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Retiring Couple to Give Away Their Real Estate for Two Hundred Dollars and a Winning Essay


Hartford, CT -- (SBWIRE) -- 04/22/2015 -- A once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to own a beautiful, lovingly-restored antique building through a simple essay contest has arisen at a time when owning a home in current economic conditions seems impossible for most people in the US. A retiring couple, baby-boomers in their sixties, has decided to give away their 135-year-old, lovingly restored six-family investment property, named Laurelton Place, as a prize to the person who writes a winning essay.

The owners, ready enjoy a carefree retirement, have decided it is time to hand the reigns of the multi-family building over to someone else. More specifically, someone who would love to own such a gem, but may not be in a position to come up with the cash or credit histories which hyper-wary commercial lenders are now demanding of their customers — particularly new customers. This will be someone's golden opportunity to win their dream home, a beautiful and relaxing place to come back to after work, and not only own it, but own it mortgage-free.

According to the website, eight years ago the owners of Laurelton Place won the "2007 Historic Preservation Award" for their extensive and authentic restoration of this 7300-square-foot brick building. Since then, it has been an excellent income-producer, commanding some of the highest rents in the area, in part because of its appearance, and in equal part because of its excellent management.

The topic which interested participants must write about is: "Why I would love to own an antique apartment building in Hartford, Connecticut." Entrants must mail their 200-word essay and a $200 entry fee along with the entry form and two self-addressed stamped envelopes no later than June 9th, 2015. Contest rules can be downloaded from the website:

About Laurelton Place
The property is an award-winning, completely restored, 7300-square-foot, six-family brick building located in Hartford, Connecticut, with easy access to I-84 and I-91. It is within walking distance of the Armory, the Capitol, the courthouses, ING and Aetna, the Hartford Insurance Company, and the Bushnell Theater for Performing Arts. In addition, it is less than a five-minute drive to Travelers, UTC, Saint Francis Hospital, Hartford Hospital, Connecticut Children's Medical Center, schools, shopping, libraries, UCONN Law School, Trinity College, and much, much more.

Learn more about the Laurelton Place Essay Contest and the investment property itself:

- Official website:
- And on Facebook:

Media Contact: Ethel Steadman
Company: Laurelton Place
Location: USA, Hartford, CT