TOLEDO, Ohio (13abc Action News) - Thanks to a local realty company, someone in need is about to become a homeowner. List 'n Sell is offering a free home just before the holidays.
The company spent tens of thousands of dollars to remodel this Toledo home. It is a two bedroom, one bathroom house.
It's the American dream, owning a home, "We're giving the house away with no strings attached." Engelo Rumora owns List 'n Sell, a Toledo-based business that focuses on buying run-down properties renovating them, getting them rented and then sold, "The more we give as a business the more we get back. We don't know how, but it just keeps coming back."
So how do you go about entering the home giveaway? Engelo says it's a relatively simple process, "They have to submit a 2 minute video of why they should be given the home and they need to post their video to agentscomefirst.com. The public can then vote for whoever they think is the most deserving."
Engelo moved here from Australia about six years ago, "I left everyone in Australia. I didn't have much when I came here but I was following a dream and that was to achieve financial freedom through real estate."
That dream came true here in Toledo, and that's a big part of what motivates him to give back, "I'll never forget the smile on the kids face last year when we gave another house away. I am sure this giveaway will also be unforgettable. When I am on my death bed I won't be counting money, I'll be counting smiles."
He's also hoping this home giveaway inspires others to perform random acts of kindness, "I am hoping we can start a movement here. It would be great if others would follow. We are committed to giving away 100 homes in 10 years, it's our way of making change."
For all the information you'll need about the holiday home giveaway, we've posted a link.
The deadline to submit a video application is Friday, December 1st.
The home will be given away December 16th.