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HouseLogic Announces $1,000 Sweepstakes and Backyard Makeover Webisodes

WASHINGTON, DC – October 22, 2012 – (RealEstateRama) —, the award-winning, comprehensive website for homeowners from the National Association of RealtorsÒ, is pleased to unveil an original video series chronicling a $20,000 backyard makeover for Allison and Aaron Smith in Santa Maria, Calif. The Smiths were named the winners of the website’s “Boost Your Roost” contest earlier this summer, to which thousands of homeowners submitted their home improvement ideas.

“We use our outside space as much (sometimes more) than our interior space. We love to plant veggies, herbs, and fruits. We often grill our dinner,” said Allison Smith. “Our backyard is the place where we love to play with our son and dog, and entertain friends and family.”

The renovation project was filmed from start to finish and visitors to the HouseLogic will be able to view the Smith’s journey in a five-part video series beginning Oct. 17. Each Wednesday for five weeks, a video documenting the project will be posted to In addition to watching the backyard makeover series and learning great tips about landscaping and home improvement, viewers will have the chance to enter to win $1,000 for their own home improvement projects, by answering a quiz question at the end of each video. The sweepstakes will officially close on Nov. 20, 2012.

“HouseLogic congratulates the Smith family on winning the Boost Your Roost contest,” said Pamela Kabati, NAR senior vice president of Communications and HouseLogic spokesperson. “We invite people to visit HouseLogic to view the video series, learn some great tips about landscaping, and enter the $1,000 sweepstakes.”

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HouseLogic is a free source of information and tools from the National Association of Realtors® that helps homeowners make smart decisions and take responsible actions to maintain, protect, and enhance the value of their home. HouseLogic helps homeowners plan and organize their home projects and provides timely articles and news; home improvement advice and how-tos; and information about taxes, home finances, and insurance.

The National Association of Realtors®, “The Voice for Real Estate,” is America’s largest trade association, representing 1 million members involved in all aspects of the residential and commercial real estate industries.

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