REGINA, August 25, 2007 — Take a winding drive through the new Wascana Gardens neighbourhood in Regina’s east end, and the reality of the city’s real estate boom is apparent.
The smooth streets and yards are bustling with construction workers and equipment, a sharp contrast to the quiet surrounding suburbs in which all the work has already been done.
Market values for homes in this neighbourhood reach into the nearly half-a-million-dollar range — not exactly an accessible price point for most people.
But in the centre of Wascana Gardens Place, a cul-de-sac directly and somewhat confusingly located off Wascana Gardens Drive, sits an opportunity for one very lucky person to move up and into the neighbourhood.
The house with number 8719 on the front is the grand prize showhome for the Hospitals of Regina Foundation (HRF) Lifestyles Lottery. One of the 26,100 available tickets will win its possessor the keys to the fully furnished and decorated 2,300-square-foot home, which builder Joe Fiorante said could likely be sold for $600,000 as is.