Free Chicago Real Estate Trumps Buying

May 04, 2011

Last year, Home and Garden Television (HGTV) gave away a New York City apartment during a promotion.

This year, the station is turning its focus onto Chicago real estate.

The grand prize in the second annual HGTV Urban Oasis Giveaway is a custom residence on the 35th floor of the Trump International Hotel & Tower in downtown Chicago.

Trump Tower Chicago

Can you imagine living here? For free??

The 1,000-square-foot condo will come fully furnished and will include one bedroom, one-and-a-half baths, a gourmet kitchen and amazing views of the skyline, the Chicago River and Lake Michigan.

Popular HGTV designer Vern Yip will decorate the high-rise home with a mix of antique and architectural artifacts alongside contemporary decor “reflective of Chicago’s heart and soul.”

The residence will have access to all the amenities the tallest residential building in North America has to offer, including a spa, fitness center, pool, restaurant and concierge services.

“When it is completed, the 2011 HGTV Urban Oasis will exemplify the best of Chicago,” said Jack Thomasson, Professional House Planner for HGTV. “The Trump International Hotel & Tower is the best address in Chicago, having been ranked #1 in the category of Large City Hotels – Continental U.S. and Canada in Travel + Leisure’s 2010 World’s Best Awards readers’ survey. We are proud to bring this amazing opportunity to fans of the HGTV home giveaways.”

While Trump Chicago will be the star of the show, the Chicago area will serve as a wonderful backdrop. HGTV will feature many local attractions online and on-air including the Museum of Contemporary Art, the Art Institute of Chicago, Chicago Botanic Gardens in Glencoe and the Frank Lloyd Wright home and studio in Oak Park.

“If you like the energy of city life, then the HGTV Urban Oasis is the giveaway for you,” said network President Jim Samples. “Chicago’s Trump International Hotel & Tower is an ideal location for anyone who has dreamed of a luxurious downtown lifestyle and, once again, viewers can expect the HGTV Urban Oasis residence to showcase the best in urban design and progressive city living.”

I’ll bet you want to know how to enter the HGTV Urban Oasis Giveaway.

The contest doesn’t open until Thursday, August 18, so you’ll have to be patient. On August 18, and continuing through October 7, you can enter to win once a day on as well as once a day on HGTV’s

Until then, you can find additional information at and

And, don’t worry, Chicagoland Real Estate Forum will be sure to remind you about the contest on August 17.

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