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Are You Ready for the Ultimate House Hunt?

Jun 2, 2016

HGTV has joined forces with Leading Real Estate Companies of the World and Luxury Portfolio International as the exclusive real estate partners of HGTV's Ultimate House Hunt 2016, the contest runs from June 1 through July 8.

The contest highlights exceptional homes from across the globe in eight exciting categories: Waterfront Homes, Master Retreats, International Homes, Living Large in Small Spaces, Backyard Retreat, Kids' Spaces, Classic Living, Making an Entrance, and Curb Appeal.  All featured homes are represented by members of Leading Real Estate Companies of the World and Luxury Portfolio International. Consumers vote for their favorite, and a winner is chosen at the end.

"The Ultimate House Hunt is one of our favorite events each year," said Rich Lacy, vice president of digital for "We can always rely on Leading Real Estate Companies of the World and Luxury Portfolio International to deliver the most stunning homes for our engaged audience to choose from."

The contest is an annual event, and HGTV has partnered with LeadingRE and Luxury Portfolio on the contest since 2014. Last year's contest attracted over 82 million page views with nearly 900,000 votes cast, proving the enduring appetite for viewing extraordinary real estate. The contest is also a microcosm of the changing tastes of the public. Last year's overall winning property was a luxuriously rustic lake house in Tiger, Ga., represented by Harry Norman Realtors. Dream Hawaiian homes also fared especially well, with three residences from Hawaii Life Real Estate Brokers being voted favorites. In addition to bragging rights, the winning homes will receive additional editorial exposure on

"Each year we look forward to holding this contest with HGTV and selecting the most appealing properties from our members to share. From beautiful waterfront homes to properties with the most stunning master retreats, to the most appealing international properties, the contest showcases the best properties listed for sale," said Paul Boomsma, president of Luxury Portfolio International.

To view the contest and cast your vote visit: