This three-bed house and car could be yours for just £2

£2 could bag you a £250,000 home and VW Polo

After struggling to sell their Salford home due to the ongoing coronavirus pandemic and a dip in the market, Greater Manchester couple Gemma and Anthony Reid have decided to raffle their house and car for just £2 a ticket.

The couple, who are relocating to Brisbane in Australia in the new year, made the unusual decision to raffle off their home after seeing another house successfully go through the process a few months prior.

The stunning three-bedroom family home has been fully renovated by Anthony, who is a joiner by trade, after the family had made the decision to move to the other side of the world.

“We are in the process of migrating to Australia, so it would be great to give someone else a new start with a fantastic home,” said Gemma.

After visiting her brother by herself a couple of times, Gemma and Anthony travelled to Australia together after having their little boy – and they all fell in love with the way of life there.

“Anthony couldn’t believe we hadn’t made the move sooner,” said Gemma.

After returning home to the UK, the couple started to put a plan in place to make the move. But unfortunately Anthony’s mum was soon diagnosed with terminal cancer. 

After marrying in Croatia, Anthony’s mum sadly passed away a week before their first wedding anniversary.

Now, the couple are determined to sell their house in order to realise their dreams down under.

As well as boasting three double sized bedrooms, the beautiful house encompasses a newly renovated kitchen-diner, large lounge, and sparkly new bathroom.

Outside space includes a huge rear garden with decked entertaining areas, and a large front with double driveway and small garden.

It’s safe to say this home is well and truly in the 21st century. As well as a wireless Amazon Blink CCTV system so you can see who’s at the door, the house is also fully secured with a Yale home alarm system. 

The house is fully equipped for tech-lovers, too. There’s a smart lighting system with dimmable light switches, USB sockets throughout, and Hive heating control.

The house is located in Salford M7 and is in a great area close to loads of amenities. 

Its short commute into Manchester city centre makes it the perfect home for anyone keen to be close to all of the action.

The draw first went live on 7th September and it will run until 30th January 2021 – or until tickets sell out.

There’s a total of 200,000 tickets for sale, so you’d better snap yours up quick if you fancy your chances!

You can buy tickets here or on Facebook and Instagram @oakhouseraffle.


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