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12.17.12

Winner of ?I Want a New Home!? Sweepstakes Loves Her Pulte Home Growing Family Will Now Live in New Home Mortage Free!

Zillow and Pulte Homes Also Announce Winner of “Dream Home” Board on Pinterest®

Morrisville, NC – December 18, 2012 – Teena always dreamed of living in a new home. In January, she made that dream a reality when she bought a new Pulte home for her growing family. Today, less than a year later, her dream has become a life-changing event. Teena is making plans to pay off the mortgage of her new home as the winner of the 2012 “I Want a New Home!” Sweepstakes sponsored by Zillow® and Pulte Homes.

“This is the first thing I have ever won in my entire life,” Teena said when she received the exciting news that she was the sweepstakes winner. She lives in her new Pulte home near Raleigh with her husband and young son.

In October, she visited the Pulte website to pay her mortgage and saw an advertisement for the sweepstakes, which offered the opportunity to win a choice of a $350,000 credit to purchase a participating Pulte home or a $350,000 cash option. Now she plans on using the prize money to pay off her mortgage in full, which (after taxes) she says will come close to paying off her actual mortgage.

“We love living in our Pulte home.  When my husband and I were shopping for homes, we liked Pulte Homes best because of the floor plans. Every spaced is used and the layout is very livable and practical,” Teena said. “We even have a nursery for our son, and a home office space. We have everything you could imagine!”

Users who entered the sweepstakes on Facebook were eligible to enter to win $5,000 bonus cash for building a “Dream Home” board on Pinterest®. Ginny from Tennessee is the winner of the $5,000 “Pin and Win” contest.

“We currently have a home listed for sale on Zillow, and will be moving shortly. This money will be very helpful to cover moving expenses---and I’ll use the left over money to decorate my new space,” Ginny says. Ginny describes her home as “full of color, kid friendly, and organized in a fun and creative way.“ She says the “Dream Home” board she built is full of ideas that she wants to personalize. Check out Ginny’s Dream Home board here: http://pinterest.com/ginnyphillips/dream-home/.

Zillow’s Facebook wall was flooded with touching stories from Americans across the country who shared how winning a new home would change their life, said Deborah Wahl Meyer, senior vice president and chief marketing officer for PulteGroup, Inc. 
“Most new homebuyers only dream about paying off their mortgage, and this sweepstakes winner is actually doing it within a year of buying her home,” Wahl Meyer said. “This sweepstakes partnership is all about the dream of homeownership and the difference a great, well-designed home can make in a family’s life.”

To enter the sweepstakes, entrants “liked” Zillow on Facebook®, and then completed a short entry form for a chance to win. Existing Facebook fans of Zillow were also eligible to enter the sweepstakes, which ran during the month of October. Participants were also invited to share why they wanted to win a new home by posting on Zillow's Facebook wall, or by tweeting @Zillow. The winners were selected by a random drawing administered by a third party sweepstakes vendor.

About Pulte Homes

Pulte Homes is a national brand of PulteGroup, Inc. (NYSE: PHM).  Communities built by Pulte Homes are designed to deliver the best quality of life for homeowners. By combining innovative Life Tested™ designs, an unwavering commitment to quality and attention to detail, Pulte Homes is the nation’s premier home brand for upwardly mobile homebuyers.  As the most awarded homebuilder in customer satisfaction, Pulte Homes has consistently ranked among top homebuilders in third-party customer satisfaction studies. For more information about Pulte Homes, visit http://www.pulte.com/.

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