 12, 2008 7:40 PM
How will winning this "Dream House" change you and your families life. What advise, tips or suggestions if any do you have for our views.
Posted by Sandra Allen – March 12, 2008 7:48 PM
Posted by whall – March 12, 2008 8:07 PM
Do you have a history of winning contests, sweepstakes and the like? If so, what is the secret to winning? I've never won a thing in all my life! AND I've TRIED.
Posted by Joel – March 12, 2008 8:14 PM
I toured the house a few weeks ago while in the Keys.
First, Congratulations. Second, I really had a strong feeling it would be mine and if you're reading this, I'm not psychic.
Question: With the house being so beautifully decorated and perfect in every way, will you be able to live there without the fear of messing something up?
I couldn't let my husband live anywhere but in the dog house and he would have to wear the touring booties all the time!
Posted by Judy – March 12, 2008 8:18 PM
Now that you won this fabulous house in the Keys, can I have the car?
Posted by Judy – March 12, 2008 8:25 PM
This home should make you very excited and what a view of one of the worlds best places to see nature at it's best! I would hope you can be able to live, and stay there and not have to sale the home.
Best wishes for your new home and your life there.
Posted by ronald ragan – March 12, 2008 8:28 PM
Dreams really do come true. I hope this dream home will be every part of your dream come true.
Posted by Jo Ann Brainard – March 12, 2008 8:59 PM
Quick & easy. Congradulations & contact me if you are interested in selling! Maria
Posted by Maria – March 12, 2008 9:04 PM
Can I visit with you and your family for one week free of charge?
Posted by Milagros Jones – March 12, 2008 9:34 PM
Wanna start a DREAM HOME winners club? We can swap off weeks after I win next year....Congratulations and stay tuned!
Posted by Ariel Neptune – March 12, 2008 9:38 PM
What is the first thing you will give up now that you have won your home and will you be living in the home full-time?
Posted by Pamela Beaver – March 12, 2008 9:39 PM
First I'ld have to say "WOW! How amazing is this? Did you kiss the sponsors yet? From the time you learned of winning, how long did it take you by planes,trains,automobiles to actually step inside your new paradise home? And how many friends and family came with you?
Posted by Carol Logsdon-Brenner – March 12, 2008 9:44 PM
Did you ever really think that you'd be a winner of an HGTV home? What are the odds?
Posted by Torri – March 12, 2008 10:23 PM
Now that you have been blessed with such a great gift do you plan on helping those less fortunate?
Posted by Kim – March 12, 2008 10:27 PM
I am so happy for you and hope you have many wonderfull memories here, but how are you hold up? Do you have butterflies in your tummy?
Posted by Brook Burnell – March 12, 2008 10:31 PM
I would say. WOW! Lucky You, You Won.
Posted by Sandy Z – March 12, 2008 10:33 PM
Have you thanked God for your Good Luck? I know you have. I would be tickled just to win the Envoy since my 1993 Mazda MPV is on it's last leg. Congratulations!
Posted by Tina Catoe – March 12, 2008 10:44 PM
I have no question to ask - whatever is asked e is fine with me.... My tears flow so freely when I watch HGTV give that home away that I can't even talk. I guess my question would be "do you have any tissue"
Posted by Jackie Hyland – March 12, 2008 10:59 PM
1.Can I be your Butler?
2.When's the party?
3.Do you know when hurricane season is?
Posted by Ron – March 12, 2008 11:17 PM
I really wanted to win the house by the Lake a few years ago because I wanted to see my Dad sitting on the front porch and having virtual and 'reel' fishing moments. He died, though and I still wish I could have given him that.
My question would be "Who do you look most forward to sharing this home with outside your immediate household? Parents, church families, cousins, aunts???????????????
Posted by Deborah Wheeler Morales – March 12, 2008 11:22 PM
I hope the question i'm gone ask is gone be for me .How do you feel to be a winner?
Posted by rodica – March 12, 2008 11:56 PM
I hope the question i'm gone ask it's for me. How do you feel to be the wineer?
Posted by rodica – March 13, 2008 12:07 AM
If you dont have a dog, will you get some lucky pooch to ejoy that sweet dog house?
Posted by Faye – March 13, 2008 12:14 AM
Are you ready for Florida? Will you keep the old house?
Posted by Mara – March 13, 2008 12:14 AM
About all of the questions have been asked; I'd just say, "God Bless You. Enjoy!"
Posted by Joyce Thomas – March 13, 2008 12:24 AM
How can you stand to live in this humidity, and with all those love bugs?
Posted by Lee Hubbard – March 13, 2008 12:55 AM
I would ask who they knew, I always knew after the NY LOTTO two years in a row was the same 9ii
# winning. very suspicious, like all so called giveaways. but i love to watch anyway
Posted by able Tuno – March 13, 2008 1:25 AM
I would ask who they knew, I always knew after the NY LOTTO two years in a row was the same 9ii
# winning. very suspicious, like all so called giveaways. but i love to watch anyway
Posted by able Tuno – March 13, 2008 1:25 AM
I would ask who they knew, I always knew after the NY LOTTO two years in a row was the same 9ii
# winning. very suspicious, like all so called giveaways. but i love to watch anyway
Posted by able Tuno – March 13, 2008 1:25 AM
How are you going to pay the taxes??????
Posted by steven koginos – March 13, 2008 1:32 AM
I would ask the winner: Do you need bodyguards? We're trained in protecting individuals (like yourself) from lyme diseased people, people who want to throw church-related subjects to sweepstake winners (c'mon people...this is materialistic...), people who put you down for winning the luck of the draw, people who put you down for making a decision on what you do with your winning...we set really good booby-traps!!!
Posted by mmmbachlava – March 13, 2008 2:04 AM
Good luck with your dream home in the keys! Just think, come hurricane season, there's only one way out, so when the next big one comes, batten down the hatchet and grab your jimmy buffet cd, your margarita blender and a shaker of salt and ride out the wave! You can keep your florida home! No home is hurricane-proof...remember hurricane Andrew....
Posted by dan – March 13, 2008 2:08 AM
Did you check to see what insurance,tax,electric would run you on this type of property in Florida?
Posted by S.King – March 13, 2008 6:07 AM
"First, congratulations!! Have you ever won anything before?"
Posted by Mary Jenison – March 13, 2008 6:21 AM
How are you going to pay for those taxes if you win
Posted by Kaylea – March 13, 2008 6:50 AM
I would ask if they beleived in God? Then I would tell them to thank him every day and enjoy their new paradise.
Posted by Anonymous – March 13, 2008 7:57 AM
Winning something so grand makes you reflect on life. So what life changes will you make?
Posted by Laura – March 13, 2008 8:58 AM
Well how do you feel first? Are you going to spend the very first night in your new dream home and do you intend to move there or just use for second home and vaccation home.
Posted by Kathy – March 13, 2008 9:02 AM
Such a beautiful home you've won and what thought went into the furnishings and the appliances. Maybe we should take donations to pay the cost of winning It must be 1/3 value or less like $500,000. Then after that's taken care of, will you rent a room to pay the yearly taxes? I hope something can be devised. Maybe we can have a raffle for one or two weeks vacation to pay the taxes. Enjoy this lovely home. The Keys are a beautiful place and right on the water!
Posted by Dick and Joyce – March 13, 2008 9:13 AM
Aside from emjoying this beautiful dream home, what else are you looking forward to experiencing in the Florida Keys? Best Wishes and Many Happy Returns!
Posted by EKS – March 13, 2008 9:18 AM
I grew up in the Keys, but had to move away about six years ago. Would you like for me to come show it to you like a local? There are some really wonderful,"hidden" places you need to know about!
Posted by Debbie Kosec – March 13, 2008 9:20 AM
The 16 is coming , and I have butterflies in my tummy. I was wondering if Kim Myles of Hgtv did the decorating of the 2008 home . man I would love to say to her , she does good work. the home is beautiful. she truly has a gift. and all of you that worked on it did good, and again I would turn to the winner and say "Congradulations I hope you and you're family enjoys it for many years to come,
Posted by donna – March 13, 2008 9:36 AM
Congratulations to the winner!
Would you consider donating a week free to my church auction "It's Five O'Clock Somewhere"..
St. Anne's Catholic in Richmond Hill, Georgia.
It's an absolutely beautiful home!
Posted by Diane Strickland – March 13, 2008 9:50 AM
I wish win this house, because is very important for me and my family. This is my dream, my husband is in Iraq right now,and come back in november, imagine is a great sorprise for him and the best gift for the lifetime.
Posted by Maritza Rrodriguez – March 13, 2008 9:56 AM
Can we house sit when you go on Vacation?
Posted by Amy Cleveland – March 13, 2008 10:01 AM
God has poured out His blessings on you.... Pass it on. Congrats!!
Posted by Vicky – March 13, 2008 10:04 AM
Congratulations!!! This would be a dream of a lifetime for me. Are you going to change? Will you be generous to a cause that you believe in? I hope that you will.
Posted by Ann M. Lattuca – March 13, 2008 10:16 AM
I would ask..."Are you going to submit entries for the next HGTV Dreamhouse?"
Posted by Brandi E – March 13, 2008 10:20 AM
My husband (a C.P.A.) wants to know how you will pay the taxes!
Posted by s. hol – March 13, 2008 10:40 AM
I have read over some of the posting and i must say it scares me to know that there people out there that would be so selfish people. How was you living before this sweepstakes and if your not the winner life goes on....who cares what they do with there not your home
Good-luck to whom ever the winner maybe have fun for me and all the others whom did not win.
If i could ask the winner a question it would be
Now that you have won do you think dreams really do come true?
and where would you be taking your next vaction?
Posted by Tina L. – March 13, 2008 10:46 AM
Used to live in the Keys, Marathon and Key West, so I know what it's like living in the Keys. I would ask, "Do you know, you live in paradise now?"
Posted by Teri – March 13, 2008 11:16 AM
Congrats, Lets go Fishing. Do you know how to fish?
Posted by Daniel – March 13, 2008 11:32 AM
I hope I'm writing this to me. But if not ... CONGRATULATIONS! A MILLION TIMES OVER. BE BLESSED IN YOUR NEW HOME.
Posted by Melodie – March 13, 2008 11:50 AM
to whome concern i really hope that it is me that wins the home give away. but if it is not i hope the best of luck with everything for whoever does. i would ask them how many times did you enter for this contest.
Posted by deborah – March 13, 2008 12:04 PM
It just goes to show you, God works in mysterious ways. Congradulations! May God Bless you in your new home. Deborah Dixon Mason,Ohio
Posted by Deborah R. Dixon – March 13, 2008 12:30 PM
I would ask!
If you had the good fortune of building your dream home anywhere,would it had been in this very spot,(PARADISE),Florida Keys.HGTV will really have to do something spectaclar to top this one and I can't wait to see it.Congradulations and the best of life in Paradise.
Posted by Lynda Jenkins – March 13, 2008 1:26 PM
If I'm not already the winner, the next time I'm in the Florida Keys, may I tour your home?
Posted by Diane Ruffin – March 13, 2008 1:30 PM
Does anyone else have entry withdrawal? I miss entering and dreaming everyday. Kinda strange. I do wish the new owner all the best in their wonderful paradise. What a true dream come true. I will be watching Sunday!
Posted by Michele – March 13, 2008 3:02 PM
I come from a very religious backgrund and I would like to know if you believe in God and are you going to give God 10% of your winnings???
Posted by charlotte L. Patterson – March 13, 2008 3:14 PM
I WANTED TO WISH WHO WAS THE LUCKY WINNER FOR HGTV.HOME CONGRATS TO HER OR HIM I AM HAPPY FOR FOR THE WINNER I KNOW TO MANY PEOPLE ENTER TOO.I ENTER TOO MY HOUSE NEED ALOT OF RENOVATION AND MY HUSBAND DIED OVER 5 YRS AGO WITH BRAIN ANUREZYM..HE WAS ONLY 40 YRS OLD WITH NO LIFE INSURANCE.SO I THOUGHT I WILL ENTER THIS SWEEPSTAKES BECAUSE MY HOUSE NEED A RENOVATION.BUT I AM HAPPY TO THE WINNER. I ENTER TOO THE LOGG CABIN LAST TIME. I WILL KEEP TRYING AGAIN FOR NEXT SWEEPSTAKES..
Posted by daisy – March 13, 2008 3:16 PM
You have received a gift that for the most part all of us would say we don't deserve...do you feel thankful and blessed?
Posted by Ann – March 13, 2008 3:31 PM
Howmany times did you enter the contest?
Posted by bonnie wilson – March 13, 2008 3:42 PM
Do you promise to enjoy your new lifestyle and make it a point of not sweating the small stuff? Are you ready to embrace each moment and recognize how truly blessed you are, sharing your blessings with those around you? Please say yes!!!!!!!! ENJOY!
Posted by Elizabeth – March 13, 2008 3:53 PM
It's all in your hands right now. You won it! But you still have the right of your own opinion. So... What is wrong with this house in your opinion?
Posted by ElianeD – March 13, 2008 4:25 PM
I would ask:
How are you going to be able to pay the taxes and actually keep the home?
Posted by Cecelia – March 13, 2008 4:25 PM
Will you thank God for this wonderful blessing!
Posted by Debra Gay – March 13, 2008 4:42 PM
Did you ever dream of a home of your own even if it was a small home, but yours like I have dreamed for many years?
Posted by Maria Avalos – March 13, 2008 4:42 PM
Congratulations!!! Do you plan to use it as a
B@B? That's what I'd do.
Posted by Tammy – March 13, 2008 4:45 PM
I would ask myself how I could use this amazing blessing from the Lord to benefit others.
Posted by Sharon Beatty – March 13, 2008 5:01 PM
I will soon celebrate my 80th birthday...have never won anything....but thats ok. I am happy for the winner.....BUT do you need a live in baby sitter!?? Ha! I will continue to enter this wonderful give away...
Posted by marcey sinclair – March 13, 2008 5:06 PM
I wish and hope and pray that my son wins this dream of a life time. Yes, I would love to win, but beleive me he should have it before me. He has been through some tough times but has always made sure he has been there for me. I would have lost my house if it hadn't been for him, this is way I much rather see him win this dream home. Iike I said I wish,hope and pray he wins.
Posted by Jerry Menard – March 13, 2008 5:07 PM
Do you belief that this prize was a gift from God? The Bible says:
But seek first His kingdom and His righteousness, and all these things will be given to you as well." (Matthew 6:33) My advice to you is to live your best life, make time for the key relationships in your life--whether that is your spouse, your children, or your parents. People are God's most precious creation; so set aside quality time for the special people the Lord has in your life. Surround yourself with the right people and you can fulfill the dreams God gives you. Put yourself in relationships with people who are not only like-minded, but are also seeking to honor God in their own lives.
Reach out to those around you this holiday season and share His love and forgiveness with them. You are blessed to be a blessing to others!
God wants you to have a victorious and blessed life. Sometimes people think that an abundant life full of joy and blessings is waiting in heaven, but the fact is God wants you to have it right now! God wants you to be wise and blessed, and you don't have to wait until eternity to have a bright future! When you pursue God's wisdom you will find that God's promises are as bright as the sunrise. His promised blessings of happiness, fulfillment, favor and wisdom come when we receive them. If you want to have a bright future full of hope and faith, start walking on the path of wisdom today.
I have faith that God has a plan for my family.
I am going thru a divorce. I do not know what is God's plan for me at this time. But, I will keep waiting for my turn. Maybe one day I will have a house for my kids.
May God bless you and your family.
Posted by Marie V. Bayas – March 13, 2008 5:22 PM
Congratulations! Please count your blessings on this wonderful gift. There are so many people entering to win one of the HGTV Dream Homes (including myself) every year, be sure to be thankful and generous with this wonderful gift.
Now my question: What is the first thing you will do when you go to the house?
Posted by Karen McDonner – March 13, 2008 5:38 PM
What are your plans since you've won the HGTV Dream Home...are you planning on going to Disney Land???
Posted by Terry – March 13, 2008 5:40 PM
You are lucky or what?
Posted by Raquel – March 13, 2008 5:40 PM
You are lucky or what?
Posted by Raquel – March 13, 2008 5:42 PM
I am sure you are a good person to have won this great prize, and you are receiving your just rewards. Congratulations!
Posted by Patricia – March 13, 2008 5:45 PM
I would say: Congratulations...Dreams Do Come
True if we BELIEVE! You must have placed your
wish in God's hands and He felt like this
beautiful home should be all your's. Just please
remember to thank Him and then count your
blessings....as was written by Helen S. Rice...
"Each day there are showers of blessings sent
from the Father above, for God is a great
lavish giver and there is no end to His love."
Remember those words, because God was good to you
he is a great provider, and just know that He
still has plans for you with His great love...
Just rely on Him and Pray to Him and you just don't know what all is in store for you...this
house is the first now what will be next for YOU?
Enjoy this home and know that you are so lucky
to have it...it is in a wonderful place where
the gentle rain sometimes comes, and where there
is plenty of sunshine to enjoy and a beach where
you can go and just be "free" from it all!
Just appreciate the beauty of it all and then
you will recognize that God is a wonderful
God who has given us so much to look at and
enjoy...May God always continue to bless you...
and the very best in that new home of yours...
IT IS SOMETHING TO BE PROUD OF AND TO KNOW
THAT IT IS TRULY YOURS.....
Posted by Angel – March 13, 2008 5:49 PM
I am sure you are a good person to have won this great prize, and you are receiving your just rewards. Congratulations!
Posted by Patricia – March 13, 2008 5:51 PM
Did you enter to win and enjoy this beautiful gift, or did you see it as an opportunity to make some free money with the sale of the 2008 HGTV Dream Home?
Posted by Ann Rogers – March 13, 2008 5:56 PM
Do you believe in dreams? Always dream of something good ,it will always be fulfilled.
Your wish is my command.
Posted by ayaz ahamed – March 13, 2008 5:59 PM
I am so happy for you. This is an amazing gift.
Posted by Mahssa – March 13, 2008 6:20 PM
I, too, wonder how you OR anyone can pay up to $700,000 in prize tax as the winner!!!!
Posted by nancy – March 13, 2008 6:34 PM
Beside this one, which was your favorite Dream Home?
Posted by kris anderson – March 13, 2008 6:37 PM
what will you do now? move in as a perment home or just use it for vacations?
Posted by janice – March 13, 2008 6:50 PM
Are you really going to move ??? OR, Is a FOR SALE sign up in the front yard right now??
Posted by Kim – March 13, 2008 7:08 PM
At this particular point in your life, with everything you had planned for where you wanted to be and what you wanted to do with the rest of your life -- how does winning this home fit in with your plans or does it completely change your destiny?
Posted by Kathleen – March 13, 2008 7:37 PM
Did you ask God for a miracle, believe that he would bless you, pack your bags and wait by the door because you believed that it was already done? Whenever you found out that you were a winner, what did you do once you picked yourself up off of the floor, thank God, or jump around screaming???? If you didn't believe in miracles, do you now?
Bless you and your family, and congratulations.
Posted by Donna – March 13, 2008 7:37 PM
Amazing and Congratulations. Will you make this sensatonal,bay,easy-living home your permanent home on a year round basis? Will you welcome all family and friends to the breath-taking beauty of the Florida Keys?
Posted by Linda Loomis – March 13, 2008 7:47 PM
I would ask, how does it feel, moving from Michigan a very cold and icy state, to the beautiful state of Florida ???? Will you miss the cold ?
Posted by Valerie Neely-Walker – March 13, 2008 8:12 PM
HAVE YOU FIGURED OUT HOW YOU ARE GOING TO GET INSURANCE COVERAGE HERE IN FLORIDA? SITTING ON THE BAY IS A BIG DEAL I WOULD THINK.
Posted by RAI D – March 13, 2008 9:23 PM
Well how awesome, key west is the most beutiful place that a ever had a vacation, our life will be for change for ever enjoy and congratulations.
Posted by Susan Hopkins – March 13, 2008 9:36 PM
congratulations -i am jealous and do you need a housekeeper ,nanny,cook,sand raker ,bartender ,driver,all around i can do whatever person -if so e-mail me i am there -and most of all best wishes and good blessings
Posted by ROZLYN LANCE – March 13, 2008 9:36 PM
Do you feel one step closer to heaven on earth?
Posted by Jackie – March 13, 2008 9:54 PM
I would say, wow first! and Wow second and Praise God! and then if I am not the winner I would say Since you won the dream house, How would you like to bless a family in Buellton california with the car that you are going to get? We are commuting every day to work and spending over 700.dollars in gas to get to work. We really are in need! We are a family of 5 with 2 vehicles that are ready to fall apart, both are 89, and 95 suv's and then I would say Thank you God for answering my prayers! God Bless! Lenita.
Posted by Lenita – March 13, 2008 10:14 PM
For many people, DH08 was a daily wish for them. What was your daily wish for the last year?
Posted by Trinnimar – March 13, 2008 10:14 PM
Our family always seems to have the worst of luck and I think its about time for a change =) God Bless and Good luck to everyone!!!
Posted by Marlen – March 13, 2008 10:21 PM
The question I would ask first would be, "Now that the waiting is over...did you EVER think that it would be you, as the winner"?
Then I'd say "CONGRATULATIONS", AND I HOPE YOU'LL BE VERY, VERY HAPPY THERE! ENJOY ;-)
Posted by Micheline – March 13, 2008 10:29 PM
Felicidades. It is a home in paradise, enjoy it.
Posted by Rosa Rosado – March 13, 2008 11:04 PM
How long did it take to sink in that you won the HGTV Dream House 2008? Or do you still think it is just a dream?
Posted by Miss Judi P – March 13, 2008 11:09 PM
My will ark: do you know how mush i wish i was you right now. Good luck to the winner.
Posted by Nigel Bourne – March 13, 2008 11:33 PM
Just how many HGTV Dream Home Contest have you entered, before entering the 2008 Dream Home contest?.
Posted by Alice – March 13, 2008 11:41 PM
I am hoping to be the winner, so I would ask myself, "How soon do we leave? "
Posted by Rose – March 13, 2008 11:41 PM
Living in Florida and all the uncertainties that have come about such as insurance companies not insuring those living on the waterfront, coastline, or by the sea. If the house is worth so much and it is free, well let me rephrase. How are you going to pay the insurance that is if anyone will insure the hone?
Posted by Alina Bowen – March 13, 2008 11:57 PM
Three questions: Did you ever actually DREAM that you would be the next HGTV Dream Home Give-away winner? This is a HUGE prize, Mr./Ms. Winner...will you dream even bigger in the future? Why did you want to win THIS house?
Posted by Janine – March 13, 2008 11:57 PM
I would ask the winner...when can I move in? and how lucky are you!!
Posted by Lana – March 14, 2008 12:12 AM
How does it feel to have a piece of heaven in the Florida Keys?
Posted by Susan Bono – March 14, 2008 12:32 AM
I WOULD CONGRATULATE THEM AND WISH THEM HAPPINESS IN THEIR SUCCESS NCE AND LUCK. I WOULD REALLY WANT TO FEEL WHAT IT FEELS LIKE TO HAVE A HOUSE SINCE I'VE NEVER HAD ONE OF MY OWN. I'VE ALWAYS LIVED IN A SMALL APARTMENT WISHING FOR A DAY WHEN I COULD OWN A HOUSE, EVEN IF IT WAS A SMALL ONE. ONE AN ONLY DREAM...! THANK YOU HGTV FOR GIVING US POOR PEOPLE THE OPPORTUNITY AND THE HOPE FOR MAKING OUR DREAMS COME TRUE, REALLY!! :)
FERNANDO, FROM WORCESTER, MA.
Posted by FERNANDO – March 14, 2008 12:33 AM
Congratulations, and what advice would give all of us viewers that have tried for years to be a fortunate winner like yourself?
Posted by Natalie Hulse – March 14, 2008 12:38 AM
is this your very first home?
Posted by Leila – March 14, 2008 2:37 AM
Will you live in this house, sell it or have it short time rental or vacation house or corporation rental ,bed and breakfast?
Posted by Melba Schwinghamer – March 14, 2008 5:26 AM
Did you participate in the Blogging??
Posted by Katie R in FLA – March 14, 2008 7:19 AM
WILL YOU MOVE IN OR SELL IT? I WOULD WANT TO LIVE THERE? WHAT ABOUT THE WEATHER COULD U HANDLE LEAVEING THE AREA WHEN THERE ARE STORMS!
Posted by LINDA – March 14, 2008 7:43 AM
I say congrats to the lucky winner. I always enter the contests but have not won yet, but maybe someday. I read all of these comments for you, but I would like to say, in such bad times of people losing jobs and homes in Florida that you realize how fortunate you are that you will have a beautiful home or vacation home to live in. Enjoy your home and I hope everyone is as happy for you as I am and I'm so glad God has blessed you with this awesome gift and that you will give him the praise. God Bless you. Go with his grace and love.
Posted by susan – March 14, 2008 8:25 AM
BLESS YOU AND ONE DAY I WILL BE A WINNER TOO.HOW DOES IT FEEL ,WHAT YOUR PLAN,ARE GOING TO MOVE TO THE KEY WEST. CAN I SEE IT.
Posted by BRENDA BARBER – March 14, 2008 8:52 AM
Did you attract this using the Laws of Attraction?
Posted by Mark – March 14, 2008 9:34 AM
Lord jesus is to thank for all of our opportunities in life. Thank you to HGTV for being such marvelous people, to allow people the chance to win a georgeous home like this. May your life prosper from this moment on.
Posted by Maria – March 14, 2008 10:51 AM
tHinkER wants to know what are the most important things in life?????
To me, its my FAMILY, GOOD HEATH, LOVE,
HAPPINESS, SUNSHINE NO MATTER WHERE YOU ARE IN LIFE. Let's not forget gratiUide. It always starts with U. Smile:)
Posted by tHinkER – March 14, 2008 11:07 AM
Who are you, what do you do? Tell us about yourself.
Posted by Emma – March 14, 2008 11:16 AM
According to the Tax Code, you will have to claim over $2 million on your Personal Income Tax. How are you going to pay your income tax?
Posted by Drew Miller – March 14, 2008 11:23 AM
I am going to be optomistic and hope that I will be ANSWERING all of these questions!!!
Posted by Marion – March 14, 2008 11:41 AM
How does it feel to be the winner of the HGTV Home Giveaway?
Posted by Lauren Muckenfuss – March 14, 2008 11:45 AM
I don't think the Winner has been contacted yet-so my hopes are still high. My question would be "Were you truly surprised today when we drove up your driveway and knocked on your front door-- or had you given up that HGTV had already contacted a winner?" GOOD LUCK TO EVERYONE AND PLEASE PEOPLE--THIS IS A SWEEPSTAKES- LUCK IS THE KEY WORD! KEEP THAT IN MIND WHEN YOU GET ON YOUR SALT BOXES!
Posted by Sheila in VA – March 14, 2008 11:53 AM
I've been to the Keys three times-last year to Islamarado. Saw this home and dreamed of living there. Held my breath for this drawing, hoping to spend the rest of my days fishing that beach or sitting on that balcony. Enjoy !
Posted by Linda – March 14, 2008 1:03 PM
I'd ask the winner: What was it about this house that inspired you to registered to win.
Posted by Ruth Breining – March 14, 2008 2:34 PM
How have you thanked God for this blessing?
Posted by Thomas D. Ingram – March 14, 2008 5:06 PM
Are you retired? What do you do for a living? Have you ever won anything big before? Will you be moving soon?
Posted by Jill – March 14, 2008 6:51 PM
I would be crying the whole time because I am very emotional, not only because I lost, but I cry for happiness that others recieve as well. I would be curious to know the depth of how this changed there life. It would feel like a one time miracle to me. Good Luck USA. Congradulations Winner!
Posted by Kim Bissett – March 14, 2008 7:14 PM
I would ask:
If you decide to sell the house, will you be donating money to charity - or keeping it all to yourself?
Posted by SB – March 14, 2008 7:34 PM
I AM SOOOOOOOOOOOOOO HAPPY, I THOUGH I'D NEVER WIN.
I'VE BEEN ENTERING EVERY YEAR, BUT THIS IS THE ONE I LIKE BEST.
I'LL BET OUR FAMILY AND FRIENDS WILL VISIT US, NOW.
Posted by Sylvia Tompkins – March 14, 2008 8:27 PM
The winner must be already notified! Is it any of the bloggers? If you look at the other videos of the winners before, it looks like they were told a couple of days or a week before the public watched the special! Did a blogger win? Come on, let's have it!
Posted by Adrienne – March 14, 2008 8:33 PM
I'm personally shocked at how many have even blogged this site. Many people have seen this house every single day online. They feel like it is already theirs. And it definitely should be. Unfortunately, as you are winning many will be very upset to see you win, either because they feel upset they didn't win or that you (whoever you are) don't deserve it. Please when you do win, first be thankful, but don't forget the other millions who entered. Tell the people why you feel you deserve this. It might help millions others not be green with envy. Congratulations.
Posted by Rachael – March 14, 2008 9:26 PM
I'm agreeing with Rosa 100%..."Felicidades. It is a home in paradise, enjoy it." My question would be..what is the first call? To your boss to quit your job? Or, to your family and friends to pack their bags? Wow,what a celebration that would be!!! I'll be calling one on the land line and the others on the cell!
Posted by Beth – March 14, 2008 10:22 PM
?1) If you could only keep 1 momento from the Dream House, what would it be? And why?
?2) Would you change anything, decor, spacing, different purpose for room, etc., in the Dream House? Is so, what & why?
?3) What is your favorite room in the Dream House and why?
Blessings! And Congrats again! ;-)
Posted by Lynda – March 14, 2008 10:30 PM
With the gift tax on a 2.2 million dollar house being in the ballpark of 50% of the value of the house, how will you pay or what will you do to come up with the $$$?
Posted by John Bilotta – March 14, 2008 10:35 PM
What have you done to change the world in your own way? It is something you can expand upon now that you are a dream home winner?
Posted by Sharon Izzo – March 14, 2008 11:33 PM
What advice would you give to the viewers that never entered the Dream Home contest,just because they figured there was no way possible for them to win
Posted by Alice – March 14, 2008 11:47 PM
There really is a God....and yes, dreams do come to true. I hope that this will be a positive experience for you and your family, and you can share your dream come true with others less fortunate in one way or another. Possibly a bed and breakfast, or maybe a time share. Always believe that anything is possible and if you are the winner, enjoy it! This will be your chance to get a taste of paradise as you have never known it.
Congratulations, Bob and Suzanne.
Posted by Suzanne stuck – March 15, 2008 12:17 AM
Sylvia Tompkins- are u saying that you actually did win?
Yay, it's finally over! Congrats!
Please, if it's true, when you tour the house find out what's behind that door in the master closet!
Posted by Adrienne – March 15, 2008 12:31 AM
How does it feel to be completely broke after paying those outrageous TAXES!????!?!?!?
Posted by Emily – March 15, 2008 2:30 AM
Congraduations to the WINNER! It's beautiful to dream. And at times DREAMS do come true, so go ahead live your dream and enjoy every day of it!
Posted by ramona cosme troche – March 15, 2008 8:30 AM
Unless the person who wins the house is already very wealthy and could afford to pay the taxes, the house will be sold. Weren't all the others?
But how easy would it be to sell, I mean, doesn't EVERYONE already want it.
Posted by SB – March 15, 2008 9:05 AM
"Now do you believe in magic/fate/good luck?" At what point in time did you know you were the winner and how were you contacted--was it March 16 LIVE as planned?
Posted by Linda Diane – March 15, 2008 10:16 AM
My favorite room is the patio (backyard) and the dog house.This house is a blessing for anyone.
Posted by Anonymous – March 15, 2008 10:41 AM
Did you have to enter every day, or did you only enter a couple of times?
Posted by Rita Williams – March 15, 2008 10:46 AM
Congratulations - you are so lucky to own this beautiful house - happy too that HGTV change one's life and I hope I will be the next winner. I'm 62 years old and in my entire life I never had a real vacation because I worked all my life. It would be wonderful if I win a ticket to this beautiful house and the winner will let my family stay for a week vacation for free. WOW! this would be a wonderful feeling!
Posted by Emerita Musni – March 15, 2008 11:51 AM
I'd ask, "What's your favorite Jimmy Buffett song?"
Posted by Michelle – March 15, 2008 2:58 PM
I would ask how many times did you enter the
sweepstakes? Also, may all your dreams come
true now that you have won your Dream Home.
Blessings and Congratulations!
Posted by Donna Sampson-Ramsawak – March 15, 2008 3:13 PM
Why not ask them if they blog? Do they plan on entering the GreenHome contest; in august,how old they are ,if they`re able to retire,do you really plan on keeping the home which is redundant who could answer that, you`ll be in shock. Did you ever think it would happen?FCOLE how often can you win is there a time frame?
Posted by Mary – March 15, 2008 4:36 PM
Congratulations, I know there were millions of other people that entered this contest, including me! I bet you are so excited. If I was there, I would ask you,"How many times did you enter this contest". I would also tell you,"Enjoy this house, believe me, this is the next best thing after winning the lottery". If I were the winner I would say,"Excuse me for one moment," walk away for a minute to a quite place and then,"AAHHHHHHAAAAAAAAAAAAHHHHHHHHHHHHHAAAA!!!!!"
Posted by Elaina – March 15, 2008 7:33 PM
I would not ask a question. I would say "Welcome Home,_______ family. Whatever you decide to do with this home, I hope the best for you".
Posted by Janice – March 15, 2008 8:59 PM
how often do you play the lottery
Posted by lamiya rodriguez – March 15, 2008 9:13 PM
Would you like a live in housekeeper?
Posted by Sally – March 15, 2008 9:13 PM
I am so happy for you and your family. This is such a lovely home. Even though I live in Arkansas now, I grew up in Florida, it is a very special place. My extended family signs up for HGTV Dream Home every year. If one of us wins, we all agree to invite each other to visit. So we would like to hear all about your family and who will enjoy this lovely "Dream" home with you!
Posted by Deborah – March 15, 2008 9:39 PM
I think everybody in the world wants this house but sometimes i think to myself i need to think positive So this is not about me it's your lucky day i need to know do u need help with anything wait i have to tell u people something I used to live in KEYWEST fl ,, oh who ever wins they need to invite me over if i win u and everybody are invited lol
Ps. just kidding i don't think that i can invite u guys
and way who ever win I AM COMING OVER!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Posted by vikky the winner of HGTVdream home house!!!!!!!!!PS.i hope sooo – March 15, 2008 10:20 PM
Guess I would have to ask myself: what kind of dog do I want becuase I don't have one yet and there is a perfectly good doggie dream house in the yard!
Posted by Kristy – March 15, 2008 10:56 PM
How do you feel about being bathed in sunlight, sand and luxury? What would spending time with family and friends in the Florida Keys mean to you? Will your minutes be filled with laughter?
Posted by Cynthia – March 16, 2008 12:36 AM
Are you prepared to pay for winner taxes, land taxes, insurance (hurricane insurance can be very expensive, and absentee owners are prone to vandalism and theft) and evacuation routes based on location? If you sell, do you realize that the amount you finally end up with is worth the expenditure. Are you prepared to take time off from work to administer the property, including the cost of transportation over the course of ownership? Initially the winnings are wonderful, but after the glow is over, are you prepared to take the aftermath?
Posted by Mimi Lavrov – March 16, 2008 11:38 AM
is it for sale
Posted by lili – March 16, 2008 12:46 PM
How will this home change your life?
Posted by Courtney Williams – March 16, 2008 12:46 PM
Do you really deserve this home ? There are so many people out there who are renting and have bad credit that will never have the opportunity to buy a home like myself. My credit score is
-700. Do you already own a home? Are you generous enough to pass the home on to another poverished family, or homeless family.
Posted by carol – March 16, 2008 1:05 PM
Were you planning on watching the show tonight?
Posted by Debbie – March 16, 2008 2:05 PM
If you already have a comfortable home right now, would you sell your home and make a new life in FLORIDA? I, personally, would sell the home and enjoy this wonderful opportunity that God had presented to us.
Posted by Silvia – March 16, 2008 4:08 PM
I would ask the winner if they are going to "pay it forward"., and how they would. If I were so lucky to win, I would try to do some nice things for other people anonomously.
Posted by Alys – March 16, 2008 4:47 PM
can i please have the house?
Posted by tim – March 16, 2008 5:58 PM
Why did you enter this contest. Are you going to sell this home?
Posted by Nancy – March 16, 2008 6:06 PM
What's for dinner, honey?
Posted by Anonymous – March 16, 2008 6:54 PM
1) How did you enter the contest?
I suspect that there is a catch to winning, e.g., that online entries are not counted.
2) How many times did you enter?
I suspect that multiple entries are not counted, so entering every day does not increase your odds of winning.
3) Were you asked any questions before you were confirmed as the winner?
I suspect the drawing is not random, and that the winner must meet certain standards. They wouldn't want the bad PR of a winner who was repulsive or controversial in any way.
4) When & how were you notified?
Obviously, they are not notifying the winner on live TV because then they have no control over who is it, if they are home, what they will wear/say. They need to control all that, so I am sure it is all staged & set-up well in advance.
5) Do you realize that you can't keep the house?
No winner has been able to afford to keep the house. The only way you could afford to keep it is if you were rich enough not to need to win it.
6) Will you visit the house before you sell it?
I wouldn't want to see it. It would just be depressing to walk around it & know I couldn't afford to keep it or anything in it. I would love for the winner to cut through the bull and say, "I'm going to sell it immediately and I am not even going to look at it first. What's the point?" It's ridiculous to have a tour of the house, and the winner ooing and aahing over its features when everybody knows they can't live there. It's kind of sick, actually.
7) What will you do with the money?
This isn't a contest to win a house; it's a contest to win the money that the sale of the house will net after taxes. So, the real prize is whatever the winner can buy with that money.
Posted by Rowena – March 16, 2008 6:58 PM
Congrats! Enjoy! As Alys says "pay it forward".
Good health and good luck to you and yours, Maxine
Posted by Maxine..from Missouri – March 16, 2008 7:08 PM
Is Philippians 4:11-13 currently your favorite bible verse?
Posted by Big Time Winner – March 16, 2008 8:02 PM
Can i move in??(If i don't win) :)
what do you plan to do with the house
Posted by I won the Dream home – March 16, 2008 8:35 PM
I know i did not win this house but if i did i would rent it so that i could afford the taxes who ever wins post name if you will rent it i will come 4 1 week heheheheheheh
Posted by sarah – March 16, 2008 8:39 PM
if i won or win :)
i woulds sell it after in joying it for 2 months with family and friends after it sold make a smaller more aforable home then make 3 or 4 homes
for pepole who have lost there home or are home less
blessing to who ever wins
Posted by sarah – March 16, 2008 8:47 PM
it 8:48 now i cant wait to see who wins
sarah ^ ^
(O O )
Posted by sarah – March 16, 2008 8:51 PM
If you sell the the house what do you plan to do with the money?
Posted by corey – March 16, 2008 9:11 PM
Wow, this is so wonderful for you and your family! A Dream Home it is for sure and what a most deserving family. I hope you can build new dreams in your new home and truly make it your "Dream Home".
Posted by Penelope Carr – March 16, 2008 9:38 PM
I would ask the HGTV winner, if they would dare to enter any other contest, after this contest is the best in cable vision history ?
Posted by Valerie – March 16, 2008 9:42 PM
Winner was not even happy seeming like nothing at all. If it was me i would be freaking out and screaming.
Posted by chris – March 16, 2008 10:01 PM
How were you able to keep your cool so well with that nut case in your living room. Were there any catches that contractually you can't disclose?
Posted by al – March 16, 2008 10:09 PM
First of all I would ask her if she thought it was a joke,, next of all I would ask her if she was on meds or something! I mean, just to say 'Thank You' ???? Come on!
Posted by Sandie – March 16, 2008 10:14 PM
i would ask how many weeks in advance did they know so next year i will know how soon to stop watching because i did not win.
Posted by vinny – March 16, 2008 10:17 PM
I agree with Sara except for the use of language!
I guess she wasn't a blogger or she would have been gracious enough to answer our questions!
Posted by Adrienne – March 16, 2008 10:22 PM
I agree with Sara except for the use of language!
I guess she wasn't a blogger or she would have been gracious enough to answer our questions!
Posted by Adrienne – March 16, 2008 10:23 PM
Did you have someone come to your home and prepare you for the "knock on the door". Was it rehearsed? If so, I know she knew in advance, and they just kept us all hanging on for dear life.
Posted by carole – March 16, 2008 10:29 PM
Now that she has won, I would ask....why wasn't she more excited!!!!!!!!!!!
Posted by shilo – March 16, 2008 10:31 PM
what is wrong with you. Everyone who entered was waiting for the truck to pull up in front of there home. You seemed like it was a burdon. Give the house back and let some one who will be so happy and grateful for winnig such an incredible home, win it.
Posted by kathy ludlow mass. – March 16, 2008 10:43 PM
Did you find out you were dying, 10 minutes before they got there?
Posted by Anonymous – March 16, 2008 10:53 PM
I have seen more excitement from somebody winning three dollars from an instant lottery ticket. I am sure that one will end up on talk soup.
Posted by dave – March 16, 2008 10:54 PM
What a disappointing reveal, I felt bad for the host,she really tried. Even if the winner does have a heads up they could at least fake it for the rest of us hopefulls sitting in our homes crossing our fingers saying pick me, pick me! Her reaction was a true let down. She shouldn't bother going on Oprah. Oh well, thanks for trying HGTV.
Posted by Belinda – March 16, 2008 10:56 PM
Have some emotions you just won a 2.2 million dollar dream home and a chevy in the keys. where's the extreme excitemnent and all the thanks to HGTV! You totally didnt deserve it based on gratitude. You should be freaking out right now and jumping up and down.If you don't what the place i will gladly appreciate alot more than you did.
Posted by Dan – March 16, 2008 11:15 PM
Do you think everyone was so unemotional because they were exhaused from spending the weekend at the keys,and maybe she kept scratching her head because it was full of sand?
Posted by rhonda – March 16, 2008 11:18 PM
Congrats, but I was a little blown away at the lack of excitement. It seems that it was just another win for you. The other people that didn't win it were more excited than the winners. My family and I would be jumping for joy and on the first plane out to visit the place!
Posted by Jeremy – March 16, 2008 11:20 PM
will you move to the home you've won and make it your primary home
Posted by Anonymous – March 16, 2008 11:22 PM
i believe you were in shock, that's why no reaction. but what about your husband or the family, i cant believe no one in the family screamed or jumped around...i really love to know your answer....Hummmm
Posted by leila – March 17, 2008 1:23 AM
I noticed that your husband said he had mentioned earlier today that this was probably what it was all about. It was so lame that they kept saying we are under cover and no one knows there coming. PLEASE and don't ever just walk in my house. Why did you walk in the house the door was open, what if they had a gun? SO obviously they knew you were coming. It was soooo fake I am so disappointed. LAME LAME LAME
Posted by Kathy – March 17, 2008 2:00 AM
1) Are you going to try living in paradise, or sell for some cash?
2) What will you do to child-proof your fabulous new home if you decide to move in?
3) Will this be your toddler's first trip to the beach?
4) What color suv will you choose?
5) How do you keep your home so clean now? (ha-ha)
Congrats, Stephanie; enjoy!!!
Posted by R. Lee – March 17, 2008 4:15 AM
You didn't appear to be excited, why?
Posted by Sylvia – March 17, 2008 7:32 AM
I can't believe it!! Are people in Iowa naturally dull?? What duds!!! They just won a big prize and they weren't surprised?? And they just happened to have friends and family over - big hype for nothing. They either had to know in advance which defeats the big surprise BS or they are just very dull people. She looked drugged to me. What a disappointment and they couldn't even get a spark out of her. REmind me to never visit Iowa!!!
Posted by Frank Pfeifenroth – March 17, 2008 8:36 AM
Watching on TV walk into your home tells me you knew that you had won. Miss lake just walked in you don't look surprise. beleave me the tax's will eat you alive. chuck
Posted by charles – March 17, 2008 9:23 AM
Did Adda from West Palm Beach Fl have a better chance of winning the trip to Florida and the $5000 of flooring because she lived local to the prize location? I tried to win but I quess if you live in WI you didn't have a chance !!
Posted by Debbie S – March 17, 2008 9:29 AM
Why did you not looked suprised? Hmmmm who has a birhtday party at 9 pm on a Sunday night? Why did you not seem excited? Why were you scratching your head the whole time? This was the worst HGTV Dream Home giveaway episoide ever. It would of been so much better if the winner would of at least looked excited to of won such a prize.When did you actually know that you had won? The TV audience is not stupid....We know you knew before the cameras ever entered your door!
Posted by Bessie – March 17, 2008 9:52 AM
Talk about some harsh critics. What a bunch of judgemental, egotistical, jerks. You have no idea what she felt, what the situation was, etc. I hope one of you that are giving her so much grief wins next year so you can see what it feels like to be filleted by people who don't even know you and weren't even there.
Posted by Julie – March 17, 2008 10:47 AM
I really dreamed of winning this house, Congrats!
Posted by Marilyn – March 17, 2008 12:52 PM
This was definitely not worth the wait. Something was not right about the whole situation. A b'day party that late....you leave your front door open and not locked that late..someone is allowed to walk into your living room without you knowing it. Humm...if you come to my house at 9:00 at night you will have to ring the doorbell to get in. You would never be able to get to the great room without me knowing it..especially a stranger. There was no excitement, no surprise..nothing. Oh well, congratulations to the winners!!
Posted by Jean – March 17, 2008 4:14 PM
If your selling. let me know how much you want for it. However, would you consider swaping it for a 4000 square foot Mac Mansion on 2.511 acers 45 mins from Manhattan. Our home is in tip top shape & about 16 years old?
Posted by Maria – March 17, 2008 6:28 PM