Couple Signs Over Home to Charity

Here's an answer to the real estate mess. If you can't sell your house, turn it into a project for charity. Dennis Kelly and Karen Crawford couldn't sell their house in Big Pool, Maryland. They cut the price. That didn't work. So they consigned it to a charity, which plans to raffle it off. If people buy enough raffle tickets to raise half a million dollars, the charity will buy the house for $390,000. Then they will give it away to the winner.

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Here's an answer to the real estate mess. If you can't sell your house, turn it into a project for charity. Dennis Kelly and Karen Crawford could not sell their house in Big Pool, Maryland. They cut the price. That didn't work. So they consigned it to a charity, which plans to raffle it off. If people buy enough raffle tickets to raise half a million dollars, the charity will buy the house for $390,000 and then give it away to the winner.

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