HGTV Dream Home
Feb 18

The Sweepstakes Entry Period is Over

HGTV Dream Home 2016

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  116. It seems very odd that HGTV would ambush the winner at church, maybe the winner used the church address when they were signing up for the HGTV Dream Home. So we were notified by email on March 17 stating that (We've Drawn a Name and Will Be Surprising the Winner Any Day Now!). Tiffany Brooks stated the same message on her twitter account twice one on the 17th and one on the 22nd stating (Goodbye @wynnlasvegas goodbye #amazing suite with an #amazingveiw. @ Wynn Las Vegas https://www.instagram.com/p/BDRRI7HEVpZ/). I'm pretty sure the ambush already took place,which was leaked before it was announced. It seems like friends and family have confirmed it, and also the winner himself.

    Congrats to the lucky winner!

    Anton on March 23, 2016 at 2:19 am
  117. I am utterly humbled, amazed, and absolutely delighted by the way HGTV has offered to give this dream home in Florida because they have made the dream really come true for the winner. If he chooses to take the house he won't have to pay the "pesky" taxes, and who would refuse the property given the ultimate circumstances! As many other contestants, I would have taken the house with my eyes closed…..!!! :-D
    My best regards to the winner, I'm sure it is a prize well deserved.

    Superfragilistic on March 22, 2016 at 7:24 pm
  118. There is a new post up about the drawing and HGTV saying they will announce the winner next week. When was the last time they posted about the drawing before?

    panther_1935 on March 22, 2016 at 4:39 pm
    • Where do you see the post?

      joliv7606 on March 22, 2016 at 4:48 pm
      • Click on the Dreams Happen banner at the top of this page.

        panther_1935 on March 22, 2016 at 4:50 pm
    • Nevermind I found it. ☺

      joliv7606 on March 22, 2016 at 4:50 pm
  119. While I have nothing against the winner, the way it was revealed ruined the entire sweepstakes for me and I am sure everyone else. The winner should have at least not posted any comments as even my mother feels that he is basically confirming that he has won by commenting on his friend's post. I am sure that HGTV did not want the winner revealed this way.

    panther_1935 on March 22, 2016 at 2:37 pm
    • Love the opportunity and possibilities. Nothing ruined for me. A winner is a winner…dreaming it will be me next time!

      zipdedoda on March 22, 2016 at 2:49 pm
  120. Looking forward to other dream homes if I didn't win this one. I'm still waiting for the official reveal. Rules say April 1st we can find it on website. I don't know about you all but the smart home in Raleigh, NC is no slouch. One door shuts ANOTHER smart door opens. HGTV should have used one of those nifty memory erasers from Men in Black to keep the winner a secret. Only thing faster than smart phones.

    JLC on March 22, 2016 at 2:32 pm
  121. I am still hopeful! I have not heard an official announcement – but still I am loosing hope. It was really a pipe dream – my parents need more care than I can give them long distance and they are determined to stay in Florida. There is always realistic solutions!

    Good luck to all! We all have the dream!

    munchkingranny on March 22, 2016 at 2:19 pm
  122. To youloveit, I should have sent my story to hgtv in that were the case , breast cancer while 7 months pregnant, surgery at 8 months pregnant and chemo 3 weeks after having a baby!

    LibbyGirl200 on March 22, 2016 at 2:09 pm
    • WOW! I'm thankful you survived. I don't think survival stories impacts who HGTV picked but they certainly inspire hope nonetheless. Blessings to you and your family.

      JustSaying on March 22, 2016 at 2:22 pm
      • Yes I know , lol…thank you for your kind words

        LibbyGirl200 on March 22, 2016 at 2:42 pm
    • That is crazy! So happy you and your baby made it through that challenging time. I am so sorry you had to endure such a difficult and scary pregnancy. I hope you and your baby are and continue to be happy and healthy. For the record, I am not saying that’s what happened but I just wanted to be honest about my feelings of the situation. I’m not upset or bitter about it either way. I just couldn’t believe how many links came up with the kidney story when I tried to do my own investigating about the “winner” (I typed in David Rennie kidney). It was all documented, recorded, and published on several news outlets. Likely just a coincidence, again, I was just surprised. I just thought maybe they wanted to make the 20th anniversary a special story, and hey, if they did win, it will be. For you and the other individuals reading this that are having or have been through unfortunate situations, try going on the Ellen website as well. Under “send to Ellen”, she has so many great gifts for people available for all types of struggles. I know because I nominated my friend once under “a deserving person in need.” They have nominations for “military families,” “acts of kindness,” “cash at your door”, etc… I love her as much as I love HGTV and all their sister networks. We all deserve a little chance to be helped, a little glimmer of hope, a little extra something to make us feel like dreams are possible….Good luck on the next sweepstakes!

      Youloveit on March 22, 2016 at 2:43 pm
      • I know you're not saying that's what happened , and thank you for the kind words , I was just adding my sarcastic two cents lol

        LibbyGirl200 on March 22, 2016 at 2:55 pm
  123. My quote for the day:

    As HGTV has learned from past experience — "No good deed goes unpublished!"

    ^_^

    DBCoop on March 22, 2016 at 1:13 pm
    • Love it.. lol :) :):):) !!!!

      gbfla on March 22, 2016 at 1:26 pm
  124. We're here with the grandkids enjoying spring break…baking cookies, playing games, looking at old pictures, watching old movies like The Mask and Dumb and Dumber… so if HGTV is still looking for a winner, we're here! Love these grandkids and HGTV!

    memanbepa on March 22, 2016 at 12:28 pm
  125. Does anyone know if HGTV has ever put the rules back on before?

    panther_1935 on March 22, 2016 at 12:20 pm
  126. Someone posted that since the rules are no longer listed under sweepstakes on the dream home page that they must have picked a winner already. They are now back up, so what do you think that means?

    joliv7606 on March 22, 2016 at 11:52 am
  127. My twin would not want me to stop dreaming. I will carry on to the next sweeps
    for him. God bless all!

    Ms Lou Barron on March 22, 2016 at 11:47 am
    • And that is what you should do. You never know, you could be the next winner. We never give up on our dreams. God Bless!

      Darlyne on March 22, 2016 at 1:27 pm
  128. This what I think. HGTV will follow all of the rules set by them and their group. They would not set out to find some one who has a tragedy in their life or angles whom do great deeds. I'll bet most of us have had or know someone with tragedies, illnesses, and severe set backs in life. These sweeps are not based on that. It's entries only.. If it is them it is a pure coincidents and I congratulate them on their win. I would say if HGTV didn't want it to get out till the winners weekend they made a bad choice of ambushing in a public place. A lesson learned. Therefore, if true or not I am wainting for their announcement.

    pattieclemm on March 22, 2016 at 11:04 am
    • This is not the first time the ambush was in public….. Technology does not mean that people have to break rules. I think folks are just disappointed that the reveal was ruined. And I think I would hope that the winners would have asked their friends to remove the posts, rather than commenting on them.

      Ultimately, I wish HGTV the best. I'm certain with the publicity the family already had and the exposure their friends gave them HGTV will not take action or forfeit even though the reveal was ruined. I just hope going forward we can have actual reveals vs people's friends on Facebook. I also hope winners would not encourage their friends to post by commenting on reveal statuses rather than keeping the surprise for HGTV and HGTV fans.

      JustSaying on March 22, 2016 at 11:50 am
    • It is funny how this one got "leaked", however they have ambushed at work and in front of coworkers before didn't get out this soon.

      Elizabeth on March 22, 2016 at 12:04 pm
      • *** However other have been ambushed at work or in front of other family and never leaked this early!

        Elizabeth on March 22, 2016 at 12:22 pm
      • I do find that strange as I do remember even last year winner was set up and no one leaked the information.

        panther_1935 on March 22, 2016 at 12:26 pm
  129. Never be afraid to Dream…..that's what I keep telling myself. If only….

    Renee on March 22, 2016 at 10:57 am
  130. I absolutely love HGTV and all the shows. I watch it daily! I am upset by how the winners aquintaces exposed the winner. Especially considering their age. Technology is taking the fun out of the surprise. I still feel like there is a glimmer of hope. As I stated it is what it is. My heart still skips a beat when the phone rings or the door bell. My son still says hgtv is coming to our home. (He is 4) sometimes I feel like he loves hgtv more than me! He is my hgtv boy. We lay in my bed daily and watch. Even if it's repeats. He tells the people on tv no not that house it's ugly. Adorable!!! I just wish it would be confirmed already, as I am sure most of you do. If the gentleman really won I kindly would like to ask if he could tell his friends to remove the posts on FB. Allow the dream to continue for others. After all it is a DREAM HOME!

    Pamela on March 22, 2016 at 10:50 am
  131. To youloveit. I should have posted our story. My husband is cancer free. After 15 grueling months of treatments and three surgeries we are now 100% cancer free. The Doctors gave him a 40% chance of beating it. I guess one miracle is all we get. Congrates to the winner.

    Donna on March 22, 2016 at 10:28 am
    • Donna…. that is wonderfull :) :) blessings to you and your husband:):) miracles happen everyday!! ( we just don't hear about them enough) I am glad to hear about yours !!! :) :)

      gbfla on March 22, 2016 at 10:53 am
    • Wow that is incredible! Very happy for you and your husband. I am sorry your family had to go through that and wish you all vibrant health and happiness moving forward. Good luck on the next giveaway!

      Youloveit on March 22, 2016 at 10:54 am
    • Congratulations! That is the best prize! My husband is not and will not be! He is still working some…after 2 years of chemo! We are not the kind of people to seek out too much publicity about his condition, but a win would have been nice as we would have been able to use that money for making things easier on us both and having some life enjoyment while he can still do things.So happy for you! You need a good rest!

      katie on March 26, 2016 at 2:07 pm
  132. Good luck Everyone!! Can't wait until they announce the winner!! The wait is killing me. This home is amazing and I'm so glad it's so close to Orlando. : )

    Aiesha on March 22, 2016 at 10:18 am
  133. Congratulations to David Rennie and the Rennie family for their big win!! Gorgeous Dream Home this year! And for the rest of us, it's on to the Smart Home!

    TikasMom on March 22, 2016 at 10:17 am
  134. Returned home on Sunday from my twin brothers' funeral. Already have the harsh reality this isn't my year. Not surprised when I caught up on here. My heartfelt congrats to the winners. Will try again next time!

    Ms Lou Barron on March 22, 2016 at 8:46 am
    • My thoughts and prayers for your personal loss.

      Trish_ on March 22, 2016 at 9:20 am
    • Sorry for your loss. Praying that it gets better for you. Which it will in Jesus Name! Take care!

      darlyne on March 22, 2016 at 9:27 am
    • Sorry for your loss! Couldn't imagine the bond you must have with your twin.

      Elizabeth on March 22, 2016 at 9:37 am
    • Sending love and prayers to comfort you …… very sorry for your loss. Jesus will always be by your side.

      gbfla on March 22, 2016 at 9:44 am
    • I'm so sorry for your loss. Condolences to you and your family.

      TikasMom on March 22, 2016 at 10:18 am
    • Praying for you and your family. Sending love and peace that passes all understanding your way.

      JustSaying on March 22, 2016 at 10:34 am
    • I am so sorry for your loss :( Sending positive thoughts and prayers your way.

      Youloveit on March 22, 2016 at 10:51 am
    • I'm so sorry for your loss. I, too, lost my younger brother this past October. We were very close. It has been terribly sad for me and my parents. I'm sending you my thoughts and strength during this difficult time. Peace.

      Jennifer on March 22, 2016 at 8:03 pm
      • Hugs from afar. Sorry for your loss.

        Checotah on March 23, 2016 at 11:04 am
    • My deepest sympathy to you, your family, and all of your friends. May God bless and keep all of you.

      pattieclemm on March 25, 2016 at 11:20 pm
  135. Well, it looks like the Rennie family did actually win. And their friends are all letting the world know before HGTV does the big reveal. Here is another post about it: https://www.facebook.com/dave.cribbins/posts/1020

    I just put "HGTV Dream Home 2016" in the FB search box and a picture from the link I posted above was on the actual HGTV Dream Home 2016 page in the comments. I really do not want this to be the new way we find out about winners.

    JustSaying on March 22, 2016 at 1:54 am
    • I don't think they would be that sloppy with NDA and such. And who found this link to begin with? The link wasn't shared so someone on the blog just happens to know where to look? Sounds fishy to me

      Elizabeth on March 22, 2016 at 8:17 am
      • I was wondering who found the original link too, if someone posted on Facebook it would have shared a thousand times over and then we would have found it. And I did it the same way you did, and I didnt see anyyhing on the dream home page. Maybe I did something wrong/different

        Tara on March 22, 2016 at 9:10 am
        • Yeah, Tara I did the same thing and didn't find anything. I copied and pasted the exact thing that was written and nothing showed up. I guess they took it down? Oh well..

          darlyne on March 22, 2016 at 9:33 am
          • I can still see it. Also if you're on FB and go to the official HGTV Dream Home 2016 page the very first post on the page is from back in February announcing the last day to enter. In those comments you can see a screenshot of one of the Rennie's friends announcing it. Another way to see it: Put the friend's name Dave Cribbins in FB search and his page comes right up. The announcement is still on his page too. I really think it is real. Their friends are announcing. Dave Rennie posted in the status of another friend who announced. He didn't deny it. It's just a ridiculously bad way to find out.

            JustSaying on March 22, 2016 at 10:30 am
    • That is actually the original comment that got this all started, if I remember correctly the person that posted the link said they were a friend of a friend of this person. If you want to find the person that found the original then you need to look through Sunday's comments.

      panther_1935 on March 22, 2016 at 10:32 am
  136. Thank you HGTV for wonderful opportunities and a place to dream. Excitingly awaiting the official announcement. In this day of electronic communication these things happen. Blessings to all involved.

    nursejudyfromCA on March 22, 2016 at 12:26 am
    • I really like your post. I agree blessings to all involved and that is the proper perspective.

      I think I'm annoyed and disappointed because it sucks to find out via a FB post and I wish (if David Rennie did win) he would have asked his friend to remove the post. I don't see why he would comment knowing HGTV didn't announce it. I think it is a cop-out to say in this day of electronic communication things happen because it didn't just happen. Someone posted it on a personal page and on a business page and didn't remove it. Last year's winner found out at a party. None of their friends posted. I haven't played for 20 years, but in the years I have been playing not one of the contests was revealed this way. I look forward to these contests. I like the small chance of winning, the blog, the clues, the whole process. This year that was ruined because someone posted it on FB. It takes the fun out of things for me and I think many others who look forward to the reveal. I hope going forward this isn't just accepted and expected but that we can enjoy the reveal as planned.

      JustSaying on March 22, 2016 at 1:17 am
      • JustSaying, I understand your disappointment and I think to some degree we all feel the same way, of how this was "revealed". However, this is the information and technology age. Nothing, I mean Nothing is private anymore. I just keep putting myself in the shoes of the potential winner's loving friends and family, and the winner (him/herself) Until an official announcement, it could be anyone. Anyway, think how overwhelming your excitement would be, people post pictures of their meals on social media, think about a life changing experience, either witnessed or given. We as a society have been conditioned to post even intimate details of our life on social media to feed the urge to be connected all the time, I don't believe there was any malicious intent, just pure joy and excitement. There are xxmillion others out there who didn't win this year as well. Let's throw our arms up and celebrate we live in a country that allows this and we each are offered an equal opportunity to dream, and we are each offered an equal opportunity to celebrate, in which ever way best suites us!

        Sarah on March 22, 2016 at 10:01 am
  137. I love HGTV and love participating in these exciting sweepstakes/giveaways! This was the first time I kept up with the blog which was a lot of fun as well (kind of a love/hate situation,lol)…Congratulations to the winner! Hope they enjoy their beautiful new home and other prizes!!! … However, if David Rennie did win, I just feel (and I can be COMPLETELY wrong) that he was specifically selected and this drawing was not random. It just seems so odd to me that someone with such a highly publicized story (the kidney donations/transplant story on nbc in 2015) won. It may just be a huge coincidence. It just seems like such a wonderful, amazing story for the 20th anniversary give away. I am not saying they don't deserve it, they seem like wonderful people and we all deserve a fair chance…it's just something that popped into my head. Anyway, it's been great and good luck to everyone on the next giveaway!!! XO

    Youloveit on March 21, 2016 at 11:22 pm
    • I agree..

      Sandy on March 22, 2016 at 7:52 am
    • I felt the same way. my husband thinks it was rigged somehow. But we may just be sore losers. I am 63 and have never owned a home. I will keep trying, maybe next time.

      slyfoxsherri on March 22, 2016 at 10:40 am
      • LOL! Yeah, maybe ;) … No but really, I am happy for everyone who wins these things, such a life changing amazing gift and everyone deserves good things in their lives….I really can't complain. I am 28 years old, I am healthy, have a huge loving family, have a job, have two healthy cats (my fur babies), a boyfriend of 7 years, rent a decent apartment, I am very grateful and appreciate everything in my life (the good for the good and the bad for the learning lessons). I live an hour from this house and always dreamed about living near the water (my happy place). I wanted to win to be able to share the beautiful home with my mom, sisters, 7 nieces and nephews, and so that I can start a family of my own. I fantasized about getting married there, bringing my children home there, and growing old there. All of the dreaming was so fun and exciting! However, my point is, if I did win, I don't have much of a "story". Just a regular person, being as positive and grateful as possible, and working very hard to live a good life….I really hope you get your home one day and wish you the best of luck with all future giveaways and blessing!

        Youloveit on March 22, 2016 at 11:39 am
    • Well spoken!!

      Pamela on March 22, 2016 at 3:57 pm
    • I have to agree with you and even discussed this same theory with some of my family members. They said I was crazy to think I would win because “young people” never win the Dream Home, LOL. The possibility of HGTV choosing a winner that would be best for their image is something I am definitely considering to be true. I have friends that work at large well-known companies who have had raffles/giveaways etc and they told me if the person they initially pick isn’t a good “brand representative”, they will keep drawing names until someone who is comes up. Still considered a “random drawing” I guess, lol. I will not name any names and this is more than one company I’m talking about. For example, if they give away a fitness product, they want to make sure someone who is active, healthy, and can positively represent their brand gets the prize. Especially with all the social media and “free marketing.” Sometimes they even choose people based on how many “friends/followers/subscribers/etc” they have in hopes the person posts their product and they get free marketing. I know this isn’t technically the same thing, however, this is why I do not put anything past any company/network these days. It is what it is I guess. I’ll continue to enter though in hopes that we are wrong and I’ll try to have as much fun as I can!

      Youloveit on March 22, 2016 at 3:59 pm
  138. I am a winner of Dream Home 2016!!:)))

    Dilya on March 21, 2016 at 11:20 pm
    • Spartacus?

      Jennifer on March 22, 2016 at 7:58 pm
  139. God I want to win this home so bad! My 4-legged babies and I would be so happy. I want to be in Florida near my youngest brother who lives in Merritt Island! I love that place! Already looking for a job there! In Gods hands!! Please let this be my dream come true!! I need a fresh start!

    Pat Miller on March 21, 2016 at 11:10 pm
  140. HGTV – somehow you let us

    Mogal13 on March 21, 2016 at 10:53 pm
    • Actually, I see the breakdown in communications as being the person who posted it on FB.
      Scripps/HGTV can't announce anything until all the 'paperwork' is squared away, all the rules/requirements of the contest are met, etc.
      I hope this guy's 'friend' didn't ruin it for them.

      leewardmark on March 21, 2016 at 11:35 pm
      • Well Dave Rennie commented on the status. I think if he won he would have asked his friend to remove it rather than commenting. I agree this is not on HGTV.

        JustSaying on March 21, 2016 at 11:39 pm
        • I'm
          Not blaming it on HGTV guys y'all need to lighten up! Just think that obviously blog is monitored so throw us a bone since one of winners friends announced it on Facebook
          - that's all ! It's society's fault. It's us all being constantly checked in and online .
          Hugs and kisses to all of the blogger family and know we have many more homes to drool and dream over

          Mogal13 on March 22, 2016 at 12:15 am
    • In my opinion, if HGTV was concerned in any way about this not being leaked prior to an official announcement, they never should have agreed to film/ambush it in a public setting.

      bekka on March 22, 2016 at 4:55 am
      • Exactly my thoughts!

        LCascade on March 22, 2016 at 4:16 pm
  141. seems almost too elaborate don't you think? IDK :)

    ABCDEFG76 on March 21, 2016 at 10:44 pm
  142. What this was all an elaborate joke, to make us think that the Rennie family really won but really they're still waiting/planning to Ambush the real winner and made us think it was Tiffany Brooks doing the Ambush but really it was someone else. Lol im just kidding, trying to lighten the mood :)

    Tara on March 21, 2016 at 10:24 pm
    • That would be funny, though they never did say it was Tiffany Brooks doing the ambush and it would be even weirder if they ambush on April fools day

      panther_1935 on March 21, 2016 at 10:28 pm
  143. this is the last year that entered the draw because he always wins seniors and homeowners.

    Dalia on March 21, 2016 at 9:45 pm
    • I understand

      dbw on March 31, 2016 at 9:24 am
  144. Wow, if this guy really did win, then he might lose the home because of Non disclosure agreement as I bet HGTV would most likely not like this being announced. What do you think?

    panther_1935 on March 21, 2016 at 9:32 pm
    • Thats true, but someone else said that askong as they havent signed the papers yet then they cant be held responsible for what happened prior to signing only after

      Tara on March 21, 2016 at 9:45 pm
      • Idk but I Would think they signed that agreement the day they were notified

        Lucy on March 21, 2016 at 9:49 pm
      • True, though I bet HGTV has them sign on the day of the ambush as that's what I would do if I was in their position

        panther_1935 on March 21, 2016 at 9:51 pm
        • Yea but they have 5 days to return paper signed and dated back to hgtv, maybe they didbt have it printed iff and ready with them

          Tara on March 21, 2016 at 9:53 pm
          • It's hard for me to believe they wouldn't make them sign this though that very day and also stress this to them as secrecy is the utmost importance, since the first few days is when it would most likely be repeated anyway.

            Lucy on March 21, 2016 at 9:59 pm
          • Yea, i see what your saying. The first few days people could have loose lips and tell everyone, and that takes awat from the big announcement

            Tara on March 21, 2016 at 10:28 pm
        • I doubt they would sign on the spot.
          They may need a day or two to decide if they can afford the taxes on the house or take the cash option. They'll need to talk with lawyers, tax advisors etc.

          leewardmark on March 21, 2016 at 11:18 pm
          • I copied an excerpt from the rules below. I think HGTV has been doing this for a long time. A "loop hole" like you can tell before you sign seems foolish. The rules say it is all at the Sponsor's discretion. Maybe HGTV won't care that it was revealed early if the Rennie family really did win. I just can't imagine real winners being so haphazard and revealing before HGTV did. Much less commenting on the FB status that spilled the beans. It doesn't add up to me.

            The Grand Prize Winner will be required to execute an affidavit of eligibility, a non-disclosure agreement, and release of liability and publicity (where permitted by law), and return same, fully-executed, within five (5) days of date of issuance of prize notification. If Sponsor is unable to contact the potential Grand Prize Winner within five (5) days of the initial attempt, if the potential Grand Prize Winner fails to return all requested forms fully-executed by the specified date, or if the potential Grand Prize Winner fails to comply with these Official Rules, including traveling on the dates and times required by Sponsor, his/her place as a possible Grand Prize Winner will be forfeited at Sponsor’s discretion, and an alternate Grand Prize Winner shall be selected.

            JustSaying on March 21, 2016 at 11:41 pm
    • Well true, however, unless they made every person present sign a NDA then they can't control what others do on their behalf. As long as the Rennies didn't spill the beans they probably won't take any recourse.

      Stormyee on March 22, 2016 at 7:59 am
  145. Ok I could be wrong here, BUT the rules say there is a non-disclosure agreement. Is it really likely that HGTV wants the winner revealed via Facebook through sleuthing rather than the way it has gone for years with clues and a big reveal? I saw the post with David Rennie admitting he won but it just doesn't seem legit to me. Maybe David and his friend Mark are just bored and riling up the internet. Until HGTV announces I won't believe it.

    JustSaying on March 21, 2016 at 8:59 pm
    • I can not find a copy of the rules anyone more, can you post the link where you saw David Rennie admitting he won.

      panther_1935 on March 21, 2016 at 9:08 pm
      • JustSaying on March 21, 2016 at 9:14 pm
        • They took it off???

          ABCDEFG76 on March 21, 2016 at 9:23 pm
          • https://m.facebook.com/comment/replies/?ctoken=10

            Is this what you are referring to? He didn't really technically say he won…just commented on the location.. What do you think?

            ABCDEFG76 on March 21, 2016 at 9:28 pm
          • I also read through the comments and while he did not technically say he won, why would he comment on what was said and then say he did not know Mike Smiles

            panther_1935 on March 21, 2016 at 9:35 pm
          • I think he was being sarcastic about not knowing Mark Smiles. :) He even posted it on his realtor pg
            https://m.facebook.com/MarkSmilesHERrealtors/

            Personally I wouldn't chance it!

            ABCDEFG76 on March 21, 2016 at 9:40 pm
          • I also would not chance it, as by posting on his post its like confirming that is true. If I ever won then I would not say one thing until the announcement. Do you think he really won the Dream Home as this is confusing.

            panther_1935 on March 21, 2016 at 9:44 pm
          • I'm not sure to be honest. HGTV is pretty crafty :) Hard to tell…He probably won…just an odd "reveal" and some things don't line up for me…

            ABCDEFG76 on March 21, 2016 at 10:01 pm
          • Yes he didn't technically say it but he certainly alluded to it. He didn't correct it. I also think if a winner's friend spilled the beans on FB he would ask the friend to remove it instead of commenting on it. I think winners would keep it quiet and not risk losing their prize until HGTV announced it. This just doesn't seem real.

            Maybe the Rennie family did win and if so best of luck and congratulations. I guess we will all know soon enough.

            JustSaying on March 21, 2016 at 9:44 pm
        • I guess one cannot use the link unless they have a Facebook page. Perhaps one of my children can look it up with their Facebook page?

          7273 on March 22, 2016 at 6:25 pm
      • The rules are all showing as "page not found" but I took a screenshot of the page before it was taken down because reading rules calms my nerves when I enter a sweepstakes.

        JustSaying on March 21, 2016 at 9:16 pm
        • The page is not there as it says this: The page you requested cannot be displayed right now. It may be temporarily unavailable, the link you clicked on may be broken or expired, or you may not have permission to view this page.

          panther_1935 on March 21, 2016 at 9:22 pm
          • yes, it looks like they have been removed. I have a screenshot of them from a few days ago. it says page not found on my screen.

            JustSaying on March 21, 2016 at 9:25 pm
          • his friend has blown the whistle. LOL
            His name is Mark Smiles on FB.
            https://www.facebook.com/mark.smiles.oh

            Nita on March 21, 2016 at 9:31 pm
          • Well if so he removed him from his friends list or they weren't fb friends. Hmmm I'm still holding out hope for an Ambush but I'm also happy for whomever else may win.

            Stormyee on March 22, 2016 at 7:33 am
      • Here it is: https://m.facebook.com/mark.smiles.oh?ref=content…. If he did win congrats and best of luck though

        Tara on March 21, 2016 at 9:26 pm
    • You know I was thinking the same thing, who ORIGINALLY found the link? Like you said im pretty sure there is something in the rules stating that the winners cannot say anything until they have made the big announcement, but then again I could be wrong too.

      Tara on March 21, 2016 at 9:11 pm
    • Another thought….. if I became a billionaire overnight…. would I be on Facebook within the next 48 hours playing with friends online. I just wish HGTV would confirm or deny this!!!

      Kendra on March 21, 2016 at 9:54 pm
      • So true, I'd still be in shock, to even think about Facebook afterwards

        Tara on March 21, 2016 at 9:56 pm
      • I wish HGTV would also just confirm or deny that they have ambushed the winner yet

        panther_1935 on March 21, 2016 at 10:17 pm
    • Not trying to be smart but a lot of you/us seem pretty desperate to win or to find out the winner. Wow…thankfully I have learned my lesson. :) Be anxious for nothing is what the bible says after all.

      On to the next sweeps.

      Take care.

      Lea81194 on March 22, 2016 at 2:46 am
  146. It looks like the St jude dream home won't be drawn until June and it's worth 450,000 not in the millions and I can't find anything saying it's associated with hgtv. I think the Rennie family has won!! Congratulations to them!!!

    Jessabennallack on March 21, 2016 at 8:58 pm
  147. Good luck everyone!!!

    luvinherbs on March 21, 2016 at 8:52 pm
  148. I know we all want to believe the ambush didn't happen. Heck I surly didn't! I had my hopes high… But it is what it is!!! Lots of Love and warm wishes to all… On to the next….

    Pamela on March 21, 2016 at 8:25 pm
  149. Who won??

    Sydney on March 21, 2016 at 8:00 pm
    • David Rennie from Ct

      Mogal13 on March 21, 2016 at 10:43 pm
    • Nothing has been confirmed. A guy on FB announced that his friend won. The friend (presumed winner) commented on the status and technically didn't confirm but didn't correct the friend or deny it. The presumed winner's church posted pictures of the family and people said congratulations (we don't know for what). There are posts for all of this throughout this page with links to FB. HGTV hasn't posted clues, didn't say there was a winner. This is either someone announcing before HGTV which I think is just hard to believe or people assuming from a FB post.

      JustSaying on March 21, 2016 at 11:00 pm
  150. TrilliumGal on March 21, 2016 at 7:51 pm
    • Interesting find…David Rennie is now commenting.

      ABCDEFG76 on March 21, 2016 at 8:04 pm
      • Yeah, looks like it's the real deal. Oh well, congrats to the Rennies.

        TrilliumGal on March 21, 2016 at 8:11 pm
  151. I don't know much about HGTV giveaways but I'm 50/50 on if somebody truly won. Who doesn't want to believe that it's all a sham? I could have swore my husband won. People have been following him and on Sunday there were balloons stuck in our trees. I am guarding myself from my husbands cruelty of dream home gimmicks and losing the prize.

    JLC on March 21, 2016 at 6:40 pm
  152. ABCDEFG76 on March 21, 2016 at 6:36 pm
    • Ok I will give you all a bit of bad news I discovered and take it for what it's worth.. if you follow the Facebook link above, it will take you to the church's Facebook page. Now on the photos of the Rennie family standing together, smiling and looking on the stage of the church, they are obviously smiling at the person speaking on stage .. NOW .. in that same photo (lower left potion of the pic) there is a man holding a nice camera with a large screen display.. that man is taking pics of the person speaking on stage.

      Zoom in to look at his camera screen and who do you see the person he is taking pictures of.. to me it looks like Tiffany Brooks.. but I'll let you all decide.

      Lets all sleep tonight .. it has been completed. Congrats to them and many blessings to their family.

      EjMax on March 21, 2016 at 7:54 pm
      • how do you zoom in on fb?

        ABCDEFG76 on March 21, 2016 at 8:06 pm
        • control and the + key

          Jenell L. Oliver on March 21, 2016 at 8:07 pm
          • Thanks…it got blurry so hard to tell…but it may be her. Its probably already happened :)

            ABCDEFG76 on March 21, 2016 at 8:15 pm
      • "The Grand Prize winner will be required to execute an affidavit of eligibility, a non-disclosure agreement, and release of liability and publicity (where permitted by law)…." This is an excerpt from the official rules. Do you really think the winners would risk being disqualified by revealing themselves? I understand that it looks legit but I just don't understand. Why would HGTV allow it to be revealed this way? Who would break the rules by disclosing before HGTV did?

        JustSaying on March 21, 2016 at 9:11 pm
        • Good point…

          ABCDEFG76 on March 21, 2016 at 9:24 pm
        • Very good point

          panther_1935 on March 21, 2016 at 9:28 pm
        • I know I wouldn't. I wouldn't even tell my family until the winners weekend to prevent that from happening lbvs

          Tara on March 21, 2016 at 9:36 pm
        • It would only be a breach "IF" they had already signed the agreement. If they haven't signed anything yet, they can't be held accountable to things happening before that agreement is signed. Just a thought.

          Nita on March 21, 2016 at 9:37 pm
          • I do not know much about Non Disclosure agreements but would he actually have to confirm that he won or could it be indirectly like commenting on someone post like Mike Smiles?

            panther_1935 on March 21, 2016 at 9:47 pm
          • The disclosure being signed and returned is a condition of winning. It's at the Sponsor's discretion though and maybe HGTV won't mind it coming out this way. I guess we will wait and see.

            JustSaying on March 21, 2016 at 9:49 pm
          • Also, it depends upon the "contents" of the non disclosure agreement too. The agreement may be for them not to disclose the intricate financial process, private locations of upcoming filming and or staff information revealed to them during this process. It may or may not be directed towards the reveal of the winner and/or other people present revealing this information.

            Nita on March 21, 2016 at 10:04 pm
          • Of course non disclosures are content specific. I just think it would obviously include that information. Why would there be a big reveal and winner's special if people could just tell whenever they wanted? That doesn't make sense. Please feel free to believe whatever you want. I personally do not think the Rennie family won the HGTV Dream Home 2016. We will all know soon enough. HGTV will give clues, post info about when they are traveling and then let us know, just as they have always done.

            JustSaying on March 21, 2016 at 10:15 pm
  153. I was looking at Tiffany's website and found this http://www.tiffanybrooksinteriors.com/#!meet-shlo
    I think they are trying to throw us off

    panther_1935 on March 21, 2016 at 6:25 pm
  154. They announced the winners for the home spaces that was voted on , ok

    drdonnaa7 on March 21, 2016 at 6:11 pm
    • What do you mean?

      panther_1935 on March 21, 2016 at 6:14 pm
  155. Gulf Coast has beautiful white pristine beaches! A friend of mine drives from the East Coast every year because of this only living 2 hours from Myrtle Beach.

    grswla on March 21, 2016 at 4:46 pm
  156. Nobodies won this dream home yet! the dream home is the St jude Dream home that's the dream home the Renne family won! People need to stop. really search it out on line .Ok Lies travel fast . don't give up yet> I am so disappointed . I came home to Kansas in peace and the devil wants war . Someone came in here and stole all my keys . 2 people make you want to just give up! become a hermit live in the woods or something to get away from family who don't want to change and don't care about even themselves. Calgon take me away! Hgtv take me away again. When you travel your mentality changes you are connected with different people and a different class if you are wise. It brings your mentality to a higher plain. Higher elements softens life up! I told somebody today when I am away from home the lord blesses me with big houses very historical and even with land. It is where my dreams were more functional. Lord take me away again. Hgtv. I am never giving up. I need a miracle!

    drdonnaa7 on March 21, 2016 at 4:43 pm
    • The 2016 St. Jude Dream Home wont be announced until June. http://www.wbrz.com/st-jude-dream-home-giveaway/

      Nita on March 21, 2016 at 5:01 pm
    • I hope everything gets better for you. Quick question though, how did you find that out? would it be possible to get a link to what you found?

      Tara on March 21, 2016 at 5:12 pm
    • How did you find out it was St. Jude Dream Home, even if it was Tiffany has posted on facebook about HGTV win. While I did have some hope, Tiffany's post confirms that the dream home winner has been notified.

      panther_1935 on March 21, 2016 at 5:16 pm
      • What did Tiffany's post say about the win?

        Tara on March 21, 2016 at 5:29 pm
      • Never mind I saw it lol

        Tara on March 21, 2016 at 5:33 pm
      • where did tiffany post That . I like to read it and it will be settled

        drdonnaa7 on March 21, 2016 at 6:01 pm
      • where is that post?

        drdonnaa7 on March 21, 2016 at 6:02 pm
      • I put the name Renne winner of 2016 Hgtv dream home in Bing search and that is what it came up with

        drdonnaa7 on March 21, 2016 at 6:03 pm
        • Did you spell it Renne as the spelling on facebook is Dave/David Rennie

          panther_1935 on March 21, 2016 at 6:08 pm
  157. I love Florida and the house is so beautiful it will be a great place for myself and my niece and her kids to live with me so they can get away from drama that her mom is give her to take her kids away from her kids. I hope god and jesus answer my prayer.

    maria_santos65 on March 21, 2016 at 4:26 pm
  158. Its been award, Tiffany just posted on facebook: Shlonde called me fresh off my ‪#‎HGTV‬ win and challenged me to a 12 Hour living room makeover. 12 HOURS!!! Measure, select, rearrange, shop, accessorize and install everything (Other designers are grinding their teeth reading this!)

    panther_1935 on March 21, 2016 at 4:24 pm
    • Someone told me they saw where you could "win" a design makeover. Could that be the win she is referring to?

      ABCDEFG76 on March 21, 2016 at 5:15 pm
      • I have no clue, but lets say that its not been awarded, why would someone post on facebook about it.

        panther_1935 on March 21, 2016 at 5:18 pm
        • It's the 20th anniversary. Just makes you wonder if some HGTV Shenanigans are happening :0)
          There is not much of anything online compared to yesterday about The Rennie family winning. You would think if FB posts were made there would be pictures too…

          ABCDEFG76 on March 21, 2016 at 5:28 pm
        • She's referring to when SHE won the HGTV interior design challenge

          Ashlee on March 21, 2016 at 5:35 pm
          • Good detective work Ashlee :)

            ABCDEFG76 on March 21, 2016 at 5:39 pm
          • When was this? Your a good detective

            panther_1935 on March 21, 2016 at 6:04 pm
  159. Still hoping for you to show up at my door saying I am a winner ;-)

    jbw on March 21, 2016 at 3:11 pm
  160. Dont forget we have smart home next – let's continue the party on that blog!
    Hope, light, love – feels good to dream! Congrats to Rennie family well deserved

    Mogal13 on March 21, 2016 at 3:06 pm
    • Blog cabin too.

      leewardmark on March 21, 2016 at 8:16 pm
      • Sorry! Meant thumbs up!

        Mogal13 on March 21, 2016 at 10:40 pm
    • Ya know, my heart usually feels warm after a little bit is learned about the winner. Happy for this family.

      Lea81194 on March 22, 2016 at 2:38 am
  161. I just noticed the Blog cabin is in Florida this year. It's on the Gulf Coast. I wish is were on the Atlantic side but oh well, I will still enjoy it.

    slyfoxsherri on March 21, 2016 at 1:58 pm
    • What is a blog cabin may i ask?

      darlyne on March 21, 2016 at 2:26 pm
      • Its another home giveaway on the DIY Network.

        slyfoxsherri on March 21, 2016 at 2:34 pm
      • On DIY Network they are giving away Blog Cabin, in a few months. More info on the Blog Cabin blog.

        albbora on March 21, 2016 at 2:36 pm
        • Did they say when we can start entering to win?

          darlyne on March 21, 2016 at 2:51 pm
          • Blog Cabin last year started the end of July and lasted through September

            panther_1935 on March 21, 2016 at 2:58 pm
  162. Congratulations to the Rennie Family on winning the Dream Home 2016!

    jarjer on March 21, 2016 at 1:33 pm
    • Jarjer, how did you find this out? Where do they live?

      dooby78 on March 21, 2016 at 2:53 pm
  163. Read

    Lolly on March 21, 2016 at 1:25 pm
  164. Good Luck everyone ..I hope I win because all my family lives in Florida and I am stuck here in Virginia

    HT1367 on March 21, 2016 at 1:04 pm
    • They have already announced the winner.

      darlyne on March 21, 2016 at 1:16 pm
      • Not officially though

        Lucy on March 21, 2016 at 1:23 pm
        • Someone from facebook leaked the news. So while it has not been officially, it has been unofficially

          panther_1935 on March 21, 2016 at 1:27 pm
    • You should back over the last three pages of comments.

      Lolly on March 21, 2016 at 1:24 pm
  165. Congrats to the Winners!!!

    04631 on March 21, 2016 at 12:13 pm
  166. So maybe the churches thanksgiving post was about the surgeries!?? Still hoping lol , if not congratulations to them! And on to the next sweepstakes

    Liz on March 21, 2016 at 12:10 pm
  167. Is the Rennie family of Shelton, CT the HGTV Dream Home 2016 winner?

    Without a doubt, there's more to be revealed about the story, but in the meantime, an added note of human interest to the David and Margaret (Meg) Rennie story: perhaps the secret to winning… you've got to give a little, take a little… now here's a story about this loving family.

    On March 3, 2015, at Yale-New Haven hospital, Patricia Menno-Coveney donated a kidney to David Rennie, who had survived on dialysis for years. In return, his wife, Margaret Rennie, donated a kidney to Raymond Murphy of Old Saybrook, CT. This inspiring generosity was part of an unusual 8-way kidney swap, with the successful surgeries all performed the same day.

    Which lends credence to the old saying, "You will be given to in the measure that you have given."

    So, I'm thinking, in what could be a theme song for the Rennie family, here is Bette Midler's light-hearted yet touching rendition of 'The Glory of Love.'

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=glFPwAYe9TY

    DBCoop on March 21, 2016 at 11:37 am
    • Thank you DBCoop!!:):) I'm sure they are the winners:):) congrats to the Rennies!!:):) what a wonderfull story…… blessings all around:):)

      gbfla on March 21, 2016 at 11:49 am
    • That is so sweet! Thanks for sharing. I would guess this family has a really great perspective on the true value of the hgtv gift. It will be fun to watch the story unfold

      Jenny on March 21, 2016 at 12:23 pm
    • The is a very uplifting and touching story. Having lupus and what could come of it it's scary. Loosing my mother to kidney failure and massive heart attack, it comforts me that there is still good people in the world.

      Pamela on March 21, 2016 at 1:21 pm
    • Beautiful. I hope they use the song when revealing the ambush to us. I'm tearing up already. Soooo looking forward to this reveal. Please HGTV I corporate Bette Midler song for the glory of love

      cynthi1 on March 21, 2016 at 2:20 pm
    • Well deserved they are indeed!

      Tired of this town on March 21, 2016 at 3:00 pm
    • Do you think that the Rector of St. Paul's, Rev. Amjad J Samuel was in on the ambush secret since it was filmed in and at the church?

      DesignABCs on March 21, 2016 at 8:22 pm
    • "My momma told me that's the story of love!" My favorite movie, Beaches.

      A Wonderful Blessing for this family.

      Take care everyone! God has the big picture for sure. : )

      Lea81194 on March 22, 2016 at 2:36 am
  168. How do you guys find these information you find?

    darlyne on March 21, 2016 at 11:31 am
    • some people spend a lot of time searching the internet it seems.

      anon on March 21, 2016 at 12:50 pm
  169. I bet the Rennie family will take the cash.

    slyfoxsherri on March 21, 2016 at 11:02 am
  170. SO EXCITED AND ANXIOUS to hear who won! I hope it's me!, This Merritt Island home is the perfect dream home… HGTV always keeps my senses stimulated! It would be a blissful life ….hoping!!!!

    Jenn S on March 21, 2016 at 10:39 am
  171. Hello and goodluck to everyone

    Esla Sinclair on March 21, 2016 at 10:11 am
  172. Wouldn't it be great if winner chosen in time for next NASA launch…space coast living at its best

    Renae Roeseke on March 21, 2016 at 10:09 am
  173. Congratulations to the Rennie family. What a blessing!

    Moveinready on March 21, 2016 at 9:56 am
  174. Its definitely legit as HGTV has taken down the rules under sweepstakes. Not sure if that means anything or not.

    panther_1935 on March 21, 2016 at 9:43 am
    • Yep Otis what it is… Happy for them

      Pamela on March 21, 2016 at 9:49 am
      • It does look like a blessing for them and I am happy for the winner. I will also take future sweepstakes into account on when they ambush them as they started early this time.

        panther_1935 on March 21, 2016 at 10:09 am
  175. Tired of this town on March 21, 2016 at 9:42 am
    • 50-100k anything

      Tiredofthistown on March 21, 2016 at 10:49 pm
  176. That church will get a sweet tithe !

    Tired of this town on March 21, 2016 at 9:38 am
  177. Congratulations to the winner David Rennie and family!!! Just disappointed that it was leaked so early, really enjoy the hints, clues ( the few that we would get ::wink::) and dreaming a little bit longer. but sincerely wish the Rennie family all the best! god is good!

    Debs730 on March 21, 2016 at 9:37 am
  178. It's difficult to see how many people could use a blessing such as the ones HGTV provides. Be thankful for the opportunities HGTV gives us. If HGTV didn't want the notification to go public then they would've been more discreet with their ambush : ) I think if it happened after church it's a fantastic ambush we haven't seen yet. I look forward to seeing the ambush and the Rennie family receiving this wonderful gift. Remember the Rennie family is probably over joyed with this new gift and their requirement to keep it confidential that they are probably reading these blogs and looking over the pics and videos over and over, lol. Congrats to the winner!!!!

    MaineBlkBear on March 21, 2016 at 9:28 am
  179. Thought I might have beginners luck. First time entering. First time losing:( First dream home blues. Looking around my house…guess I better make the most of it:) Hubby made me promise I wouldn't get upset if I lost since the odds were slim. Hopefully I'll have my chin up by the time he's off work. This feeling is why I don't gamble with money other than the occasional powerball or mega millions.

    JLC on March 21, 2016 at 9:15 am
  180. I've not seen any official notice from HGTV so until I do, I'll not spevulate

    Jackievw on March 21, 2016 at 9:13 am
    • Speculate

      jackievw on March 21, 2016 at 9:14 am
  181. So what is Tiffany tweeting?

    Moveinready on March 21, 2016 at 8:52 am
    • It said, "2 bucks and a hug to the winner".

      JLC on March 21, 2016 at 9:17 am
  182. Surprised Dave Rennie gambles with his position at church
    None the less happy for him and hope this blessing helps him and his family

    Tired of this town on March 21, 2016 at 8:50 am
    • I wouldn't call it gambling if I money is involved though

      Lucy on March 21, 2016 at 8:59 am
      • Isnt

        Lucy on March 21, 2016 at 9:09 am
      • But money is involved

        Pamela on March 21, 2016 at 9:12 am
    • Luke 1:9. Chosen by lot……

      Hmmmmm?

      Best wishes, Dave Rennie, to you and your's!

      Trish_ on March 21, 2016 at 10:58 am
    • Entering a contest is not gambling as it was free to enter..

      nursejudyfromCA on March 22, 2016 at 12:18 am
    • This isn't gambling. I know it's hard to hear someone else won. I'm annoyed that it was revealed in such a foolish way. I check FB to see if there are clues etc posted by HGTV and certainly didn't expect to come across a winner that way. still though, it's better to wish the best, send positive energy, and move on.

      JustSaying on March 22, 2016 at 8:05 am
  183. Next time:/ Congrats to winners!

    JLC on March 21, 2016 at 8:11 am
  184. Sorry they took the link that showed the man talking about the ambush that happened at the church but it was a Facebook post with many comments seemed to be very legitimate. I'm pretty positive it's been awarded:(. Although I tried to work away around it last night the only thing I could come up was a very elaborate April fool joke by hgtv r someone else and that's not really likely so I think they have a few days to sign the paperwork than we will see him being announced prob before Friday.

    Lucy on March 21, 2016 at 6:56 am
    • Pamela on March 21, 2016 at 7:21 am
      • There was another on that was from a man that went to the service that talked about it not the church Facebook one.

        Lucy on March 21, 2016 at 8:56 am
        • Whoops sorry u r right☺️

          Lucy on March 21, 2016 at 8:57 am
          • But it as taken down and u put it back up. Nice of u to do do that

            Lucy on March 21, 2016 at 9:05 am
          • I just saw it last night and screened shot it to my daughter. When I saw people say it was taken down on fb I looked it up. I was devastated that it wasn't me. However I am very happy for the winners.

            Pamela on March 21, 2016 at 9:10 am
          • Don't expect it to stay up though:/ lol I thought I'd lost my mind for a bit since I know I saw it down and than I saw it up I thought somehow I missed it the second time lol than I look at the times and name and saw u had reposted it later.

            Lucy on March 21, 2016 at 9:19 am
  185. Did Tiffany confirm a winner or just some Facebook post that someone put up , I can't find anything

    LibbyGirl200 on March 21, 2016 at 6:44 am
  186. It's just weird that they would ambush someone while in church. And the friend announcing the winner before the winner spoke. I would be upset if someone else announced something like that before I was able to. I guess it is, what it is. Congrats to the winner. Maybe next year lol

    Tanika on March 21, 2016 at 6:39 am
    • it ain't over til the fat lady sings – and i don't even hear the music!

      Karma on March 21, 2016 at 6:55 am
      • Karma I think if u had saw the link that they deleted u would agree it probably already happened and I'm like you the sort that wants to believe until it is absolutely proven.

        Lucy on March 21, 2016 at 7:01 am
    • I would be upset too! I'm sure the people over at HGTV are not very happy either

      Pamela on March 21, 2016 at 9:02 am
      • They will still give the award, it does look legit and there multiple comments on the post.

        panther_1935 on March 21, 2016 at 9:31 am
    • At church can be a supportive community for many. Plus, in a home with chronic serious illness it is hard to stay on top of things at home! I have a husband with 2 years plus chemo, stage 4 terminal, my severe asthma and a 1 1/2 year old Newfoundland…then constant snow storms….there's just not enough energy or time left for the house!

      katie on March 26, 2016 at 2:17 pm
  187. Also I noticed the info on the winner and the Facebook link are missing that only confirms it really happened or they wouldn't have been deleted, so congratulations to the winner:) thank goodness we have more to look forward to, so the fun is not over. ( unless this is an elaborate April fools prank)

    Lucy on March 21, 2016 at 6:16 am
  188. I don't quiet understand. The rules say March 21- April 11 but they gave away the home on the 20th? Congrats to the winner. That family is truly blessed. I guess me seeing the SUV with Merrit Island on the back yesterday was my clue that they did the ambush! Was truly praying and wishing it was me. On to the next I guess. One more year down to not winning. I still love my HGTV and watch it all the time.

    Pamela on March 21, 2016 at 5:15 am
    • It also says the times are subject to change so they have a wiggle room.

      Lucy on March 21, 2016 at 6:08 am
      • This is true! Well Lucy, your guess of the winner being from New Hampshire was awfully close! Connecticut is only a few states away :) :)

        MaineBlkBear on March 21, 2016 at 6:13 am
        • Lol the bloggers are not good guessers r we, I don't think anyone guessed Connecticut oh well I was sort of close:)

          Lucy on March 21, 2016 at 6:26 am
          • Although I am from Texas down here if u said a few states away that could be quite a distance not close;)

            Lucy on March 21, 2016 at 6:39 am
  189. Congrats to the winners in Ct! Blessed indeed! Happy for them ..

    Tired of this town on March 21, 2016 at 1:04 am
  190. I have been waiting for this for a long time. I entered every single day because I want this so much for me and my 18 4-legged babies. I want to move to Merritt Island so bad to be near my baby brother and his young kids! I dream of taking my puppies running on the beaches there and just being in that beautiful home. Please God let me be the winner!

    Pat Miller on March 21, 2016 at 12:16 am
  191. I would love to win so I don't have to worry about whether I'm going to have rent each month to keep a roof over my girls head

    Margaret on March 20, 2016 at 10:29 pm
    • you may not have 'rent' but you'll have to set aside – monthly- the amount due for homeowner's insurance policy, property tax, and taxes you'll owe when you file your taxes at the end of the year for owing a 1.5 million dollar home! not to mention the monetary upkeep of the house… if you win, you'll be a homeowner – responsible for the debt of any repairs that have to be made… best to take the cash option if you win and buy a house more affordable.

      Karma on March 20, 2016 at 11:41 pm
  192. I would love to win I have two girls and pay high rent to keep a roof over there head and it's really hard to find a good paying job

    Margaret on March 20, 2016 at 10:15 pm
  193. man i dont see how you guys do this! i never gamble, and consider this a type of gambling, and this was stressful. i got my hopes up so high. im not sure why. and not winning really has me down. i was surprised at how hard i took it. i think these things are too hard on me. my husband has an addiction to gambling, hasnt gambled in years and to keep it that way we dont bet or do contests of any kind and i did this without telling him. but i think i may have a problem too if i got this excited over it. i watched the blog and instagrams every day and really thought they might be coming for me. i think i am done with these but i have to say its amazing how much fun YOU guys have with it and what great hearts you guys have towards the winners. cool to see. i think i am done with these for myself but i hope won of you wins one of these contests one day because your attitudes are amazing to me!

    emily on March 20, 2016 at 10:09 pm
    • It is a lot ,but you never know when your blessing may come. Just don't dwell on it if it's meant to be it will be. I know how you feel because I felt like that because I really need it. But I see it's a lot of people going through the storm as well. Just have faith that one day God will bless you and make sure your ready for the blessing when it comes. God bless you

      Kiosha88 on March 21, 2016 at 1:00 am
  194. Congratulations Dave Rennie! Enjoy your new home!!!

    Lessie on March 20, 2016 at 9:51 pm
  195. I think the news of a CT winner on Facebook is legit! HGTV will most likely confirm this tomorrow since the cats out of the bag. Congrats to the winner!

    MaineBlkBear on March 20, 2016 at 8:38 pm
    • Yes…Congrats :0) to the winner!!!

      ABCDEFG76 on March 20, 2016 at 9:01 pm
    • So happy for the winner!!! I think I'm going to take my makeup off and put on PJ's, and finally be able to sleep tonight. That is until the next one! You have all been so wonderful, and I look forward to many many more posts, just under a different home! Saying goodnight to all and sharing in the winner's excitement this evening and for the rest of his/her life!!

      Sarah on March 20, 2016 at 9:24 pm
  196. I think they are right about that winner in CT.

    Lisa on March 20, 2016 at 8:29 pm
  197. HEHE…I think they are trying to trick us…It says 2 bucks and a hug to the winner and then there is a link to a quiz about Tiffany! You rock HGTV :) We are ready for more clues!!!

    ABCDEFG76 on March 20, 2016 at 6:58 pm
  198. Ok, Tiffany just started tweeting again, so I am sorry to say, I think the ambush has happened… Here's to the Smart Home and Blog Cabin!

    Melly1979 on March 20, 2016 at 6:55 pm
    • I think you are right . Someone on facebook reporting watching ambush at church this morning in CT…

      Jenny on March 20, 2016 at 7:28 pm
      • Oooh do you have a link? Yay for someone special!

        Elise on March 20, 2016 at 7:53 pm
      • I'm sure it's legit. Check the church's FB page, they have pics of him and his family recieving prayers of thanksgiving and blessing this afternoon.

        EjMax on March 20, 2016 at 8:58 pm
        • Reading the write up on the church website, prayers of thanksgiving were planned and posted on March 16 for the one year success of the kidney transplant and kidney donation

          jackievw on March 21, 2016 at 1:00 pm
          • It could have been set up as an surprise and why would this person lie about them being awarded the Dream Home and there were also two other comments from people that said they were there when it happened. More than likely the Dream Home has been awarded and on to Smart Home

            panther_1935 on March 21, 2016 at 1:25 pm
      • what church in conneticut?

        Karma on March 20, 2016 at 11:57 pm
      • i doubt ambush has occurred – i'm sure we'll be hearing all kinds of urban legends on this until it actually happens – w/in the next couple of weeks.

        Karma on March 20, 2016 at 11:59 pm
      • What church??

        Tired of this town on March 21, 2016 at 12:02 am
    • OMG…good find……congratulations winner…

      twoTERRIERs on March 20, 2016 at 11:42 pm
    • I checked Facebook and I do not see what you guys see even though I think someone has won this lovely blessing.

      Kiosha88 on March 21, 2016 at 12:54 am
      • I am not sure what they mean by this saying: We offer prayers of thanksgiving and continued blessings, as its not thanksgiving. Does anyone know what they mean?

        panther_1935 on March 21, 2016 at 12:59 am
      • Sorry they took the link that showed the man talking about the ambush that happened can at the church but it was a Facebook post with many comments seemed to be very legitimate. I'm pretty positive it's been awarded:(. Although I tried to work away around it last night the only thing I could come up was a very elaborate April fool joke by hgtv r someone else and that's not really likely so I think they have a few days to sign the paperwork than we will see him being announced prob before Friday.

        Lucy on March 21, 2016 at 6:37 am
      • Pamela on March 21, 2016 at 8:02 am
        • Looks legit. Congratulations Rennie family!

          carainohio on March 21, 2016 at 8:16 am
      • Pamela on March 21, 2016 at 8:03 am
        • Congrats to the winners. I was till hoping it wasn't true. But someone with a awesome cause got it if it is true…

          shana on March 21, 2016 at 1:31 pm
    • What did she tweet ?

      LibbyGirl200 on March 21, 2016 at 7:15 am
  199. I'm in norcal also! Where are you? I'm in Chico. :)

    Jessabennallack on March 20, 2016 at 6:07 pm
    • Just South of Sac

      Melly1979 on March 20, 2016 at 6:08 pm
  200. Watching a Flip or Flop marathon….loving it… Now need some hot cocoa..raining and blustery here in NorCal.

    Melly1979 on March 20, 2016 at 5:11 pm
  201. I was hoping to win the Lumber Liquidators flooring prize, lol. Mamma needs to replace some floors in the house!

    Melly1979 on March 20, 2016 at 4:52 pm
  202. Virginia can we please have another clue :)

    ABCDEFG76 on March 20, 2016 at 4:26 pm
  203. Its been so quiet :) I'm really surprised we haven't received another clue. Maybe its me and they know I would figure it out…haha Its been a long time though. Tiffany left Vegas on Thursday!

    ABCDEFG76 on March 20, 2016 at 4:26 pm
  204. Have they ever ambushed BEFORE the "ambush window"?

    ABCDEFG76 on March 20, 2016 at 4:24 pm
    • Oh yeah,they used to do that all the time. It used to be 1) name drawing,and they would publish the photos and blog comment,then b) that weekend following,they would do the ambush. What happened though,with doing that,so many ppl are using social media,they got caught ambushing people and some of the people would come on this blog and let us know.

      Melly1979 on March 20, 2016 at 4:45 pm
    • It used to be a lot more fun on the blog, we would get to see photos from the drawing, and some would go out and buy balloons in the same color as the ones they showed in the drawing pics. The hope was that it would identify if a blogger won, when they would show the video of the ambush host arriving at the winner's house, and you see the balloons.

      Melly1979 on March 20, 2016 at 4:50 pm
  205. I would suspect that they're finished with their ambush by now. It'll be back to work on Monday morning for the HGTV team. This would've been a monumental weekend for whomever the winner is, Good luck to them. Sure wished it could've been me! I'm limited to luck only with slot machines and even then only a few hundred or so. Oh well, always nice to have fun and be part of something special. Looking forward to he next HGTV Dream Home! Not sure if I'll compete, really, all about location, location, location.

    Steve on March 20, 2016 at 4:15 pm
    • The ambush starts March 21-April 11, if I remember correctly. I do not believe they have ever ambushed someone before the starting date on the rules.

      panther_1935 on March 20, 2016 at 4:25 pm
      • Good to hear!!!

        ABCDEFG76 on March 20, 2016 at 4:34 pm
  206. HGTV must be knocking on someone else's front door…there's no one here, up or down the street. So, fun times and best wishes go out to the lucky winner!

    memanbepa on March 20, 2016 at 3:34 pm
  207. Not sure why I keep looking here, I'm going to know before it's posted! Time to work on presenting myself!

    Audrey on March 20, 2016 at 2:30 pm
  208. So exciting! Good Luck everyone.

    miadreams on March 20, 2016 at 2:13 pm
  209. Oh my goodness… Driving in a parking lot here in Alabama there was a SUV in front of me with Merrit Island Florida on the back!!! Oh my is that a sign? I sure hope so! My heart skipped a beat. I am not good a winning things. But I sure hope HGTV is going to turn things around for me.

    Pamela on March 20, 2016 at 1:08 pm
  210. A clue please…I'm fading! I'm fading!….HAHA :) Wonder how the 20th anniversary ambush will be different…

    ABCDEFG76 on March 20, 2016 at 12:06 pm
  211. The agony is killing me. I just need to know the state or even the city of the winner….I need something. Because I feel like I still have a chance, and every time I hear a car, i get excited lol. good luck everyone. If a blogger won, can you please let us know you won!! If I did, I will make sure to let all of you know. Thanks to everyone for the daily encouragement!!

    Ms. B on March 20, 2016 at 12:03 pm
  212. https://www.instagram.com/tiffanybrookshgtv/
    Just that Tiffany left Vegas and potentially who she might be doing the ambush with…

    ABCDEFG76 on March 20, 2016 at 11:30 am
  213. DBCOOP, MainBLKBear Do you think they will give any more clues?!?! It's been such a long time since they gave the last one…

    ABCDEFG76 on March 20, 2016 at 10:40 am
    • What was the last clue? I did not see one.

      tristanRIABO on March 20, 2016 at 11:15 am
  214. Has anyone received an email saying that they've picked a name?

    Jessica on March 20, 2016 at 7:41 am
    • Yes I did I just asked that ??

      kblakemaine on March 20, 2016 at 8:02 am
    • Did u?

      kblakemaine on March 20, 2016 at 8:03 am
    • Several people did.

      sarah on March 20, 2016 at 10:07 am
    • I did but my husband didn't…doesn't seem to be any rhyme or reason!!!

      flygirl66 on March 20, 2016 at 10:36 am
      • Same here…Some in my family did but some didn't….

        ABCDEFG76 on March 20, 2016 at 10:37 am
    • yes, I got Friday

      Vesna on March 20, 2016 at 3:13 pm
    • I got one also

      Jackievw on March 21, 2016 at 6:20 am
  215. Hey did anyone recieve an email stating they have chose a winner it was sent out on Friday?

    kblakemaine on March 20, 2016 at 7:16 am
    • Yes kblakemaine, It appears some did and some didn't. I received the email, but my wife did not.

      MaineBlkBear on March 20, 2016 at 8:57 am
      • Strange

        kblakemaine on March 20, 2016 at 8:59 am
    • yes if you subscribed to updates, you got the email

      LISA on March 20, 2016 at 2:03 pm
      • I didn't get the email nor hubby and we subscribed. Not sure why

        Elise on March 20, 2016 at 2:05 pm
    • Yes, I got it Friday

      Robin on March 20, 2016 at 2:30 pm
  216. Sunday, March 20 is the first day of Spring. Just to give the HGTV Dream Home Ambush Team a heads-up on the weather they can expect, here's the forecast for the day's high temp in various cities around the country:

    Boston, MA: 37 partly cloudy

    Seattle, WA: 54 rain

    Bangor, ME: 39 clear

    Houston, TX: 66 sunny

    Sioux Falls, SD: 44 mostly sunny

    Columbia, MO: 50 Partly cloudy

    Salt Lake City, UT: 72 sunny

    Frosty! Mackinac Island, MI: 34 mostly sunny

    HOT SPOT! Palm Springs, CA: 92 sunny and warm!

    How will the Surprise Team have to dress for your hometown ambush?

    Snowbirds all bundled up? … https://inhistime.files.wordpress.com/2014/03/pho

    Or, Soaking up the rays?… https://s-media-cache-ak0.pinimg.com/736x/36/38/b

    DBCoop on March 19, 2016 at 11:58 pm
    • Is there a hint in here somewhere? If so you missed my state. (WI) so sad. HAHAHA. I have not been ambushed so It's not me as the lucky one Oh nuts….. It's 32 here! I need some summer heat….. If no ambush yet good luck still remains for one very lucky person……I like all of us have hopes but only one shall prevail as the winner of this beautyful home, car, boat, cash and property with the most spectacular view of a life time.

      pattieclemm on March 20, 2016 at 1:50 am
    • Atlanta, GA (or there about): 58 partly cloudy… with pollen… lots and lots of pollen!! But EVERYTHING is blooming and looking beautiful! :)

      Kat on March 20, 2016 at 6:54 am
    • Prattville, Al tomorrow sunny with a high of 60° and low of 38° … Please come b4 Wednesday as I have to go to NC Thursday for the weekend. I hope they are not wanting to do the ambush on April fools day as I won't be home!!! Bring it on HGTV!!! I've got this!!! Dreaming so hardly about the HGTV Dream Home 2016!!! I've been entering for so many years…

      Pamela on March 20, 2016 at 7:58 am
    • That is hilarious! Sunny and cold here. Let me go check if I have a robin stuck to my mailbox, lol.

      MaineBlkBear on March 20, 2016 at 8:55 am
    • II"m in Destin Fl right now, and it's windy, but highs will be about 67….just in case someone needs to know!!!!

      flygirl66 on March 20, 2016 at 10:33 am
    • You find the best pics, Coop! Hilarious!

      Lessie on March 20, 2016 at 9:21 pm
    • Snowing now through tomorrow. Hopefully better temps are in store later this week.

      Lessie on March 20, 2016 at 9:25 pm
  217. Very excited…good luck everyone!

    jackjack752 on March 19, 2016 at 11:09 pm
  218. I have been reading the blogs for years I just have to say to the bloggers you all are what makes it so exciting and fun. I wish everyone good luck.

    Cupcake on March 19, 2016 at 10:24 pm
  219. Been a long time since I enjoyed a Florida sunset……..or a sunrise! Fishing is BEST in the morning!

    Steve on March 19, 2016 at 10:20 pm
  220. No new clues :'( HAHA! It's been 2 days since the first clue (Tiffany leaving her hotel). Imagine it already happened? Do they always wait until the first day (or later) of the Ambush window (which is Monday)?

    ABCDEFG76 on March 19, 2016 at 9:49 pm
    • I have saw them do it at the end of the window so who knows:(. Until they announce the winner I'm in the
      Running still in my mind

      Lucy on March 20, 2016 at 12:16 pm
  221. I can't wait to find out who won!!!! Still praying!!!

    Sandra Quinones on March 19, 2016 at 9:11 pm
  222. The last few days there has been more activity than there usually is on my street

    Lucy on March 19, 2016 at 8:32 pm
  223. I have a funny feeling that the ambush will take place tomorrow. Tonight seems like a good night to "scope" out the front steps to the winner's home so Tiffany's ambush goes off without a hitch. Be on the lookout for slow driving vehicles by your home this evening. Good Luck to all and so many happy wishes to the winner! You will know if it's me, I will try to give a shout out to all the bloggers, amongst cries of excitement and joy!!

    Sarah on March 19, 2016 at 8:14 pm
  224. Looking forward to the birthday surprise Tiffany Brooks. Wouldn't mind if you came a little early.

    Audrey on March 19, 2016 at 6:54 pm
  225. We don't know if they have ambushed the winner yet, but the time frame for the ambush according to the rules, was from tomorrow until April 11 so I doubt it, but the rules also say u can contact a certain email to find out the winner by April 1 so I think the actual time frame is from tomorrow until April 1.

    Lucy on March 19, 2016 at 6:44 pm
  226. Did they identify a winner? Do I still have a chance?

    Greenejennie on March 19, 2016 at 6:24 pm
  227. I like to wish everyone the best in winning the contest it was so much fun entering everyday. Thank you again.

    Romaine on March 19, 2016 at 4:07 pm
  228. BOLO. can't wait to see who might be the winner.

    nursejudyfromCA on March 19, 2016 at 2:11 pm
  229. "There's no place like home, there's no place like home, there's no place like the HGTV Dream Home 2016". Ok..I've clicked my heels everyday..just waiting to open my eyes to a dream come true for my family!

    Debbie Smith on March 19, 2016 at 1:21 pm
  230. This is the first time I had done a sweepstakes, this house I have been dreaming about nearly every night. I even posted a note for myself, march 1st, end of sweepstakes…ambush day ! clean house,put make up on ect…so once no one came I thought I had not won the home. I tried to stop thinking about the house but still could not stop dreaming about it. I was so glad to hear its not over yet !!! yeahh…we still have a chance, Good Luck to all of us…

    kim regan on March 19, 2016 at 12:32 pm
  231. It's hard to think about the odds of winning. Last year they have over 94 million entries. But then, I also think, there has to be that one person where the odds are in their favor. After all, there is one winner:) congratulations to whoever that is!!

    Jessabennallack on March 19, 2016 at 12:04 pm
  232. So exciting! The lucky winner will be blessed with a lovely home. Florida sunsets are the best!

    Michelle V. on March 19, 2016 at 10:10 am
  233. This we knew, but still a tweak of excitement to think the knock could come on our very own door any day now!

    http://www.examiner.com/article/hgtv-dream-home-2

    DBCoop on March 19, 2016 at 8:54 am
    • Unadvertised extras? Happy Anniversary to us all!

      TwoCorgis on March 19, 2016 at 9:04 am
    • WOW, what a game changer that would be!!!! Coop, always filling us with good info and inspiring thoughts! :)

      Hrothgar1 on March 19, 2016 at 9:24 am
    • Oh la la……
      Wonder what the extra is ????? Humm…… thanks for the find:):)

      gbfla on March 19, 2016 at 9:35 am
    • Wow, nice find Coop! But, I must say that little something extra has peaked my curiosity. As if this 20th anniversary prize wasn't exciting enough in itself!?! Nice find DB, but I'll stick to this fact that if I ever won it would be fun to have you participate in the ambush! lol. That would cap off my blogging experience and walk away into the sunset with my new Dream Home knowing whom the infamous Coop is, lol.

      MaineBlkBear on March 19, 2016 at 11:33 am
      • I agree Maine!

        Lessie on March 20, 2016 at 9:15 pm
    • You always find such fun items of interest. Thanks. Didn't catch the "extra" note this morning. We are all guessing who the winner is and now what that little extra is. Did also spot that this was one of the "most popular contests of all time" so looks like they had more entries than ever. Oh, what a lucky, lucky winner to be that extra special one. Have a wonderful weekend all! Hope to hear more news soon.

      AZPeaks on March 19, 2016 at 12:28 pm
    • How about… extra… his and hers SURF BOARDS! Oh… and the taxes paid… :)

      Kat on March 19, 2016 at 1:36 pm
      • OH TAXES PAID wouldn't that be the cats meow…….. Surf boards well I'd rather have all new fishing equip, safety flotation devices, pool toys, just the little things.

        pattieclemm on March 19, 2016 at 1:45 pm
    • So at the top of the article, it says "Atlanta Top News Examiner"… does that mean anything? And BPF is where? hmmm….

      Kat on March 19, 2016 at 6:33 pm
  234. Praying my life needs this, I so desperately need a break in a very tough life, the peace this could bring is unimaginable, for both me and my special son , praying

    Ellie on March 19, 2016 at 8:30 am
    • I pray even if you do not get this dream home… windows of Heaven will open up for you and pour out a Blessing upon you that your home will not be able to hold it… :)

      Hrothgar1 on March 19, 2016 at 9:23 am
      • I touch and agree with you!!! God bless you Ellie and you too Hrothgar1

        DOK Ministry on March 19, 2016 at 4:33 pm
        • God always does each and every day I wake up.

          Lynn S Middleton on March 19, 2016 at 5:06 pm
    • I feel you. I am a single mom that works and goes to school. I barely have enough to do laundry after I pay bills. I always say that we may not have everything we want, but we have everything we need. It would be nice not live paycheck to paycheck though.

      joliv7606 on March 19, 2016 at 4:47 pm
  235. My online stalking is pointing to John Gidding in Oklahoma … :( … my bubble is burst…

    Kat on March 19, 2016 at 8:27 am
    • I want to say Tiffany Brooks will be doing ambush, keep faith alive :)

      hrothgar1 on March 19, 2016 at 9:21 am
    • Isn't John doing the Oklahoma Garden show though? What did you learn from your stalking lol. Let us in on it

      Elise on March 19, 2016 at 10:03 am
    • In the past, when John does the ambush, he's been a part of the tv special. So I would guess that either David Bromstad or Josh Temple would be the ones to start online stalking ;)

      lavenderinjuly on March 20, 2016 at 2:27 pm
    • Kind of hoping for Brian Patrick Flynn myself. He did such a GREAT job!!

      Kat on March 20, 2016 at 3:36 pm
  236. HGTV give us a hint. Where are you going? East West North South? I am sitting on the edge of my seat. How do they tell you? Today is my birthday please feel free to stop by today. The anticipation is killing me.

    realdealu22 on March 19, 2016 at 8:18 am
  237. So hoping and dreaming to have something beautiful like this <3

    Whiterose on March 19, 2016 at 5:47 am
  238. Thanks villabobb I Dreamed a Dream and need a break too! Old, young, Rich or poor just can't judge a book by it's cover. Hope your dream comes true someday! https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RxPZh4AnWyk Just a fun little sidenote. On the way home a young man boarded the bus, not with his cell phone but a can of paint, think you are doing something right HGTV!

    alicesoneysmom on March 19, 2016 at 12:07 am
    • alicesoneysmom on March 19, 2016 at 12:50 am
    • Absolutely perfect video of Susan, Alice. She definitely represents a dream fulfilled!

      Lessie on March 20, 2016 at 9:02 pm
      • Hi Lessie just wanted to let you know how much Soney and I appreciate you! You are Beautiful in so many ways! In our travels we found this and it reminds us of you. Thanks Lessie Love from Alice and Soney Boy from Beautiful Seattle! https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2EUh6HC2aTQ

        alicesoneysmom on March 24, 2016 at 11:11 pm
  239. Somebody want a hint?
    Grand Prize Winner’s home or other location between March 21 and April 11, 2016 (subject to change). The potential Grand Prize Winner may be filmed or otherwise recorded during such visit by Sponsor. Grand Prize Winner may also be required to travel to the HGTV Dream Home on “Winner Weekend” (currently scheduled for April 14-17, 2016, or other such dates to be determined by Sponsor in its sole discretion) at Sponsor’s expenseEnter text right here!

    drdonnaa7 on March 19, 2016 at 12:02 am
  240. I am watching out the window and waiting by the door, I hope they show up soon to let me know I won this beautiful house! It would definitely be a life changing dream come true. I know it is unlikely but it is fun to dream. Good luck everyone. One person is going to very happy indeed.

    HeidiLeigh29 on March 18, 2016 at 11:50 pm
  241. Well it's almost the 21st , I am swelling with joy for somebody's gonna get it! The more I get happy for somebody else/ The happier I'll be when its my turn! never give up! I have traveled in some of the states where the dream homes and apartments . I saw the spots in fact I just moved from Boston, ma wonderful place for veterans to live, Oh and artist too. Did a lot of paintings there. It's nostalgia and historic and romantic , all that, shopping there is high class clothes real economical , I had real fin at the new store from Ireland Primark, Jesus you can take 100.00 and by 20 items more if jewelry is involved. can't wait to see Florida's art community say they got a real nice one there. and well I have always dreamed to have water front property so I can walk out my doors early in the morning and fish. I love serving hot fish ! Fish fry parties here I come! Only believe ok!

    drdonnaa7 on March 18, 2016 at 11:50 pm
  242. I have a dream I hope it comes true someday I been throw alot my all my life i need a break

    villabobb on March 18, 2016 at 10:51 pm
  243. I need to stop reading this blog, it´s driving me nuts, lol. Makes me nervous!
    Good bye Blog! If I won, I will find out, if I don´t, I wish the lucky winner the best!!

    Josiana on March 18, 2016 at 9:57 pm
    • it will be ok , The excitement is a part of it. and have a private party for the one who wins ! a toast to them ! keeps your heart focused and then make sure you trying all of the sweepstakes ok don't give up !

      drdonnaa7 on March 18, 2016 at 11:53 pm
      • I don't drink but I'll toast them with a cup of coffee. I haven't had a drink in 21 years as the smell just makes me sick. I don't know why but it does even on someone's breath. YUCK./ So my toast of cheer is congrats with my coffee….

        pattieclemm on March 19, 2016 at 10:00 pm
    • :) :)):) you have much company i am sure…

      twoTERRIERs on March 19, 2016 at 10:24 pm
  244. I don't have Twitter. What clues do they give?

    Lisa on March 18, 2016 at 9:16 pm
  245. My husband and I are so excited to hear who will be the winner of this blessing!!! I haven't owned a house before so this would be amazing experience for me! We have 5 children grown and raised. Praying for a blessing for our family. God bless you all!

    Lisa on March 18, 2016 at 9:15 pm
  246. Absolutely No activity in my area. I didn't think I would really win, oh but what fun it is to play the game. From now on I will only be entering at places I want to win. The money is not the most important factor for me (no I am not wealthy by any means). I just don't want to live every place there are sweeps. Also I am taking extra chances for others to win by my entries. I will always watch every day videos, tours, pictures and blog with such great people an I love all of the creative ideas HGTV and fellow bloggers have. Well if I don't win hear-hear to the winner they deserve to win. Congrats to the winner whom ever they are. I am envious but not greedy nor am I a beggar just having fun with hopes of being lucky some day for a dream to come true.

    pattieclemm on March 18, 2016 at 8:48 pm
    • I meant taking away extra chances for others. Sorry.

      pattieclemm on March 18, 2016 at 9:05 pm
  247. One more clue plse! Just a little one :)

    ABCDEFG76 on March 18, 2016 at 8:41 pm
  248. When Tiffany starts tweeting and posting on FB, then we will know the lucky person has been notified. Right now she is quiet…

    Melly1979 on March 18, 2016 at 7:38 pm
  249. So tense, waiting!

    Thibodeaux on March 18, 2016 at 7:35 pm
  250. More clues Virginia ;) this makes it more fun and builds the excitement.

    Lucy on March 18, 2016 at 7:27 pm
    • There are clues????? Where, what????

      Anna on March 18, 2016 at 7:35 pm
      • :) read through the comments, we have some good detectives.

        Lucy on March 18, 2016 at 7:41 pm
        • Am I missing something? Besides the Tiffany leaving her hotel in Vegas clue? And the email clue? Just want to make sure I'm up to date. Does Virginia post on here? I haven't seen any from her.

          ABCDEFG76 on March 18, 2016 at 7:55 pm
          • you know the different personalities that give clues on their Facebook, Twitter, etc cannot give clues without permission and Virginia works for HgTV indirectly r directly if u look above u will see her name.

            Lilgiel on March 18, 2016 at 8:18 pm
  251. I got my fingers crossed!!!!!

    Anna on March 18, 2016 at 7:25 pm
  252. I think the person will be ambushed this coming week or even next I don't think they have been ambushed yet I think we will get a lot more clues first;)

    Lucy on March 18, 2016 at 7:17 pm
    • Me too :O)

      ABCDEFG76 on March 18, 2016 at 7:17 pm
  253. I would suspect that they will ambush some lucky someone this weekend, while they're home. Nice.
    Maybe Saturday, they could catch a flight home before Sunday.

    Steve on March 18, 2016 at 6:21 pm
  254. I'm betting it's this weekend or Monday

    LibbyGirl200 on March 18, 2016 at 6:05 pm
  255. Guessing the winner was ambushed the day of that email??! If not feel free to ambush me on my family's early Easter this Sunday :) the house will be clean with plenty of extra food for the Hgtv crew !

    Elizabeth on March 18, 2016 at 5:36 pm
  256. I'm just ready to find out who won. I think they have already contacted the winner. God bless you winner. Next house starts on April 12 thanks HGTV.

    Kiosha88 on March 18, 2016 at 4:48 pm
  257. The best to everyone! Hope your weekend is fun-filled and full of surprises! If not, make it great….you can do it!!! :)

    I'm so ready for a vacation. Anyone else?

    Lessie on March 18, 2016 at 4:32 pm
  258. Here's how I know it's not me : husband isn't acing weird nor is boss or anyone for that matter. I'm pretty in tune to this kind of thing – plus – I'm leaving this weekend to see girlfriend and hubby let me .

    Tired of this blog on March 18, 2016 at 4:30 pm
    • Oh my word! I meant to type : tired of this town not blog

      Tired of this town on March 18, 2016 at 4:31 pm
    • Im hoping its monday because that's when im off lol, but i dont think its me either. My family is acting the same way as usual lol.

      Tara on March 18, 2016 at 6:29 pm
      • Yah no excitement from my family either. I bugged them last year. Did I win? Are you just not telling me? Haha :)

        ABCDEFG76 on March 18, 2016 at 7:19 pm
    • I think it will be over weekend

      Hrothgar1 on March 18, 2016 at 7:05 pm
    • My guess is Monday. Thats when the "Ambush window" opens.

      ABCDEFG76 on March 18, 2016 at 7:19 pm
    • I think Monday as well. I thought my hubby had a chance at winning because a professional blonde woman in an SUV followed him around town three times, as recently as two days ago. But it's seeming more like total coincidence and dream home paranoia. No clues. No family contacted. Yawn.

      JLC on March 18, 2016 at 9:23 pm
    • I'll add a third twist…I think the ambush was done and we already have an ecstatic winner!

      zipdedoda on March 19, 2016 at 10:24 am
  259. I want this home bad good luck everyone

    Leon on March 18, 2016 at 3:52 pm
  260. It's been fun checking in the past few weeks. Being able to see that I'm not the only one who took this contest seriously is comforting. Every time I was getting anxious to see an update, so was everybody else! And when my heart raced after reading the e-mail about a winner being selected I came here first to see if I'm the only one cleaning for the HGTV crew:) Whoever wins is a lucky and blessed person. But because of the sincere well wishes and the humbleness of the HGTV fans I will be a viewer and supporter for many years. Thanks for keeping it classy.

    JLC on March 18, 2016 at 3:45 pm
  261. Oh my God they have picked a winner they said any day they will be notifying them. Good luck everyone somebody knows who won the house the $250,000.00 the car the boat, OMG, I'd love to say it was me but that never happens to me. God bless the lucky person.

    Edward H. Thomas Jr. on March 18, 2016 at 3:22 pm
  262. The suspense IS STILL intense

    maria16m on March 18, 2016 at 1:58 pm
  263. This intrigue is killing me. Hope to see updates soon!

    Josiana on March 18, 2016 at 1:53 pm
  264. Yay,SingleMami,good sleuthing!!!!

    Melly1979 on March 18, 2016 at 1:42 pm
  265. Yes it is definitely going to be Tiffany ambushing!! Love her. https://m.facebook.com/story.php?story_fbid=11005

    SingleMamiOf4 on March 18, 2016 at 11:55 am
  266. OOOO I Hope i get picked !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    shermica on March 18, 2016 at 9:21 am
  267. Good luck to everybody! Someone will be blessed with a new home, suv, and cash!

    Cathy on March 18, 2016 at 9:08 am
  268. I would just like to send blessings to HGTV crew, blessing always comes back to those who bless others. The house/cash,car and boat are going to be a huge blessing to the winner. I see HGTV is doing unto others as they would have done unto them. Be BLESSED.

    Moveinready on March 18, 2016 at 8:27 am
  269. Our 33rd wedding anniversary is Saturday. Maybe we'll celebrate our shared anniversary with the HGTV dream team together. Fingers crossed, toes too.

    Florida dreaming…

    Good luck to all!

    Gina on March 18, 2016 at 8:13 am
  270. I'm guessing David and Tiffany may have hit their mark finding double trouble with the Dream Home winner?!? It was approximately this time frame when John Gidding surprised the Alabama family last year. I recall him surprising them right before the OKC Home and Garden Show. Congratulations to the winner and I'll be anxious to meet you! I'm guessing official word from HGTV won't be until the end of March. Last year they reported whom the winner was on March 31, 2015.

    MaineBlkBear on March 18, 2016 at 6:38 am
    • I don't want to wait that long :-(
      I guess I don't have a choice.
      No one knocked on my door so I must assume that "Someone Else" won again.

      Eugenia27 on March 18, 2016 at 2:03 pm
      • I agree with you Eugenia 27 ……. I think that our "someone else" knows now :( however blessings to the winner:):) and we move on to the smart home:):)

        gbfla on March 18, 2016 at 4:38 pm
        • IDK…that would be kinda "mean" to start giving clues (leaving hotel…) if the winner was already notified? They are trying to build suspense :) Last year we received several clues. Hope its the same this year. It was so much fun!!! It said the Ambush window started Monday right? Just a thought :) Would they Ambush on the weekend?

          ABCDEFG76 on March 18, 2016 at 5:03 pm
          • I think you just gave a clue lol

            Tara on March 18, 2016 at 7:45 pm
          • What do you mean? Gave a clue?

            ABCDEFG76 on March 18, 2016 at 7:58 pm
          • Oh nevermind i thought you gave us a clue lol

            Tara on March 18, 2016 at 8:01 pm
  271. We live in an old, old modular home. It is deteriorating after over 30 some odd years. floors getting squishy, and everything is just going bad. This wold be a wonderful 60 th wedding anniversary gift for me.
    I have been to Florida and love it, Winning would be a dream come true, but I have no door bell to ring,so of I won, someone would have to knock to tell me.

    Carole on March 18, 2016 at 6:31 am
  272. I decided not to totally clean, I have every year, despite saying I'm not going to, and I have yet to win. This year, I'm not going crazy cleaning and maybe it'll be my year!!! Hahahahah

    Goodluck to all, have a wonderful weekend and congratulations to whomever the winner is!!!
    If you do or don't win, remember God is good everyday!

    HBG87 on March 18, 2016 at 12:16 am
  273. Waiting, hoping and claiming by faith that this is the year!!

    sweepsdreamer on March 17, 2016 at 11:35 pm
  274. Best wishes to all……………………..wow…..

    twoTERRIERs on March 17, 2016 at 11:34 pm
  275. *bromstad — could be old but someone replied with have fun in SF .. Hmm close to me!

    Tired of this town on March 17, 2016 at 11:17 pm
    • Lol could you post the link if possible

      Tara on March 18, 2016 at 1:03 am
      • just a comment on one of her Facebook pages

        Tired of this town on March 18, 2016 at 4:25 pm
  276. Tiffany and Bromatad were in SF see her FB page

    Tired of this town on March 17, 2016 at 11:15 pm
    • Well maybe just brom was who knows
      I know it's not me but happy for the winner what a blessing! New beginning for you and yours!

      Tired of this town on March 18, 2016 at 11:52 am
  277. You have to do whatever it takes to keep an eye out for the HGTV Surprise Van and crew… and sometimes that means getting the whole family involved!

    https://s-media-cache-ak0.pinimg.com/736x/75/09/c

    https://s-media-cache-ak0.pinimg.com/736x/e8/72/a

    https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/-zQw9vzgsVbM/Vs

    https://s-media-cache-ak0.pinimg.com/736x/4e/be/d

    http://dailypicksandflicks.com/wp-content/uploads

    http://sprudge.com/wp-content/uploads/2014/07/dog

    Then there's always that one slacker in the group! ^_^

    https://linkbeef.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/12/2

    DBCoop on March 17, 2016 at 10:24 pm
    • I don't know how you come up with these amazing photo links, but keep it up!
      They're adorable.

      dreamn_again on March 18, 2016 at 12:41 pm
    • I needed a laugh today and these were it! Thank you, thank you! I especially loved the dog in the sink, reminded me of my cat when she was little. I walked by and this little black head pops up!

      southernlady on March 18, 2016 at 1:31 pm
    • You truly keep us entertained while we wait. Thanks.

      Eugenia27 on March 18, 2016 at 1:59 pm
    • So cute! Love them, thanks for the laughs!

      LoRo22 on March 18, 2016 at 4:40 pm
    • Hilarious, Coop. Too cute!

      Lessie on March 18, 2016 at 5:35 pm
    • Hahahhaha

      Carainohio on March 18, 2016 at 6:22 pm
    • Wow that slacker looks like my big kitty:):) thanks for the pics:):)

      gbfla on March 18, 2016 at 6:41 pm
  278. nope, nothing … hmmm. Anybody else not get it?

    Maybe I won so they removed me from the mailing :)

    HGTV Addicted on March 17, 2016 at 8:44 pm
    • That's very possible..

      faithinheaven on March 17, 2016 at 8:46 pm
    • I got it too but my mom didn't lol she's being a downer.

      Tara on March 17, 2016 at 9:14 pm
    • I signed up for email notifications (to remind me to enter). Could that be why you didn't receive the email?

      ABCDEFG76 on March 17, 2016 at 9:27 pm
      • Now that I think about it, my mom didn't sign up for the reminder, and she didn't get the email, so maybe that's it too.

        Tara on March 17, 2016 at 9:55 pm
        • I didn't sign up for email reminders, but did get the email…

          WishfulThinking on March 17, 2016 at 11:36 pm
    • I didn't

      slyfoxsherri on March 18, 2016 at 9:25 am
  279. Thank you HGTV for sending out the email. Looks like your message has stirred everyone up by the number of messages posted to this blog in the past few hours. Good Luck to All!!! Safe travels for the members of the ambush crew. Someone has won the dream home and doesn't know it yet but will in a short time. Here is your first congrats–CONGRATULATIONS ON WINNING THE 2016 HGTV DREAM HOME whomever you are.

    AZPeaks on March 17, 2016 at 8:39 pm
    • I love the hint they gave us…lol

      faithinheaven on March 17, 2016 at 8:41 pm
      • Yassss!!!

        Tanika on March 17, 2016 at 8:42 pm
        • They are not going to email us if we mail in the entry…

          faithinheaven on March 17, 2016 at 8:43 pm
          • So true!!

            Tanika on March 17, 2016 at 8:47 pm
  280. The ambush window open tomorrow right? Im enjoying hanging out in sweats with no makeup :)

    ABCDEFG76 on March 17, 2016 at 8:37 pm
    • I think the ambush window is March 21 through April 11, so Monday maybe

      Tara on March 17, 2016 at 8:53 pm
  281. Did everybody get the email?… I didn't

    HGTV Addicted on March 17, 2016 at 8:24 pm
    • I did this afternoon…

      ABCDEFG76 on March 17, 2016 at 8:35 pm
      • I am 100 percent sure the email was sent as a hint that someone that enter online won.

        faithinheaven on March 17, 2016 at 8:39 pm
    • I didn't either? Bah humbug

      Carainohio on March 17, 2016 at 9:08 pm
    • My husband didn't get the email, but I did. I thought the same thing that maybe he won, but looks like he's not the only one

      ccbags on March 17, 2016 at 9:09 pm
    • How is the email addressed ? I want to know what to look for in my inbox. Thank you.

      Angela on March 18, 2016 at 12:04 am
    • Yep, I did as well! (but so did my husband and everyone else I know that was entering)!

      southernlady on March 18, 2016 at 9:45 am
    • I didn't

      Elise on March 18, 2016 at 9:55 am
    • Somebody copy paste the email! I want to see what it said please!!

      Elise on March 18, 2016 at 9:57 am
    • I did, but my hubby didn't…hmmmm!! The best of luck to us all…this is such an exciting time for sure!!!

      flygirl66 on March 18, 2016 at 11:10 am
    • Don't know. Can't access my email account. Bummer!

      Lessie on March 18, 2016 at 4:34 pm
  282. Read between the lines…lol

    faithinheaven on March 17, 2016 at 8:10 pm
    • Really???!!!

      Tanika on March 17, 2016 at 8:30 pm
      • Think about it, they never sent an email like it, unless someone online won.

        faithinheaven on March 17, 2016 at 8:37 pm
        • I got the email too, but my mom is being a downer and saying maybe someone with a mail-in entry won, but I want to believe that an online won lol wishful thinking.

          Tara on March 17, 2016 at 9:11 pm
  283. That's why they sent an email…

    faithinheaven on March 17, 2016 at 8:07 pm
  284. dear bloggers the email means someone with an online entry won!

    faithinheaven on March 17, 2016 at 8:07 pm
  285. Something tells me this is a wistful comment….good luck to you.

    Lucy on March 17, 2016 at 7:49 pm
  286. That's ME!

    Winner on March 17, 2016 at 7:21 pm
  287. .
    Oh Wonderful Day for SOMEONE LUCKY Lucky lucky luck.
    .

    Danial Tijuana on March 17, 2016 at 7:14 pm
  288. Got the email!!!!!!!!!!!

    So exciting………..cannot wait anymore.

    Good luck everyone!!

    gurdeep on March 17, 2016 at 7:06 pm
  289. Such an exciting time! Wishing everyone luck but gonna be selfish and hope I win!

    WtnginRichmond on March 17, 2016 at 6:24 pm
    • I appreciate an honest person. Good luck to you.

      Eugenia27 on March 17, 2016 at 6:33 pm
  290. Yay! Can't wait to hear!

    Thibodeaux on March 17, 2016 at 6:20 pm
  291. LOL! I thought it was only the winner whom got an e-mail Oh Wow! so many of us

    Jody on March 17, 2016 at 6:15 pm
    • Lol. I bet your heart skipped a beat

      Kiosha88 on March 17, 2016 at 6:21 pm
      • Started smiling from one ear to the other all over the apartment…bust my bubble

        Jody on March 17, 2016 at 6:39 pm
        • Do not feel bad so did I. I was shaking a little bit. Lol

          Kiosha88 on March 17, 2016 at 6:43 pm
          • lol my heart stopped and I was shaking too. I had to read it like 6 times, to make sure I didnt miss anything lol.

            Tara on March 17, 2016 at 6:56 pm
          • Lol so did I. The anticipation is crazy.

            Kiosha88 on March 17, 2016 at 7:15 pm
    • I said the same thing!!! Lol, got me all excited!

      Tanika on March 17, 2016 at 8:28 pm
  292. I'm willing to bet that Tiffany is doing the ambush

    LibbyGirl200 on March 17, 2016 at 6:14 pm
  293. http://www.thescottbrothers.com/events/

    Trying to "investigate" haha :) Looks like Drew & johnathan will be on QVC in Vegas tomorrow. Hmmm. Why is Tiffany leaving Vegas then?

    ABCDEFG76 on March 17, 2016 at 5:43 pm
    • After the 19th, the Property Brothers have an open dance card…
      It would be SO cool to meet them! It's the ONE design show my husband will sit and watch with me.

      Melly1979 on March 17, 2016 at 5:46 pm
  294. I got goose bumps & all Teary-eyed seeing the email today. This is my TRUE DREAM HOME…!! No words can express how prefect this home fits my dreams in every aspect. If I won the lotto today. This is what I would want to buy for my forever home. I would even donate my home & large property to hgtv for there next flip. I'm dieing to be on the intercoastal water and have my own boat dock! This would be a truly dream come true for my husband and I with our 2 dogs. Kids are grown and were still young! Were ready to live our lives on the water! Brevard County will welcome us back with open arms. Grow up in Cocoa and still have lots of family and friends there. Definitely would have a large crowd if everyone heard we won. I would be FOREVER GRATEFUL to HGTV for life. This is my Perfect Dream Home with the Perfect Driveway & Boat Dock :) Everything is Prefect down to the dog house and dog food!

    I hardly ever enter in these sweepstakes give aways because there not my dream home and I had No attention on moving there. I would feel guilty entering something I had no attention on keeping the home. But seeing this Dream home come up, I was supper duper excitied because this is my DREAM HOME and that I need to enter as much as I could to fulfill my biggest dreams!! Call me Please!

    ShereeD. on March 17, 2016 at 5:40 pm
  295. Ok, good luck everyone…now make sure you all answer the phone and the door, you never know who may bring the surprise!!!

    JtoddPe on March 17, 2016 at 5:27 pm
  296. The name has been drawn!! Oh the excitement and anticipation!!

    Honey07866 on March 17, 2016 at 5:07 pm
  297. What a dream come true and answered prayers this would be! Good luck to all!

    rachel on March 17, 2016 at 5:00 pm
  298. If you guys are looking for me, Dan Rousseve I have moved to 5210 Bundy rd New Orleans la 70127, you can surprise me there with the winning prizes

    Dan Rousseve on March 17, 2016 at 4:54 pm
  299. "There's no place like home, there's no place like home, there's no place like the HGTV Dream Home 2016!"

    Debbie Smith on March 17, 2016 at 4:52 pm
    • As I reading I am taping my white shiny flippers together. Dorothy still won't give up her ruby red slippers.. Dang it!!!

      Pamela on March 17, 2016 at 5:20 pm
  300. Hi HGTV Dream Team,
    "Any day now" You say. What a tease. ;) Well, you have us all waiting with bated breath. It has been exiting. Thank you

    tristanRIABO on March 17, 2016 at 4:49 pm
  301. Could someone please tell us which area the winner comes from? They did this once and it helped a lot!!

    Hopeful on March 17, 2016 at 4:49 pm
  302. Good Luck to everyone…I've been entering for a few years….It's nice to dream…

    God Bless the person who wins….

    Patti on March 17, 2016 at 4:30 pm
  303. Just think someone will win this house/cash. So super fun for that person and family. We all hope it is us, we've all created the possibility by entering. So happy for whoever is chosen!

    jarjer on March 17, 2016 at 4:25 pm
  304. Think they will come to MN for an ambush?? It's snowing today. Probably not.

    <sigh>…I mean, "Oh, bother." That did sound a bit like Eeyore. ;-)

    Good luck everyone!

    Jennifer on March 17, 2016 at 4:18 pm
  305. Still wondering who is leading the ambush crew this year~!

    Melly1979 on March 17, 2016 at 4:03 pm
    • Hope it's Josh and Patrick!

      Debbie Smith on March 17, 2016 at 4:51 pm
  306. I just got an email too!!! Wonder how they will do it? Hope it is me but good luck to all!!!! Anxiety is right. They did not show a pic of the drawing like they have in the past. Well no one is calling me. Do they call? Do they just come over? I want them to come to my house. How cool a caravan of people balloons and the new car!!!! Wowow!!!! To dream Just to dream. Come to Southwest Cleveland Ohio and get me HGTV!!!!!

    realdealu22 on March 17, 2016 at 3:56 pm
  307. Got the e-mail too, so exciting!!! good luck everyone!!!

    Debs730 on March 17, 2016 at 3:50 pm
  308. Having lived in Brevard County for many, many years, we were entranced with this home. In the late 60's and early 70's I can recall having orange fights with our friends on this very property. Although we presently live in NH we often visit my brother in Rockledge.

    Now that we have experienced all the New England winters that the law allows and are actively seeking to return to the Rockledge/Merritt Island,/Viera/Melbourne area. SO, when this home came into view we were excited and tried to convince ourselves that we should be the winners. Only time will tell!!! We did, however, take a "drive-by" and were astonished to see a police vehicle blocking the driveway. Only makes sense considering how many others like us would like to see the home in person, rather than on line which, by the way, is an excellent coverage of the details and effort that HGTV has exerted.

    We are awaiting your call !!!!!

    Boot on March 17, 2016 at 3:47 pm
  309. Lord, I have been waiting for this announcement. Now to find out who it is, is just another waiting game lol. Good luck everyone!!!

    Tanika on March 17, 2016 at 3:41 pm
  310. I'm ready for a visit from the prize team! My house is clean and and I have good hair today. I'll be home after work, so come on over!

    TwoCorgis on March 17, 2016 at 3:35 pm
  311. Get ready blessed winner has been picked be on the look out God bless you all.

    Kiosha88 on March 17, 2016 at 3:35 pm
  312. I do hope I win because I really need a roof over my head and a better place to live so I can call home

    maria_santos65 on March 17, 2016 at 3:20 pm
  313. Oh wow I just got an email that says "We're about to surprise the winner"!!! I'm so excited…best wishes to whomever wins :D
    https://mail.google.com/mail/ca/u/0/#all/15386244

    Bamablonde67 on March 17, 2016 at 3:17 pm
    • Me 2!

      MaineBlkBear on March 17, 2016 at 3:47 pm
    • I didn't get one. But I am seeing a few people have gotten one

      slyfoxsherri on March 17, 2016 at 4:57 pm
    • I didn’t get the email either, :( I wonder what that means…

      LoRo22 on March 19, 2016 at 9:10 am
  314. THEY'VE DRAWN A NAME. NOTIFYING ANYDAY NOW. CHECK YOUR E-MAIL. The news should be there if you signed up for notices/updates!

    JLC on March 17, 2016 at 3:16 pm
  315. So much excitement, how much dreaming I’ve done for years hoping to win one of these beautiful hgtv homes♡my husband and I have entered as frequently as possible this time hoping for our forever home♡♡♡

    Sherry Hession on March 17, 2016 at 3:10 pm
  316. I tried to be as consistent as possible during this entire entry :) Really hoping the best for all and I am a firm believer that when it is your time to gain anything great in life….it will happen. This wouldn't be just a dream come true for me….but a place I know I can give back to my parents to retire in….to live their dreams in while they gave all for me. Good luck everyone and best of wishes!!

    Mayna on March 17, 2016 at 3:08 pm
    • Reading this…they've got their best gift-you!

      Trish_ on March 17, 2016 at 3:49 pm
    • You are absolutely correct. What God has for you will be for you and no one or anything can take it away. Dreams do come true I'm praying that I win also but if I do not then it wasn't meant to be, and I will be happy for whoever does win and wait for the next giveaway. Be blessed

      Kiosha88 on March 17, 2016 at 10:29 pm
  317. I see we have a winner!! Can't wait for the announcement – Sooooooo LOVE this Dream House!! Best yet in my humble opinion from location to package to finishes. Great Job HGTV and partners!

    Alan Roberts on March 17, 2016 at 3:06 pm
    • Yup, I got the email as well…:)

      Checotah on March 17, 2016 at 3:08 pm
  318. I just got an email too!!! Wonder how they will do it? Hope it is me but good luck to all!!!! Anxiety is right. They did not show a pic of the drawing like they have in the past.

    realdealu22 on March 17, 2016 at 3:00 pm
  319. Omg just got an email from hgtv saying they are getting ready to surprise the winner!!! ANXIETY ON FULL FORCE!!! My heart just skipped a beat!

    Pamela on March 17, 2016 at 2:51 pm
    • Yesssss I just got mine too … My heart skipped for a moment…… Any day now!!! lord!!!:-)

      shana on March 17, 2016 at 2:56 pm
      • We were already so anxious and who really knows how long soon will be? But at least we know for sure they have drawn;). They do like to do it in Monday which is the 21 the beginning of the time on the rules so maybe Monday;)

        Zena on March 17, 2016 at 2:59 pm
        • Zena, gave you a thumbs up and can't see it. It maybe these little buttons are tough on me. Hope IT will correct my error. Thanks in advance.

          Trish_ on March 17, 2016 at 3:45 pm
    • Me too!!!

      Tanika on March 17, 2016 at 2:57 pm
  320. The email also says we will be surprising the winner any day now so they have not been notified as when the email was sent….

    Zena on March 17, 2016 at 2:51 pm
  321. Just got the email that a winner has been drawn….nothing more said than that!! I can hardly stand it, so all I can do is make sure my hair and makeup are done every morning and practice my surprise face!!!! My very best to all!!

    flygirl66 on March 17, 2016 at 2:48 pm
  322. No more surprises for us….keeping the camera on for the front door. Tell me….who else is doing this? The bad part would be….HGTV host may have to stand outside just a bit so last minute changes can be made. Lol. I've been chuckling about this happening someday. Imagine…."WAIT!!!! I'll be opening the door soon." ; when in fact, a mad dash is being made to straighten house/self up. Lol.. Have the backdoor covered, too. A different sound to know which side to be prepared for. LOL

    Trish_ on March 17, 2016 at 12:56 pm
  323. Were there balloons and all the pictures the drawing deserves this year?? I MISS IT but I guess we can't have everything. HGTV PROVIDES such wonderful programs I CAN Travel to Europe and to tropical places from my living room chair. And see all types of houses and look forward to entering the dream home giveaways, are we not the lucky ones, HAPPY ST PADDYS DAY TO ALL YOU HOPEFULLS.

    viviloree on March 17, 2016 at 12:53 pm
    • So true. Great reminder:)

      JLC on March 17, 2016 at 12:55 pm
  324. If Tiffany is in Las Vegas, maybe it was a layover, picking up the twins on their way to my house in California. Well it is a good thought.

    nursejudyfromCA on March 17, 2016 at 12:38 pm
    • It looks like HGTV has had conventions in that specific hotel in the past years… So Its probably not the winner's location.

      dreamn_again on March 17, 2016 at 4:55 pm
      • I was just being silly but sounds like a good ideaSent from my iPhone

        nursejudyfromCA on March 18, 2016 at 11:27 pm
    • Do the twins live in Vegas?

      ABCDEFG76 on March 17, 2016 at 5:39 pm
      • Yes they have a home there with a guest home for their parents. I watched it being built and designed by them on HGTV. It is very. Nice.Sent from my iPhone

        nursejudyfromCA on March 18, 2016 at 11:25 pm
  325. Thank you #HGTV. This Dream Home is Beautiful!

    Lora on March 17, 2016 at 12:07 pm
  326. If they are notifying you by phone, will they leave a message? Guess it doesn't matter much, my phones been acting crazy, updated itself last night and is dead today. Since I've relocated considering changing my number when I get the new phone…. But this year I didn't allow myself to get too worked up over the sweepstakes, as in years past. Best of luck to you all.

    TDFairbanks on March 17, 2016 at 11:47 am
  327. : )

    DeerSpring on March 17, 2016 at 11:15 am
  328. It looks like Tiffany Brooks is on the move again. Mission accomplished or yet to be

    accomplished?????

    That is the question! : )

    https://www.instagram.com/p/BDD1aJPkVnz/?taken-by

    DeerSpring on March 17, 2016 at 11:15 am
  329. Just a topic for all of us while we anxiously await a winner! How many votes did you get in? I think I did 103 online and probably 100 mail in! a little over kill but every entry counts!

    Elizabeth on March 17, 2016 at 11:00 am
  330. John Gidding may be in NYC these days, but where might he be next week? Could the next photo on Instagram be one of your front door?!

    This is a unique curving building named HL23 along NYC's High Line — an old, abandoned rail line turned into a pedestrian park. Designed by Los Angeles architect Neil Denari, it clearly gets wider as it zig-zags and rises up above street level.
    https://www.instagram.com/p/BDCdvfpGd6b/?taken-by

    Really cool pic, John, but will we be seeing you, followed by the HGTV Ambush Team, presenting some lucky winner with the Dream Home 2016 key, car, boat and check anytime soon?

    DBCoop on March 17, 2016 at 10:37 am
    • I wonder where John is heading after New York City? Any ideas, DBCoop?

      DesignABCs on March 17, 2016 at 3:01 pm
    • I love how we can all count on you, Coop, for fun pictures and good information. Thank you for adding to the fun.

      tristanRIABO on March 17, 2016 at 3:28 pm
      • You're very welcome, tristanRIABO. Thanks for your post.

        We usually do have great fun here in the blogs, don't we? Then sometimes it can get a little tense, especially at times like this when we're so anxiously waiting for the Dream Home Ambush Team to show up at our door….

        DBCoop on March 17, 2016 at 9:52 pm
    • we love the HIgh Line,we go as often as we can when in the city, we are about 38 miles away,,, it`s a beautiful walk! the art, the gardens, the people, it`s lots of fun!!!

      Debs730 on March 18, 2016 at 4:51 pm
  331. Good luck to one who wins.Its a dream home. we all dreams. god bless to the winner

    Sarah Pasquarello on March 17, 2016 at 10:24 am
  332. Dear HGTV: I will be leaving for Orlando tomorrow afternoon. Feel free to ambush me in the Magic Kingdom! Plus it would just be a short ride away for me to go over and visit my new home ;)

    Jen on March 17, 2016 at 9:47 am
    • Would be really cool if so…thinking that Scripps may take it back to times past since it is the 20 year celebration…keep it nice and simple. :)

      Lea81194 on March 17, 2016 at 11:30 am
  333. If they knock on the door
    I will fall on the floor
    then attempt an irish jig
    For my newfound pot o Gold
    before I get to old..

    COOLSMILEY on March 17, 2016 at 8:51 am
    • Cool smiley I am old. Today I feel 94 last night I felt 22 and now this moment 64. Rats it's creeping back up to 94 love your poem cute.

      pattieclemm on March 17, 2016 at 10:44 am
  334. The HGTV Ambush Team better prepare for the "yellow cloud" of pollen that has descended upon us in Atlanta! Hoping you are headed this way!

    southernlady on March 17, 2016 at 8:47 am
    • We both are in Atlanta.. Yess. that's a sign….Come on to Georgia HGTV we are soooo ready!!!

      shana on March 17, 2016 at 9:04 am
    • Atlanta here too:)

      iamflourishing on March 17, 2016 at 9:21 am
    • I'm just up the road in Cumming. It's our first day of the year with a pollen count over 1000! 1,531 today!! I'll be praying for some rain to wash it away soon… but the flowers and trees are pretty!!!

      Kat on March 17, 2016 at 10:58 am
      • My mom lives in Cumming!! Beautiful area

        Tanika on March 17, 2016 at 3:30 pm
    • Atlanta Metro here…Lawrenceville! Hello Neighbors!

      DOK Ministry on March 17, 2016 at 11:23 am
      • Small world, I am in Dacula!

        iamflourishing on March 17, 2016 at 12:10 pm
    • Just north of you all in the Mountains of Franklin,NC! From the heart of it all though, O H I O! Enjoying the southern life:). Best of luck to all.

      JLC on March 17, 2016 at 12:59 pm
      • Born and raised a Buckeye too and love the South!

        iamflourishing on March 17, 2016 at 3:00 pm
  335. HGTV, come to my house today and I'll get a round of Shamrock Shakes to celebrate!!!

    JLC on March 17, 2016 at 8:34 am
  336. Virginia, can we get a notification as did Blog Cabin bloggers when someone has been notified. Put us out of our misery. I'm still hoping for a notification for winning this wonderful prize but if not I thought that was great that they announce as they did on BC that they were notifying someone.

    Moveinready on March 17, 2016 at 8:27 am
  337. Interesting! An all star cast planning some type of ambush? I bet their having fun doing it as well! Thanks DeerSpring, we can always count on you and your sleuthing abilities. I think you should consider a new career joining a cold case squad. Criminals wouldn't stand a chance with you out there, lol.

    MaineBlkBear on March 17, 2016 at 7:24 am
    • Thanks, Maineblkbear.

      I like the idea of the four coming up with ambush strategies and having fun at the same time.

      : ) : ) : )

      DeerSpring on March 17, 2016 at 11:23 am
  338. Very nice…… thanks for the find:):) wait and see….. oh my:):) could all four show up for an ambush??? What an ambush!!!!

    gbfla on March 17, 2016 at 7:19 am
    • It sounds good to me!

      DeerSpring on March 17, 2016 at 11:20 am
  339. Oh my that would be amazing!!! I spent my whole day in bed yesterday watching the brothers on hgtv!!! Some were repeats but I could watch them a million times!!! Oh my what a dream to have them and Bromstad at my door!!! Get the smelling salt ready if they show at my door!!!

    Pamela on March 17, 2016 at 6:37 am
  340. If you can afford to pay the taxes due {to receive the title/deed} and the annual property taxes, et al on this sweepstakes – you wouldn't have entered this contest – you're already rich and living in a home equal to or more elaborate than this one… and you're driving a mercedes benz and would consider it a downgrade to drive a gmc…AND you have a yacht – again a downgrade to a speedboat… rofl!

    Karma on March 17, 2016 at 5:59 am
    • Good morning…nope, many folks are hoping to take the cash option and bless their families' and some others as well. Have a nice day.

      Lea81194 on March 17, 2016 at 11:27 am
    • Taxes would be due at the end of the year, through form 1099. You wouldn't have to pay anything up front from what I've read.. same goes on the Cash prize, Car and Boat.

      Josh on March 17, 2016 at 3:34 pm
  341. I get so nervous and excited. What are the chances its me though…One in a zillion :)

    ABCDEFG76 on March 16, 2016 at 11:47 pm
  342. Then I just got to thinking…Maybe it will be an ambush with a whole bunch of HGTV hosts. Did someone say its the 20th anniversary? The picture with both David and the "brothers" was taken the same day it appears.

    If that was posted 5 hours ago maybe the ambush is on Friday or the beginning of next week? :) I love speculating, hoping, wishing, and dreaming. It adds a little spice to life! Thanks HGTV for making this so much fun!!!!!!

    ABCDEFG76 on March 16, 2016 at 11:46 pm
    • I would love that!

      DeerSpring on March 17, 2016 at 11:18 am
  343. Looking forward to the day of the announcement!!!! Reeeeeally like looking at the pics of this beautiful home, would LOVE to be able to walk thru it and call it mine! If that happens, then my place will be sold for what I owe + reality commish! Looking forward to moving on!!!

    Steve on March 16, 2016 at 11:40 pm
  344. Thanks for sharing DeerSpring :0)!!!

    ABCDEFG76 on March 16, 2016 at 11:31 pm
  345. Well???????????? Who won??

    Mary on March 16, 2016 at 10:49 pm
  346. I have had an unusual amount of knocks at the door, and I thought my dream had died, but every time I hear a knock I get excited again. However, all knocks were purposeful and no strange activity here. A tiny piece of me is hanging on to the dream. If my gut is right, and someone else won, just know that there I am sooooo happy for you.

    God is good!

    HCG87 on March 16, 2016 at 8:07 pm
    • Yes he is! :) Best wishes too.

      Lea81194 on March 17, 2016 at 1:41 am
    • All the time! Who knows what plans He has for us? Jeremiah 29:11 We are all waiting on that knock on our door…so I'm right there with ya!

      DOK Ministry on March 17, 2016 at 11:31 am
  347. This may give you a giggle while anxiously waiting! http://www.buzzfeed.com/andyneuenschwander/hgtv-i

    Carainohio on March 16, 2016 at 6:31 pm
  348. When will the winner be announced and contacted? When will the show be aired?

    JPenney on March 16, 2016 at 4:58 pm
  349. Spring is upon us and with that the inspiration and excitement to start new projects around the house and yard! I am hoping HGTV doesn't catch me in my grubby yard clothes covered in dirt and grass stains with my hair up in a pony tail!! Then again- if your coming to my house your welcome Any Time!!! Cant wait to hear who wins! Good Luck everyone!

    Angela on March 16, 2016 at 3:07 pm
  350. Can't wait!!! I keep peeking outside my window to see cars/trucks pass by! Just wishing and praying!! Need this so bad!!

    Honey07866 on March 16, 2016 at 2:43 pm
  351. Here I sit…still wishing and hoping along with all my fellow bloggers!!!! Hope someone hears something this week!!!!

    flygirl66 on March 16, 2016 at 2:01 pm
  352. I received a text alert from FedEx, indicating a package was to be delivered that requires a signature today. I am out of town traveling for business, I could barely stand to sit in my hotel room halfway across the country. They delivered the package, my husband signed for it and it was a computer I ordered, it was on back order and I had since forgotten about it

    Sarah on March 16, 2016 at 1:16 pm
  353. Did they give any clues as to who the winner might be? Rush is next week!!!

    blair on March 16, 2016 at 12:30 pm
  354. I'm just waiting for the call, to be ambushed, or just to know the winner so I can get back to living my normal life lol. Everything is questionable to me now and it's definitely driving me nuts a little bit lol. Praying that I win but sending my blessing to the winner who ever wins.

    Kiosha88 on March 16, 2016 at 12:07 pm
  355. You are amazing sleuths. When is the winner's weekend? From what I've read from past winners it's really an experience. Top notch hotel, great restaurant meals, meeting the HGTV staff. Such a fun contest every year!

    dooby78 on March 16, 2016 at 11:19 am
  356. It is already quite warm in Florida, especially the Merritt Island area. To the winner: Prepare for the Spring Breakers! That area will be busy from now until August! But what fun!

    southernlady on March 16, 2016 at 9:52 am
  357. Sooooo yesterday all of my bosses were out of the building to attend some special event, that no one else knew about. My direct boss comes and only tells me about the meeting. No one else knew about the meeting in my department until I told them. Could this be a possible plot for an awesome ambush???? oh lord I hope so.. Fingers crossed.. :-)

    shana on March 16, 2016 at 7:07 am
    • Best wishes to you shana! : )

      Lea81194 on March 16, 2016 at 11:16 am
      • Same to you as well Lea81194.

        This is such an exciting experience.

        shana on March 16, 2016 at 12:27 pm
    • :) :):)

      twoTERRIERs on March 19, 2016 at 10:35 pm
  358. Ahhhhhhhhhhhhhh checking all of my email folders every hour during the day, hoping my phone rings, watching my driveway for an ambush!! I hope whoever wins is ready!! This would be life changing!!

    Jessa Bennallack on March 15, 2016 at 11:34 pm
  359. We're all waiting on the edge of our seats for the HGTV Dream Home 2016 winner to be announced, right? That's a given, but how surprised would you really be to find the Ambush Team waiting at your front door?

    Which one of the following adorable expressions would probably best reflect the look on YOUR face?!

    1. http://2.bp.blogspot.com/-bEJcUK7qpUk/UKY06vmGxMI

    2. http://images.parenting.mdpcdn.com/sites/parentin

    3. https://www.askideas.com/media/17/Cute-Baby-Funny

    4. https://laughlotstraveloften.files.wordpress.com/

    5. http://2.bp.blogspot.com/-dq0xBsikwvc/T-e_iVbV0dI

    6. http://indianapublicmedia.org/amomentofscience/fi

    7. https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/-QpKbGnuf01c/Vq

    Personally, I think I'd start out at #7, move on quickly to #4 and when it finally sinks in, end up at #3. ^_^

    DBCoop on March 15, 2016 at 10:32 pm
    • #7 is a winner. :)

      DesignABCs on March 16, 2016 at 10:07 am
    • My wife would go for #1, my sons would go for #3 and #6 accordingly, my daughter for #5, and I for #2; I take it he is saying "YES!!!" and clinching his fists…..

      Supercalifragilistic on March 16, 2016 at 6:06 pm
    • These are awesome Coop! I'm thinking I would be #4, but who knows. No one expects this would actually happen to themselves considering the odds!

      MaineBlkBear on March 17, 2016 at 7:20 am
      • Great choice, MaineBlkBear. Perfect hair for a TV premiere. I'm not so sure about the outfit. ^_^

        DBCoop on March 17, 2016 at 10:07 am
        • Yes, indeed DB. Lol. I'll start practicing on perfecting the hair, lol.

          MaineBlkBear on March 17, 2016 at 10:34 am
  360. I would love to win the dream home to live their awesome weather lovely home that boat dock fishing and the pool heaven.

    buddyandjanet on March 15, 2016 at 8:37 pm
  361. No news until …"on or about April 1st." That's the answer I got in an email. That's ok. I'm patient. It'll be worth the wait! Beautiful home, looking forward to the opportunity.

    Steve on March 15, 2016 at 8:01 pm
    • Is April 1st the actual drawing date for the dream home sweepstakes? I know we are all anxious to find out who the winner will be and am certain we all hope it will be one of us. Like you, I entered the sweepstakes every day, twice a day, give or take a couple of days I inavdvertantly missed. Does anybody know how the winner is contacted? I wanted to ask HGTV Staff a question but cannot seem to find an email address to contact them. Will you share their contact info with me? Thank you in advance and best wishes to you and all who share the dream of winning the HGTV DREAMHOME 2016 sweepstake.

      WhiteCloud on March 15, 2016 at 8:32 pm
      • They picked the winner on March 1st I do believe, we just won't be notified until on or about March 21 and April 11, 2016 for the ambush and even then probably still not a week after that lol, hope that helps.

        Tara on March 15, 2016 at 8:50 pm
  362. What all the bloggers look like right now.
    https://www.google.com/search?q=screaming+goat&am

    Carainohio on March 15, 2016 at 7:39 pm
  363. We need a hint! We need a hint! We need a hint! :0) Even for just the state of the winner…

    ABCDEFG76 on March 15, 2016 at 6:16 pm
    • I agree :) :) hint hint!!!!:):)

      gbfla on March 15, 2016 at 6:32 pm
  364. Who are all the HGTV hosts that could potentially do the ambush? Who has done it in the past?

    ABCDEFG76 on March 15, 2016 at 6:15 pm
    • We need to start checking twitter, instagram, and fb :)

      ABCDEFG76 on March 15, 2016 at 6:19 pm
    • We can always count on DBCoop or DeerSpring to keep us in the loop! John Gidding has done it the past two years. I suspect it will either be John or Dream Home Lottery himself, 'David Bromstad'!

      MaineBlkBear on March 15, 2016 at 7:11 pm
      • If I won and David Bromstad showed up at my door I would freak!!!! I love and admire him so much!!!

        Pamela on March 16, 2016 at 9:37 am
  365. Hopeful! Would love to live in Florida and absolutely love this home and every detail of it. My husband, kids and I would move there in a heartbeat if we won! We are ALL in!

    Tara on March 15, 2016 at 4:18 pm
  366. Thank you OCO for posting the link! Also, since we are posting links – for Purple Heart Recipients, or those injured during combat, you are able to apply for a mortgage free home at: <a href="http://www.militarywarriors.org” target=”_blank”>www.militarywarriors.org This is how we got our current home! God bless you and thank you to those who served!

    dawnrossguillory on March 15, 2016 at 3:52 pm
    • Wow, that is wonderful that there is an organization that does that. I wasn't in the military but I have family that served. I have the upmost respect for our military and their families. My daughter likes to look up the soldiers coming home videos and I sit there and cry like a baby.

      AnnaM on March 15, 2016 at 4:28 pm
    • TY for posting! Seriously, this is a blessing for many military families.

      Trish_ on March 16, 2016 at 9:10 pm
    • Your very welcome, dawnrossguillory.

      OCO on March 16, 2016 at 10:48 pm
  367. Let's play a game;) other than your state pick a state you think the winner might come from, I am from Texas but I pick New Hampshire

    Lucy on March 15, 2016 at 3:51 pm
    • I am from Texas but I pick Arizona

      Allison on March 15, 2016 at 4:19 pm
    • I am from N.C. but I think someone in Florida will win it.

      AnnaM on March 15, 2016 at 4:21 pm
    • Awwww com'on someone pick Texas since I can't:(

      Lucy on March 15, 2016 at 4:23 pm
      • Hey Lucy,

        I'm from New Hampshire, but I think Texas will win it!!

        Hopeful in NH on March 15, 2016 at 4:35 pm
        • ;)

          Lucy on March 15, 2016 at 4:36 pm
    • Im from indiana and think New Jersey

      Tara on March 15, 2016 at 4:44 pm
    • I'm with you Lucy, I'll pick New Hampshire as well ( ;

      MaineBlkBear on March 15, 2016 at 5:25 pm
    • I am from California but i think it will be someone from Florida

      slyfoxsherri on March 15, 2016 at 5:34 pm
    • As weird as this might sound I have felt strongly
      Since yesterday that the winner would come from New Hampshire , but who knows, I don't generally have prerecognition….

      Lucy on March 15, 2016 at 5:38 pm
    • I am from Texas .. ..but pick Kentucky

      advomom24 on March 15, 2016 at 5:46 pm
    • I live in SC and I think someone from SC will win this year!

      Ms. B on March 15, 2016 at 8:50 pm
      • Awww Ms B you r not playing the game:(

        Lucy on March 15, 2016 at 8:54 pm
    • Wisconsin

      jarjer on March 15, 2016 at 10:19 pm
    • I'm from Alabama and I think someone in Tennessee will win

      Kiosha88 on March 15, 2016 at 10:52 pm
    • I'm from Wisconsin, but think it will be Pennsylvania!!

      Sarah on March 15, 2016 at 11:42 pm
    • I pray it's Illinois, but I live in such a small town, they probably couldn't find it to ambush me LOL. I can only hope.

      joannie1021 on March 16, 2016 at 12:39 am
    • From Arizona but possibly Ohio will win it.

      Lea81194 on March 16, 2016 at 1:30 am
    • Missouri for the state currently lived in Texas for the state they hail from. :)

      Stormyee on March 16, 2016 at 6:52 am
    • I can only dream the winner is in New Hampshire!!! specifically Manchester :) !!!

      Elizabeth on March 16, 2016 at 9:13 am
    • I will go with Rhode Island

      hopkinsfamily4 on March 16, 2016 at 9:26 am
    • I'm from Tennessee and I think the winner will come from Texas or Pennsylvania

      cynthi1 on March 16, 2016 at 7:25 pm
    • This morning I saw 2 strangers walking around my neighborhood. I live on a dead end street so any cars coming through would be noticed. It would make more sense to have people look like they are out for a walk when actually they are scoping out my house! I am from NH so I will continue to believe someone from NH will win home….. Happy Day to All

      Hrothgar1 on March 17, 2016 at 8:12 am
  368. Can I just say I ❤️ My fellow bloggers and look forward to all of your comments daily!

    Tired of this town on March 15, 2016 at 3:38 pm
    • Sorry I accidentally put a thumbs down on this meant a thumbs up!

      Lucy on March 15, 2016 at 3:56 pm
  369. I know there have been more home giveaways since the smart home but if I'm not mistaken those were given away via phone calls not "ambush" style. I think this all goes Hand in hand with hgtv being more secretive about the winner until it is " officially" announced and giving the prize away that close to winners weekend and the official announcement keeps it from "leaking" out.

    Zena on March 15, 2016 at 2:20 pm
  370. Sorry guys not to be negative, but the smart home which I guess was the last home home giveaway via ambush, was not even given away but three days before the winners weekend. The public was not notified until after winners weekend so I am expecting sadly enough, for the ambush to happen near the end of the time period like the Monday before visitors weekend and I don't think that the public well know "officially" until after visitors weekend:(. But look at this way, this gives us longer to anticipate.

    Zena on March 15, 2016 at 2:12 pm
    • I wish this was the case but I believe it's happened already

      Tired of this town on March 15, 2016 at 3:35 pm
  371. Deer Spring love all of them thanks for the Post specially The Homeschool

    pattieclemm on March 15, 2016 at 1:03 pm
    • Pattieclemm, I liked the sign, too, : )

      DeerSpring on March 16, 2016 at 6:11 am
  372. This is so exciting!! I'm glad I learned about it and was able to enter!! Good luck to everyone!! I'm actually going to be dressed in something other than pajamas everyday now until I find out who won, hahahaha!!!!

    Dorene Young on March 15, 2016 at 1:01 pm
  373. Sounds like sweepstakes withdrawal to me I'm having them too can't wait to see who the big winner is

    again good luck to one another

    pattieclemm on March 15, 2016 at 12:30 pm
  374. When is the winner being picked and how can we find out?

    Jackie on March 15, 2016 at 11:10 am
    • You can't find out until they release the information. ;) BUT more home sweeps right around the corner so keep your eyes on the HGTV Sweeps page so you don't miss out. Remember, "Just one entry is all needed to win."

      Leaa81194 on March 15, 2016 at 11:24 am
  375. Virginia – HGTV – please change picture soon and give us just one clue – BEGGING
    Have to go to work meeting and will be watching door monitors no doubt but know that at end of I will be sad as I will realize yet another year I didn't win. Oh well – life goes on and so much to be thankful for

    Tired of this town on March 15, 2016 at 9:56 am
  376. That Mother Nature is one sweet lady!! Kennedy Space Center is pretty cool too!

    Kat on March 15, 2016 at 7:51 am
    • . : )

      DeerSpring on March 16, 2016 at 6:09 am
  377. I keep dreaming, wishing and hoping to win one of these home sweepstakes. Hubby is in the military and because of our frequent moves, we have no home of our own. I am kind of panicking because we are nearing retirement, and all of our money has been going to leasing military properties to live in every time we move. I really do hope we get picked as winners, it would be so nice to have a home to live in, and not have to constantly stress about our future.

    Mrs.P on March 15, 2016 at 4:44 am
    • Thank you and your family for serving our country. I've been posting photos of all the moves, and then some, our family did when Dad was military. My parents were feeling the same way. They finally set roots. Even then, they didn't stay put. So I hope you will find your home. In the 70s..the quote "Bloom where you are planted". Some of us are planted in the deep soils of one area, others are like houseplants that can be transported. Be thankful for your opportunities of seeing and appreciating our country (possibly other countries). And… I'm sure you know how to bloom, military (and other mobile careers) learn to have extended families and bloom! Again…many good wishes to you.

      Trish_ on March 15, 2016 at 11:57 am
  378. Here's to dreaming. Living paycheck to paycheck. Want to give my kids a better life than I have. But I know we all do. Luck to all. Suerte!

    Joy on March 14, 2016 at 11:07 pm
  379. I have a gut feeling ' someone ' is going to get some 'Dreamy' news THIS week! And then, an ambush maybe on the weekend?!? Good luck everyone!

    MaineBlkBear on March 14, 2016 at 8:18 pm
  380. When is the drawing for the Dream House 2016?

    Deb on March 14, 2016 at 6:49 pm
    • It may already have happened. Now we wait for someone to be ambushed.

      7273 on March 14, 2016 at 8:09 pm
    • My daughter could come and draw this beautiful DH for us…oh wait…not that kind of drawing.

      Trish_ on March 15, 2016 at 11:42 am
  381. I'm still dreaming! Happy Monday and good luck everyone!

    memanbepa on March 14, 2016 at 4:52 pm
  382. Time will soon tell who the lucky winner is. Good luck all. I've got a great idea. Winner lets all bloggers have a free weeks vacation in the new dream home, lol

    AnnaM on March 14, 2016 at 4:38 pm
    • Surely will…a blogger party for sure. Much fun…have a great day everyone! HGTV crew invited too. : )

      The CEO of Scripps and just everyone.

      Take care.

      Lea81194 on March 15, 2016 at 11:21 am
  383. One thing for sure, "The next knock at the door will be for you!' Ha, no kidding, right. :) Have a Blessed Day everyone.

    Take care.

    Lea81194 on March 14, 2016 at 4:20 pm
  384. I found it at 140 Utopia cir. ;)

    It would be so nice to win!Crossing my fingers!

    RANDYL614 on March 14, 2016 at 4:03 pm
    • It's 180 Utopia Circle, Randy. Check it out! Google Maps has to update the old photos now.

      Good luck!

      Jennifer on March 17, 2016 at 2:33 pm
  385. Is time yet?I am dying to know if I'm the winner!OMG!Please Please let it be me!I have entered everyday since it started!This would definitely be my dream home.Vacation 24/7!

    RANDYL614 on March 14, 2016 at 3:30 pm
  386. I put in everyday and I hope that I will win! The anticipation is crazy. I just wish they would announce it already. My luck is not very good but I keep hoping that one day my boat will come in and if there is a house attached to that boat I am more than excited!!

    Meghann on March 14, 2016 at 1:41 pm
    • Same here!! I set my email account to a certain ringtone so every time I hear it play, I get excited! What a way to drive myself bonkers lol. I hope that my luck finally changes and can finally win something. If I win, we would finally be able to have plenty of room for our 4 children. Good luck to everyone.

      Ms. B on March 14, 2016 at 3:26 pm
      • I did rhe same thing with my email lol. Good luck!

        Tara on March 14, 2016 at 10:25 pm
  387. The anticipation is killing me!!

    Good luck to one and all.

    Jennifer on March 14, 2016 at 1:12 pm
    • This Site is addicting! I jump on to see if any updates about the winner and read all of the fun post AND. ..oh my! EVERYONE I meet now, or dirves by our house is connected to HGTV. lol Yesterday, the Suddenlink guy showed up at door and I quickly ran into the bathroom to check my hair before I answered. JUST IN CASE. …haha

      advomom24 on March 14, 2016 at 1:16 pm
      • I got a package today, which I wasn't expecting…. My heart started pounding in my chest! Ended up being a nice thinking of you package from a friend. Loved it, however HGTV You Are a Winner Package…. priceless!!!

        hrothgar1 on March 14, 2016 at 1:43 pm
  388. "All my bags are packed, I'm ready to go, I'm standing here outside my door………" Okay, HGTV, ready to load the car!

    southernlady on March 14, 2016 at 12:18 pm
  389. The year? 2015. The scene? Well, imagine planning your own ambush! That's just what Kathy O'Dell of Huntsville, Alabama did, thinking the winner surprise party was for a friend. Kathy was in for quite a twist to the plot when she was told that SHE was the REAL Martha's Vineyard, Masssachusetts Dream Home 2015 winner by John Gidding.

    http://videos.hgtv.com/video/hgtv-dream-home-2015

    Who will be the next name added to the HGTV Dream Home winner's list? Could it very soon be yours? Will YOU be the one heading off to visit your beautiful waterfront Grand Prize in Merritt Island, Florida? Stay tuned!

    DBCoop on March 14, 2016 at 11:11 am
  390. Will the first day of Spring on Sunday March 20th bring promise of a new life?

    Wherever your hometown may be, life is full of surprises — whether it's nature's magical change of seasons as the landscape bursts into a rainbow of color and song — or whether it's winning the HGTV Dream Home Grand Prize package.

    Either one is worthy of celebration! Imagine the joy of experiencing the two of them together!!

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nayXK6vO0YU

    DBCoop on March 14, 2016 at 10:48 am
    • DBCoop, Thanks for posting video and putting things into perspective! Yes, winning dream home absolute game changer, but spring brings new life and promise of another chance to create our own joy possibilities if one chooses!

      Hrothgar1 on March 14, 2016 at 1:54 pm
    • Our weather, according to forecasters, is far from spring-like. If the winner is wearing a heavy coat….be happy for him or her. I'm so ready for sandals, when my friend from Texas talked about pedicure for sandal weather…I was a little bit envious…and this is just about wearing sandals. I don't think she has time to read blogs, so I'm safe. But if she does…..4give your friend, I'm happy for you.
      I just read about the Space Center gift! OK…..I'll still be happy for you, but it's getting trickier.

      Trish_ on March 15, 2016 at 11:39 am
  391. Just think someone will win this house/cash. So super fun for that person and family. We all hope it is us, we've all created the possibility by entering. So happy for whoever is chosen!

    jarjer on March 14, 2016 at 10:03 am
  392. As I see the circular drive in the front several things come to mind: a.helicopter pad; its more likely, a drone launching site; or, a target for the bow and arrow enthusiast. Finally, a place for family and friends to park and enjoy some grand times! Can you imagine how HGTV could even top this one! We say it each year. The post with all the previous dream homes listed quite clever! Best wishes to the new dream home owner, he or she will be truly blessed.

    Trish_ on March 14, 2016 at 8:50 am
    • Not bow and arrow….water balloon target. Lol

      Trish_ on March 14, 2016 at 8:52 am
  393. When are they going to announce the winner?!

    Jessica on March 14, 2016 at 8:39 am
    • Between March 21st and April 11th …. Good Luck

      Carline on March 14, 2016 at 9:32 am
  394. Hi HGTV Dream Team,
    I am feeling good and ready for you.

    tristanRIABO on March 14, 2016 at 8:10 am
  395. Saw this on the HGTV website, "Congratulations to the winner of the Lumber Liquidators Dream Floor Giveaway: Hillary P. – Ridgewood, NJ". If anybody remembers the sweepstakes for new flooring that was advertised along with the dream home entries….they have their winner. Looks like the ball is still rolling in the HGTV sweepstakes offices. Not like I expect them to be sleeping on the job. But it sure feels like it! Clues please, HGTV.

    JLC on March 14, 2016 at 1:59 am
  396. I was wondering when they are going to announce the winner of the HGTV Dream Home…

    lynne on March 13, 2016 at 11:47 pm
    • Between March 21 and April 11 … Keep your eyes open it might just be you and Good LUCK. :)

      Carline on March 14, 2016 at 8:38 am
  397. 8 more days until I'm ambushed by HGTV (my birthday too).

    Audrey on March 13, 2016 at 9:28 pm
  398. Dang, I haven't gotten a call or email…still hopeful.

    Keep the faith y'all!

    JToddPe on March 13, 2016 at 8:41 pm
  399. What a great place to entertain! That pool/sunbathing area won't interfere with those that prefer to fish off the dock! PERFECT FOR MY FAMILY!!! A bedroom AND bathroom for everybody! HGTV Must have been thinking of me & my family when they remodeled THIS beauty!!!

    Steve on March 13, 2016 at 7:32 pm
  400. if they only knew how bad i want to win this house for my daughter and her 5 kids

    Carla Conners on March 13, 2016 at 5:19 pm
  401. Thank you everyone for your kind words. Your prayers are much needed. Give me strength to get through this. He was only 54, did not smoke or drink, ate healthy and got plenty of exercise. I don't understand.

    Ms Lou Barron on March 13, 2016 at 3:11 pm
    • His life is and always has been in Gods hands. God is in the process of fixing the mess that has been made here. We are in the time where the quote" Blessed are those who die in Christ from this day forward." Although God is hard to understand for us especially due to our egoic filters of understanding. And continues until they are cleared of distortion, but God is love. Your brother is surrounded by the most loving God, he now understands what he couldn't here. But the prayers are for you dear sister. To be without our loving twin can be hard but the pain is in you, his is over. I pray your heart will heal quickly.

      Moveinready on March 14, 2016 at 10:04 am
    • I pray that he Lord comforts you and give you peace during this time. Unfortunately, we are always left with questions…but in time, God's peace surrounds us and we began to realize that we may never understand God's plans for our lives or our loved ones' lives. Remember the love and the times that you two had together and that your twin will live on in your memories….precious memories that not even death can take away! May God bless you and your family in Jesus' name!

      DOK Ministry on March 15, 2016 at 8:41 am
  402. I would love to win as I am sure all of us wish too!!! My 4yr old says he's Mommies hgtv boy and hgtv is coming here with a big Ck, boat and truck! We watch hgtv majority of the day everyday! David Bromstad has always been one of my favorites! My son loves Chip and Tarek. I would die if David showed up at my home!!!

    PamelaO on March 13, 2016 at 12:16 pm
  403. Keeping my fingers crossed. So tired of not having a home of my own. GL everyone.

    Dreamer on March 13, 2016 at 11:25 am
  404. "There's no place like home, there's no place like home, there's no place like the HGTV Dream Home 2016" Ambush me!

    Debbie Smith on March 13, 2016 at 10:19 am
  405. Well, it appears I'll be in Mississippi this week for my twin brothers' funeral. He passed away Sat. night and I'm heartbroken. Maybe I'll get back to Maine in time for notification. God bless all

    Lou Barron on March 13, 2016 at 7:47 am
    • My condolences!!! Your in my prayers!

      Ms. B on March 13, 2016 at 8:22 am
    • Sorry to hear for your loss! I will say a prayer for you and your family!

      04631 on March 13, 2016 at 9:16 am
    • Very sorry to hear your loss. Sending prayers to you and your family.

      gbfla on March 13, 2016 at 10:20 am
    • So sorry you lost your twin, that is devastating for a twin let alone a brother. May you find peace

      Straybird on March 13, 2016 at 7:29 pm
    • My condolences to you and your family.

      Lea81194 on March 14, 2016 at 12:50 am
    • Lou I am truly sorry and so understand your loss. I lost my twin sister. I pray that your broken heart will mend it sadness but rejoice over every good time you had together. A twin is such a blessing and we tend to be closer than just normal siblings. I will be praying for you and your family.

      Moveinready on March 14, 2016 at 9:48 am
    • I am very sorry to hear about your brother. I will keep your name in my prayers.

      AnnaM on March 14, 2016 at 4:23 pm
  406. I'd be burnt bright RED, if this was my place…..and I'm okay with that!

    Steve on March 12, 2016 at 9:47 pm
  407. Well

    Tired of this town on March 12, 2016 at 8:28 pm
  408. Every random knock and call now is answered with potential anticipation for winning this dream home! I'm even checking my junk mail to see if there is an email from the sweepstakes carrier! good luck to all, fingers crossed in NH!

    elizabeth on March 12, 2016 at 3:00 pm
  409. This is how much each of you would end up paying in taxes. You need to have 800 k cash ready to pay out your packet in taxes. If you take cash you will have for your self about 350 K. Good taxes explanation page, everyone check your state (you need to scroll down the page: http://keypolicydata.com/blog-archives/2015/12/wi

    Vesna on March 12, 2016 at 1:52 pm
    • Thanks for the info. Each year someone posts the breakdown but think that yours is the best since you broke it down for estimated numbers for each state. Sure is fun for whomever wins to know that their dream came and they can make the decision that is best for them. Time is nearing that the bloggers may hear about who will be doing the ambush and who the winner is. Good Luck to All! Will check this site again in a few days to see if more info has been posted.

      AZPeaks on March 12, 2016 at 2:19 pm
    • So, I'd get $650,000 plus a car and boat. Don't need a boat but maybe with my $650k I could find a place on a lake.

      Eugenia27 on March 12, 2016 at 3:56 pm
      • Eugenia, how did you find that number, it is not correct. Which state you in? If you take cash option there are taxes on it, check your state from the link, scroll down to see amount of cash option by your state how much you will get.

        Vesna on March 12, 2016 at 11:33 pm
        • I live in Oregon, the third worst State to win something in.

          Eugenia27 on March 13, 2016 at 6:51 pm
    • If this is correct, in Utah you'd still have over 600k – if you take the cash option. Good luck

      ccbaguley on March 12, 2016 at 8:39 pm
      • No ccbaguley, If you take cash option you will not have 600 K but have left for your self only 402,331 $ . Still higher then some other states.

        Vesna on March 12, 2016 at 11:29 pm
        • I don't understand … Are you taking the amount of taxes owed on the $900,000 or the totale amount?

          Pouafi on March 13, 2016 at 8:58 am
          • there are taxes to pay on amount you getting as cash in lieu of house, car and check. I found blogger CCbaguley state tax amount of cash option listed in table and subtracted from 900k. That is how I get:402.331. Find the tax amount of cash option in table of this link. You need to scroll down: http://keypolicydata.com/blog-archives/2015/12/wi

            Vesna on March 13, 2016 at 4:06 pm
          • Ok understand now. But what about the taxes on the $250k, truck and boat?

            Pouafi on March 13, 2016 at 5:43 pm
          • I just read the rules again, you are right you still get that and you need to pay taxes on it too:
            If Grand Prize Winner elects to take the Cash Option, the Grand Prize winner will still receive the Cash Prize, the GMC Prize, and the Boat. That is taxable too.

            Vesna on March 14, 2016 at 1:30 am
          • I think the taxable chart was including the total value of everything. So you would have to add the $900k plus the $250k and then deduct. So for me .. I live in Al however being military our home of record is Florida … Worse case Al tax rate I would get
            $652 ,466.00 plus the boat and suv. Not sure how IRS would handle us on tax rate being in the military.

            Pouafi on March 14, 2016 at 9:03 am
          • WOW…thanks so much for this link, I knew CA was the highest state tax and I figured 45% overall tax on the cash value of prize, so, about 700K left ,,,maybe? Do you know if you have to take possession of the boat and car or can you just take cash value? I have no use for a great big car ( no surprise, CA pays the most for gas!) or a boat…This was so helpful…so many people forget about WINDFALL taxes when they start dreaming of winning a prize like this. Florida having no state income tax might be why HGTV builds so many houses here.

            socalNancy on March 14, 2016 at 12:54 pm
          • Check DH rules: Grand Prize: One (1) Grand Prize Winner shall win the Grand Prize, which consists of: (i) the home located in Merritt Island, Florida (the “HGTV Dream Home 2016”) that is featured in the “HGTV Dream Home 2016” special (including home furnishings, fixtures, artwork, and merchandise) (approximate retail value (“ARV”): $1,389,201; (ii) Two Hundred and Fifty Thousand Dollars ($250,000) (awarded in the form of electronic funds transfer) courtesy of Quicken Loans (the “Cash Prize”); (iii) a 2016 GMC Acadia Denali automobile (MSRP: $53,805) (the “GMC Prize”); and (iv) a 2016 Bryant Sperenza model boat (MSRP: $57,750) (the “Boat”). Actual value of HGTV Dream Home 2016 depends on market fluctuations. All components (as applicable) of the HGTV Dream Home 2016 will be selected by Sponsor at its sole discretion. The HGTV Dream Home 2016 shall be conveyed to the Grand Prize Winner without representations or warranties, express or implied, other than those, if any, provided by the contractor (“Contractor”) whom Sponsor has commissioned to remodel the HGTV Dream Home 2016, and other than any applicable manufacturers’ warranties. Real estate transfer taxes, deed recording charges, closing costs, current and future real estate taxes, title insurance, homeowner’s hazard and liability insurance, and all other taxes, costs, fees, and expenses related to the maintenance of the house shall be the responsibility of the Grand Prize Winner commencing as of the date the Grand Prize Winner accepts the Grand Prize. The Released Parties shall not be responsible for construction delays and condition of title to home shall otherwise be as set forth in the agreement to purchase the HGTV Dream Home 2016. For the automobile, the Grand Prize Winner is solely responsible for the taxes, registration, insurance (proof of which must be shown prior to the Grand Prize Winner taking possession of vehicle along with a valid U.S. driver’s license), license, pickup costs at the automobile dealership designated by General Motors Corporation and any other option not included on the stated model. Regarding the prize vehicle, GMC Division, General Motors, LLC makes no warranty other than that expressed in its new vehicle limited warranty, a printed copy of which shall be furnished with the prize vehicle. In lieu of taking title to the HGTV Dream Home 2016 (and the contents of the HGTV Dream Home 2016), the Grand Prize Winner will have the option of receiving $900,000 in cash in lieu of the HGTV Dream Home 2016 (the “Cash Option”). If Grand Prize Winner elects to take the Cash Option, the Grand Prize winner will still receive the Cash Prize, the GMC Prize, and the Boat. If the Grand Prize Winner cannot take possession of the HGTV Dream Home 2016 due to a force majeure event, failure of construction, or any other reason as determined by Sponsor in its sole discretion, Grand Prize Winner shall receive the Cash Option, Cash Prize, the GMC Prize, and the Boat. Total ARV of Grand Prize is $1,750,756 if Grand Prize Winner takes title to the HGTV Dream Home 2016 or $1,261,555 if Grand Prize Winner selects the Cash Option in lieu.

            General Prize Conditions: All costs, taxes, fees, and expenses associated with a prize or the acceptance and use of any element of a prize not specifically addressed above are the sole responsibility of the winner. All federal, state, and local taxes on prize are winner’s responsibility.

            Vesna on March 14, 2016 at 1:12 pm
          • You need to look at the second chart. For Utah the cash option has a tax amount of $497,669. When taking the cash option you $900,00 from the house plus the $250,000 cash prize equals $1,150,000 subtract $497,669 and you end up with $652,331 for yourself.

            Jenell L. Oliver on March 15, 2016 at 12:51 pm
        • I'm pretty sure it's over 600K with the 250,000. They tax at 39.6 plus your state tax. That chart shows the 400 something thousand as the bill with the state and federal bill combined for Utah

          ccbaguley on March 15, 2016 at 9:43 am
          • Yes, you get your 402.331 plus 250.000 plus car plus boat. 250 – appx. 40% = 150.000. So 552.331 grows as cash plus car and boat. It is good price.

            Vesna on March 15, 2016 at 11:34 am
    • This is such a great site, thank you for posting!

      hrothgar1 on March 12, 2016 at 9:10 pm
    • It would be such a shame if someone wins and can't live there because of the taxes. Its too bad that they can't figure out something. like if we all sent in $1 with a mail entry, the money could be set aside to pay the taxes on the next house.

      Joy817 on March 15, 2016 at 12:28 pm
    • Vesna can you do Georgia for me. Its too much going on and I cant get the numbers for what I would owe versus cash option together… Please.. thanks

      shana on March 15, 2016 at 12:55 pm
      • Shana lives in Georgia:
        Total taxes you need to pay to IRS out of your packet cash for House, 250 K check, car and both is: 633.577.
        Explanation:
        732.086 is tax on the house. So this is how much you need to pay IRS if you keep the house.
        Then you will get 250 k check when taking taxes out of it you have left 145.250 K cash of it. So that will help you toward paying out of your packet and then you need to find 586.836 to pay to IRS. So that is total taxes you need to pay to IRS when you keep the house and use 250 k check. (you also need to pay tax on car and both 41.9% of the value).Car:53,805 plus boat: 57,750 = 111.555 x 41.9%= 46.741.

        If you choose cash option and you keep car and boat (you must take that, no cash option for it) you end up with 492.528 for your self.

        Explanation: If you take cash option you will end up with 539.269. Here is how: 900 K – tax 509.731(40.4%)= 390.269 then 250k -tax=101.000=149.000. Then you need to pay tax on boat and car which you must take: 46.741,
        So if you choose cash option and you keep car and boat (you must take that, no cash option for it) you end up with 492.528.

        Vesna on March 15, 2016 at 1:48 pm
        • WOW.. I would've never broken this all down and im good with numbers.

          Thank you so much

          shana on March 15, 2016 at 1:59 pm
        • Do you know is this a one time payment on taxes if we keep the house or every year?

          shana on March 15, 2016 at 2:01 pm
          • You need to pay it at once on your tax due for 2016. So you need to file it from January to April 15 2017 and send that money with your tax return for 2016.

            Vesna on March 15, 2016 at 4:46 pm
          • Wow ok thanks for this info. I need to start looking for another job in Florida! Im ready for my name to be called

            Shana on March 15, 2016 at 6:55 pm
      • The amount on the chart is for the total ARV of $1,261,555, this includes cash from house, the additional cash, the car and the boat. The equation would be: $900,000 (house) + $250,000 (cash) = $1,150,000 – $509,731 (taxes) = $640,269. And you get to keep the car and the boat. You don't have to subtract from each individually because they already did that on the chart form the total ARV.

        Jenell L. Oliver on March 16, 2016 at 7:17 am
    • trolling..

      faithinheaven on March 15, 2016 at 5:22 pm
    • Ughh I just read that and those numbers look awful, it would seem you would already need to be wealthy in order to win a dream home, but I so love this home. 8(

      Mrs.P on March 15, 2016 at 8:22 pm
    • Vesna I just wanted to let you know that it doesn't really have to be broken down because the chart gives the total tax amount for the total ARV of $1,261,555, this includes cash for the house, the actual cash, and the value of the boat and car. So the amount that you get to keep would be higher.

      joliv7606 on March 16, 2016 at 7:49 am
    • Thank you for this link, Vesna. Very interesting. I'd love to vacation in it but would be leery of not selling the Dream Home in time for the April 2017 tax bill. Guess I'll take the cash prize. :)

      dooby78 on March 16, 2016 at 11:12 am
  410. Good taxes explanation page, everyone check your state (you need to scroll down the page): http://keypolicydata.com/blog-archives/2015/12/wi

    Vesna on March 12, 2016 at 1:49 pm
    • Thanks for the post; however, the average Joe like me will have to take the cash option.

      grswla on March 12, 2016 at 2:31 pm
  411. Wishing you the luck of the Irish on St. Patrick's Day (Thursday, March 17) and beyond. May you have dancing feet for all the right reasons, like a visit from the HGTV Dream Home Ambush Team!

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=80Fa2vhA6a4

    DBCoop on March 12, 2016 at 1:06 pm
    • Too cute! Nice to know the origin….. :)

      Lessie on March 12, 2016 at 6:51 pm
  412. I would think the plan is to ambush/contact the winner in March, given the Winner's List clause of the official rules. Winner’s List: Beginning on or about April 1, 2016, you may obtain the name of the Grand Prize Winner by going to the HGTV Website (www.hgtv.com) or mailing a self-addressed stamped envelope to: HGTV Dream Home… And yes, while the clause reads, "on or about," they have always announced a winner no later than the date on the Winner's List clause. Just a little something to ponder and hopefully to serve as encouragement to be ready and on the lookout now (instead of March 21) just in case you're waiting! Good luck, everyone and enjoy the dream!

    OptimistClubMember on March 12, 2016 at 12:27 pm
    • Gotta appreciate a little optimism. Good info and attention to details. The clues for the treasure hunt continue.

      JLC on March 13, 2016 at 2:57 pm
  413. One of the BIGGEST kept secrets to having a lot of flowers & beautiful plants is WHAT you water them with. Whomever the lucky winner is will be able to keep this property looking great by simply using the water from Indian River, right out off of the dock! Really, lots of protein in river or lake waters.

    Steve on March 12, 2016 at 12:11 am
  414. What a great job on this project, HGTV! It's nice to see that there are capable people with tools in the world! What a talent for design, tip of the cap to Brian Patrick also! I really enjoyed the video, whomever is lucky enough to win this prized property, they should keep a copy of the video to show visitors & family.

    Steve on March 12, 2016 at 12:03 am
  415. I'm so ready for that house you have no idea Gold bless this company. You guys did an Amazing job making a house that envisions my dream house.

    Savannah on March 11, 2016 at 11:57 pm
  416. I'm still waiting on you Hgtv :) . I am so ready for you to just come knock on my door. I promise I will not pass out with excitement lol.

    Kiosha88 on March 11, 2016 at 8:28 pm
  417. Good luck to everyone I would love to visit this house on April 14th

    dlfoland on March 11, 2016 at 7:48 pm
    • Ditto, I would love to walk thru it if I didn't win it. I love the driveway so I might just freeze up there in awe. The Royal Palms lining the drive are beautiful.

      Straybird on March 12, 2016 at 10:28 pm
  418. Trying to stay hopeful :-)
    That view!

    Karen on March 11, 2016 at 7:32 pm
  419. Best wishes to one and all., time will come we will be congratulating the lucky one.

    pattieclemm on March 11, 2016 at 7:27 pm
  420. GOD BLESS EVERYBODY at HGTV! and EVERYBODY that entered the Sweepstakes!

    04631 on March 11, 2016 at 3:25 pm
    • Thank you

      Eugenia27 on March 11, 2016 at 6:22 pm
    • You, too. Thank you kindly.

      Supercalifragilistic on March 11, 2016 at 7:11 pm
  421. Have a great weekend everyone, and here's hoping it's one of us that get's ambushed…tonight!!!

    flygirl66 on March 11, 2016 at 2:25 pm
  422. Just checking in to say, "Have a super great day!" Each week is better for me and I'm super grateful for that!

    Lessie on March 11, 2016 at 11:54 am
    • You are a good lady, Lessie.

      Eugenia27 on March 11, 2016 at 6:23 pm
      • So are you, Eugenia!

        Lessie on March 12, 2016 at 6:56 pm
    • Wonderful to hear the news, Lessie. Positive outlook equals positive results — though when it comes to winning the Dream Home, a little luck helps sweeten the deal. Don't forget to Spring forward!

      DBCoop on March 12, 2016 at 10:37 am
      • My walking isn't the best but my driving is fine!!! There's nothing like Freedom! So glad to get out. Yes, I definitely have a positive outlook. Winning the Dream Home will propel me to the next level…traveling again!!! I'm so ready to travel. :)

        Lessie on March 12, 2016 at 7:01 pm
  423. When in March will the winner be announced? My birthday is March 19th, that would be the perfect present!!!

    Patricia on March 11, 2016 at 10:53 am
    • HAPPY BIRTHDAY YOU WIN!

      YOUR HUSBAND on March 11, 2016 at 10:56 am
  424. I am so excited to see who wins!! My husband and I have 5 children together and are ready to settle down in Florida! We have worked hard and hope one day we can win something really nice like this!

    Lisa on March 11, 2016 at 10:42 am
  425. I'm a daydream believer.

    JLC on March 11, 2016 at 10:22 am
    • Let's hope soon you'll also be a homecoming queen! (Or king)

      SandpointBorn on March 11, 2016 at 6:22 pm
  426. It's 10 days until the ambush window begins. March 21 – April 11.

    Wishin' and hopin' and thinkin' and prayin'

    Plannin' and Florida dreamin'…

    Good luck, everyone!

    Gina on March 11, 2016 at 8:51 am
    • I would like to know if previous winners were contacted via email, phone? Or are they just ambushed?

      Troy on March 11, 2016 at 9:06 am
      • HGTV has been changing the ways they are doing things compared to the onset of these giveaways. Taking the guess work out of it, I'd be prepared to monitor one's emails and phone calls. If they show up at your door, feel free to share with the rest of us!

        MaineBlkBear on March 11, 2016 at 10:05 am
  427. No suspicious activity over here, so I don't think I'm the winner but I hope the winner is Sooo happy and surprised!!!! Have a wonderful weekend and God bless!

    HBCCa on March 11, 2016 at 2:24 am
  428. I've noticed in the ambush clips that friends and relatives knew about the winner and helped set up the ambush. Oh, the agony of keeping that secret. I would be overwhelmed with excitement. Somebody get this woman a drink, and a chair, some chocolate, a puppy, a baby, a fast car, a pillow, a cup of coffee, a donut, a bucket of ice water to the face, a stern, "Hey, get it together, woman!", Friends reruns, fifth grade math homework, nails on a chalkboard, a toilet overflowing, severe weather threats, and whatever else works to bring her back to planet Earth, stat.

    JLC on March 11, 2016 at 12:00 am
  429. A lovely home the colors that was used just perfect the kitchen make you want to cook the faucet so nice the bathroom as you come in from the pool is awesome a good spot. The great room as you look out at the pool beautiful and the lawn not to forget the boat dock a wonderful day for fishing.The master bedroom you would be in happy land this is a dream bedroom the master bath priceless such a good job you guy.

    buddyandjanet on March 10, 2016 at 11:47 pm
  430. What an awesome home this years HGTV crew has remodeled for some lucky family! Love the colors, the surfers pc in the living room AND hey!!!! A three car garage!!!WOW!!! Every man's dream! Is the garage as nice as the rest of this house?!!!

    Steve on March 10, 2016 at 11:34 pm
  431. My roads are not closed due to flooding come by any time see you.

    buddyandjanet on March 10, 2016 at 11:29 pm
  432. Just a wonderful home so well design the kitchen and pool master bedroom and the boat dock I love fishing to walk around in this yard you would have a big smile on your face.

    buddyandjanet on March 10, 2016 at 8:33 pm
    • if they contact you by email or phone then there wouldn't be an ambush………..so it's one or the other.

      Libby on March 10, 2016 at 8:56 pm
  433. Well it is March 10th, they must have drawn the winners name. Now they must be getting ready for contact. A hint would be lovely!!!!!!!!!!!!!! This is such a wonderful giveaway. I can't wait to hear from them, of course an ambush right now might be tough due to my area being flooded. Not my house but some of the roads are closed.

    Moveinready on March 10, 2016 at 7:56 pm
    • I agree Moveinready, a winner most likely has been picked. Glad to hear your house wasn't flooded. Hope the roads clear quickly! I think we won't hear anything about the ambush until maybe next weekend around March 18 and on. This Dream Home, GMC SUV and the boat is going to make 'someone' very happy! Good luck!

      MaineBlkBear on March 10, 2016 at 8:15 pm
      • Thank you for your response, my roads are being repaired. I would still prefer to be called. What if your not home when they come? How many times do they try to ambush or call?

        Moveinready on March 12, 2016 at 1:57 pm
        • Perfect timing to have your roads fixed.

          MaineBlkBear on March 12, 2016 at 2:50 pm
          • You got 5 chances then they find someone else at they stated in the rules

            Ariana on March 12, 2016 at 3:15 pm
  434. I've been nervous for weeks now because we have moved to another state since entering for the dream home and if we are the lucky winners I fear that they won't be able to surprise ambush us. Ugh!

    Xoxobrianna on March 10, 2016 at 7:42 pm
  435. Anna wrote me about decorating skills. Sometimes its because you have nothing else to do. Quiet you get material and start cutting. Like a quilt get easy and just sow pieces together not even pairing colors . See how it comes out. Sometimes you just start. I am just gifted from birth. I have it. I read books that enhance my skills which helps me to create . Books are good. Happy waiting yaw it wont be long.

    drdonnaa7 on March 10, 2016 at 4:42 pm
  436. Anybody heard yet who is doing the ambush or anything about the drawing? One blogger thought that it might be David Bromstad. Did see some helpful tips if someone is going on a trip soon on his twitter site. Housebeautiful.com was the site with the tips. He did n't mention anything about an ambush but sure was hoping when I saw his first comment about someone "going on a trip soon?". Maybe tomorrow they will loosen up a bit to give us more to write about. Good Luck to All!

    AZPeaks on March 10, 2016 at 4:36 pm
    • I just saw that and it was tips for packing :( I got my hopes up

      Tara on March 10, 2016 at 10:21 pm
  437. It has been so fun through the years to see the Dream Homes be built and then given away. This year is no different. Always fun to read what you are saying, my fellow bloggers, and to enjoy this time with you. Can't wait to hear if one of you won…all best wishes!

    memanbepa on March 10, 2016 at 3:17 pm
  438. Ok. Yall, I am super excited about this contest!! I cant place into words how much it would mean for my family to win this but I am quite sure everyone that entered is just as excited as myself. I wish each one the best.

    Cristie on March 10, 2016 at 3:00 pm
  439. Well I would love to win the dream home, true I would probably accept the cash offer because I know that I could not afford to keep the home. My mother who is the greatest person in the would be blessed after I gave the church my ten %. Just to spark a conversation what would you do if you won?

    Kiosha88 on March 10, 2016 at 1:36 pm
    • I know that's right! I would pay off my bills, pay off my house and rent or sale it and find something bigger for my family. Put money in an account for my kids, buy my father a house then put some in savings and invest some. I will not blow my money on things that won't make me more money.

      Ms. B on March 10, 2016 at 2:25 pm
      • I truly agree with you on blessing your family, and not doing much wasteful spending.

        Kiosha88 on March 10, 2016 at 2:54 pm
    • There is an obvious typo in my statement . What I mean to say is my mother whom is the greatest person in the world would be blessed.

      Kiosha88 on March 10, 2016 at 2:49 pm
    • I would want to keep the house. I would have to figure it out. I would love to move away just have too many people to take with me. You have to God the first 10% I would give it to Joel and Joyce Meyer and Creflo Dollar and help out a few other single mothers too. Split up the charity. God Bless I hope I win I have entered for 20 years. I want to win.

      realdealu22 on March 10, 2016 at 2:50 pm
      • Hi, I agree with you about giving that ten % ,but I would help my community churches that are up in coming, and the ones that are reaching out to the local communities to help the people that are close to them out. The reason why I said that I would take the cash option is because i know my circumstances, and I just do not think that I would be financially able to upkeep the home also to pay taxes on it.

        Kiosha88 on March 10, 2016 at 2:59 pm
  440. I was just on the HGTV complaints website and saw that a lot of people were not able to enter into the contest. Has any bloggers on here have the same problem?

    Ms. B on March 10, 2016 at 10:38 am
    • Good morning and "no" to your question. What I would suggest to those having problems entering the sweeps is to download another browser possibly. : )

      Take care.

      Lea81194 on March 10, 2016 at 11:00 am
      • Thank you….It didn't happen to me, thank goodness, but there were quite a few people that said it happened to them! Thanks again!

        Ms. B on March 10, 2016 at 11:49 am
      • No problems at all change
        Your
        Browser is the 1st thing to try

        your browser would be the easiest thing

        pattieclemm on March 10, 2016 at 12:47 pm
  441. Oh the Suspense! I keep checking here to see if there is news.

    jarjer on March 10, 2016 at 10:33 am
  442. Have all the previous winners been ambushed?

    Lisa on March 10, 2016 at 9:19 am
    • Hello. I think so and even if just at home rather than something fancy, like an ambush at work or what have you. Best wishes to you!

      Lea81194 on March 10, 2016 at 11:02 am
      • To you as well!

        Lisa on March 11, 2016 at 6:58 pm
    • Think that all dream home winners have been ambushed. Some of the other home giveaway winners were called on the phone. Know this because after it had happened HGTV showed the call. Still hoping us bloggers will know something soon even if it is just something about the drawing and the total entries.

      AZPeaks on March 10, 2016 at 4:23 pm
  443. Correct me if I'm wrong but I believe last years winner was ambushed on 3/18 so maybe next week one of us will get a visit from the great people of HGTV :D

    Elise on March 10, 2016 at 8:02 am
    • I used to think that the HGTV Team would notify the winner first of the potential win BUT I'm not so sure now looking at past ambush videos. Not sure if even the spouse of the winner has even been notified if applicable to the situation. Exciting nonetheless. :)

      Lea81194 on March 10, 2016 at 11:04 am
      • It is! I will be sure the house is extra clean next week lol… You know, just in case ;)

        Elise on March 10, 2016 at 11:37 am
        • I've been house cleaning too Elsie. :) We have three now 8 week old puppies so cleaning the house is like having a bunch of furry wild toddlers! I wish everyone luck. I do want to be the winner and I hope whomever may show up to ambush me likes Dogs! :) Best of luck to everyone.

          Stormyee on March 10, 2016 at 3:16 pm
  444. I would LOVE to win this beautiful home and I would fully enjoy living in it. I have wanted to have a home in Florida for years!! Texas is home, but Florida is in my heart!

    Judy on March 10, 2016 at 2:07 am
  445. Its a good thing i am happy where ever i find myself . I'd be a miserable soul. But being.creative helps me. I brought some chinese lanterns for 1.00 gonna string them and put them in the corner in a line with lights m Waiting for a knock at the door or email or even the postal service saying you've won isn't easy. Especially if you really want to win ! I hope for everybody to be at peace and let your days waiting be happy ones. You and me and a lot of folk are excited for the winner . i always am . I keep on going and going until i win. I know you are too. I see the same names everytime. Ha ha ha . You folk have faith!

    drdonnaa7 on March 10, 2016 at 12:14 am
    • Could you share some of your decorating skills. Send them my way, lol. The only creative thing I can do is write but when it comes to decorating my husband just shakes his head.

      AnnaM on March 10, 2016 at 3:14 pm
  446. I am so addicted! Iv'e been laying here watching the past hgtv dream home ambushes and I get nervous like i'm next! I hope this is my lucky break! I wish there was something they could let us know about the winner or even if they have decided on a winner yet! Good luck to all!!

    Tanika on March 9, 2016 at 11:37 pm
    • According to the rules, the winner was chosen on March 1st. Wow, can't imagine how different the winner's life will be after she or he is notified. That person's life has already changed for the better even though she or he is not aware of it. Love, love, love surprises!!!!

      Lessie on March 11, 2016 at 12:01 pm
  447. I would really enjoy the opportunity to live in THIS house!!!! I don't understand WHAT these others are saying about winning it and then selling it for the money….crazy! What a great home the HGTV crew has created for some lucky individual! Great work Brien Patrick, bringing your vision to reality.

    Steve on March 9, 2016 at 11:11 pm
    • Its because of the enormous tax burden Steve. I think everyone would live in the dream house in a heart beat of it were economically feasible. I know the amounts have been posted but its in the neighborhood of $700,000 just for income taxes.

      Snorkelboy on March 10, 2016 at 10:44 am
      • It makes me so sad to think that if I win. I couldn't even live there:(

        joyce on March 10, 2016 at 4:00 pm
  448. Thank you Deer Spring for the link to these winners. It was fun to see how they turned their win into a home the could afford and enjoy. Some of you Bloggers find the best things. It is so nice that you share. Wish you and all the Bloggers a pleasant night, and " Happy Dreaming".

    Grammynan on March 9, 2016 at 9:44 pm
  449. Hmmmm .. If I won I would take cash option due to taxes – pay off debt – then remodel my home! That would make a great show – HGTV dream home winner takes cash option – remodels home w HGTV on a show

    Tired of this town on March 9, 2016 at 7:31 pm
  450. Tired of this town on March 9, 2016 at 7:28 pm
  451. Who won?

    elysian50@yahoo.com on March 9, 2016 at 6:25 pm
  452. This house is Amazing! Perfection! A true Dream Home!!! If Only!!!! :o )

    Tricia on March 9, 2016 at 4:28 pm
  453. Well, today is my 39th Birthday and I am very blessed to have a wonderful husband and two wonderful kids. This dream home would be a wonderful birthday gift and HGTV you don't even need to wrap it.

    AnnaM on March 9, 2016 at 3:46 pm
    • Happy Happy Birthday Anna M many blessings to you:):) the person who won the urban oasis, it was around her birthday, so you never know:):) enjoy your day!!:):)

      gbfla on March 9, 2016 at 6:18 pm
      • Thank you very much. I hope you have a wonderful day as well and good luck!

        AnnaM on March 10, 2016 at 3:09 pm
  454. Thanks for the memories.
    I already know I couldn't afford to keep the home if I won, so that gives me time to dream about what I would do with the cash prize.
    Too bad the Idaho Blog Cabin already sold, I think I would have bought that one.

    It is so fun dreaming. Good luck Dear Deer.

    Eugenia27 on March 9, 2016 at 3:28 pm
  455. Such a beautiful home…Heaven on Earth! Blessings and the best to all…Thanks to HGTV for the fun, dreams, and hope!

    AlohaLady on March 9, 2016 at 3:08 pm
  456. Here's a question….has any of the past winners been a blogger? If not, maybe this is the year for one of us…hope…hope…hope!!!!! Wishing each and everyone of us the best of luck!!

    flygirl66 on March 9, 2016 at 2:26 pm
    • rarely, unfortunately…

      COOLSMILEY on March 9, 2016 at 3:09 pm
  457. Anything yet??? Usually you guys post about the day you do the drawing!!! Has the winner been chosen and contacted yet?

    Paola D. on March 9, 2016 at 1:37 pm
  458. And so the waiting begins! I will happily transfer to the Florida office, hint, hint!

    southernlady on March 9, 2016 at 1:03 pm
  459. And the winner of the 2016 Dream Home is :______________
    Claim it in God's name! I JUST DID!

    Iamthewinner on March 9, 2016 at 12:22 pm
  460. Fun to dream of winning! It's been a great Dream Season! Thanks HGTV!!!!

    dooby78 on March 9, 2016 at 12:11 pm
  461. Thanks to everyone involved in this years' Dream Home. You have all outdone yourselves. Also, thank you for giving me something to dream about and find warmth while living in the bitter cold in Maine! I wish everyone the best of luck. Soon, between March 25 and April 11 the lucky winner will know!!

    Lou Barron on March 9, 2016 at 11:12 am
  462. On or around March 1st means the 1st to the 31st lol… It is killing me not knowing whose the winner. I have been praying on it and claiming it and even having dreams about it. Somebody, anybody, everybody, give us a clue!!! I need to know if I need to start packing!! Good luck to all. Hope we get some answers soon!!!

    Tanika on March 9, 2016 at 9:43 am
    • WE HAVE BEEN DOING THE SAME THINGS

      i pray daily about it. My daughter has had dreams about it as well. I watch the demo of the dream home daily.. I know every inch of this house.. I'm from Coco beach so I pray I get this home..
      But yes Good luck to everyone.

      shana on March 9, 2016 at 10:33 am
    • May the person win the home/gift who was meant to be chosen. God is good ladies/gents and compared to most around the World, we are quite blessed! Best wishes to all on the sweeps win. :)

      Have a great day.

      Lea81194 on March 9, 2016 at 11:05 am
  463. This home is AMAZING! Love the view from the pool to the dock, LOVE the pool area! Good Luck to all. Hoping we find out the winner soon!!

    MEG on March 9, 2016 at 8:52 am
  464. Did they pick the winner???

    J L on March 9, 2016 at 6:59 am
  465. If I win, I'm ready to move! I work from home, and currently rent my house! Come on HGTV, knock on my door already, lol! We can't wait to be in this beautiful Florida home!

    Curtis & Mareshah on March 9, 2016 at 2:08 am
  466. Kathleen Finch, pretty pretty please let Virginia give us a hint about the winner and some photos of the drawing… Please????????????????????????????????

    Melly1979 on March 8, 2016 at 7:56 pm
    • The suspense is agonizing…… Where are all the cute little hints and behind the scenes updates we've grown so fond of? Last year they started leaking info almost immediately after the drawing, didn't they?

      TDFairbanks on March 8, 2016 at 11:39 pm
  467. Our water heater just went out…it would be awesome if the HGTV surprise crew followed the plumber into our garage! A Dream Home would be awesome!

    memanbepa on March 8, 2016 at 5:47 pm
  468. HGTV crew, a Wednesday around 730ish will be a good time for the ambush. We're onto you!

    JLC on March 8, 2016 at 4:23 pm
    • Got some suspicious activity in your area, JLC?

      Melly1979 on March 8, 2016 at 4:25 pm
      • Any other day we wouldn't suspect anything. But it seems as though somebody is snooping around town and following our vehicles. We do see a lot of new faces during tourist season but it's a bit early yet for that. I'm like every other person on this blog…the wind can change direction and I'll think it's because of the HGTV dream home team.

        JLC on March 8, 2016 at 5:33 pm
        • lol, you'll have to let us know in April when you can officially discuss! Or when they ambush you on camera, say, "Hey, Melly – it's me!! I was right!!" :)

          Melly1979 on March 8, 2016 at 5:51 pm
        • It's like crickets around here— no action. Here's hoping you're the winner!

          7273 on March 8, 2016 at 7:14 pm
          • I know… sigh..
            If they want a quick 200-300 blog comments, they should drop a hint…
            Until then… it's a slow chugga chug chug to the finish.

            Melly1979 on March 8, 2016 at 7:53 pm
          • I wish they would! I've never even heard of the dream home before this season and I haven't been living under a rock. But this would be way more entertaining if they would generate a buzz over it. Could you imagine the frenzy if everyone was finding clues. There's only one winner of the house but we can all have a few good laughs over our gullibility.

            JLC on March 8, 2016 at 9:02 pm
  469. Has their been any clues at all? if so can any body tell me what they are?

    Michele Leighton on March 8, 2016 at 4:19 pm
    • Nope, no clues. They stopped giving us clues about 3 years ago.. Now we all just wait in agony. sigh

      Melly1979 on March 8, 2016 at 4:25 pm
      • Thank you, and God Bless!

        04631 on March 8, 2016 at 4:37 pm
  470. Next in the Dream Home Ambush series is a workplace surprise that's even better than a pay raise!

    On to scenic Truckee/Lake Tahoe Dream Home 2014, with HGTV ambush host John Gidding, who caught up with a very shocked Laura Martin of Boise, ID during a work conference.

    http://videos.hgtv.com/video/hgtv-dream-home-2014

    DBCoop on March 8, 2016 at 2:53 pm
  471. THANK YOU HGTV FOR ALL THE GREAT PROGRAMS. IT IS HARD FOR ME TO PICK MY FAVORITE. THE ICEING ON THE CAKE IS YOU GIVE US ALL THE FUN AND HOPE IN YOUR GREAT GIVEAWAYS TO DREAM BIG.

    viviloree on March 8, 2016 at 2:36 pm
  472. Thanks for the videos. :) Just a positive reminder of the blessing given by God through Scripps Network to the winner.

    Best wishes to everyone! Truly not one negative either way.

    Lea81194 on March 8, 2016 at 2:26 pm
  473. I claim it! It's mine!

    Tammit on March 8, 2016 at 1:57 pm
    • Best wishes to you and all bloggers. :)

      Lea81194 on March 8, 2016 at 2:30 pm
  474. Well……its going to happen to someone:):) the million dollar question is ….. to whom??? We all want to be the lucky winner:):) hopefully soon we might get a few clues. Thanks for the reminders , it does give us all some hope:):)

    gbfla on March 8, 2016 at 1:42 pm
  475. I've not heard about a "cash option", wouldn't want that. MUCH rather enjoy this beautiful home, no matter WHAT the taxes are!!! I've NEVER won anything in my life……this would be a first! I could sell my place for what I owe AND not look back!!!

    Steve on March 8, 2016 at 1:13 pm
    • The winner of the Texas dream home tried to do that, but ended up losing it later. You'd really need to hire someone to help you nail down the specifics of both options. No matter what you're paying Federal and possible State taxes on the ARV of the $$ you won, whether you keep the house or not. All of the cash would be gone and then some of your own money. Then there's licensing and registration fees for the boat and car and annual property taxes. It's a lot.

      Melly1979 on March 8, 2016 at 2:15 pm
  476. Poll: it is preferential election time!
    Considering that you all have done your homework, read the small print, and crunched the numbers:

    Would you take po$$e$ion of the dream home, or would you go for the ca$h option?
    Keep in mind that in either case you get to keep the car and the boat. : D

    Supercalifragilistic on March 8, 2016 at 12:46 pm
    • Move into the home

      Monica on March 8, 2016 at 1:16 pm
    • In all honest, I would take the cash option, and that's only because I know I can't afford to keep the house, but it's really just for the thrill of it, and being able to say "yea i won that dream house back in 16"and have a great experience.

      Tara on March 8, 2016 at 1:22 pm
    • I would take the Dream Home!!!! That's why I entered…I love everything big and little thing about it!!!

      flygirl66 on March 8, 2016 at 2:05 pm
    • Cash option, sell the boat, keep the car. :)

      Melly1979 on March 8, 2016 at 2:12 pm
    • Keep the boat for family fun, trade in the car for 1 or 2 other rides possibly and take the cash option, unless somehow the Lord would work out our finances to keep the home. ;) The home is great for a lot of time with family.

      Lea81194 on March 8, 2016 at 2:29 pm
  477. Sorry guys Ive been really busy at work sleuthing and no time to sleuth for fun

    Tired of this town on March 8, 2016 at 10:49 am
  478. Come and knock on our door. We've been waiting for you to make our dreams come true.

    Florida dreaming…

    Good luck, everyone!

    Gina on March 8, 2016 at 10:03 am
    • Today is the perfect day to ambush me as we celebrate International Women's Day :) CONGRATS TO ALL THE STRONG AND BEAUTIFUL WOMEN OUT THERE :) )

      Ambushready on March 8, 2016 at 10:34 am
  479. MIGHT THE HOST OF HGTV PROGRAM MY LOTTERY DREAM HOME DAVID BROMSTAD BE THE ONE TO AMBUSH THIS YEARS WINNER? THE SHOW IS FUN TO WATCH. HE HELPS LOTTERY WINNERS FIND THEIR DREAM HOME.

    viviloree on March 7, 2016 at 10:30 pm
    • You may have just hit it on the nose for the ambush. Had never heard of this show but did some checking. David was with Josh Temple enjoying some drinks at the home too so m a y b e…..Will know for sure in the future. Thanks for this info. Good Luck!

      AZPeaks on March 7, 2016 at 11:28 pm
    • Hmmm, could happen I suppose!?! David did help with a lot of the beautiful art inside the Dream Home! What do you think DBCoop? ; )

      MaineBlkBear on March 8, 2016 at 8:46 am
  480. Listen, guys, I wish you all the best of luck, but I have to win, because my husband laughs at me for entering.

    SandpointBorn on March 7, 2016 at 7:45 pm
    • Yours too, eh??? This is the first time in 10 years that mine actually entered on his own. I was amazed.

      Melly1979 on March 7, 2016 at 7:54 pm
      • LOL, I can relate to that…, I am a beach bum. : D

        Superfragilistic on March 7, 2016 at 10:18 pm
  481. THANKS FOR SHARING. WONDER IF THERE ARE ANY FRUIT TREES STILL ON THE PROPERTY?

    mary on March 7, 2016 at 7:39 pm
  482. Is there a date set yet to notify the winner

    Ronnie on March 7, 2016 at 6:50 pm
  483. "There's no place like home, there's no place like home, there's no place like the HGTV Dream Home 2016!"

    Debbie Smith on March 7, 2016 at 3:55 pm
  484. Ok, I'm being hopeful but a blonde woman in her thirties randomly asked my husband for directions the other day. I said, "It's the dream home team! They're tracking you down"! He doesn't believe me. It's just fun to be part of this all. Everything feels like a clue.

    JLC on March 7, 2016 at 3:16 pm
  485. I have been watching the home from ground up be demoed and redesigned for the past 2 months. I know this home inside and out. I am from Coco Beach Fla not to far from Merritt Island. I love this place and praying that my named is pulled. I love sweepstakes but I never won anything this big so this would be awesome.
    I have mailed in so many and submitted them online as well. So hopefully they will announce a winner soon. I am ready SOOOOO ready! :-)

    shana on March 7, 2016 at 3:16 pm
  486. What a great history your family has left you! Thanks so much for sharing! It almost makes me wish it still looked like you described it!

    Mary on March 7, 2016 at 3:04 pm
  487. I'm thinking Josh Temple is the ambusher this year!!

    Melly1979 on March 7, 2016 at 2:27 pm
    • I hope so..and I hope it's me!!!

      Debbie Smith on March 7, 2016 at 3:47 pm
    • I have been wondering if that is possible too He is the one who went looking for it and worked so hard on numerous parts of it. Time will tell on this one. For now, good luck!

      AZPeaks on March 7, 2016 at 5:31 pm
  488. I wish HGTV would make a home without such high property taxes that someone in REAL need could afford. Lol. Someone like me. :p

    Stacy on March 7, 2016 at 12:43 pm
    • With the cash option…I can build a home with taxes that I can afford.

      It's Mine on March 7, 2016 at 2:19 pm
      • Very true. (: Nice user name. :p

        Stacy on March 7, 2016 at 3:03 pm
  489. Thank you HGTV for this sweepstakes! This is something I look forward to every year to not only dream but actually try to put some of the beautiful ideas into my own home! As silly as it sounds around this time of year, I am always on the lookout for cars with balloons hopefully coming down my street! Good luck everyone!

    donnatennisgirl on March 7, 2016 at 12:29 pm
  490. Hello again Dream Home hopefuls! Remember the bendy river clues from last year? It was so much fun guessing where the picture was taken. I hope we get some similar clues this year!

    John Gidding will probably not want to deliver the keys this year, since we all cyber-stalked him last year. Poor guy.

    mcreash on March 7, 2016 at 12:05 pm
    • That was so exciting last year trying to guess. I want to believe John Bidding didn't mind too much though ;) teehee

      Elise on March 7, 2016 at 12:37 pm
      • Gidding ahhhh my autocorrect does not like me

        Elise on March 7, 2016 at 12:38 pm
    • I think being the Ambush Master would be fun to do. Almost as much fun as being the surprised winner. Given the option, though, I'd rather be the surprised winner!

      DBCoop on March 8, 2016 at 10:57 am
  491. You might want to put this chance to win $50,000 on your calendar. This sweepstakes sponsored by Berkshire Hathaway Home Services and HGTV starts March 28, 2016. There will also be 12 weekly winners of $2,500.

    http://www.hgtv.com/sponsored/sweeps/berkshire-ha

    DBCoop on March 7, 2016 at 11:36 am
    • Thanks for the link DBCoop ! I like that show and guess I am at 50/50 as to what they do about the home.
      Get annoyed sometimes when they "find" things wrong with the house. With todays inspections I thought a lot of those things would be found previous to starting renovations. Am amazed at how many walls are torn down for the "open concept" look. Interesting how styles change over the years. Wish you and all the bloggers a peaceful night and happy dreams as we all wait for the winner of this 2016 Dream Home!

      Grammynan on March 7, 2016 at 10:28 pm
      • I think the "open concept" started around 1987 when a well-known American proclaimed, "Tear down this wall." It's been a popular interior design style ever since. ^_^

        DBCoop on March 8, 2016 at 10:53 am
        • Hah! Funny, Coop.

          DesignABCs on March 8, 2016 at 2:45 pm
        • Gee– you made me think about that Quote DBCoop ! What a wall for comparison ! Sometimes there are places that I would prefer the walls to remain. We are all different with our likes and dislikes. Thanks for the fun ! !
          Wish you and all the bloggers a peaceful night.

          Grammynan on March 9, 2016 at 9:13 pm
          • Amazing how things have changed with technology, Grammynan. In our homes, most folks want the walls taken down for that 'open concept' but with our computers, we want solid firewalls installed so no one can sneak into our systems!

            I'll definitely go for the 'open door concept' if the HGTV Ambush team shows up at my house! I can truly say they'd be welcomed anytime day or night!

            DBCoop on March 9, 2016 at 9:56 pm
          • I agree with you DBCoop . The HGTV ambush team are welcome anytime to be at my front door too ! Hope I am presentable and not in my PJ.s. I remember in the past how it was shared on the blog that every day the house had to be ready as well as the person, just in case the doorbell rang ! Have a great Day !

            Grammynan on March 10, 2016 at 10:05 am
  492. I will be happy for who ever wins!

    Tina on March 7, 2016 at 11:35 am
  493. I pray I win!

    Tina on March 7, 2016 at 11:34 am
  494. Looked on Facebook and only thing I could find was a post from Dec from Tiffany saying maybe she will bring the keys to your new home 2016 – must be her?

    Tired of this town on March 7, 2016 at 10:57 am
    • Could you link the page, so I could see too lol

      Tara on March 7, 2016 at 10:59 am
    • Me too lol. I am dying to know anything right now!

      Elise on March 7, 2016 at 11:25 am
    • All I keep seeing is a host named Josh Temple. Could it be him doing the ambush?? Hmmm…

      Elise on March 7, 2016 at 11:35 am
    • I looked on Facebook as well and didn't find anything. I'd love for the person who posted that comment yesterday or the day before to provide a URL so we can all see it and weigh in. I don't see HGTV allowing that info to get out there.

      Melly1979 on March 7, 2016 at 2:28 pm
      • I found the comment on twitter not Facebook. It was Dec. 30th on https://twitter.com/tiffanybdecor8

        :0) on March 7, 2016 at 10:28 pm
        • Oooohhh, now I see what you're talking about! Thank you for sharing! Maybe she will be the one ambushing? I was reading her Twitter, she seems super cool! I can see why HGTV picked her to participate in the amazingness that is this project/house! :)

          Melly1979 on March 8, 2016 at 11:17 am
    • Her most recent tweet said "go ahead, take the bananas " lol , what could that mean

      LibbyGirl200 on March 8, 2016 at 8:31 am
  495. When do we find out who won? The suspense is killing me. I' m ready to move, just go ahead and call me

    Barb on March 7, 2016 at 10:51 am
  496. I so enjoy reading all these comments from all over this great country. I was in Tampa last summer and loved it there. In fact, I just loved everywhere I've been in Florida. I was born near Lake Superior and I love being near the water and with all the sunshine, I do a happy dance. Good luck to all us bloggers.

    LighthouseKid on March 7, 2016 at 10:22 am
  497. Would be a dream come true for my family.

    Monica on March 7, 2016 at 9:36 am
    • Totally agree with you thanks for your reply at least I feel I'm not alone in recommending to help someone in need I want whatever it is to be able to live there.

      pattieclemm on March 7, 2016 at 11:05 am
  498. Love this house! Need this house, so stuck right now with a handicapped son with autism spectrum, we live out in nowhere land and my son will not ever drive, we always lived by. The beach but through divorce and a dad that deserted him emotionally and financially, we got stuck living were I could only afford to go,we love Florida and it would be a great place for him to get a little job, close. Also want to share this house with my widowed sister whose husband took his life during the financial crash of 2008, losing everything and leaving her broke and living with kids, I love everything about this home, God has held us through these things, so I a, believing He has something for us. Praying

    Eboose on March 7, 2016 at 9:01 am
    • I have put in a prayer for you brother. Hope and pray that your wish comes true.

      PHD on March 7, 2016 at 11:45 pm
  499. Everyday, I wake up and say, today may be the day! Fingers crossed and prayers up everyone. Good luck. It's almost that time!!!

    Ms. B on March 7, 2016 at 8:52 am
  500. By the way did all of you bloggers catch on and get in on the extra entry via realtor . com? If you did it right it would have been about 105 entries via online :) and if you were like me ( a a couple of blisters later ) a couple of dozen mail in entries!!!! dreaming and hoping. And if not me then someone else will be super happy VERY soon! can't wait to see who.

    Elizabeth on March 7, 2016 at 8:00 am
  501. Any word yet on who will be doing the give away this year?>

    Elizabeth on March 7, 2016 at 7:47 am
  502. Going WAY back, with an HGTV Dream Home Winners' Surprise Rewind — back as far as 1998 in this video:

    http://videos.hgtv.com/video/hgtv-dream-home-winn

    And if that isn't enough, the web page gives you a choice of 24 more HGTV winner and related sweepstakes videos to watch! Pick your favorite or watch them all — well, maybe one a day until the knock on YOUR door — or the winner is announced. ^_^

    By the way, Jamie Durie was the Master of Ambush in 2010, followed by Monica Pedersen in 2011, 2012 and 2013, then John Gidding was the surprise guy for the 2014 and 2015 Dream Home Sweepstakes. Will John go for three in row in 2016? Or will it be yet another HGTV celebrity we'll see — at our front door, hopefully!

    DBCoop on March 7, 2016 at 1:51 am
    • This is great Coop! You find the best videos :) I enjoyed this one especially as you get to see a collage of einners . Still dreaming and hoping for this year

      Elise on March 7, 2016 at 7:33 am
      • There are lots of us in that wishin' and hopin', plannin' and dreamin' stage right now!

        DBCoop on March 8, 2016 at 11:01 am
    • Always fun to see their eyes light up and watch their expressions. NEVER gets old! Good stuff Coop!

      MaineBlkBear on March 7, 2016 at 8:59 am
      • When it comes to an ambush, MaineBlkBear, HGTV gives us the best kind!

        DBCoop on March 8, 2016 at 11:05 am
    • I'm always looking for your entries Coop, they just make my day, and it starts my heart pounding over again with anticipation…and the heart pounding is a good thing, since I'm not in my 40's anymore!!!! :)

      flygirl66 on March 7, 2016 at 10:00 am
      • Pleased to hear from you, flygirl66 — and though, as you say, you're not in your 40's anymore, welcome to the over-40 generation. There are quite a few of us in that category stilll ready, willing and able to handle what HGTV hands out — like, let's say, a Dream Home Grand Prize!

        DBCoop on March 8, 2016 at 11:11 am
    • Many Thanks once again DBCoop ! I agree with others, you find the BEST things . Wish you life's very best !

      Grammynan on March 7, 2016 at 10:44 pm
      • When it comes to all the best, Grammynan, I send on the same wishes to you. For whether we win the Dream Home or not, life itself is a wonderful grand prize and we each got one!!

        DBCoop on March 8, 2016 at 11:14 am
    • Whoever wants to show up at my door from the HGTV ambush team is fine with me. :)

      DesignABCs on March 8, 2016 at 2:08 pm
  503. No clues yet :( haha I keep checking! Which hosts have done an ambush in the past? At what point did they start giving clues last time?

    Heather on March 6, 2016 at 11:16 pm
  504. My classic car would look GREAT in the driveway of this magnificent DREAM HOME!!! Ok, its not THAT much of a classic, but I WOULD look GREAT in this beautiful DREAM HOME! I really like the look that the roofing materials gives this home! Big, "beefy", VERY sturdy! Was that decision made after the "sky-crane" held the roof up while remodeling the master bedroom?

    Steve on March 6, 2016 at 10:21 pm
  505. Who's idea was the roofing materials? BRILLIANT!!! Looks like THAT should protect from rain/hail/wind/storms or ANY kind of tropical weather problems that could be thrown at it. I'm originally from Kansas, hence my desire to LIVE IN FLORIDA at this beautiful DREAM HOME!!!

    Steve on March 6, 2016 at 10:13 pm
  506. Still dreaming!

    nursejudyfromCA on March 6, 2016 at 9:41 pm
    • I'm still dreaming also, going to hit the sack now and dream some more. :)

      OCO on March 7, 2016 at 1:24 am
  507. All the best!!!

    Abigail on March 6, 2016 at 8:59 pm
  508. Hi guys, looking at the rules and came across this. hope this helps to all asking when the winner will be announced….As for me, well i'll be glued to my door every single evening during that time frame… Good luck to all!

    Wishing gall from The Lone Star State!

    Winner’s home or other location between March 21 and April 11, 2016 (subject to change). The potential Grand Prize Winner may be filmed or otherwise recorded during such visit by Sponsor. Grand Prize Winner may also be required to travel to the HGTV Dream Home on “Winner Weekend” (currently scheduled for April 14-17, 2016, or other such dates to be determined by Sponsor in its sole discretion) at Sponsor’s expense

    CarSan26 on March 6, 2016 at 7:06 pm
    • I like the "travel to the HGTV Dream Home at Sponsor´s expense" part. :D

      Supercalifragilistic on March 6, 2016 at 10:11 pm
  509. Is there a winner yet?

    Jason on March 6, 2016 at 6:37 pm
    • I searched on Facebook and apparently there is a winner. :D I'm happy for whoever wins. I'll try for the Smart Home now. It suits my small family better anyways. (:

      Stacy on March 6, 2016 at 8:34 pm
      • Stacey can you elaborate on your findings about the winner? Please share!

        Elise on March 7, 2016 at 7:22 am
        • Yes. Somebody on Facebook with the screen name CharlesandKay Spence posted the status "Our new Home in Florida… Can't wait to move in. Thanks HGTV with a link to the dream home. I don't know if this is real or not.

          Stacy on March 7, 2016 at 12:32 pm
          • Nope its not real.. If you read her comment below the post it says "I have to believe..and I do" looks like we can all still hope :)

            Elise on March 7, 2016 at 12:35 pm
          • Yay! (: I'm still going for the smart home. I'm in love with it! (: Good luck to you all! And I hope whoever wins can keep the house long term.

            Stacy on March 7, 2016 at 12:41 pm
      • Where are you finding that there is a winner?

        Allison on March 7, 2016 at 12:32 pm
        • I stalked Facebook. S/he made a post about winning. I'm not entirely sure s/he is the real winner, Allison. But It's there.

          Stacy on March 7, 2016 at 12:35 pm
  510. DBCoop ,Hello again ! Thank you for the 2012 Ambush video. Very interesting and Thanks for sharing. Wish you a very good and peaceful day. Wishing all the bloggers happy dreams !

    Grammynan on March 6, 2016 at 2:06 pm
  511. Ola y adios!

    DesignABCs on March 6, 2016 at 12:31 pm
  512. What a VERY special event for two lucky couples — definitely a win-win situation for all involved in this worthy charity event:

    "National Braille Press (NBP) announces Ted and Kathy Truscott of Marblehead, MA and Jim and Susan Caccivio of Nahant, MA as the winners of the VIP Experience at the HGTV Dream Home 2016 – donated by Scripps Network – at the Million Laughs for Literacy Gala. A bidding “war” ensued at the live auction at the gala where both couples wanted the VIP Experience. Once the highest bidder won, Scripps decided to allow two trips to be awarded to double the amount of the donation and to allow both couples to enjoy the VIP Experience."

    "From April 13-15, 2016, the Truscotts and the Caccivios will enjoy a once-of-a-kind experience at the HGTV Dream Home 2016 in Merritt Island, Florida. In 2016, it will be the 20th anniversary of HGTV’s Dream Home program. The trip includes a private tour of the home along with an intimate dinner around the picturesque pool. Other highlights of the trip are accommodations at the Ritz Carlton Orlando, golf, spa treatments and dinner."

    I'd love to be the Dream Home winner, but enjoying dinner around the DH pool would be nice too!

    DBCoop on March 6, 2016 at 12:09 pm
    • Wow, Coop, I didn't know that HGTV did this VIP visit to the Dream Home. What an exciting prize to win.

      DesignABCs on March 6, 2016 at 12:35 pm
    • Hoping this efforts brings the winner to MA!! Perhaps, to Lynn :)

      Dreamingeverysecond on March 6, 2016 at 2:05 pm
    • Love it! Thanks Coop for always keeping us abreast of whats happening!!!

      flygirl66 on March 6, 2016 at 4:04 pm
    • Wow…. what a prize to win:):) however isn't that cutting into the "winners weekend"?? Others seen and get a pool dinner before the winner gets to see the home. I hope the charity got alot of money:):) to bad some of that money can't go to the winner for the taxes. Thanks for the info:):)

      gbfla on March 6, 2016 at 7:49 pm
    • Thanks for this info. What a wonderful win and then for the NBP to allow 2 couples to go so they can enjoy such a prize and also help the NBP funds. These winners may meet the dream home winner since their time is around the same dates for all to be there. Good times! Maybe HGTV will announce something on the blog tomorrow so us bloggers have more good things to write about.

      AZPeaks on March 6, 2016 at 9:09 pm
    • Nice! Good find DB! Kudos to the Truscott's and Caccivio's for their generous donations for a wonderful cause! Enjoy your trip to the Dream Home!

      MaineBlkBear on March 7, 2016 at 9:03 am
    • Adorable story, love it! … re: "Scripps decided to allow two trips to be awarded to double the amount of the donation and to allow both couples to enjoy the VIP Experience."

      Checotah on March 7, 2016 at 9:31 am
    • This sounds like fun. I lived in Nahant, MA a long time ago and worked at General Electric in Lynn, MA. Such a pretty area. Maybe a blogger will get to meet these couples.

      LighthouseKid on March 7, 2016 at 9:51 am
  513. Good morning everyone! This is an exciting time, and we're all filled with great anticipation! Soon the lucky winner will be sitting on the dock of the bay, sitting in the morning sun and will still be sitting when the evening comes! How fun in this gorgeous HGTV dream home! Good luck to all!

    memanbepa on March 6, 2016 at 11:53 am
  514. Just HOW does the HGTV Ambush Team prep for the winner surprise? Here's an interesting video to give you an idea of some of the detailed planning that's behind setting up the Dream Home winner's ambush for TV — from 2012: http://videos.hgtv.com/video/hgtv-dream-home-2012

    Now if we only had a video of the 2016 Dream Home ambush meeting! Maybe we should ask Virginia to post it for us… as long as everyone promises not to tell friends and family who the winner is this year. We wouldn't want to spoil the surprise, would we?

    DBCoop on March 6, 2016 at 11:31 am
  515. Can you imagine a Grand Prize drawing setup with THREE hopeful Dream Home winners waiting nervously on stage? This was how it went down in 2006 — http://videos.hgtv.com/video/hgtv-dream-home-2006

    I'm glad this was a short-lived method! At least the two non-winners received a $100,000 consolation prize.

    DBCoop on March 6, 2016 at 11:22 am
    • I totally agree with you about that drawing. It had to be awful for the two losers even with the cash prize. I can not imagine being that close only to lose the Grand prize. I remember watching that and felt soooo bad for the losers. Sometimes when I have tooooo much time, I wonder how certain people have been ambushed ? They do not have other names or phone numbers of relative or co-wokers. Not sure WHICH contest it was, but – how about the one where another person was told that she was NOT the winner but helped to ambush the REAL winner ! The very same thought came to me ,how did they know about the connection between the two people ? Guess I will never know . Anyway, we will just have to wait and see who will be the very fortunate winner ! Have a great day everyone and keep dreaming.

      Grammynan on March 6, 2016 at 1:32 pm
    • Coop,Agree with you completely.

      OCO on March 6, 2016 at 10:25 pm
  516. Still no winner picked? I wonder if they know who the winner is and did they call them yet? So exciting. Good luck Still hoping its me!!!! Have a blessed day all bloggers

    realdealu22 on March 6, 2016 at 10:29 am
  517. Greetings, ladies and gentlemen!
    I live in the state of the lone star, and believe me, I have wished upon it well enough…..
    After reading every word, watched every video, and pondered on every idea, I thought about it being time for me to stick my spoon in this soup of hope.
    As yáll should know, the keyboard is more powerful than the automatic assault weapon; so I have come up with this concept idea I want to submit for your evaluation.

    Considering: 1- This is supposed to be the ultimate HGTV “DREAM” Home Giveaway 2016; 2- this is the first time, EVER, an existing property has been remodeled, improved, and updated; 3 – the sponsors have made it very clear they want this particular 20-year anniversary/celebration version to be exceptional; 4 – the vast majority of us DO NOT BELONG to the 1% of multi-millionaires out there (to say the least); 5 – the winner is chosen among gazillions of hopeful entries.

    Therefore, wouldn´t it be soooOOOooo very wonderful if this particular dream home came with the hidden bonus of being tax-free…..? : )
    That would make the dream really come true, and so much for the statistics!
    This could be accomplished by a generous contribution from an anonymous, kind- hearted, philanthropic, humane, solidary, unconditional individual/corporation; or even by the understanding, caring, selfless, and go-getter attitude of the sponsors!!!

    My wife and I could take care of the $7,000.00 annual property taxes, the monthly utilities, and I have a lawnmower, and a pair of useful hands for the required maintenance. Even our three kids have already chosen their favorite bedrooms!
    So, you see, problem fixed, anything is possible if only you believe. ; )

    Good luck to everyone, and as for my family and I, we are just sitting there waiting to be ambushed any time soon…

    Supercalifragilistic on March 6, 2016 at 10:28 am
    • I am with you on the IDEA of the taxes b eing APPLIED apart of the prize. If some one was full of heart one of
      The 1% ers or a few helped out. I would be willing to throw in. A 20.00

      pattieclemm on March 6, 2016 at 3:24 pm
      • Thank you, Pattie, for your solidarity.
        I don´t mean to be pretentious; however, winning the dream home is almost a miracle in itself.
        That should account for something.
        I truly believe so.
        Heck, if most of us pitched in $1.00, we could start a movement…..

        Supercalifragilistic on March 6, 2016 at 5:39 pm
    • The winner can have a monthly party and the partiers can give a small offering the new owners can use for the taxes. Friends can be made and fun can be had. We can all be winners.

      tristanRIABO on March 6, 2016 at 6:25 pm
      • I love your idea, Tristan.
        I can almost feel the sea breeze on my face while drinking a piña colada (with rum) by the pool… sigh.

        Because of distance restrictions, this would be mostly for Florida residents, though, and the winner will need to pay the more than $600,000.00 up front in order to take ownership of the estate.
        If someone can get that loan with this kind of passive income, I am 100% for it .

        Supercalifragilistic on March 6, 2016 at 10:05 pm
        • I looked up the tax rate for the home, only 7,759.00 last year when HGTV bought it. I found that in 2 sights. Were did you get your information?

          tristanRIABO on March 6, 2016 at 11:28 pm
          • Hi, Tristan.
            I think we are dealing with two different taxes, here.
            The $7,759.00 are the Florida property taxes that are due once a year which most fentrants can deal with on their own.
            The other hundreds of thousands are the purchasing taxes through a 1099 tax form that one will have to pay for having acquired a property valued at $1,750,756.00 that is if he or she chooses to actually take ownership of the house, the car, and the boat. The other option is to take the cash, and the vehicles at a lesser value ($1,261,555.00)
            That is the reason why since 1997 only two people have been able to take possesion of the dream homes "given away"….. : (

            Superfragilistic on March 7, 2016 at 1:07 pm
  518. Gorgeous!!!!!!!
    Good luck everyone:)

    Pamela Smith on March 6, 2016 at 7:44 am
  519. I love this house!! Sometimes I get obsessed with the dream home….but then I think…that's why it's called "dream" home. Don't we all need more of that!!

    jackjack752 on March 6, 2016 at 6:53 am
  520. Looking forward to getting some clues :) State? Pictures? Host? Had so much fun with it last year!!!

    abcdefg123 on March 5, 2016 at 11:06 pm
  521. What a GREAT place to live, this would really be AWESOME!!! I can't imagine getting out of bed early (YES EARLY!!) to see the sunrise! The HGTV Crew has really out done themselves this year! Looking forward to the announcement!!! I hope I'm that lucky!!!

    Steve on March 5, 2016 at 8:47 pm
  522. Hi HGTV Dream Team,
    Every chance I get I open this site for a peek. I am joyfully expecting you to post a hint about the next winner. I also like reading that I am not the only one.

    tristanRIABO on March 5, 2016 at 6:43 pm
    • Me too!! :)

      abcdefg123 on March 5, 2016 at 11:07 pm
    • Me too. I really think whoever wins this will be the luckiest person Alive. That's exactly how I would feel. . I would congratulate whomever win this prize. So any day nothw I'll be congratulating the lucky person even if its not me. I wish true happiness fot them and excitement to whomever wins I truly pray they get to live in it. That's a home that deserves great care and appreciation. Surprise of a lifetime luck to all of us.

      pattieclemm on March 7, 2016 at 11:19 am
  523. Pleeeease HGTV can you give us a fun clue about the winner? I had so much fun last year following John Gidding's posts and pictures. It made the dream feel so alive for so many of us. At least tell us who is doing the ambush this year? Pretty please :D

    Elise on March 5, 2016 at 6:17 pm
    • Hope, hope, hope, they tell us about the drawing, i.e., number of entries, and knowing who is doing the ambush would sure be a bonus. Seeing a few more messages about this so maybe they will feel that it is time to release a little info. Good Luck!

      AZPeaks on March 5, 2016 at 10:05 pm
  524. Good luck everyone!!!!

    Gurdeep on March 5, 2016 at 4:24 pm
  525. Beautiful Home! Enjoy the party.

    Randall Keller on March 5, 2016 at 3:19 pm
  526. Thank you for giving that part of history for where the Dream Home sits on the blog. Maybe soon we will get some info from HGTV about the drawing as the first tidbit of info closer to knowing the winner.

    AZPeaks on March 5, 2016 at 3:07 pm
    • Good luck!

      DeerSpring on March 5, 2016 at 4:24 pm
  527. First time to ever post in the Blog, I've always enjoyed reading the comments, they've always got me excited, Good luck to the winner, May God bless all of you

    Allison on March 5, 2016 at 2:51 pm
  528. Thank you, DeerSpring. :)

    OCO on March 5, 2016 at 1:43 pm
    • Thank you for the warm reply & for saying that, DeerSpring, means so much to me and I wish you always Good luck. :)

      OCO on March 5, 2016 at 10:02 pm
      • DeerSpring, so happy you received my comment. Only you, could pull me back in :) I was excited till I did some research on flooding. It’s a very beautiful area and we both love it but don’t play golf or tennis and don’t want to pay for it. The fishing from your back yard oh that would be wonderful. Will of course probably fall in love like I always do. Don’t we all? I’m Retired now and overcoming with some symptoms that got to go, but thanks for asking.

        OCO on September 12, 2016 at 1:11 pm
        • Me too.Thanks so much Deerspring, I hope they keep the blog because I love the information that you and others provide. Thanks again for sharing, :) I really did need that excitement.

          OCO on September 13, 2016 at 8:29 pm
  529. Do we get any hints this year? :D

    Stormyee on March 5, 2016 at 1:32 pm
  530. Wow….. thanks for the article:):) to bad they sold the land:( whom ever wins the house will have a lot of history there:):)

    gbfla on March 5, 2016 at 1:19 pm
    • : )

      DeerSpring on March 5, 2016 at 4:23 pm
  531. Great find! Thanks for sharing.

    Jennifer on March 5, 2016 at 1:19 pm
    • You’re welcome, Jennifer. : )

      Good luck!

      DeerSpring on March 5, 2016 at 4:21 pm
  532. We are ready…..:)

    bbrangie on March 5, 2016 at 11:36 am
  533. Well the anticipation is gaining in strength. Since I am not a get to the showers as soon as you get up kinda gal you might have to see a pajama party ambush! I guess that is probably why they won't pick morning hours to ambush. They probably pick the afternoon to ambush. This is such a fun giveaway with a beautiful home. This home like the one in North Carolina in 2013 are great due to the boating possibilities. Atlantic fishing wow!

    Moveinready on March 5, 2016 at 9:04 am
  534. I really think that I would have so many family members coming to visit, I'd have to reserve the GMC for those and buy a little RED two-seater convertible for myself! I can picture it in the driveway ALREADY!!!

    What a GREAT house with ENORMOUS curb appeal!!! This house has it ALL!

    Steve on March 4, 2016 at 10:45 pm
  535. I really like the way HGTV has this sweepstakes set up! What fun! I'd like to think that whomever wins this opportunity of their lifetime, that everyone else will still be happy for that individual. Way to go HGTV!

    Steve on March 4, 2016 at 9:03 pm
  536. Just a wonderful home so well design the kitchen and pool master bedroom and the boat dock I love fishing to walk around in this yard you would have a big smile on your face.

    buddyandjanet on March 4, 2016 at 8:49 pm
  537. This is my lucky month!!! March 21st will be a very special day for me!!!! Ive claimed it!!!

    lili on March 4, 2016 at 7:05 pm
  538. OMG–I live in northern VA and am a big Nats fan–Just realized that its about 12 miles from merritt island to vierra beach where they have spring training. I'd be in heaven—GO NATS! Hope I win.

    mary on March 4, 2016 at 5:50 pm
  539. I have entered every day twice a day!I would so love to win this dream home you cannot imagine!Praying that my dream comes true and that anyone CAN win no matter what the circumstances!Crossing my fingers!Good luck to all!

    RANDYL614 on March 4, 2016 at 5:07 pm
  540. Anxiously awaiting the announcement! Definitely would be a dream come true and looking forward to being able to bless others when they come to visit. Already checking out school jobs on Merritt Island.

    Lynn on March 4, 2016 at 5:05 pm
  541. The anticipation is a lot I get so overwhelmed thinking about how this could change my life. Lord knows I know I'm not the only person in need but I know that I would bless someone else as well if I won. Cant wait to at least know someone else has won so I won't be preparing to get ambushed lol. Good luck to all.

    Kiosha88 on March 4, 2016 at 4:49 pm
  542. Hey Virginia! Would it be possible to at least share if the selection of a winner has taken place? Can you share the name of the state(first initial of the state) in which the winner lives? Pretty please? Would make for another fun clue guessing game. I'm not holding my breath cause I (and hubby) only entered 3 times.Only here for a good times.

    Ashtabulannie on March 4, 2016 at 4:04 pm
  543. I can see myself AND family members enjoying this place, the surrounding community, area dining establishments, getting to know neighbors……what a great opportunity for someone(like ME)! Thanks to the good people at HGTV and CREW!!!

    Steve on March 4, 2016 at 3:54 pm
  544. A shout out to all of you bloggers. I have thoroughly enjoyed your comments, insights, remarks and observations! You're all quite amazing and I wish you the best of luck!

    memanbepa on March 4, 2016 at 1:58 pm
  545. My husband was recently diagnosed with stage 4 lung cancer at the age of 26, due to a rare DNA mutation. Winning this would an amazing blessing for our little family. I want nothing more than to see him happy in a clean and relaxing environment during his course of treatment. God bless.

    Shay on March 4, 2016 at 8:10 am
    • Prayers go out to you and your family. Hoping the tx goes well, with minimal side effects as possible.

      Best wishes to you with your entries.

      Lea81194 on March 4, 2016 at 11:00 am
      • Thank you sooo much Lea, that truly means a lot. Best wishes to you as well!! Good luck! :)

        Shay on March 23, 2016 at 7:48 am
    • Prayers of healing Shay for you and your family..You should know there is much improvement with frankincense oil protocoll ( at least with brest and colon )and be aware of Dr. Mark Siegel immune therapy, Much Love..

      COOLSMILEY on March 4, 2016 at 12:52 pm
      • I will most definitely check that out, thank you! Really appreciate the prayers and the much needed love!!

        Shay on March 23, 2016 at 7:49 am
    • Sending prayers and blessings to you and your husband.

      gbfla on March 4, 2016 at 3:22 pm
      • Thank you sooo mucn, we really appreciate it!

        Shay on March 23, 2016 at 7:50 am
    • I am so sorry. Hang in there. There are great cancer treatment centers in orlando. Maybe you will win. God Bless you and your husband.

      mary on March 4, 2016 at 5:54 pm
      • Thank you so much Mary!!! God bless you!! Much love!

        shay on March 23, 2016 at 7:50 am
  546. What if I have moved from my previous address and I win?

    Wendy on March 4, 2016 at 7:53 am
    • They would still have your e-mail and your phone. No worries.

      Lindingo on March 4, 2016 at 4:30 pm
  547. "There’s a place out there for us.”

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tcZU7TDixZg

    Dream big! Keeping it in perspective!

    https://kennydreadful.files.wordpress.com/2014/04

    “A Day at the Merritt Island Wildlife Refuge” (New! February, 2016)

    https://vimeo.com/154612810

    Have the best day you can, today! Spring is almost here!

    DeerSpring on March 4, 2016 at 7:33 am
  548. YES, I'm still awake at this late hour. Can't help but think about how nice it would be to SLEEP late and wake up to that beautiful view out of that master bedroom!!! WOW!!! Sip a cup of coffee, cast a lure to catch some lunch…..That would be so sweet!!! And hey, if this Dream Home doesn't come my way, at least its got me thinking of one(probably not NEAR as nice).

    Steve on March 4, 2016 at 1:18 am
  549. Did anyone else get an email from Hgtv about the Smart Home? I got an email stating that while I am waiting for the winner to be picked to sign up for a reminder for the Smart Home sweepstakes coming soon. I thought that was weird. Anyone else get that? I've never received one before nor did I sign up for notifications.

    Amy on March 4, 2016 at 12:18 am
    • It says, Thank you for entering our 2016 Dream Home Sweepatakes. While you are waiting to see if you've won, sign up for our weekly inspiration letter. Etc.

      Amy on March 4, 2016 at 12:24 am
      • every email that enters their sweepstakes gets this email…

        Karma on March 4, 2016 at 7:32 am
    • My wife got the email but I didbt. Strange

      Jon on March 4, 2016 at 8:34 am
      • Same here Jon, but it does get the juices flowing at first glance doesn't it!?! Lol

        MaineBlkBear on March 4, 2016 at 9:07 am
        • I didn't receive an email.

          Ms. B on March 4, 2016 at 11:58 am
    • I got it

      Carline on March 5, 2016 at 11:26 am
  550. Based on the latest stats and studying all the relevant data from various sources, I'm expecting that the Dream Home 2016 WINNER'S LOCATION to likely be less than, but no more than, right about 1,720 miles in any direction from Lebanon, Kansas.

    Since my hometown is 1,400 miles from that point in Kansas, I'm safely within the win zone! Waiting for the ambush, however, whoever that lucky soul will be, is going to be really difficult.

    Are you in the win zone?

    DBCoop on March 3, 2016 at 11:56 pm
    • the ambush team will go anywhere within the continental united states if this venue of notification is used.

      Karma on March 4, 2016 at 7:33 am
    • I suspect your calculations could be slightly off Coop. I'm expecting the 2016 Winner's Location to be slightly less than, but no more than 1860 miles in any direction from Lebanon, Kansas. But, you are correct that it's going to be really difficult to get there ^_^

      MaineBlkBear on March 4, 2016 at 8:01 am
      • I can understand your concern, MaineBlkBear, about the accurateness of my calculations! After all, being in or out of the "win zone" is not a matter to be taken lightly. ^_^

        I went back and checked my numbers and they appear to be correct. Then I thought, did you use distance as driving miles, air travel miles or as the crow flies? I used air travel miles for my "complex mathematical formula" (well, in reality, an online air miles calculator) since I assumed the HGTV Dream Home ambush team would fly to the winner's destination.

        For example, driving from Lebanon, KS to Bangor, ME is approximately 1,887 miles, depending on the route used. Flying miles, using the circumference of the earth to shorten the distance, is only 1,566 miles. As the crow flies would nearly always give a figure somewhere between those two.

        So you see, at 1,720 air miles, you're safely within the projected win zone!

        On a more serious note, of course anyone who submitted at least one eligible entry either online or by mail is a potential winner, whether they're in Hawaii, Alaska or any one of the 48 continental US states. Why, even Kalamazoo could be winner's hometown that HGTV drew!

        Happy Days — and rest easy, knowing that a winner's ambush is likely being planned at this very moment. I just hope I'm not outside in the spa when the doorbell rings because I won't be able to hear it — unless Terri starts barking — which she is quite good at when either the doorbell or phone rings. I'd hate to rush to the door dripping wet, but if it's to welcome the ambush team and video crew, it'll be worth it!

        DBCoop on March 4, 2016 at 11:24 am
        • I'm in, I'm in, I'm in!!!!!!!! I I'm between 210 to 230 miles away…geez,now I seriously have butterflies and will continue to dream the dream of living in that beautiful home that speaks to me!!!!!!

          flygirl66 on March 4, 2016 at 12:18 pm
          • ^_^

            DBCoop on March 4, 2016 at 1:10 pm
        • I AM DEFINATELY IN THE ZONE!!!

          I accecpt…

          COOLSMILEY on March 4, 2016 at 12:53 pm
          • In the win zone? Good news, COOLSMILEY… and maybe even better news to come soon?!

            DBCoop on March 4, 2016 at 1:11 pm
        • I'm so glad you clarified those were air miles. It's very unlikely they will fly past me since we are at the four corners, one of the check points for the true x tour. Otherwise, they would end up in another country which is excluded from the sweepstakes. Best wishes to you and Super Nova Terri!

          MaineBlkBear on March 4, 2016 at 2:23 pm
        • Ha!! Love it! Would love to see your sources and calculations. Thanks for making my day!

          Jennifer on March 5, 2016 at 8:29 am
    • I'd like to think I'm a winner but maybe not in the win zone! Ha.

      Have a nice weekend.

      Lea81194 on March 4, 2016 at 10:55 am
    • Over the years I have enjoyed reading all your messages DB Coop. Thank you. You sure know how to add a little more to the dreaming game. Thinking-knowing that the drawing has happened means that the ambush team has started their work/plans on how to surprise this years winner. Will it finally be your this year? Will Terry be on alert for the ambush team so when they come a knocking on your door you will have quick notice of who is at your door? Will it be a Dream Home Blogger? What will the count be on the number of entries this year? Will HGTV give us info soon that the drawing has happened, the entry count, and a clue to where they are headed? Of my, question after question. One more question for you. Will you provide us Dream Home Bloggers with one of your enjoyable poems soon?

      AZPeaks on March 4, 2016 at 11:51 am
      • Thanks for your comment, AZPeaks. We're all looking eagerly forward to more info about the drawing, that's for sure!

        As for another poem, well, I'm temporarily poemed out, but just in case you missed my most recent poem from a few days earlier,

        OH, GIVE ME A HOME

        How often at night when the heavens are bright
        I look up at the stars with their flickering light
        And ask as I wait for the passing of night
        Will a new day arise with an ambush in sight?

        For anytime now someone's wish will come true
        But the question again, is it me or 'tis you
        Though it's too early yet and we haven't a clue
        I'd sure like to win that waterfront view

        Yes, one in a million, the odds are quite slim
        'Cause lady luck's fickle and turns on a whim
        While my hopes may be dashed, my chances are grim
        I'll dream my cup runneth over, it's filled to the brim

        For surely, I think, if not this year then next
        I'll hear the knock on my door or maybe a text
        Then with joy in my heart that house I'll collect
        Along with a car and a nice big fat check!

        So keep your chin up, there's nothing to fear
        There's one thing we know, it's perfectly clear
        If this time around it's not you that we cheer
        And Someone Else wins, it's just not your year!

        If you caught that one already, sorry for the repeat. Otherwise, I'll put the poet's cap on and see if anything transpires. Maybe some winner location clues from HGTV will inspire a few new lines?

        DBCoop on March 4, 2016 at 1:17 pm
        • Thank you very much for reposting this poem for me in your reply. I did miss it the first time. Like always, it was fun and maybe this year it will be you or me.

          AZPeaks on March 4, 2016 at 3:29 pm
        • Snaps to you, DBCoop!

          Jennifer on March 5, 2016 at 8:30 am
          • Snap dancin! :)

            DBCoop on March 5, 2016 at 11:40 pm
    • Hah! I get the joke :) Lebanon Kansas is the geographical center of America, so it will be that distance from anything!

      Olivia on March 6, 2016 at 6:19 pm
  551. Like most here, I've entered many past HGTV home giveaways… as beautiful as these homes are and no matter how much I would desire to live in {one}, that's not reality {thus the term 'dream' home}. Fact is, most of us who've entered would never be able to afford to accept the material prize – not only could most of us here/who've entered NOT be able to afford to maintain a million + $ home {think maintenance, property taxes, et al}… most of us wouldn't be able to afford to pay the initial taxes and fees due on all the prizes – how many of you realize you must be able to pay the taxes due on the home before you can take possession of the title/deed? We're looking at an amount of about half of the value of the grand prizes; the $250grand check, which also get's taxed as income, barely makes a dent in what you'd have to pay out of pocket to accept all the prizes! Do your research {and math}… most of the past winners, if they even were able to come up with the add'l funds, didn't live in their dreamhome very long – they couldn't afford to!! And most of the past winners, had to sell – at a loss, soon after taking possession – because they couldn't afford the loan{s} they had to take out to pay what was due upfront! Another reality check: this home's property tax is about $20grand a year!! The only option, for most of us non-millionaire average joes, is to take the cash option, that combined with the check prize, will enable the winner to pay all the taxes due on the prizes – which are considered income to the IRS… and walk away with approx. $630grand – and go buy a 'dreamhome' that's affordable.

    Karma on March 3, 2016 at 9:33 pm
    • I agree the winner should definitely consider the taxes, but this house's property taxes are nowhere near $20,000. In 2012, the property taxes were $7,506. In 2013, the property taxes were $7,870. In 2014, the property taxes were $7,774. And last year, the property taxes were $7,730. Some of the past Dream Homes had property taxes upwards close to $20,000, but this one is definitely affordable.

      Chris on March 4, 2016 at 3:08 pm
      • To clarify, I checked the county website and they can only raise the property taxes 3-4% from year to year, so it will not be even close to $20,000 for some time. It's the federal and state taxes from winning the house, car, boat, etc… that usually make winners reconsider taking the house, or keeping the house for long. As I said before, wouldn't it be great to combine HGTV Dream Home with Vacation House for Free and then the winter can rent out the house, pay down the loan for these taxes, upkeep, etc…, and still visit the home as a "vacation home" during part of the year. HGTV gets to then help make the Dream Home a home that all can visit if they wish, get more air time in the process, and the winner can keep the home. Win, Win! Let's get on the horn and call Mr. Blashaw and contact Egret's Cove HOA to see if we can make this happen!

        Jennifer on March 5, 2016 at 8:27 am
    • Thanks for the eye opener check on the taxes. Oh my, most of us can't even comprehend the money going out to IRS and all the other costs. But what a grand place to live.

      LighthouseKid on March 7, 2016 at 10:10 am
    • if you accept the cash option 900k, then you still need to pay tax from it (table 2 bellow) which you end up leaving with 380K in cash for that amount.
      Good taxes explanation page, everyone check your state (you need to scroll down the page): http://keypolicydata.com/blog-archives/2015/12/wi

      Vesna on March 12, 2016 at 1:51 pm
  552. Hi HGTV Dream Team,
    I have a story that many people share in America. I fell in love, got married, then was thrown away like yesterday's news. Like many people, I did not think it was possible that the person I trusted with my life could be so mean to the one he promised to love, honor and cherish till death do us part exc… Mine is a story that has become to common in America (all over the world). Now, I have been dreaming of a new, bright and improved life ever since the life I trusted was pulled out from under me. I feel so happy seeing HGTV Dream Home Giveaway 2016 as the bright new start I have been seeing myself in. There it is, a small part of my reality.

    tristanRIABO on March 3, 2016 at 7:47 pm
  553. The trend over the past few years has been to keep us in the dark about 1) if they've done the drawing, 2) who pulled the winning ball, 3) any clues about where the winner might be from. I honestly don't know why, because it will spur more conversation on this blog and keep people excited – not only about this drawing, but subsequent drawings. I LOVED seeing the photos of the balloons, the bins, all of the mail in entries, and knowing how many people entered. It may sound sad, but for me, a full time busy working mother of two, these drawings and the photos and videos – this is my "reality tv" show. In discontinuing the morale boosting blog posts about the drawing, it's taken the fun out of it for me and a lot of other people.

    Melly1979 on March 3, 2016 at 7:06 pm
    • Thank you Melly, I am with you your comparing this to "reality tv" shows. It is better because it lets us all be a part of the show. We get to interact via this blog, seeing videos, and the fun pins party. I like reading about how people tell us all what they would do in the house. How they would drive their children around in the SUV and lots of other dreams. The voting is interesting when people express their flattering likes and fun expressions of dislikes. It is an interactive reality show for us all.

      tristanRIABO on March 3, 2016 at 7:17 pm
    • Morning Melly1979. They have kept us in the dark of the drawing for some years now. They must have some reason. When they do release info or should I write, when a blogger finds info such as pics on Twitter or such, the fingers get quickly typing on what was found and the "now where are they headed" questions start going hot and heavy. For now, the dreams continue. How exciting to think-know-the drawing has happened and HGTV now has the work of getting info on the winner so the ambush plans can begin. What will you be doing in a few weeks so they can ambush you?

      AZPeaks on March 4, 2016 at 11:40 am
  554. So does anyone know if they picked yet? Where is the live drawing? It should have happened by now. HGTV say something to us. Give us an update. Give us a hint. Better yet I have the coffee on come on over llololol.

    realdealu22 on March 3, 2016 at 6:34 pm
    • READ THE RULES

      Karma on March 3, 2016 at 9:38 pm
    • As my child would say to me, "Chill!" Easier said than done. :)

      Have a nice day.

      Lea81194 on March 4, 2016 at 11:03 am
  555. "There's no place like home, there's no place like home, there's no place like the HGTV Dream Home 2016"

    Debbie Smith on March 3, 2016 at 6:29 pm
  556. # May 29th my husband and I will be celebrating 45 years of marital bliss is my best friend my lover and my partner. Wouldn't this be the greatest anniversary present in the world. We would start our day by sitting out front watching the sunrise then go in swimming pack a lunch to go fishing bring back our catch of the day for our evening meal, an maybe in the afternoon the fishings is not too great we would go visit the local establishments shopping at a local vendor for the catch of the day or might spend the evening watching the sunset are watching HGTV. Then the rest of the evening would be spent in the beautiful master bedroom wake up again have coffee out front watch the sunrise we love visiting local merchants its a great experience no matter where you live so what I would love for my anniversary is a dream the dream house 2016 good luck to us all may God bless and keep you.

    pattieclemm on March 3, 2016 at 5:43 pm
  557. Hi HGTV Dream Team
    I know we would all like a sneak peak about who the HGTV Dream Home Giveaway 2016 winner is.
    We get one? Please share soon.

    tristanRIABO on March 3, 2016 at 2:54 pm
  558. too excited for words right now…

    Kim on March 3, 2016 at 1:34 pm
  559. Thank you HGTV for making this incredible opportunity a reality for someone. It has been very enjoyable to watch our 9yr old daughter Blu so excited about possibly living in the dream home! She looks at the photos and videos just about everyday with the biggest SMILE:-) I wish everyone the best of luck and congrats to the winner!!!

    Jeff on March 3, 2016 at 12:55 pm
  560. I've had my current home on the market for over a year now, I would drop the price to what I owe plus the realtors fee and title fees to be able to leave asap and enjoy this AND a new & better life in Florida! Some one else would be able to benefit from my good luck!

    Steve on March 3, 2016 at 12:13 pm
    • That's a lovely Pass It On attitude, but I think you will need all of your spare change for the income tax hit. :)

      Lindingo on March 3, 2016 at 12:37 pm
  561. I am still holding my breath….sighing…holding breath….sighing

    Rhonda on March 3, 2016 at 11:42 am
  562. Ok…After doing some research, I found this website about the 2016 HGTV Dream Home sweepstakes and they stated that the winner won't be picked until around March 21st-April 1st.!!! http://www.livability.com/topics/what-if-you-won-

    Ms. B on March 3, 2016 at 11:26 am
    • Sorry, it's March 21st- April 11th!!

      Ms. B on March 3, 2016 at 11:27 am
      • I believe the rules state the winner is drawn on or about March 1st, but the actual ambush/call/email is not until March 21-April 1st! :-)

        LuckyinNevada on March 3, 2016 at 12:34 pm
        • yep, more people here need to read the rules – word by word…

          Karma on March 3, 2016 at 9:41 pm
      • They always seem to do it a bit earlier than the date they post. no idea why. :)

        Lindingo on March 3, 2016 at 12:35 pm
  563. I checked online for the past winners and it seems like they ambushed the winners the 2nd week of March. Is that the same time they let the people know they won because reading the rules, it said they will either get a phone call, email or letter in the mail? I'm just so anxious!! Good luck to everyone!

    Ms. B on March 3, 2016 at 11:19 am
    • I know! when is the winner being announced, I check my email at leat 10 times a day lol

      joann on March 3, 2016 at 11:24 am
    • "…the potential Grand Prize Winner will be contacted either by phone, e-mail from the email address homepromotions@scrippsnetworks.com, in writing, OR IN PERSON VIA AN "AMBUSH STYLE" VISIT…"

      Karma on March 3, 2016 at 9:47 pm
    • The trend as best I remember is a week or two after the winner is notified before the rest of us got the public notification. That could change. Only the hgtv folks know what their plans are.

      dreamn_again on March 3, 2016 at 10:16 pm
  564. Lol Gidding Gidding Gidding wow… I need coffee

    Elise on March 3, 2016 at 10:49 am
    • LOL thanks for the morning belly laugh!

      Lindingo on March 3, 2016 at 12:33 pm
  565. Oops meant John Bidding… Ugh auto correct

    Elise on March 3, 2016 at 10:48 am
  566. So who are we stalking this year lol. Meaning do we know if John Bidding is doing the ambush?? Patiently waiting… actually not so patiently ;)

    Elise on March 3, 2016 at 10:48 am
    • Me neither! You can keep stalking John Gidding, I've got Drew and Jonathan covered on my end! I figure that since they live in Vegas, HGTV will send them to my front door! Cheers, and happy stalking :-)

      LuckyinNevada on March 3, 2016 at 12:36 pm
  567. Always exciting this time of year, hoping to be the winner. Someone's life is going to change. Would also sell it after vacationing in it a couple of times with family and friends. Not leaving Colorado and my sons and grandkids. Just took a trip to Cape Coral/Ft. Myers and really enjoyed it.

    dooby78 on March 3, 2016 at 10:19 am
  568. All my bags are packed, Im ready to go…

    COOLSMILEY on March 3, 2016 at 9:40 am
    • good luck

      Eugenia27 on March 3, 2016 at 3:07 pm
    • good luck!!! depends where you live fed&state taxes you have to pay $500,000-$800,000…

      william on March 3, 2016 at 7:05 pm
  569. I am obsessed with this house ❤️ I've entered every single day twice a day since day one :) & I've been Looking at all the pictures and videos, dreaming about cooking in that kitchen, hosting party's for family and friends in the backyard, taking a bath in that beautiful bathtub, enjoying every detail of that house & being able to share that lifestyle with family and friends would be an amazing feeling

    Maiara on March 3, 2016 at 9:17 am
  570. This home is absolutely beautiful. Nice job all you designers and trades for making this one of a kind home. Merritt Island is a treasure of old Florida. I've visited the area for decades now and just bought a home on a canal….prices are unbelievably affordable! Let the remodeling begin! Wish Flip or Flop would step out of their California mold and come help with this one….oh well, one can dream. Thanks HGTV for all the dreams come true!

    Glenn on March 3, 2016 at 8:31 am
  571. I don't know what to do with myself. I am just a ball of nerves since the end of the drawing. I hope the stars are in line for my good luck to finally happen for me. Good luck to everyone.

    Ms. B on March 3, 2016 at 7:08 am
  572. Just a fun thing we wanted to share as Starbucks is one of our very favorite places! http://www.starbucks.co.jp/
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Zi9q5TNeBpk

    alicesoneysmom on March 2, 2016 at 11:54 pm
  573. I think by phone but maybe not the winner but a close family member in order to plan the surprise. :) Best wishes.

    Lea81194 on March 2, 2016 at 11:25 pm
    • How would they get family member phone number?

      Tired of this town on March 3, 2016 at 12:29 pm
      • Through researching you…like on facebook, etc. They will find out the info. needed. No worries on that…

        Have a nice day.

        Lea81194 on March 4, 2016 at 11:04 am
  574. So when will the winner be announced?

    Angela on March 2, 2016 at 11:21 pm
  575. Since I am a little bit country had to put in my two cents too! Our Cherry Tree looks just like this. We don't get much snow here in Seattle but watching the cherry blossoms fall looks like it is snowing cherry blossoms. Cherry blossoms are called Sakura in Japan. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IYNyUyWLt7w

    alicesoneysmom on March 2, 2016 at 11:04 pm
    • loved this!!!!!!!

      Lindingo on March 3, 2016 at 12:31 pm
  576. Soney wanted to put in his two scents worth too! https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OnCE4Dj0h0o

    alicesoneysmom on March 2, 2016 at 10:49 pm
  577. On the way home to our little DH saw Cherry Trees already in blossom. Just Beautiful! Taking the Access Bus is an interesting experience. They either take you right home or take you on a three-hour tour. Well maybe two hours. Our cherry tree is just setting buds but when it blooms it is beautiful too! Reminded me of Japan and thought we would share. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JDTp_YQizqE

    alicesoneysmom on March 2, 2016 at 10:34 pm
  578. What a great location by the HGTV staff! Beautiful work on the House that you choose to remodel, too! That master bedroom looks like an excellent way to wake up to every morning!! What a view! It would so nice to wake up look out there to that boat, FISH for my lunch/dinner!! I've not done much fishing in my life, but I know I'd love to have this opportunity!

    Steve on March 2, 2016 at 9:17 pm
  579. What a great location for the HGTV team to remodel a home for a lucky person(s)! To have a boat to be able to explore the Indian River! Beautiful home with a great view too!!!

    Steve on March 2, 2016 at 9:01 pm
    • I thought the same thing…the boat was a nice addition. However, the contractor losing his life working on the electrical at the dock is bitter sweet.

      Best wishes to you.

      Lea81194 on March 2, 2016 at 11:31 pm
  580. Oops ! Meant to say – Does anyone know how past winners were notified – were any of them called or mailed first prior to ambush?

    Tired of this town on March 2, 2016 at 9:01 pm
    • Trying to figure this out myself. Wish I knew. The website gives 4 or 5 options. But is pinpointing the dates of March 21 to April 11th.

      JLC on March 2, 2016 at 11:01 pm
      • Hello to you. I replied to Tired of this Town who had a similiar question.

        Take care and best wishes!

        Lea81194 on March 2, 2016 at 11:28 pm
  581. Anyone know how pay winners were notified?

    Tired of this town on March 2, 2016 at 9:00 pm
  582. That's all I ask from god, that whoever is meant to have it, let it be so.

    faithinheaven on March 2, 2016 at 8:55 pm
  583. May the person who deserves it most win.

    faithinheaven on March 2, 2016 at 8:54 pm
  584. Have they gave the winners name yet?

    Susie on March 2, 2016 at 8:43 pm
  585. OMG!!! My nerves are so shot lol. Every little sound I hear from my phone gets me excited. I guess I shouldn't have put it so every time someone comments on this page i get an email. Will it be anytime this week?? lol Again, good luck everyone!

    Ms. B on March 2, 2016 at 7:00 pm
  586. It's been fun, it's been exciting, it's been real. Just looking through the photos of the 2016 Dream home inspired me. I then went back and looked through all the past homes and I'm in awe at the way they turned the most simple things into amazing settings. Makes me want to get out my hammer and nails and attempt a masterpiece. I love HGTV, their "how to's", their tricks, and most of all, giving those dreamers like us, something to look forward to with the dream homes. What's funny is that even though there is still excitement about the winners of the house, I felt a sense of sadness when the entry period ended. I found myself logging on to my computer to submit another entry out of habit. LOL I know, sad. LOL

    Nita on March 2, 2016 at 6:15 pm
  587. Well the HGTV design team really got my attention this time! The Merritt Island home is so special. The front courtyard landscaping is so beachy/cute/ and functional. Brian Flynn's decor represents hours of thought. His mixture of modern/traditional is casual comfy but has elegant touches of subtle color and texture. Love the neutral/cool palette that goes so well in a coastal home. Nice going design team!

    Mary Ellen Burns on March 2, 2016 at 5:51 pm
  588. So exciting! Can't wait! Good luck everybody!!

    northfamily on March 2, 2016 at 5:44 pm
  589. I REALLY would love to move to FLORIDA, I'm land-locked in Missouri. I NEEEEEEDDDD a place like this to retire to! A pool, a boat, a GMC SUV, what a beautiful view to wake up to EVERY morning!!! Well done, HGTV!!!
    I can't forget to mention ALL of the baseball in FLORIDA to enjoy, too!!!!

    Steve on March 2, 2016 at 4:44 pm
  590. A THREE CAR GARAGE!!! Just saw the floor plan for this beauty! Every mans Dream Home!!! What a great job that Brien & josh and the entire HGTV Crew has done on this home, for a lucky person LIKE ME!!!

    Steve on March 2, 2016 at 4:40 pm
  591. While we wait with anticipation on some information on the winner, thought I would post a little distraction. http://www.hgtv.com/quizzes/what-color-should-you…. What color front door shows off your personality. I wound up with a black front door, but I'm not sure I'd be brave enough to go that route!?!

    MaineBlkBear on March 2, 2016 at 3:37 pm
    • Another black door for me, MaineBlkBear, though the current style of my home wouldn't support that color. I think I could go with a bright red… something to go along with the reddish clay roof tiles.

      DBCoop on March 2, 2016 at 5:11 pm
  592. Good luck to everyone but I really hope my family wins, it would truly be a blessing!

    hopefulhannie on March 2, 2016 at 2:54 pm
  593. Based on the rules: One (1) potential grand prize winner (“Grand Prize Winner”) will be chosen by Sponsor in a random drawing from among all eligible entries received during the entire Sweepstakes Period on or about March 1, 2016 (the “Grand Prize Drawing”) by Ritway, Inc., an independent judging organization (“Sweepstakes Administrator”). Sponsor anticipates that the potential Grand Prize Winner will be contacted either by phone, e-mail from the email address homepromotions@scrippsnetworks.com, in writing, or in person via an “ambush style” visit by Sponsor representatives at the Grand Prize Winner’s home or other location between March 21 and April 11, 2016 (subject to change).

    HopefulHannie on March 2, 2016 at 2:53 pm
  594. Based on the rules: One (1) potential grand prize winner (“Grand Prize Winner”) will be chosen by Sponsor in a random drawing from among all eligible entries received during the entire Sweepstakes Period on or about March 1, 2016 (the “Grand Prize Drawing”) by Ritway, Inc., an independent judging organization (“Sweepstakes Administrator”). Sponsor anticipates that the potential Grand Prize Winner will be contacted either by phone, e-mail from the email address homepromotions@scrippsnetworks.com, in writing, or in person via an “ambush style” visit by Sponsor representatives at the Grand Prize Winner’s home or other location between March 21 and April 11, 2016 (subject to change).

    PickmeHannie on March 2, 2016 at 2:53 pm
  595. So excited and I hope they announce the winner soon. This is so intense… I wonder if the winner has already been contacted… OMG I hope its me! My daughter and I would be so HAPPY!

    HopefulHannie on March 2, 2016 at 2:50 pm
  596. The big day is upon us!!! I am very excited and can see that you all are too! Lets give a big shout out to the folks at HGTV and their sponsors for once again making an amazing and beautiful home available for this contest! I can't wait to see who wins! I am wondering who is going to be doing the ambush? Any ideas? Best of Luck to everyone!

    Angela on March 2, 2016 at 2:49 pm
  597. So who won? Or when is this announced?

    Elise on March 2, 2016 at 2:45 pm
  598. Pretty exciting…. any day now, good luck!

    bri928 on March 2, 2016 at 1:11 pm
  599. My family and I are still hopeful to win this beautiful home!!! Who knows!? God works in mysterious ways!!! May God bless you all!!!

    Angie on March 2, 2016 at 1:05 pm
  600. What a way to enjoy MY retirement! Go out to dinner by way of boat! Enjoy the local eating establishments, endless sight-seeing. Grocery stores SHOULD have a dock! What a life for a lucky winner(ME)!!!!

    Steve on March 2, 2016 at 12:33 pm
  601. Wednesday night is pizza night at our house, our "Make it to Friday" party! What would be better? A visit from HGTV! You are welcome to join us…oh what a dream come true that would be! Wishing everyone a great day and a fun "Make it to Friday" celebration at your house too.

    memanbepa on March 2, 2016 at 12:09 pm
  602. It would be great to live at this house, this location AND check out the Travel Channels TOP TEN BEACHES IN FLORIDA! Just out today, it appears that this location is an excellent location for going to each beach on the list!

    Steve on March 2, 2016 at 11:50 am
  603. Oh yeah, would it not be great IF Scripps announces the winner by way of contacting them by email this year? Wow, that would be a great way to end the day! ;)

    Lea81194 on March 2, 2016 at 10:53 am
    • Yes it would!

      7273 on March 2, 2016 at 4:39 pm
  604. Best Wishes to ALL on this years' DREAM HOME SWEEPS! Hope my comma placement is right. :p

    Have a terrific day!

    Lea81194 on March 2, 2016 at 10:50 am
  605. Well here we all are once again….another year has flown by and I am still homeless (my 2 kids and I are staying with a friend til I get on my feet) and jobless (laid off as of Friday)…. i am however healthier than I've ever been in hopes that I win this beautiful home to be by my family in Florida again. Oklahoma is "OK" but home is where the heart is….❤

    whoviancindy on March 2, 2016 at 9:44 am
    • Thanks for the reminder…"Home is where the Heart is!" Someone once said, "You can make a little piece of heaven anywhere." :) Dream Home or an apt. somewhere or another house. May God Bless You in finding a permanent space for you and your kids'.

      Take care.

      Lea81194 on March 2, 2016 at 10:48 am
  606. I wonder why they quit announcing where the winner lives. I've watched past home giveaways from the Hgtv crew on here. It showed the winner being picked and announced a description of where this person lives. I really wish they still did that. All in all, this is a very beautiful home. It would be to small for my family but I could build one of my own with the cash option.

    Thank you to everyone that had a hand in this home and the past homes. It's been an amazing ride! Thank you and good luck to everyone!

    Amy on March 2, 2016 at 8:36 am
    • I think i saw it when someone won the urban oasis

      Tara on March 2, 2016 at 8:38 am
  607. Lol! Funny:)

    JLC on March 2, 2016 at 8:21 am
  608. Happy Dream Home! My family & I cannot wait to start making memories in this beautifully designed home! Blessings to all & many smiles to come!

    Aimee on March 2, 2016 at 8:21 am
  609. I am soooo super excited for the results! I mean this place is truly a dream come true! I love you HGTV!

    Dotty on March 2, 2016 at 7:58 am
  610. OH, GIVE ME A HOME

    How often at night when the heavens are bright
    I look up at the stars with their flickering light
    And ask as I wait for the passing of night
    Will a new day arise with an ambush in sight?

    For anytime now someone's wish will come true
    But the question again, is it me or 'tis you
    Though it's too early yet and we haven't a clue
    I'd sure like to win that waterfront view

    Yes, one in a million, the odds are quite slim
    'Cause lady luck's fickle and turns on a whim
    While my hopes may be dashed, my chances are grim
    I'll dream my cup runneth over, it's filled to the brim

    For surely, I think, if not this year then next
    I'll hear the knock on my door or maybe a text
    Then with joy in my heart that house I'll collect
    Along with a car and a nice big fat check!

    So keep your chin up, there's nothing to fear
    There's one thing we know, it's perfectly clear
    If this time around it's not you that we cheer
    And Someone Else wins, it's just not your year!

    DBCoop on March 1, 2016 at 11:50 pm
    • Wow! We have quite a poet in our midst! That was very clever and enjoyable! Thank you!

      Brooksidecourt on March 1, 2016 at 11:57 pm
    • Very nice! A talented individual for sure. :)

      Good night.

      Lea81194 on March 2, 2016 at 12:08 am
    • So well done ! Enjoyed reading it. My best to you and everyone !

      Grammynan on March 2, 2016 at 9:10 pm
    • You never know Coop, this may be your year. ( or mine …. or someone else)

      Eugenia27 on March 3, 2016 at 3:09 pm
    • Love it! Thanks for making my day!!!!

      flygirl66 on March 4, 2016 at 12:34 pm
  611. so will the pick and notify the winner on march 1st?

    Tara on March 1, 2016 at 11:08 pm
    • pick, not notify

      COOLSMILEY on March 2, 2016 at 8:15 am
      • Thanks for the info

        Tara on March 2, 2016 at 8:36 am
        • ;)

          COOLSMILEY on March 2, 2016 at 8:43 am
  612. so will they pick and notify the winner on March 1st?

    Tara on March 1, 2016 at 11:07 pm
  613. who won the dream home?

    Bonnie on March 1, 2016 at 10:26 pm
  614. News on a winner, anyone?

    JLC on March 1, 2016 at 10:02 pm
  615. The suspense is intense…lol

    maria16m on March 1, 2016 at 7:51 pm
  616. I am lol

    Ms. B on March 1, 2016 at 5:51 pm
  617. Who is checking thier phone every 20 minutes??

    Saba on March 1, 2016 at 5:30 pm
    • Lol.. I am…and constantly checking my email!

      Tisha on March 1, 2016 at 6:54 pm
    • I am, I had two calls from unknown numbers. Both times from out-of-state- family members

      Tara on March 1, 2016 at 11:15 pm
  618. A blast from the past: Dream Home winner Carole Simpson's 2013 ambush

    In 2013, Monica Pedersen is assisted in an unexpected visit by Nicole Simpson, daughter of Dream Home 2013 winner Carole Simpson. The Grand Prize included the Kiawah Island Dream Home, a 2013 GMC Acadia Denali and $500,000 check, making Carole one very happy lady.

    http://videos.hgtv.com/video/hgtv-dream-home-2013

    Any clues on the 2016 winner yet? Will a blogger win this year? If so, just post a smiley face so we'll know!

    DBCoop on March 1, 2016 at 4:43 pm
    • you mean a COOL Smiley Face???

      COOLSMILEY on March 2, 2016 at 8:16 am
      • Of course that's what I meant to say, COOLSMILEY! ^_^

        DBCoop on March 2, 2016 at 11:00 am
  619. Here's hoping I win – and then can afford to keep it with what the property taxes and insurance will be. I would love to know what happened to all the other dream homes. Islamorada was my favorite!

    Megan Criscillo on March 1, 2016 at 4:20 pm
    • I think there's a site that tells exactly what happened with the homes. If I remember correctly, all but one were resold? Maybe my number is incorrect, but they have, for the most part, been resold or sold back to the builder (which, from what I understand, is an option.) I just hope that the winner will be responsible in their choices (no crack heads, gamblers, people who let money run through their lives like water through fingers). That it can bless their lives and that of their families, for good.

      Brooksidecourt on March 1, 2016 at 4:38 pm
  620. I will be happy whether I win or lose I love this home. Happiness is what we make it. Yes I want it really bad but I realized only one can win you like me I hope it's me it's been fun good luck to who ever you are.

    pattie on March 1, 2016 at 3:28 pm
  621. Good luck to all! May everybody find their way, one way or another.

    Bruce on March 1, 2016 at 3:24 pm
  622. Dear Lord bless me with this home I will be forever grateful. I'm claiming this is my home right now Lord in your name I pray AMEN

    Kiosha88 on March 1, 2016 at 2:13 pm
  623. Thanks for the refresher:) would be wonderfull if moncia was able to ambush the winner:):) miss seeing her and her post!! I think I would faint if she showed up at my house:):) of course I will faint if anyone from hgtv ambushed me !! lol.

    gbfla on March 1, 2016 at 2:12 pm
    • ^LOL @ gbfla…..You & me Both! ..I would near faint to see Monica as well! I dearly miss her too! Any ambush would knock me off my feet! Literally! :D

      Checotah on March 1, 2016 at 2:52 pm
    • : ) : ) : )

      Gbfla, I would be amazed and suddenly rendered speechless!

      DeerSpring on March 1, 2016 at 4:24 pm
  624. A) when do they announce the winner?
    B) it's a great dream, but all of you how have said 'I hope the winner is someone in need' realize that you wouldn't be able to keep this home? Even though you win it, and cash, if you now don't have the means for a home, I'm assuming that you don't have the means to pay the taxes or up keep on this home? Homes need maintenance, etc.
    C) I don't think it's fair to judge that one person may be more worthy than someone else?

    Brooksidecourt on March 1, 2016 at 1:17 pm
    • Thankfully the sweeps are free to enter and all is welcome UNLESS as stated in the contest rules a person would not be deemed qualified such as the case in a worker of HGTV, its contractors and etc. Scripps Network makes the rules and even if not a winner, the process is still fun! :) Have a blessed day everyone.

      Lea81194 on March 1, 2016 at 3:00 pm
      • Yes, thankfully. Seems some would deem a few more worthy (needy) than others? Who is to define 'needy' anyhow?

        Brooksidecourt on March 1, 2016 at 3:16 pm
  625. I love HGTV! This is the 1st time I have been so committed to a sweepstakes in my life. A college student and mother of 4 children, this will be a Blessing to me and my family. I hope that my name is picked. This will be a great way to start off a new life, with me being newly engaged, we would be able to afford the wedding we want and be able to upgrade to a bigger home for the kids. I'm leaving it up to my heavenly father for what ever shall be, will be! Good luck to all those that entered. Have a blessed day and fingers crossed!!!

    Ms. B on March 1, 2016 at 12:23 pm
  626. "I AM ONE
    in 900,000,000."
    I am ready

    COOLSMILEY on March 1, 2016 at 11:50 am
    • Hi there coolsmiley. Haven't heard anything about the drawing yet. Have you since you mentioned 900,000 or are you guessing? Someone will definitely be smiling soon. Good Luck!

      AZPeaks on March 1, 2016 at 4:07 pm
      • No word, just official pick day…and that number IS 900 Million :} I am one in 900 Million ..I deserve the best and I accept the best now :0)

        COOLSMILEY on March 2, 2016 at 8:20 am
  627. "I deserve the best and I accept the best now"
    March 1,2016 login:

    I am chosen, I am a winner, Abundace Abounds
    Ritway is MY way
    Today IS my day ;)

    COOLSMILEY on March 1, 2016 at 11:45 am
  628. What a great job you've done at remodeling this home! It is reassuring to anyone that has viewed the video to see the craftsmanship STILL exists ! Genius to using the boom truck to hold in place while carpenters rebuilt the master bedroom!

    Steve on March 1, 2016 at 11:44 am
  629. Question do they air the winning entry while its randomly being selected on TV if so do you know what time?

    Carline on March 1, 2016 at 11:21 am
    • No they do not.

      DesignABCs on March 1, 2016 at 11:24 am
      • Sucks the anticipation is killing me :(

        Carline on March 1, 2016 at 1:09 pm
  630. I look at this Dream Home, see those front entry double doors and think to myself,"'welcome home!" Can't wait!

    memanbepa on March 1, 2016 at 11:19 am
  631. Thank you for the well wishes and thanks for the links too…encouraging! :)

    Take care.

    Lea81194 on March 1, 2016 at 10:44 am
  632. So the winner will be picked on or about 3/1/16. Is today the day? I am hoping I win. I have entered every year for 20 years. Would love to be the winner as I am sure all of us are. lol
    I would love to just go down to Florida and relax for a minute. Bring the fam and a couple of friends sit by the pool and bask in the sun. I love the south. The South Carolina Kiawah, The home in Texas and this one are my faves. I am not a fan of snow and snow fun. Well good luck to all!!!!!

    realdealu22 on March 1, 2016 at 9:01 am
    • Best wishes to you as well. Hey, if my family happens to win, hopeful thinking of course, you can for sure come hang out at the house and soak up some sun…entering for 20 years…wow! Maybe the winner, if a blogger, can have a blogger party!!

      Have a great day.

      Lea81194 on March 1, 2016 at 11:05 am
  633. Ok now…… I guess we are all feeling very lucky today:):) if the drawing is today march 1.. someones life is going to be changed for ever!! So good luck and many blessings to everyone!!:):)

    gbfla on March 1, 2016 at 8:45 am
  634. Sending up prayers, made a wish on the first star I saw last night, fingers are crossed, threw my whole piggy bank into a wishing well, wearing my lucky necklace, breaking open fortune cookies, and turning in all my karma credits! Now it's time to wait….

    JLC on March 1, 2016 at 8:03 am
    • And don't forget the horse shoe, wishing you lots of luck:):)

      gbfla on March 1, 2016 at 8:38 am
      • How could I forget! My hubbies wedding ring has a horseshoe on it! Thanks for reminding me:) Currently searching my yard for a four leaf clover!

        JLC on March 1, 2016 at 10:15 am
  635. Thank you HGTV and thank you Luther Vandross for sharing your beautiful life and music with us. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cGsYrpejAYw

    alicesoneysmom on March 1, 2016 at 6:23 am
  636. Good times a coming for the winner of this beautiful house. I just hope it goes to someone that can afford all those gift taxes. My wife signed up for it every day & it would be great to own. Good luck to everyone.

    Emery on February 29, 2016 at 11:30 pm
  637. On or about March 1st… mañana Bloggers! Mañana.

    Audrey on February 29, 2016 at 10:43 pm
  638. Great place to retire to, right here! I really enjoyed the video, what a way to remodel the master bedroom…..CALL IN THE SKYHOOK!!! WOW! I have kids & grandkids ALL over the map, I'm sure they'd come to visit AND maybe NEVER LEAVE EITHER! That would be great, too!!!

    Steve on February 29, 2016 at 9:06 pm
  639. Hello all!

    I agree with the many of you who are daydreaming and thinking of spending time in this beautiful house. I have visited and re-visited the site often, making my way through the 360 degree videos and pics of the home and daydreaming about entertaining friends, family and hosting my travel nurse friends here. Certainly plenty of space as well as peace and quiet. Definitely a forever home.
    And to the HGTV team that put this together, solid work on the re-design of the home. It is amazing!
    Best of luck to us all!

    Jenn on February 29, 2016 at 7:52 pm
  640. Keep the dreamin' going everyone. The drawing of the winner will be very soon. We can all start wondering where HGTV will be heading too and who will be doing the ambush. A few weeks after that we should know who the lucky winner is and see some pics with their large beaming smile. Good Luck to all! Thank you HGTV for all the hard work to make this a reality for someone and not just a dream any longer.

    AZPeaks on February 29, 2016 at 6:46 pm
  641. Crosses fingers! I really hope we win because its such a magnificent home! Not to mention I'm a water bug. I grew up living on a lake and swam since I was 2 yo and boating/waterskiing at 5yo. It's perfect for us, not to mention my husband name is Dylan which means son of the wave, born near the sea :) again, perfect.

    Tricha on February 29, 2016 at 6:00 pm
  642. Great information on how much taxes you will need to pay. http://keypolicydata.com/blog-archives/2015/12/wi

    prgemini on February 29, 2016 at 5:53 pm
    • We estimated $700K

      dawnrossguillory on February 29, 2016 at 6:25 pm
      • That's just federal! The state wants a bite too (unless you live in one of the few who will not tax).

        Jennifer on March 1, 2016 at 11:19 pm
  643. Good Luck To All!!!!!!!!!!! Fingers crossed for myself and My family as well!!(: As it's been said above, I hope whoever wins, if not myself, Needs it as well!! I cant stand it when people who have everything they need and want win things like this as well when there are plenty of people that could benefit tremendously from this home and vehicle!!

    Candace on February 29, 2016 at 5:43 pm
  644. Good Luck to you all! How exciting… I can't wait!!!! I would love to win this….praying

    Jennifer Mueller on February 29, 2016 at 5:42 pm
  645. Sounds like a dream come true. An old neighbor used to say, "new baby, new house". That would really be a special Birthday for your little one. Many blessings !

    Grammynan on February 29, 2016 at 4:05 pm
    • Thank you Grammynan!

      Alissa on March 1, 2016 at 1:53 pm
    • So no such luck on a hospital ambush! Brought home a beautiful baby girl a week ago. She surprised us 3-weeks early!! We've already won :) :)

      Alissa on March 19, 2016 at 10:26 am
  646. I am currently 38 weeks pregnant and my due date is smack in the middle of ambush week!! :) I'll have to leave a note on the door to find me at the local hospital!! :) Wouldn't that make for a good winner special!?!? :)

    Alissa on February 29, 2016 at 1:24 pm
    • Blessings to you:):)

      gbfla on March 1, 2016 at 8:41 am
      • Thank you gbfla :) I'm excited!

        Alissa on March 1, 2016 at 1:53 pm
    • Lol Ambush and a Baby, sounds like a pretty good deal/movie to me lol

      Tara on March 19, 2016 at 11:34 am
  647. Good Luck to everyone! I am experiencing high anxiety waiting for the announcement of the winner!

    munchkingranny on February 29, 2016 at 1:23 pm
  648. Heading to the next build/sweeps but thanks HGTV as always and to all bloggers, "Best Wishes!"

    Take care all.

    Lea81194 on February 29, 2016 at 11:09 am
  649. Such a stunning transition of this home! All of the people involved who spent the time and energy on this transformation should get a standing ovation. Beautiful Job! I'm sure I wont win but at least I had the opportunity to try :) Good luck to everyone

    Sara on February 29, 2016 at 10:13 am
    • You never know! That's what previous winners probably said…positivity is key.

      Best wishes to you.

      Lea81194 on February 29, 2016 at 11:07 am
  650. Morning yoga session on the Dream Home dock, anyone?
    http://iconosquare.com/p/1194410741895379530_2233

    Dreamin' of sittin' here in the morning sun, I'll be sittin' here when the evening comes, watching the tide roll in, then I'll watch it roll out again.

    DBCoop on February 29, 2016 at 10:13 am
    • So beautiful indeed! I can't even swim well, nor do I do yoga but do plan on taking up fishing in 2016. :) I would have the whole family out regularly. Big fun.

      Have a great day!

      Lea81194 on February 29, 2016 at 11:05 am
  651. Tomorrow is officially the day they might reveal the winner to this beautiful home. Good Luck to all, and Early Congratulations to whomever won this beautiful home in Florida … I live in Miami which is 3 1/2 to 4 hours away from Merritt Island Florida. Hopefully i win this beautiful home, it would be very convenient and in perfect timing my lease ends in MAY :( … fingers crossed :) … That would be the best early Mothers day gift to Me ^_^..and a Birthday gift to my daughter and I as well her birthday is on May 12th, mine on May 17th.

    Carline on February 29, 2016 at 9:39 am
  652. I'm waiting on a phone call, I look at my mail everyday, or just wait for the door bell to ring any time! Hahaha…

    IrianaC on February 29, 2016 at 9:16 am
  653. If the winner is chosen on March 1st do they reveal any info about the winner before the ambush? For example, location of winner? This is my first year participating in the HGTV Dream Home giveaway. Not sure how it all works.

    JLC on February 29, 2016 at 9:01 am
    • Good morning! I think they call the winner soon after the drawing, like on the same day, indicating that you are a finalist. Of course, after the background check, for whatever that means, the final decision will be made. :)

      Best wishes to you!

      Lea81194 on February 29, 2016 at 11:01 am
  654. Does anyone know if John Gidding will be doing the ambush again this year?

    Ccpep on February 28, 2016 at 10:37 pm
    • Monica Pedersen, by chance?

      Checotah on February 29, 2016 at 10:48 am
  655. Good luck everybody! Can't wait to see dreams come true!

    Charleen on February 28, 2016 at 9:13 pm
  656. Want to spend a few days in an HGTV Dream Home? You can, at the Schaffer's Mill 2014 Dream Home for around $500 a night rental. https://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p701238v

    Or try this upscale luxury estate in Mirada Gates, a private Rancho Mirage, CA community down the road from my home. The home's kitchen was featured on an episode of HGTV's "Million Dollar Rooms." Rental rates might squeeze your budget, but even a few nights would be an awesome treat. https://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p690215v

    You might want to try one out for a long weekend so you can see how living in a dream home really feels, at least until HGTV surprises you at your front door as the winner of Dream Home 2016!

    DBCoop on February 28, 2016 at 4:45 pm
    • Actually, not bad for the 2014 Dream Home…maybe a couple nights at most…

      Best Wishes to all bloggers this week!

      Lea81194 on February 29, 2016 at 10:57 am
    • Here's another former HGTV Dream Home for rent in Rosemary Beach area. Enjoy! http://www.30aluxuryvacations.com/vacation-rental

      Jennifer on February 29, 2016 at 2:53 pm
    • Here's another interesting read on "What happened to the HGTV Dream Homes?"
      http://crackerjack23.blogspot.com/2013/10/where-a

      Enjoy the distraction while we wait for a winner.

      Jennifer on February 29, 2016 at 3:02 pm
  657. I visit the website daily and dream about being the Dream Home winner for 2016! HGTV I am planning on moving in! Love this place!

    Mary on February 28, 2016 at 4:30 pm
    • Aren't we all, lol!!

      JLC on February 29, 2016 at 10:19 am
  658. HGTV offers printable Oscar Party Bingo cards online. Looks like fun. https://www.instagram.com/p/BCVsKzFj6VA/?taken-by

    Made me wonder if they could come up with something similar for the Dream Home 2016 Winner's Surprise TV special?

    The idea goes like this: The first viewer to log online at the end of the Winner's Special AND has the most squares covered on their official HGTV Winner's Special Bingo card, as determined by sponsor, would get a $1,000 cash prize. One card per household.

    There would be a number of different versions of the card, but only one per household. Some of the Bingo card square categories for the Dream Home 2016 winner special might be:

    Winner steps outside in bare feet

    Opens door in bathrobe

    Hair in rollers

    Wearing long t-shirt or muumuu

    Holding toothbrush

    Struggles to keep back barking dog

    In jammies

    Bursts into tears

    Wearing flip flops

    Wiping off facial cleansing cream with washcloth

    Holding bowl of ice cream or bag of popcorn

    No shirt (men only please… this is family TV!)

    In house slippers

    Drinking glass of wine or beer

    Totally speechless

    Says, "I don't want any, thank you" and shuts the door

    Asks, "Did you remember to bring the check?"

    Little boy or girl answers the door: "I can't talk to strangers."

    Lights are on but no one's home

    Wearing crocs

    Neighbor calls police to report suspicious prowlers

    Wearing one shoe

    Freezes like a deer in headlights

    Asks, "How much are the taxes going to be?"

    In stocking feet

    Screams and shouts nonstop so host can't get a word in

    Host opens unlocked door and security alarm sounds

    Housekeeper answers door but speaks no English

    Winner asks, "Can you come back tomorrow?"

    Mouth drops open and winner faints

    I'm sure there are more possibilities to enhance the fun, but these were a few ideas to start the ball rolling….

    DBCoop on February 28, 2016 at 3:42 pm
    • Wow, great imagination Coop!

      Lessie on February 28, 2016 at 4:31 pm
    • Cleaver Coop, you often wonder how you might respond with that kind of surprise.

      nursejudyfromCA on February 28, 2016 at 9:39 pm
  659. True story. I was so sure I was going to win last year, so when a strange car with a couple of men inside was parked one day just up the street from my house and just before the big reveal, I was convinced they were staking out my house to get information as to my comings and goings so they could plan the "ambush." I peeped out the window at that car all day. Turns out they were DEA agents watching my neighbor across the street for suspected drug activity. So my big "ambush" turned out to be a drug raid a few nights later. Oh well, at least I had some excitement. Hoping again this year and a nice family now lives in the drug house, so maybe no raids this time.

    Sandra on February 28, 2016 at 3:01 pm
  660. Well-after all this time i have spent looking at videos and photos and dreaming of winning this lovely home-i finally figured out how to take the 360d tours. WOW. i know this home so well by now that I could move in completely blindfolded. what a wonderful dream!! hope it comes true for me–but if not, congrats to the winner. What a blessing!

    mary on February 28, 2016 at 12:33 pm
  661. Dear HGTV,

    Our family of five will be vacationing and visiting family in Florida during April. We disembark our Carnival cruise at a nearby port on the 14th, and we check-in at Universal Studios on the 17th. As you see, we left the 14th through the 17th open so that you could choose our little family to win your splendid dream house. Thank you for your consideration! You may meet us at the port.

    Sincerely,
    The Ribeiro Family

    ribeiro11 on February 28, 2016 at 11:36 am
  662. Another day closer to discovering who the lucky winner is! I get occasional surges of excitement…might be me!! But it's going to be fun seeing the footage of whoever wins knowing we were all a part of this fabulous dream home giveaway.

    JLC on February 28, 2016 at 7:56 am
  663. Who won my dream house lol they did a great job I really like this house

    Karen on February 28, 2016 at 12:31 am
  664. I go through the before and after photos and am stunned, once again, to see how much the house was changed. That horrible glass bathroom wall and the truly wretched bathroom behind it. The master touch of opening up the great room, putting in that gorgeous wall of French doors, ripping out that ridiculous wall dividing the kitchen from the living room, I really could go on and on and on. What a pleasure just to come back here after a few days have gone by — the sweepstakes is closed now — and just take a second look at this beautiful work of art.
    MY CONGRATULATIONS and gratitude to all the design and construction people who put so much labor and love into transforming that house into a showplace.
    My prayers with the family and friends who lost their man in the electrical accident last year.

    Danial Tijuana on February 27, 2016 at 8:01 pm
  665. Clicking my ruby red flip flops, there's no place like this dream home, no place like home, whose home will it be? Good luck everyone!

    memanbepa on February 27, 2016 at 4:30 pm
    • Hold on to those ruby red flip flops, memanbepa, just in case you get whisked away to the Merritt Island Dream Home one of these days after a surprise HGTV ambush! ^_^

      DBCoop on February 27, 2016 at 7:01 pm
    • Good luck to you too, memanbepa.

      DesignABCs on February 27, 2016 at 11:19 pm
  666. And now, looking to the future… thinking of some possible Dream Home 2017 locations to check out.

    With the new revenue riches brought in by Scripps Networks recently, each of these California homes is a remarkably affordable value perfect for renovation. The only caveat? Getting HGTV and Quicken Loans to up the ante on the cash prize!

    South Pasadena, CA: In the prestigious Braewood Estates, $2,200,000 http://www.zillow.com/homedetails/829-Braewood-Ct

    Solana Beach, CA: Sweeping canyon views, $1,275,000 http://www.zillow.com/homedetails/660-San-Mario-D

    Carmel, CA: Views of the ocean and Carmel Mission, $2,994,000 http://www.zillow.com/homedetails/3305-Rio-Rd-Car

    Beverly Hills, CA: Panoramic Los Angeles city vistas, $3,299,000 http://www.zillow.com/homedetails/1432-Harridge-D

    Calabasas, CA: Idyllic country home with picturesque creek, $1,610,000 http://www.zillow.com/homedetails/25748-Dark-Cree

    Rancho Mirage, CA: Unusual value in Palm Springs area, $775,000 http://www.zillow.com/homedetails/35-Sherwood-Rd-

    La Mesa, CA: Sought-after Mt. Helix location with pool and panoramic views, $769,000 http://www.zillow.com/homedetails/9616-Sierra-Vis

    I have a couple of favorites, but choose yours and let your fellow dreamers know which home would make the best renovated Dream Home.

    DBCoop on February 27, 2016 at 11:40 am
    • Coop, do you want another Dream Home in California? I couldn't tell, lol. I'll take this year's and allow you to have yours in California if not Hawaii next year ; ) Anyone of those Cali homes would be excellent choices.

      MaineBlkBear on February 27, 2016 at 1:02 pm
      • Hah! Just thought that California was as good a place to start as any, MaineBlkBear.

        Where to next? Not sure. Should I have a vote and see which state tops the DH 2017 wish list charts?

        DBCoop on February 27, 2016 at 4:30 pm
    • So many options. I like the Palm Springs home; It has good bones. The HGTV crew could do their decorating magic and even though it is not the most expressive home on your list, people will love it in the end.

      We have had Florida and California several times. Maybe you could find us some options in a completely different type from the norm. The mid west hasn't been show cased much.
      I personally would love to see Alaska, Puerto Rico, Oregon and Hawaii

      Eugenia27 on February 27, 2016 at 1:48 pm
      • As you know, I could do Hawaii in a heartbeat. I'll get there eventually, but after starting off right here in my homestate, I'm open to suggestions.

        Anybody for Georgia, Arizona, Washington or Wisconsin?

        DBCoop on February 27, 2016 at 4:34 pm
      • DB and Eugenia, Some one told me a great place could be Hilton Head. However, I have never been there. A relative of my husband lives there and says it's beautiful ?????? Just an idea. As for Me I am kind of stuck on Florida A warm, warm state or other warm states.. PLEASE!

        pattieclemm on February 27, 2016 at 5:27 pm
    • Checking in on the dreamers here on the blog. Just a few more days until the drawing and Coop has these beautiful homes to look at in our California as prospects for next year. Pasadena is my hometown, so enjoyed the neat South Pasadena location, Of course the other Cali sites are great as well.
      Thanks Coop

      nursejudyfromCA on February 28, 2016 at 12:20 am
  667. If I happened to win? I won't be home for 3 weeks. My daughter in law is a Major in the military. She is in South. Korea for that time. I get to help take care of my only 2 grand children in Milwaukee while their daddy is working. So they will have to find me. We are so proud of her for continually serving in the military. I know I probably won't win but it would be a surprise of surprises to find me not home! Good lucky to whom ever wins I will be truly happy for them. I like everyone else hopes to win…

    pattieclemm on February 27, 2016 at 10:43 am
    • HGTV will be sure to track you down, pattieclemm. They're a very resourceful bunch!

      DBCoop on February 27, 2016 at 11:39 am
  668. 4 more days and they should do the drawing according to the rules. I hope it's me 20 years of entering. Can't say I a one of the super super fans but I am a over the top fan. Regardless if I win you still want to believe the ambush is coming. How cool would that be? Well good luck to all.

    realdealu22 on February 27, 2016 at 10:12 am
  669. ++
    —-

    COOLSMILEY on February 27, 2016 at 8:34 am
  670. I am here in Atlanta hopeful night and day hopeful that we are the winners. As a family we would gather and fill out postcards and had so much fun laughing that we could be the winners. Hopefully our dream will come true. Thank you HGTV for giving us this family sharing opportunity.
    I wish everyone the best of luck and maybe next week will be the BIG WEEK!!!

    Anne Sewell on February 27, 2016 at 7:17 am
  671. I would also love it to win this beautiful home. I can see lots of possibilities for my family there

    Naomi on February 26, 2016 at 9:52 pm
  672. Sometimes your life suddenly change. You really are waiting for something above and beyond what you can ask or think to happen to you. You have gathered all your children for this possiblity waiting for the change . You cant see it you just believe it. Infact i can bet you that you trying more than one source to make it happen. So many sweepstakes out there to get you into a new home or repair the one you got. Well i hope that those that are praying for a new home anyway it comes get it. I am assured that the lord is listening to us all cry out . For those that are more than sure that they will win . i do understand because no matter what happen you and I am a winner no matter what happens . Your faith level jas proven that time and time again. You are never giving up ! Me either ok

    drdonnaa7 on February 26, 2016 at 8:29 pm
  673. Hi fellow bloggers! Here we are again as the waiting begins! I'm believing this time is my year!!!! Best to you all. Be blessed!

    sweepsdreamer on February 26, 2016 at 7:01 pm
  674. Hi DBCoop and Eugenia ! I answered DB but it was not put on – said it had to be approved. Anyway, Thanks DBCoop for the trip back to Vicke's win in 2012. I mentioned about how Eugenia commented about Vicki in her bare feet. I do not know what was wrong. I just enjoyed seeing a happy winner! Wish both of you a good and peaceful night. Best to all the Bloggers too as we wait for the new winner .

    Grammynan on February 26, 2016 at 6:47 pm
  675. Ode to the Dream Home 2016
    And a genuine thanks to the entire team
    You made such a gem from polishing rock
    Then left our tongues wagging to live on that block

    The breeze in the pictures was felt on our skin
    So we entered and entered determined to win
    My family decided which bedroom was theirs
    Like decades of spoiled young millionaires

    And then came the nay sayer, there has to be one
    In this case, it's doubt, this home can't be won
    The taxes, they're giant, who has that much cash
    And I think if I did I'd think my house was trash

    The floor it needs fixing, the bathroom looks old
    If I sniff really hard there's imaginary mold
    The décor is outdated, the yard is dug up
    Thanks to my daughter's year old beagle pup

    When I drive into the driveway before I sit down
    There's at least fifteen things we've all left on the ground
    Dinner needs made, the beds won't make themselves
    Santa still doesn't loan out his magical elves

    But every so often my house is a dream
    Even if everything isn't perfectly clean
    I have my whole family, each one us here
    And as long as I have them my dream home's anywhere

    JLC on February 26, 2016 at 4:43 pm
    • well written, beautiful sentiment..

      COOLSMILEY on February 27, 2016 at 8:31 am
  676. Crazy Busy here on the mountain top. I just wanted to stop by and Wish everyone the Best of LUCK!!

    StormyWV on February 26, 2016 at 3:16 pm
    • yes u 2

      COOLSMILEY on February 27, 2016 at 8:28 am
    • Glad you stopped by to say hello. Good luck to you.

      DesignABCs on February 27, 2016 at 11:21 pm
    • The best to you also, Stormy.

      Lessie on February 28, 2016 at 4:20 pm
      • Thanks Lessie, I hope all is well .

        StormyWV on February 28, 2016 at 4:59 pm
    • I have been thinking about you. Glad you stopped by.

      Eugenia27 on February 28, 2016 at 6:07 pm
      • I have been thinking of you as well. I sure hope one of the bloggers take this one.

        StormyWV on February 29, 2016 at 6:52 pm
  677. How many entries this year? I would imagine a record breaking year for the Merritt Island Dream Home! HOPING for a lucky blogger on the 20th anniversary Dream Home!

    MaineBlkBear on February 26, 2016 at 2:31 pm
  678. This house is so cozy! I can just imagine the glow of the living room with the candles lit and the surfing photo coming to life in the flicker light. Each room has it's own personality and inviting decor. I would love to see dawn and dusk, sunrise and sunset over that beautiful river. It makes me think that a hard day really can end on a relaxing note. Patiently waiting for the winner to be announced. I like to think it will be me!

    JLC on February 26, 2016 at 1:55 pm
  679. Looking Back– while we wait for our very own knock on the door;

    This hopeful knew exactly what to put on her 2012 wish list:

    Here is stunned dreamer Vicki Naggy of Acme, PA, as she's ambushed by Monica Pedersen and told she's the lucky grand prize winner of Dream Home 2012 in Midway, Utah.

    http://www.hgtv.com/design/hgtv-dream-home/2012/h

    DBCoop on February 26, 2016 at 11:18 am
    • Thanks Coop, that had to be one of my favorite ambushes. Too bad they didn't go just a couple moments longer. Remember, she didn't have any shoes on and her feet were freezing.
      Vickie and Bill are good people, I was so happy that they won.

      Eugenia27 on February 26, 2016 at 1:40 pm
      • She was probably so excited she didn't think of her feet being cold until later.

        DesignABCs on February 26, 2016 at 7:54 pm
    • I love this one. She was so surprised,

      StormyWV on February 26, 2016 at 3:13 pm
    • Thanks DBCoop for another trip down memory lane ! Gosh Eugenia, guess Vicki was so surprised that shoes were not in her thoughts. Always wonder how a person would be dressed and what time of day or night for the surprise win. Remember how bloggers posted about keeping the house ready, just in case
      the doorbell rang. Wish everyone my best and a peaceful night.

      Grammynan on February 26, 2016 at 6:40 pm
  680. I hope someone that will actually live in and use the hell outta this home wins.

    Angela on February 26, 2016 at 11:16 am
  681. I want this house soooooooooooooooo bad. This is my favorite of all the dream homes so far.

    Angela on February 26, 2016 at 11:16 am
  682. "There's no place like home, there's no place like home, there's no place like dream home 2016"

    Debbie Smith on February 26, 2016 at 7:28 am
  683. Looking forward to seeing who wins. Hope they look like that guy in the mirror!

    rkraft187 on February 25, 2016 at 7:20 pm
  684. I'm just curious how many people get disqualified for bad credit,prior arrests,etc,etc

    LibbyGirl200 on February 25, 2016 at 7:13 pm
    • You're not the only one, LibbyGirl200. Although, if it's a Short Sale or Bankruptcy in your credit history you're worried about, I think you're in the clear considering the most recent economic depression. :)

      Melly1979 on February 25, 2016 at 7:20 pm
  685. This is the first HGTV Dream Home Sweeps that I have entered Every Single Day. I LOVE this home and have felt drawn to it from day one. Good luck to everyone. The winner will be fortunate indeed.

    Dixie on February 25, 2016 at 6:04 pm
  686. Is it bad that I've google mapped the closest grocery store and beach? Only 15 minutes away. And I found the Royal Dalton dishes because we'll need another set of eight for when we're all together…lol.

    Still Florida dreaming…

    Good luck, everyone!

    Gina on February 25, 2016 at 4:28 pm
    • I checked out the Jr/Sr. high schools… :) Depending upon which one…(both very close to each other), they are only roughly 9 miles away.

      dreaming is good…

      Good luck to you too!

      zipdedoda on February 25, 2016 at 8:30 pm
    • I walked the neighborhood on google maps & took a drive to the grocery store too! :)

      Joanne on February 25, 2016 at 8:47 pm
  687. Getting anxious to hear of a winner – hoping it will be ME – in my mailbox soon or via telephone.
    Love all the styles you have and get many ideas to alter my home with new things made from "old" things. You are so innovative and I need these ideas to keep costs low for re-decorating. Love HGTV Magazine – giving it as gifts too.
    Virginia Kirchoff

    Virginia Kirchoff on February 25, 2016 at 4:07 pm
  688. How much are the taxes on this house?

    JasonW on February 25, 2016 at 3:08 pm
    • Don't worry about it until you're informed that you're the winner. Then seek professional advice.

      dreamn_again on February 25, 2016 at 3:24 pm
    • I estimate min around 600k

      Muc on February 25, 2016 at 3:29 pm
  689. Omg! This ended on my wedding anniversary and the home is where I used to live AND we are expecting our first bundle of joy in May. This would definitely be a dream come true! To be able to move back to my favorite place and a beautiful home and raise my son

    Angiej on February 25, 2016 at 1:43 pm
  690. The wisest advice to heed is that when you're wishin' and hopin', plannin' and dreamin' big, keep your focus on the prize and always, always be as specific as possible, because some times dreams do come true.

    For example:

    Wishing for that big wave to surf… http://www.creativebeautyhealth.com/wp-content/up

    Hoping for a white Christmas… https://s.w-x.co/snow-sierra-snow-sf_skier_980x55

    Planning on the biggest pumpkin for Halloween… https://illinoisfarmgirl.files.wordpress.com/2014

    Dreaming of winning the keys to a big estate… http://previews.123rf.com/images/bayareagreatthin

    DBCoop on February 25, 2016 at 10:50 am
    • Oh my, In it's day it must have been a true stunner. I'll bet some one could make it look like new again. I would like to see Ms. Curtis (REHAB ADICT) take us all back in time. I love it. Where is it do you know?

      pattieclemm on February 25, 2016 at 2:32 pm
      • Coop, lol, the key word you said is" Be Specific as possible," that is what I always aim to do, being a detailed person helps. :) :)

        OCO on February 25, 2016 at 4:08 pm
      • The old house photo was taken in 2006 near Santa Cruz, CA. Is it still there? Hope so — or maybe it was moved and lovingly renovated.

        DBCoop on February 25, 2016 at 7:37 pm
  691. I don't want to have HIRAETH yet for another Dream Home come and gone. Come knock on my door, email, or call me HGTV! :) :(

    waterspout2013 on February 25, 2016 at 10:50 am
  692. Last day for mail in entries : ) Enjoy this relaxing weekend because next week and on you just never know who's watching your every move! http://m.123rf.com/photo-9594918_emoticon-looking

    MaineBlkBear on February 25, 2016 at 10:33 am
  693. Can't wait until they announce me as the winner!

    It's Mine on February 25, 2016 at 9:52 am
  694. Keeping my fingers and toes crossed!

    I haven't seen anything about the in-person tours this year…are they doing that? I was hoping to drive down and take a look around my birthday mid-march :(

    LoriAnneBrown on February 25, 2016 at 9:32 am
    • I'm glad that different people can get inside and post their findings but I liked it much more when our very own blog family members got to go and check things out first hand and reported back.

      Eugenia27 on February 25, 2016 at 5:22 pm
  695. I would like to thank HGTV for allowing us all to dream big. Good luck to all! And may all be blessed in their lives and make life a little sweeter for everyone.

    Moveinready on February 25, 2016 at 9:08 am
  696. Good wishes goes out to everyone!

    And remember…dreams do come true :)

    Gerald on February 25, 2016 at 8:16 am
  697. I love all the information. Thank you, DeerSpring. Thank you JELD-WEN ! I like it quiet.! hearing no street noise, barking dogs, boom boxes..

    OCO on February 25, 2016 at 1:35 am
    • :) :) thank you for saying what I forgot. :)

      OCO on February 25, 2016 at 6:15 pm
  698. Thank you DeerSpring! Just love JELD-WEN Windows. Have been researching them for our own little Dream Home! Thanks again DeerSpring you are Great! Soney Says Hi!
    https://www.youtube.com/user/JELDWENVIDEOS

    alicesoneysmom on February 25, 2016 at 12:15 am
    • Hi, Alice and Soney! Good luck! : )

      DeerSpring on February 25, 2016 at 5:03 pm
  699. A lovely home good luck you guy thank you HGTV love the faucet in the kitchen island.

    buddyandjanet on February 24, 2016 at 10:20 pm
  700. Depending on whether you find the Minecraft simulated Dream Home 2016 build by Dan Lags intriguing, you'll want to check out his latest video, Part 6, of the landscape setup.

    There are actual panoramic clips from the Dream Home at the beginning of the video, though you may choose to power through some of the frames to enhance the time-lapse effect since the video is 19 minutes in length.

    http://gettopical.com/hgtv/b87d17af50fe4f75e3de7b

    DBCoop on February 24, 2016 at 9:20 pm
  701. Winner is announced in March. I too entered and hope to win it's an extraordinary home in a place few get to see, let alone live.
    SR3 in Merritt Island is an exclusive area and like the Hampton's of Long Island, not a place a "working stiff" would ever be able to attain on their own.
    Glad to see HGTV / DIY networks offer such opportunities to people whom only dare to dream.
    Good luck to all.

    MedicFL1 on February 24, 2016 at 6:31 pm
  702. They say sometime in march they will let us know who the winner is…. Can't wait to see who and hope they needed this beautiful home as much as a lot of us who entered every possible day and need it too :) Please choose someone in need of this Home HGTV. GL ALL ! Wishful Dreaming :)

    stella on February 24, 2016 at 5:55 pm
  703. I began entering twice daily on the very first day allowed. Then I suffered a severe gallbladder attack and was hospitalized with surgery performed for 5 days. But…..everyday I still managed to get in my entries via my trusty tablet….I dream of this home everyday and can even picture myself and my grandchildren enjoying the undeniable magnificent surroundings, inside and out. I live only 7 miles away from there, in Cocoa, Good Luck to all that entered and it truly will be a blessing for whomever takes title.
    amen…

    Crystal on February 24, 2016 at 4:54 pm
  704. When will the drawing take place? I'm so excited!! Good luck to everyone

    Josiana on February 24, 2016 at 1:02 pm
  705. What an extraordinary makeover ! I love the decor’, most certainly the corral orange bedroom too. The designer certainly had a splendid vision for this lovely restoration ! Amazing feature of the water garden, so – so many attractions within this selected property !
    My eye is on the GMC, if I win, Rhonda @ Re/Max will have a: New Listing… I’d rather live in a wilderness type environment such as: Tenn,, or Virginia. However, I do love this HGTV DREAM HOME 2016 Giveaway !

    Mitchell W. Tickle on February 24, 2016 at 12:00 pm
  706. Thanks again for the links.

    dreamn_again on February 24, 2016 at 11:43 am
  707. I wish I may……I wish I might……have the wish ……I wish tonight.

    Straybird on February 24, 2016 at 8:53 am
  708. Who won

    Lisa glover on February 24, 2016 at 7:48 am
    • According to the official rules, the mailed in entries have till Feb 25th to arrive. The drawing is scheduled March 1st. The winner notification between March 21st and April 11th.

      dreamn_again on February 24, 2016 at 9:57 am
  709. Hello to all, best wishes to each and everyone of you…miss being here, but getting all done here so I can go visit the cherry blossoms in a few weeks…

    Please one of you win……..

    twoTERRIERs on February 24, 2016 at 3:57 am
  710. Soney and I just had to take a music break http://www.bing.com/search?q=youtube+video+if+i+c

    alicesoneysmom on February 24, 2016 at 2:10 am
    • Oh alice, I just loved him, he had such talent and looks. I remember where I was when I heard the news that he was dead. No one will ever be able to take his place. (:

      OCO on February 25, 2016 at 2:28 am
      • Me too OCO! You said it all! I was in the Army doing KP duty when I heard. Thanks OCO from Alice and Soney Boy in Rainy Seattle

        alicesoneysmom on February 25, 2016 at 6:16 am
        • KP, that's no fun Alice. For some reason I could picture you as a nurse. Kind, smart, humble, sincere, and a great care taker of Soney Boy! Wishing you all the best Alice! Your choices of music are always educational and fun! Thank you Alice!!

          MaineBlkBear on February 25, 2016 at 10:24 am
          • :) agree with you MaineBlkBear ! Thank you Alice.

            OCO on February 25, 2016 at 4:14 pm
          • And Thank You MaineBlkBear! We are wishing all the best for you and your family too! No I was not a nurse. After Basic Training and all the other training I had to do I trained to be an Intelligence Analyst. After awhile doing that I went on to be a Civil Affairs Specialist (Airborne) with training at Fort Bragg. My Creative Counselor is an Afghanistan Army Veteran. She said there is no KP or spit shinning your boots anymore. When the new sandy colored boots get worn and are of no use she is planning to have a class on making the boot a garden flower pot. Thought you might like this! https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DaGBoIblVMw

            alicesoneysmom on February 26, 2016 at 12:58 am
      • I cannot give you a thumbs up for some reason OCO but please share where you were when you heard!

        alicesoneysmom on February 26, 2016 at 2:17 am
        • Alicesoneysmom, thank you for your concern in not being able to give me a thumbs up, how very kind of you to say that. :)

          I was preparing dinner for my young family when my husband at the time, now deceased, came into the kitchen and gave me the news. We turned the TV on and after that everything was a big blur.

          OCO on February 26, 2016 at 7:33 pm
  711. We need to move by next year,because the house we rented is planning to sell.. I give birth next month, this could be a great home for my family. I hope I win this house.. Hawaii is so expensive.

    Neelia on February 23, 2016 at 11:42 pm
  712. I have my sunglasses waiting on the side table by my front door all ready for the flashing cameras because I will be answering the door any day now to find out that I am the winner of the HGTV Dream Home 2016! I am going to sleep now to dream all about it. Sweet Dreams to Everyone!

    MsCarolann on February 23, 2016 at 10:36 pm
  713. I've bought the jar of good luck peanuts that I'll keep around for everyone until the winner is announced. A blogger has to win now. Its only rocket science. LOL.

    dreamn_again on February 23, 2016 at 9:33 pm
  714. I can totally picture my kids playing with their little fishing rods at the dock or going on a boat ride with daddy!!!! I a girl can dream…☁️☁️… Sigh

    Flavia on February 23, 2016 at 7:33 pm
  715. sale? no way! my kids and i) we are looking for a long-term vacation! We are read to move to a new start in a new house and State !

    luckygrl on February 23, 2016 at 6:20 pm
  716. Well Hello fellow bloggers. I am in withdrawal from entering. I have been here for 20 years. Need to go on this site every day. Would love love love love love to win. I would live there. Wondering when –who and why can't it be me.. Well just stopped by to say hello and see if anyone in the blog had any information about when or where or ……? Have a Blessed Day and Good Luck to us all.!!!!!!

    realdealu22 on February 23, 2016 at 5:46 pm
  717. Well Hello fellow bloggers. I am in withdrawal from entering. I have been here for 20 years. Need to go on this site every day. Would love love love love love to win. I would live there. Wondering when –who and why can't it be me.. Well just stopped by to say hello and see if anyone in the blog had any information about when or where or ……? Have a Blessed Day and Good Luck to us all.!!!!!!

    realdealu22 on February 23, 2016 at 5:45 pm
    • Who knows, maybe this will be the year for you…20 years entering and the 20th Anniversary of Dream Homes… : ) Best wishes and Blessings too.

      Lea81194 on February 24, 2016 at 11:18 am
  718. Thanks HGTV , I love florida and as I would like to get me that beautiful house, would be the happiest woman on earth , I would be very happy to be so lucky. thanks,

    Eunice Marrero L. on February 23, 2016 at 5:44 pm
  719. This home is so perfect so Florida not only is the home well design with that kitchen and master bedroom but that out side this is truely

    buddyandjanet on February 23, 2016 at 5:35 pm
  720. This home is so perfect so Florida not only is the home well design with that kitchen and master bedroom but that out side this is truely
    florida every one stay out side their and with this outside you will never want to go inside I could grill every day give me salmon burgers and grill veggie and that pool and the boat love fishing could do this all days. good luck every one

    buddyandjanet on February 23, 2016 at 5:30 pm
    • Many snow birds here in Arizona; the weather is pretty fair all year long. Been in the 70's and 80's last couple of weeks. :) Best wishes to you!

      Lea81194 on February 24, 2016 at 11:16 am
  721. Wish everyone luck, hope that I might be the winner, my little sister just moved to Florida and I miss her so much she would only be 35 miles away. Also, I am so tired of the cold weather, I want to wear flip flops everyday!!!!

    CynthiaDreaming on February 23, 2016 at 4:39 pm
  722. I would like to thank HGTV for the opportunity to call this beauty my home. My husband and I are always the family and friends backbone and gathering spot. We are simply just givers. Life is funny, you might not get
    back from the one you help in life, but you may be helped by a complete stranger. So trust me HGTV, if we
    win this home we would like to invite you over to say thank you with great food such as jerk chicken and lots
    more. Cheers to you HGTV, and win or loose I will continue to enjoy Joanna, Chip, Chiplap (lol) and the rest
    of my HGTV friends.

    Erlin Benjamin on February 23, 2016 at 2:55 pm
  723. Planning on winning Dream Home 2016 in Merritt Island, Florida? Here's another good reason to hope you're that lucky soul: In a recent poll it was reported that "if you're looking for a new city to call home, you may want to circle Florida, California, Colorado and Texas on your map. These four states account for 14 of the top 20 well-being communities in the…US."

    Is it all that sunshine, fresh air and outdoor activity? Of course, just winning an HGTV Dream Home in any state would surely boost your feeling of well-being!

    DBCoop on February 23, 2016 at 1:37 pm
  724. I still look at all the photo's every day. I've never been a Winner, but would sure like to be! I always wanted to live by the water/ocean! I keep telling myself "God may not give you everything you want, but he will give you what you need." It would be so peaceful! Truly love Brian, Josh and all the others that made this the best giveaway ever!!

    Lou on February 23, 2016 at 1:32 pm
    • Same here Lou! The scene is picture perfect and that boat, wow. :) This year I want to fish and do some fun things I've never done so this win for sure be a wonderful blessing. Best wishes to you.

      Lea81194 on February 24, 2016 at 11:13 am
  725. Being a single mom who has battled medical issues..cancer and heart issues this would be a healing place for us. I love your shows to. Property Brothers and property virgins are my two favorites.

    Lisa Marie griffith on February 23, 2016 at 1:11 pm
  726. This would be a dream come true for me and my two sons. To have a worry free home to call our own. Thank you all at HGTV.

    Lisa mare griffith on February 23, 2016 at 1:06 pm
  727. Speaking of Dream Home 2017 locations, here are a few suggestions for Mr. Lowe to check out. Not sure how much they'd need in the way of renovations, but the talented HGTV crews always seem to amaze no matter how much or how little the homes they choose appear to need.

    On the Big Island of Hawaii, Kukio, Hawaii $8,600,000 http://www.luxuryportfolio.com/Property/kukio-pro

    The Valley Isle of Maui, Napili, HI $9,775,000 http://www.luxuryportfolio.com/Property/napili-pr

    Princeville, Hawaii, The Garden Isle of Kauai $8,900,000 http://www.luxuryportfolio.com/Property/princevil

    The Gathering Place, Honolulu, Oahu $13,900,000 http://www.luxuryportfolio.com/Property/honolulu-

    Just a small sample of what's available of course. I'm sure HGTV can find a suitable piece of real estate; someplace to showcase all of that extra revenue that's been earned!

    DBCoop on February 23, 2016 at 12:53 pm
    • Totally agree! Hawaii -any of the Islands are fine with me. Good …… not good=GREAT!!! selections. Coop are you going to work on your real estate license now that you've published on the blog? You seem to have waaaay too much fun searching out all these great real estate options.

      Ashtabulannie on February 23, 2016 at 3:18 pm
      • Work??? You mean like REAL work, Hokiemom? That 9-5 business, or whatever it is they do these days? Not for me. I'm done with that kind of stuff. Having too much fun in retirement!

        I do love real estate though, mostly from the architectural aspect over interior design, but both interest me as a complete package. If I was starting life out again I'd probably spend my days searching out homes around the country to renovate and resell — not nearly as much for the profit as for the sheer joy of seeing the transformation come to life. That said, I don't want that kind of responsibility these days and all the drama that goes with owning a large portfolio of real estate.

        It's much easier to rent a place when I want to spend time away from home, but I'll still always keep up with what's on the market — just in case I change my mind about retirement. ^_^

        DBCoop on February 23, 2016 at 4:48 pm
  728. '5 Easy Steps to a Dream Home' is the title of this FloridaToday online article. Although unfortunately, first you have to buy the house. There's always some kind of bottleneck in the "easy" part! Unless, of course, you can WIN it. That's the easiest of all, assuming you've got your entries in AND the computer decides to stop right on one of YOUR very own entries. ^_^

    http://www.floridatoday.com/story/life/home-garde

    Good luck!

    DBCoop on February 23, 2016 at 11:26 am
    • Good idea. I'll go for the Win It plan first, Coop.

      DesignABCs on February 24, 2016 at 1:01 pm
  729. “Big congratulations to Scripps CEO Ken Lowe!!! HGTV Becomes Scripps' First $1B Revenue Network. Scripps on Tuesday highlighted that it reached a record $3 billion in total revenue for the first time in 2015, up 13.2 percent from 2014. Scripps reported fourth-quarter earnings of $164.7 million, or $1.27 per share. That was up 25 percent from $131.8 million in the year-ago period, or 96 cents per share, and exceeded Wall Street estimates. Revenue rose 27 percent to $851.8 million. U.S. advertising revenue grew 7.8 percent, but the domestic networks also recorded higher programming expenses. Network 6:38 AM PST 2/23/2016 by Georg Szalai”
    So if you win the Dream home take the cash option, pay the taxes and buy some Scripps Stock! Investment tip!!! Hokiemom

    Ashtabulannie on February 23, 2016 at 10:20 am
    • Does that mean that Scripps can afford an even BIGGER Dream Home in 2017? A bigger cash prize? A little more help with the taxes, perhaps? Two new cars as part of the Grand Prize?

      Do you think that CEO Ken Lowe is out looking for a bigger home himself?

      More seriously though, congratulations for all the hard work that everyone at HGTV and Scripps Networks puts into their programming and other numerous ventures.

      All of which gets me to thinking about possibilities for next year's Dream Home 2017 location. ^_^

      DBCoop on February 23, 2016 at 12:16 pm
      • Well….Coop that would be a logical progression for sure! Bigger house, more cash, new lear jet more more more! At what point does it become gross? I dunno?? The domestic networks had higher programming expenses???? Not sure in which area exactly. (Admin? salary? marketing? hmmmm??? ) Would need to get copy of annual report. But Foreign doing well. Room for expansion in that area for sure. Would like to see larger dividends for stock holders that would be nice. How much money does it take to make a CEO happier? Where is he going to go??: Berkshire Hathaway??? OOOOOO Be careful what you say. lololo Don't want to give anyone any ideas. SHHHHHH

        Ashtabulannie on February 23, 2016 at 3:11 pm
        • In previous years the winner got $500,000 along with the car, house etc. That is a sponcer decision.

          nursejudyfromCA on February 24, 2016 at 1:06 pm
    • good luck ashta….thanks for the investment tip…………

      twoTERRIERs on February 24, 2016 at 3:58 am
    • I invested time in submitting my entries. Hope it pays off with a good return.

      DesignABCs on February 25, 2016 at 12:23 am
      • :)

        OCO on February 25, 2016 at 1:30 am
  730. I soooo want to win something – LOVE HGTV Magazine too – Also sent one to a friend. Love your site and ideas. Magazine is great – not as much advertising as so many others that I now have quit.

    Thanks HGTV for the contest
    Virginia

    Virginia Kirchoff on February 23, 2016 at 9:35 am
  731. My heart is pounding…I get more excited everyday at the thought that it might be me or someone that I know, that will get ambushed!!! The home is truly lovely, and I was fortunate to see it (OK, so maybe just from the road, but none the less, it was amazing!!!). A huge thank you to all the people that made it possible to give us this awesome home to dream about owning!!! The best of luck to us all

    flygirl66 on February 23, 2016 at 9:34 am
  732. Has there been any word on whether or not they will do any actual tours of the home this year? Have not seen anything posted yet.

    Gary on February 23, 2016 at 8:57 am
    • No public tours this year.

      dreamn_again on February 23, 2016 at 2:28 pm
  733. Hmm starting to wonder if it is a scam. Found this comment on a scam site:_ I saw an HGTV special a while back where they revealed the process of how a winner is chosen. But what they don't show is EXACTLY WHAT happens AFTER they open that envelope or read the name from the computer. Fact is, they claim they do a background check on the winner. And when they check out that person and find ANYTHING they don't like, they throw that name away & pick again. This is a step that we don't see. I think this is pathetic, and lofty and unfair. __ The people entering the contest have no clue what this BACKGROUND criteria is. Perhaps if I knew they weren't going to let someone win who lived in a rowhome in Baltimore, I wouldn't waste my time entering.

    Kittana on February 23, 2016 at 8:32 am
    • I wouldn't worry about it; no cost to enter so why not. Best wishes to you and if meant, no matter what, you'll win it!

      Have a great day.

      Lea81194 on February 23, 2016 at 10:55 am
      • Same to you also. I was just wondering as I read this someplace. Didn't mean to ruffle feathers. Was just wondering if they go by where a person lives? If so that is totally wrong.

        Kittana on February 24, 2016 at 7:56 am
        • No, people from all life styles have won. because HGTV depends on sponcers, they need to make sure you do not work for one of then or have a relative that does as in contests that is a legality.

          nursejudyfromCA on February 24, 2016 at 1:03 pm
    • "Rowhome in Baltimore?" Really??!!
      Where do you live that makes you more special to win?

      leewardmark on February 24, 2016 at 1:02 am
      • I didn't say I lived there. I said I read this comment yesterday.

        Kittana on February 24, 2016 at 7:53 am
  734. Get the Party Started! https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UT1yUAn0Bv8

    Soney wanted to add his Two Scents! Let's Get the Party Started! https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Hg-_uxD3H80

    alicesoneysmom on February 23, 2016 at 12:29 am
  735. yeah please advise on your website main home page who wins? and when will it be announced?

    DENISE CHILDRESS on February 23, 2016 at 12:27 am
  736. First of I want to thank the team members; from the builders; the designers; the sponsors, and HGTV for making this wonderful dream happened! My 10 year old son was actually the first one who pointed this out to me. He reminded me Everyday to enter, so I made it my everyday routine. We hope we win this dream house, I think we deserve it meaning my 3 beautiful children and my amazing fiancé. We are currently living with my in laws and never owned a home. This will definitely be a huge step to another chapter of our lives. Again thank you to all that made this dream happened. Good luck everyone!

    Vilayphone on February 23, 2016 at 12:22 am
  737. Thank you Jesus for our New Home❤️

    Erica on February 22, 2016 at 7:08 pm
  738. The entry period is over however the dreaming continues! Good luck everyone!

    memanbepa on February 22, 2016 at 6:59 pm
  739. Good Luck to everyone This house is beautiful

    dlfoland on February 22, 2016 at 6:44 pm
  740. Seems viewers really want a custom home that is designed by the winner! The car brand will be sponsored but the winner gets to choose the model within the budget. Cash prize remains to assist with tax implications. Heres what I'd love HGTV producers do:

    1) first enter a HGTV sweepstakes to win your custom dream house at your chosen location all within the allotted budget

    2) film the whole process from working with an architecture to asking viewers to help you choose the design online via monthly surveys (which they are already doing) to involve fans

    I think ratings will increase and winners will actually feel empowered because they are part of the entire process and have a say.

    As for the style of home: I have my own style that I'd love the assistance of professional designers/carpenters to implement it, not impose or primarily choose their style which I'm stuck with.

    Here's my idea of winning my dream home: an eco-friendly, off grid, completely sustainable, efficiently built home in my desired location near family/work, designed by me with suggestions from designers and viewers. Love our sponsors cash prize, hybrid or fully electrical car (exp. 200 miles per charge), Green house for garden, nice private lot, etc.!

    shy417 on February 22, 2016 at 6:41 pm
    • That's a good idea shy! If you check out the 2016 DIY Blog Cabin you may find that project very similar to your description/request. http://www.diynetwork.com/blog-cabin

      MaineBlkBear on February 23, 2016 at 8:55 am
  741. Did they ever have a source list? I would really like to get the surf mural that they used.

    Erin on February 22, 2016 at 6:39 pm
  742. All i do is Daydream about this home! It's just stunning the decor and location I would love to be the winner ! Good luck to everyone who entered.

    DDJ on February 22, 2016 at 6:07 pm
  743. Haven't caught 'Behind the Design' Episode III, with Brian Patrick Flynn yet? Here are some of his tips for layering it on.

    http://www.ethanallen.com/on/demandware.store/Sit

    DBCoop on February 22, 2016 at 5:00 pm
  744. Just in the nick of time, too… I realized today is National Margarita Day. What better place to sit back and slowly sip a cool drink than the terrace of Dream Home 2016?! Maybe add some chips and dip or just go for a slice of Key Lime pie.

    http://www.ethanallen.com/on/demandware.store/Sit

    DBCoop on February 22, 2016 at 4:48 pm
  745. I wish everyone the best!

    Patricia on February 22, 2016 at 4:26 pm
  746. Interesting videos of Merritt Island and area, one after another, all nice: https://www.bing.com/videos/search?q=what+merritt

    Vesna on February 22, 2016 at 3:46 pm
  747. What is DH address ? I want to look at Google Earth

    Vesna on February 22, 2016 at 3:30 pm
    • 180 Utopia Cir, Merritt Island, FL 32952

      dreamn_again on February 22, 2016 at 4:12 pm
  748. Wouldn't this be a nice surprise in the Easter basket?!

    Emmylou55 on February 22, 2016 at 3:22 pm
  749. Would sell my current 5k+sqft home in a heartbeat if/when we win this beautiful home. My 7 year old daughter told me we could never move until she saw the pictures of the 2016 Dream Home. She now asks when are we moving :) I hope whoever wins will enjoy this home and all the work that has gone into it.

    Monica on February 22, 2016 at 3:11 pm
  750. What a beautiful home. I have been taking care of my husband due to an illness and its so refreshing to see pictures of this dream home and picture yourself there. It has such a calming effect. I would love to win this! Best of luck to all of us.

    Jennifer on February 22, 2016 at 2:35 pm
  751. Will You send me a set of keys, or do I have to come all the way to FL. to get them?

    Ruby on February 22, 2016 at 2:31 pm
    • lol did u win tho

      sabrina on February 22, 2016 at 8:30 pm
    • Always thought the name, "Ruby Rose" would be a great name for a child. Anyways, off topic I know… :) Best wishes to you on winning!

      Lea81194 on February 23, 2016 at 10:45 am
  752. That is one smart doctor, DeerSpring! I sure hope you find the cure ; )

    MaineBlkBear on February 22, 2016 at 2:21 pm
    • : ) : ) : )

      Good luck, Maineblkbear!

      DeerSpring on February 22, 2016 at 3:23 pm
  753. Love Florida would be a dream home if I won Grandson family from NY would be able to come and see me a lot driving is 19 hours. Since I live in Ca. would be much closer and have other family there!

    Jane Welch on February 22, 2016 at 1:42 pm
  754. I just love the dream! It was a daily ritual to visit "My house" and check in. Miss it already. Can't wait to check in on another house in the future. Keep them coming because they are beautiful!

    Nancy on February 22, 2016 at 1:36 pm
  755. Thanks! This was such fun!

    Ann Willets on February 22, 2016 at 1:31 pm
  756. Ha ha,love it ! I've been dreaming big for a loooooong time and I'm not stopping. :)

    OCO on February 22, 2016 at 12:47 pm
    • Thanks so much, DeerSpring, you are correct. :)
      Good luck to you as well !

      OCO on February 22, 2016 at 3:44 pm
  757. When will the winner be announced?

    Julianne Webster on February 22, 2016 at 12:46 pm
  758. How do you find all this ? That's ok, you don't have to answer, just keep doing what you do. :) Thanks so much, DeerSpring !

    OCO on February 22, 2016 at 12:35 pm
    • Yes, I agree. :)

      OCO on February 22, 2016 at 3:45 pm
  759. I really love dreaming about Dreamhome each year. Everyone put winners weekend on your calendars just in case. April 14-17

    nursejudyfromCA on February 22, 2016 at 12:02 pm
  760. So who won?

    Dianne on February 22, 2016 at 11:50 am
  761. Wow, thanks for the pics! Just what I needed to see…keep hope alive. ;)

    Best wishes.

    Lea81194 on February 22, 2016 at 11:32 am
  762. Sorry to hear about your condition, DeerSpring. Hope you get better! ;)

    DesignABCs on February 22, 2016 at 11:29 am
  763. Everyone just back away slowly and stop dreaming til next year because, This is My House!

    Max on February 22, 2016 at 9:24 am
  764. Staying positive my family will be lucky enough to win this DREAM HOME!
    My three children would love to move to Florida and also experience the beach for the first time!
    #PRAYING

    Melissa on February 22, 2016 at 8:39 am
  765. really enjoyed entering the contest every day/I live in Vermont but would love to have a home in florida/as I get up in age don't reallylike the cold anymore/though cant complain about this winter it has been so mild and no snow up in Lyndonville, vt /good luck all who entered/does anyone know when the drawing is?

    lori on February 22, 2016 at 8:19 am
  766. Winning is fun…but if we are all connected then we win no matter who gets to move in! Love so many loving comments. It is a great looking house love the decor.

    Dee on February 22, 2016 at 6:50 am
  767. It definitely was such a pleasure to enter in this sweepstakes everyday for a chance to win such a beautiful home. Wish everyone good luck and want to thank hgtv for giving us the opportunity every year to win a home of our dreams. Thank You!

    Neenagreen on February 22, 2016 at 3:06 am
  768. I hear Dream tunes in my mind a lot lately, am I loosing my mind."Dream a little dream for me". I think I've herd that before a really long time ago my grandma used to sing that tune "Dreaming on a jet plane don't know when i'll be back again" now I know I am a dreaming….

    pattieclemm on February 22, 2016 at 2:32 am
  769. It's a beautiful home and Whomever is fortunate enough to win this home will be truly blessed! Ive wanted to live in Florida all my life so this would certainly convince my husband to do so

    Robin G on February 22, 2016 at 12:31 am
  770. Just a little reminder — This backyard is dreamy from every angle!

    http://www.ethanallen.com/en_US/shop-rooms-hgtv-o

    DBCoop on February 22, 2016 at 12:08 am
    • Wow, expensive for sure…best wishes DB.

      Take care.

      Lea81194 on February 22, 2016 at 11:30 am
      • Thank you, Lea81194. The best to you as well.

        DBCoop on February 22, 2016 at 12:54 pm
    • Yes, Coop, I agree the backyard is dreamy from every angle. :) never get tired of looking at that gorgeous home & it's view. Love it !

      OCO on February 22, 2016 at 2:05 pm
  771. When you wish upon a dream….

    Denise on February 21, 2016 at 10:43 pm
  772. Truly a Dream Home to come true for the lucky winner..

    Rochelle on February 21, 2016 at 10:40 pm
  773. Good Luck to everyone:)

    Cherona on February 21, 2016 at 10:00 pm
  774. HGTV always give great and beautiful Dream Houses. I hope that my Family and I can be the winners for this Dream Home this year, Thank you HGTV for always trying to give everyone a chance to make their dreams come true! Good luck to all participants…

    Alexander on February 21, 2016 at 10:00 pm
  775. I know in my heart that the person that has the opportunity to be the chosen winner of this beautiful home in Merritt Island, Florida is the one that this house was meant for. The uniqueness of this home from the Mediterranean/ Caribbean architectural vibe, the color hues, beach-inspired design, carefully laid out floor plans following through to the lanai with breathe taking views leading to that "race car" style boat is only one person's real dream. I wish the best to that special person. : )

    Cynthia CMercier on February 21, 2016 at 9:46 pm
    • Well said. :) Best wishes to you as well.

      Lea81194 on February 22, 2016 at 11:28 am
  776. I'll just cry if I don't win……after years and years and years and many beautiful HGTV Dream Homes……this is MY DREAM HOME. Now just give me a call and tell me that I won. PLEASE!

    Patty Jean on February 21, 2016 at 9:14 pm
  777. This has been such a great opportunity for many of us to dream about this great home.
    We are praying for this home to be a blessing and let it be God's will.
    Everyone, including us, are so thankful for HGTV is such a great opportunity to give us all to wish and hope for such an amazing dream. Thank you HGTV.

    IrianaC on February 21, 2016 at 8:46 pm
  778. Hi DBCoop ! Not many "old" bloggers on here. Happy to see you and nursejudy as I caught up on the blog of two days ago. I would be very happy to have Grannynan of Pennsylvania, added to that "list" of yours!
    Wish you and all the bloggers a very peaceful Sunday night. Until later-

    Grammynan on February 21, 2016 at 6:57 pm
  779. When will you be calling me or coming by,…I am praying I win. Good luck to all out there. This is truly a beautiful home that we all could be happy in (not together though) My friends want us to move there, I want to move there. I could make this my forever home. :) _

    icewormprincess on February 21, 2016 at 6:09 pm
  780. If I win I will be humble…. Good Luck you all!!!!!

    Tricia Bischoff on February 21, 2016 at 5:37 pm
  781. Sounds like me Entry with drawl has set in, anxiety, and the waiting game. "GOOD LUCK TO ALL" I am excited to hear whom the lucky winner is. I hope this time it's a blogger one of the is due to be the big winner. I like everyone else is hopeful to win it for my family. Like I have said in the past luck has never followed me around so I look at as a the chance of a life time "A Dream come true" …

    pattieclemm on February 21, 2016 at 2:24 pm
  782. BEST OF LUCK EVERYONE!!! Im sure who ever wins this beeeeeautiful home, car and boat will be very blessed and in very much need!!! I have entered everyday and i'm so sad its over.

    But doesn't mean we have to stop dreaming! (i know i won't!!) Going to sleep thinking about it and waking up imagining I'm waking up to that gorgeous view! Coffee on my island and soft music playing from the radio. On Saturdays and Sundays, my beloved and I are going for a boat ride!! (aaaggghhhhhhhh!!!, my wishing game is soo real! lol)

    Playing this everyday!!!! https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qzTZ76vhnKk

    Good luck everyone! Don't mind me while I sit here crossing fingers, toes, legs, and eyes!
    ;D

    CarSan26 on February 21, 2016 at 1:08 pm
  783. I was born on Merritt Island and it would be incredible to come full circle and land back to my roots! I dream about it everyday. Almost like its supposed to be…….

    Martha on February 21, 2016 at 12:40 pm
  784. GOOD LUCK EVERYONE !!!

    Dianna on February 21, 2016 at 10:13 am
  785. Good luck everyone, although I an praying to win this dream come true. I have lived a hard life and it's starting to look up as I said on post before I just got engaged to a wonderful man. This is the new start to a better life and it would be a blessing to win the dream home as our first home together. We are going to have our wedding at the home and hgtv can film it if we win. I have entered dream houses in the past but never a win so I hope this breaks that streak and we win. I will be watching to see the winner in March so good luck.

    Miencupcake on February 21, 2016 at 8:44 am
  786. who won..??? For heaven's sake

    joan on February 21, 2016 at 7:08 am
    • Nobody has won yet. The drawing is scheduled for March 1st. Then there's usually been a few weeks before its revealed publicly.

      dreamn_again on February 21, 2016 at 8:35 am
  787. When we going to found out who's the winner?..

    Betsy on February 20, 2016 at 10:04 pm
    • from the post above. Keep checking back here in March for winner updates and info.

      DH2016 on February 20, 2016 at 10:43 pm
  788. Who won?

    Betsy on February 20, 2016 at 10:03 pm
  789. "ALL MY BAGS ARE PACKED"!!!….."I'M READY TO GO"!!!……..:)

    condoqueen1 on February 20, 2016 at 3:53 pm
  790. Hoping a blogger wins! The best to all who entered!

    Lessie on February 20, 2016 at 3:01 pm
  791. Good luck to everyone that enter can't wait till see the winner this home is for someone in need Good Luck again

    Gwendolyn Morris on February 20, 2016 at 2:26 pm
  792. WooHoo! SO excited… what a great March Birthday present this beautiful home in Florida would be… so peaceful. It's perfect

    Sarah on February 20, 2016 at 2:17 pm
  793. A DREAM — HEART THROB HOME! — LOOKING FORWARD TO SITTING ON THE DOCK WATCHING OUR CRAB TRAP! — FISHING AND RELAXING — AHHH… PARADISE AWAITS!

    gwen on February 20, 2016 at 1:57 pm
  794. It is the dream we lived every day upon entering and re-entering that I am grateful for!!! Looking at the pictures we have all lived in this amazing house vicariously, and we all left the HGTV site star-eyed, hopeful and happy, not to mention with ideas how to replace what we see. We are all winners in this. I can't wait to see the new owner entering the house and witness the oohs and aaaahs and wows. That is what I watch HGTV for.

    Toula Amanna on February 20, 2016 at 1:10 pm
  795. Love this dream home. Best of luck to all.

    Kay on February 20, 2016 at 11:59 am
  796. The HGTV Dream Home is absolutely stunning and I would like to thank everyone for making it possible to win!! I cannot wait to see who won!

    Kim on February 20, 2016 at 11:37 am
  797. I am thankful for the opportunity to enter such an amazing contest. I have strong feelings of victory this time and have a financial plan already laid out to afford such an amazing home. Thank you hgtv, builders, designers, etc. for designing this beautiful home. It is the first one you've done that I can honestly say there isn't anything I would change.

    bsimms60 on February 20, 2016 at 11:21 am
  798. Good luck to everyone who entered, Thank you to everyone who had a part in making this home a reality for who ever wins. I truly hope its someone who really needs it. I entered everyday 2 a day. I am not homeless but have been before and am now in an apartment that does not suit my chronic illness. I thank God everyday for the blessings he gives me and those to come. God bless everyone.

    ailaguer on February 20, 2016 at 10:08 am
  799. I would LOVE to live in it, but would have to figure out how to pay the income taxes first. No small feat, unless you have half a million sitting around. It kills me to say it, but I'd probably have to take the cash prize. But not until I talk to a really good accountant and lawyer, to see if there's another way. Fabulous location, would enjoy being less than a hour to the fun in Orlando as well. Think I could adapt to Florida lifestyle, and would love running that boat around the area. Sigh…guess I can always dream of it! Good luck all!

    WishfulThinking on February 20, 2016 at 2:10 am
    • Live in it, take a mortgage and a part time job and you will be just fine financially. Florida property taxes are affordable and there is no state income tax. You don't have to leave a paid off home to your children, it builds character to work for what you get. It will be a pity to take the cash prize especially since Florida Real Estate increases in value an average of 10 percent annually. This is your retirement home and it will pay for itself . Dont you think you deserve the best?

      Toula Amanna on February 20, 2016 at 1:28 pm
  800. This would be a great retirement home for myself and my handicapped husband!!! A dream come true!! But I know God has a hand in everything and we may not always understand what he's thinking!!!

    Laurie on February 20, 2016 at 12:55 am
  801. Good luck everyone.. Thank hgtv… Love your channel and every show..

    Joann Aerni on February 19, 2016 at 11:24 pm
  802. What if you won the HGTV Dream Home? Would you actually move to Merritt Island?

    Here's a great article on exactly that topic, fun and well-written by Kevin Litwin for Livability.com http://www.livability.com/topics/what-if-you-won-

    Be sure to take this light-hearted quiz by Mitch Kline — "Should You Live in Florida? Go or No?" (I got a definite "GO! You're perfect for Florida and Florida is perfect for you.")
    http://www.livability.com/topics/quiz-should-you-

    Enjoy — and share your quiz results if you'd like.

    DBCoop on February 19, 2016 at 10:59 pm
    • It's a "GO", but my wallet says "NO"! lol

      MaineBlkBear on February 19, 2016 at 11:56 pm
      • That would be a tough decision, MaineBlkBear — but as they say, money talks, and you don't always like what it has to say! ^_^

        DBCoop on February 20, 2016 at 10:41 am
    • Thank you Coop, Great article and it's a go for me on the quiz. Yaaaaaaaaaa ! :)

      OCO on February 20, 2016 at 1:27 am
      • Better get that tropical beach wear and lounging around the pool outfits ready, OCO, just in case!

        DBCoop on February 20, 2016 at 10:43 am
        • Coop, you know that is a great suggestion, need to get ready for some fun, I’m pretty much ready for moving day. :)

          OCO on February 20, 2016 at 2:05 pm
    • Yes, we would move and we'd be fortunate enough to keep it. We've been looking at homes in Brevard County since May. We found it! Now we just have to win it ;) The entire property is incredible and is everything we've ever dreamed of inside and out. Both my husband and oldest son work in the Space industry. The location is perfect for our family. We will be there in April for hubby's May launch. I can't imagine standing on the dock and watching the Falcon 9 rocket fly over our heads on its way to deliver its payload surrounded by family and friends.

      Good luck, everyone. Florida dreaming…

      Gina on February 20, 2016 at 9:37 am
      • That would be wonderful, Gina, to win a home that truly fits your dreams in style and location.

        The rocket launches would be amazing from the Dream Home dock. Years ago, I used to watch the launches from nearby Vandenberg Air Force Base and it's an incredible sight.

        Hoping your dreams take flight.

        DBCoop on February 20, 2016 at 10:48 am
        • Thank you for your kind thoughts and warm wishes.

          Good luck, everyone!

          Gina on February 21, 2016 at 8:23 am
        • I remember watching the Vandenburg launches as well when we visited our friends up iin Lompoc.
          Just put winners weekend on my calendar :)

          nursejudyfromCA on February 22, 2016 at 11:50 am
          • I recall Lompoc as the city of flowers, at least in the surrounding countryside, especially in late Spring and early Summer when there are seemingly thousands of acres of colorful floral ribbons stretching along the gently rolling hillsides. Also the nearby La Purisima Mission and that hidden gem of little known sandy shoreline, Jalama Beach.

            http://www.discover-central-california.com/images

            DBCoop on February 22, 2016 at 12:52 pm
    • It was also a definite GO! You're perfect for Florida or Florida is perfect for you answer. Not a problem if my finances agree with the answer. Somehow the two aren't in agreement!

      Lessie on February 20, 2016 at 2:56 pm
      • If you won the Dream Home, Lessie, I think the cash prize would be enough to get you into some really nice digs anywhere in Florida or the state of your choice. Not a bad option!

        Sure hope your recovery is going as it should. We all need you up and running, or at least walking with ease, when the HGTV ambush team arrives at your front door.

        DBCoop on February 21, 2016 at 11:39 am
    • Great article DBCoop ! Thank you very much for once again sharing such interesting things. This house and the location is terrific and would love to live there. Until next time- stay safe and have a good night.

      Grammynan on February 21, 2016 at 7:17 pm
      • Brings to mind a quote by a famous American in 1775 who was purported to have exclaimed, "Give me the Dream Home or give me cash!"

        The man was obviously well ahead of his time….

        DBCoop on February 21, 2016 at 11:52 pm
    • Good quiz Coop! Alas …….Failed miserably….. sigh…. But I sure could use the mooola $$$$ to help kids with a down payment!!! Happy mooching off all the relatives living near by! I will take the cash! I will come to visit you if I get an invite. Hmmmm was there a wine fridge in the kitchen??

      Ashtabulannie on February 21, 2016 at 8:46 pm
      • Well, Hokiemom, we can't ALL be Floridians, but just as well. You could always take the cash, hand out a few dollars here and there to the kids, then go looking for your dream home — or penthouse — somewhere delightfully warm and sunny.

        DBCoop on February 21, 2016 at 11:56 pm
    • Absolutely! It is only 3 1/2 hours from our current home. TOMORROW is the big day!

      dawnrossguillory on February 29, 2016 at 6:23 pm
    • I have to admit that I was a little disappointed in the article in that it did not give any tax and other estimates. I know the author does not want to give tax advice, but I thought he could have given what the taxes and other fees would be when you won the home, etc.; what the annual real estate taxes would be, what the annual utility fees might be, etc. Would you have the option of turning it over to some management agency and then renting it out? I would guess not, but if so, how would that work?

      Dannyboy on March 1, 2016 at 10:57 am
      • The tax information is important if you win the house. Then the winner can meet with a professional to determine the taxes based on your home state tax laws and the tax laws of Florida. Some states tax income from outside the home state.

        DesignABCs on March 1, 2016 at 11:34 am
        • Good point. I forgot that the taxes will vary from state to state.

          Dannyboy on March 1, 2016 at 12:14 pm
    • Yes I would. i have to come to Mayo twice yearly and I would definitely move there.

      kimakay on March 1, 2016 at 12:55 pm
  803. i need the house because my step-brother is coming to the U.S this year to live with us and we need more space so he could have his own room and not share with one of the girls cuz that will be kinda strange for me n my little sisters.Hope i win this house because i wanna surprise my family with it and i want my family to have a smile on their faces f i do win it. For now on my 11:11 is wishing to win it for me and my family

    sabrina on February 19, 2016 at 10:35 pm
  804. I've enjoyed dreaming everyday as I entered the contest. It gave us all a chance to "get away" for 10 minutes everyday!

    Sue on February 19, 2016 at 10:33 pm
  805. Here we go again!!! 20 years of dreaming about winning the Dream Home. I have wanted to win so many. Florida, Texas, and South Carolina are all my faves. Not much into the snowy places.

    realdealu22 on February 19, 2016 at 8:48 pm
  806. To win would be the biggest blessing ever. I'm not about to spill my life story and struggles to all because I'm pretty sure we all are going through thing and we deal with them the best we can. So I'm saying good luck to all and congratulations to the winner, I hope its me. Lol

    Kiosha88 on February 19, 2016 at 8:45 pm
  807. Can not wait to see who won!!! They did an incredible job on this home!!

    Shannon Mounger on February 19, 2016 at 8:42 pm
  808. If I win, Everyone who has entered in brevard county, fl. I will celebrate with a huge riverside party, all hgtv dream home participants are invited. On the house on me.

    Faithinheaven on February 19, 2016 at 8:15 pm
  809. I love to dream about winning such a magnificent home!!!

    Guest on February 19, 2016 at 7:55 pm
  810. Would be a dream to win.. I would rather win this home than win the powerball or lottery.. And my family would come with me .. Good luck to all.. We can dream

    Camille on February 19, 2016 at 7:24 pm
  811. Keep dreaming and be on the look out for HGTV :)

    nursejudyfromCA on February 19, 2016 at 7:22 pm
    • Hi Nurse Judy: If they should happen too . show up to my house I'd be in fear the might catch me in my jammies. Early riser but late dresser. I'm a newspaper reader and coffee drinker be fore I do anything. Am I lazy or what! Oh by the by it was 50 degrees here yesterday so there is hope maybe an early spring.

      pattieclemm on February 21, 2016 at 3:05 pm
  812. Like everyone I truly want to win. This has also been my morning ritual while I have my morning coffee. But yesterday I had to take my mother to a doctors appointment and was rushed. I signed on to enter with my after dinner coffee. OMG! It ended at 5! :( I am very anxious for the winner to be announced. Thanks HGTV for such a wonderful sweepstakes!

    Peggy on February 19, 2016 at 5:44 pm
    • Don't worry, many miss a day. I missed a day as well Peggy. On Valentines day this past Sunday, my husband and I started our day at about 3:30am getting to and participating in the LA Marathon and by the time we got home my mind and body were on overload. It happens. Good luck, it would definitely be a dream for any of us.

      nursejudyfromCA on February 19, 2016 at 7:21 pm
  813. It's always fun to look back at past Dream Home winner ambushes and relive the excitement of the moment. Here's the video of Eric Makstenieks of Hinsdale, IL being surprised by Monica Pedersen as the winner of Dream Home 2011 in Stowe, VT.

    http://videos.hgtv.com/video/hgtv-dream-home-2011

    DBCoop on February 19, 2016 at 5:43 pm
    • Thanks for the memory Coop, i always love to see the excitement of the winner. Maybe this year one of us.

      nursejudyfromCA on February 19, 2016 at 7:17 pm
      • That might make for an interesting list of winners over the past several years:

        2012: Vicki Naggy of Pennsylvania
        2013: Carole Simpson, Tennessee
        2014: Laura Martin of Boise, Idaho
        2015: Kathy O'Dell, Alabama
        and
        2016: nursejudyfromCA

        Or one of so, so many faithful HGTV bloggers!

        DBCoop on February 19, 2016 at 10:03 pm
        • Sounds like a fun idea, made me smile . I did mean one of the bloggers which definitely could mean you or I as well.Sent from my iPhone

          nursejudyfromCA on February 20, 2016 at 5:31 pm
        • Cynthia Cordeiro-Mercier, Westport, Mass.

          Cynthia CMercier on February 20, 2016 at 9:45 pm
  814. It's a long way to tiporary , where ever that is I am willing to go. I came home after 4 years of in the field working for Jesus. I finally am living in this old house and I do mean old. I am hoping it's just a stop for rest to the biggest blessing I have ever received in my life. Sometimes we do mean well to stay on course and put our vote in everyday. trails make life a little uncertain except for believing anyway that no matter what the lord will open this wonderful door for you because you kept your covenant with him. Never know about the lord it can only get better. Either get to living and building what you have over or continue to wait for such a blessing like this. Of course I am going to wait anyway until the fat lady sings ! god bless those who are waiting to hope without fear and be happy for the person who does win this prize .

    drdonnaa7 on February 19, 2016 at 5:42 pm
  815. I just achieved my dream of becoming a RN, nothing would top the cake better than a dream home! Good luck to all as well as prayers!!

    Woodrina Williams on February 19, 2016 at 5:01 pm
    • Congrats Woodrina, I teach nursing and understand how hard you worked.

      nursejudyfromCA on February 19, 2016 at 7:09 pm
    • Congrats to you!! what a wonderfull dream for you on becoming a RN:):) good luck on the dream home:):).

      gbfla on February 19, 2016 at 8:17 pm
  816. I LIVE IN MERRITT ISLAND FLORIDA AND I LOVED IT FROM THE START. WE CAME HERE IN 1990 AND MERRITT ISLAND CAME A LONG WAY TO BE BUILT UP FROM ROADS, BRIDGES.
    THIS DREAM HOME IS NOT THAT FAR FROM ME ABOUT 6 MILES AND TROPICAL TRAIL IS SO BEAUTIFUL DRIVING ALONG SIDE OF THE BANANA RIVER IS BREATHTAKING, SOMETIMES YOU SEE DOLPHINS SWIMMING, MAKES YOU WANT TO SWIM WITH THEM. I AM RETIRED NOW FOR ABOUT 3 YEARS, WORKED IN THE SCHOOL SYSTEM FOR 20 YEARS WITH DISABLED CHILDREN FROM ALL AGES, & I LOVED THEM LIKE MY OWN.
    NOW I TELL MY FRIENDS IT'S TIME TO TAKE CARE OF MYSELF, SINCE TIME HAS PASSED SO FAST
    I CAN'T BELIEVE I HERE 25 YEARS. MY HUSBAND IS RETIRED ALSO AND WE NEED A BREAK FROM REALITY, AND THE DREAM HOME IS JUST THAT…..

    PHYLLIS LOMBARDI on February 19, 2016 at 4:56 pm
    • Hi Phyllis, I have aggressively entered to win this home in Merritt Island. I have friends that own a dog grooming shop in Merritt Island so we have been wanting to relocate near them. I hope we become neighbors. I also work in the school system with severely disabled students. Maybe you can help me find a position when I come to Florida. Hope to meet you soon.

      Cynthia CMercier on February 20, 2016 at 9:39 pm