More than 50,000 tickets sold in prize draw to win two luxury homes in Snowdonia

Martin and Sue Stephenson at the property

Formerly a derelict chapel, married couple Martin and Sue Stephenson bought the property for £27,000, and were living in Shrewsbury when they converted it into holiday lets.

They moved into the old vestry at the property in Abergynolwyn two years ago to enjoy the beautiful scenery.

But they now want to help the Alzheimer’s Society at a time when the charity is struggling to raise funds during the coronavirus pandemic.

Martin’s father Ron, has also been diagnosed with dementia and the couple hope to move to Yorkshire to be nearer to him.

The property comprises two luxury homes, with a total of seven en-suite bedrooms, fully furnished and with a sauna, hot tub and baby grand piano.

They have to sell 330,000 tickets, which will cover the value of the building, the promotion costs and a £100,000 donation to Alzheimer’s Society.

Martin said:

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City lights and modern vibes draw you into this upgraded Marina Grande condo

Let the city lights and modern vibes draw you into this breathtaking two-bedroom, two-bath sky home, overlooking the waterfront in the resort-style community of Marina Grande on the Halifax. Besides the best views, it has a plethora of upgrades, including new kitchen granite, ceramic backsplash, a GE range and vinyl-plank flooring throughout, except for tile in the kitchen and baths. The master bath has dual sinks, a jetted tub and huge shower. Amenities at Marina Grande include a 24/7 gym, an 18-seat theater, banquet facilities, game room, steam rooms, two pools (one heated) and 24/7 security.



a bridge over a body of water with a city in the background: The 26th floor penthouse in The Marina Grande on the Halifax offers unobstructed views of the Halifax River and Atlantic Ocean.


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The 26th floor penthouse in The Marina Grande on the Halifax offers unobstructed views of the Halifax River and Atlantic Ocean.

ADDRESS: 241 Riverside Drive, Unit 1205, Holly Hill

TOTAL LIVING SQUARE FEET: 1,660

BEDROOMS: 2

BATHROOMS: 2

STORIES: 1

YEAR BUILT: 2007

PRICE: $288,900

CONTACT: Eva Garcia, Urbanista Realty, 386-316-0371

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Tax breaks for the wealthy to protect undeveloped land draw Senate scrutiny

Conservation easements — tax breaks granted to protect undeveloped land — have become an increasingly common practice over the last decade, especially in Georgia.

Syndicated conservation easements, such as the one in Clay County, grant write-offs to multiple partners, each buying a share in a tract of land. They are attracting increased scrutiny from lawmakers and the IRS as a means for the wealthy to avoid paying their appropriate share of taxes.

As of February, about 84 percent of syndicated easements were in some stage of an IRS audit, according to the finance committee report, which was released in August. The report found that about $10.6 billion of tax revenue was lost to syndicated easements between 2010 and 2017. And lawmakers in September introduced a new bill aimed at closing such loopholes.

The IRS publicly flagged syndicated conservation easements in December 2016, and the Department of Justice filed suit against

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