The 2022 HGTV Smart Home Contest Starts Today

CASTLE HAYNE, NC (WECT) — It’s a tough time to be a buyer in the housing market, but there might be a way for you to get your dream home for free.

HGTV delivers smart home like they do every year. This year’s home is newly built in southeastern North Carolina.

The network chose Castle Hayne for the three-bedroom, two-and-a-half-bath home because of its proximity to the airport and downtown Wilmington. It is fully furnished, ready to accommodate a family. The house is packed with advanced technology, but that’s not necessarily what makes it ‘smart’.

“What makes a smart home, first of all, is the intelligence, you know, of finding clever ways to put storage or areas to have, say, a laundry session,” said the interior designer Tiffany Brooks. “Plus, responsible and green building makes it a smart home.”

The house was built by builder Wilmington Charter Building Group. It is a two-story structure with over 3,000 square feet. It features a wrap-around porch, two-car garage, and state-of-the-art kitchen. The backyard offers a swimming pool, a fire pit and several rest areas.

The draw does not stop there. The winner will also receive a 2021 Mercedes-Benz GLC 300 and $100,000 from Lending Tree. In total, the prize is valued at over $1.2 million.

Click here to enter and win the 2022 HGTV Smart Home starting April 19 at 9 a.m. on You can do this twice a day until 5:00 p.m. on June 10.

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