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Is HGTV Dream Home your forever home?

Learn how you can win this Gig Harbor home

HGTV Dream Home 2018 is a modern and welcoming waterfront escape set in Gig Harbor. The 3,500-square-foot home will be given away to one lucky winner, along with a new Honda Accord and $250,000 in cash. Photo credit: HGTV

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With move after move, and trying out so many different homes, military families often dream of their forever home. It is that final home after leaving military service where they can finally put down roots. For many, that home is going to be located in the Pacific Northwest -- after all, Joint Base Lewis-McChord (JBLM) is the most requested duty station in the Army. The HGTV Dream Home 2018 is set in Gig Harbor, and this 3,500-square-foot waterfront home is truly what dream homes are made of. The 22nd edition of HGTV® Dream Home sweepstakes offers you a chance to win your forever home.

What makes the house such a perfect forever home?  

"HGTV Dream Home 2018 really has something for everyone," said Matt Kothe, specialist, HGTV media relations. "With 3,500 square feet of space, four bedrooms and three-and-a-half baths, it's the perfect size for many American families, and there are spaces throughout the house to cover all of your living and entertaining needs."   

The interior of the home really highlights the natural beauty surrounding the home.  

"The kitchen, great room and dining room form the heart of the home in a beautiful, open space that has incredible views of the Puget Sound -- so whether you're eating a family meal or enjoying some time by the fire, you'll never want to leave," he said.

"Location also matters a great deal when you're talking about forever, and you'd be hard-pressed to find a better place to live than Gig Harbor," he added. "The Pacific Northwest is renowned for its natural beauty, and to that backdrop, Gig Harbor adds its own maritime charm and a bit of small-town flavor, along with just about every amenity you can imagine. Put all of these pieces together, and (the) HGTV Dream Home 2018 looks like a pretty irresistible forever home."

Locals agree that the location is very special.

"Gig Harbor is a warm and welcoming city," said Karen Scott, the city's director of tourism and communications. "The city, along with the surrounding community, is quaint and picturesque -- a perfect mix. We are honored to be selected for the 2018 Dream Home location."

The winner of the grand prize package, which is valued at more than $1.8 million, will receive the completely remodeled and fully furnished home, a new Honda Accord, plus $250,000 from national mortgage lender Quicken Loans®.

A sneak peek at this striking, one-of-a-kind makeover and details on how to enter are available at The sweepstakes runs through Feb. 16.

Can a person of average income who wins the home actually be able to keep it based on taxes?

"You know, it really depends on the individual. Some people win these giveaways and have a fabulous first or second home, or even a rental property," Kothe said. "Others aren't at a place in life where moving makes sense for them or their family, and some people don't want to take on the responsibility of being a landlord. Whether they keep the home, sell it or take the cash option, winning this amazing prize package is truly a life-changing experience."

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