Houston, Texas Resident James Walley Wins $900,000 Grand Prize Package in HGTV Urban Oasis Giveaway 2012

  Houston, Texas Resident James Walley Wins $900,000 Grand Prize Package in
  HGTV Urban Oasis Giveaway 2012

Business Wire

NEW YORK -- October 30, 2012

James Walley was shocked to learn that he won the 2012 HGTV Urban Oasis, a
stylish, custom-designed city dwelling on the 20^th floor of Miami’s newest
residential hot spot, Paramount Bay. The fully furnished 1,700-square-foot
luxury condominium is the centerpiece of the 2012 grand-prize package valued
at $900,000, which includes the condo’s striking artwork. James’ reaction to
winning will be televised as part of the HGTV Urban Oasis Giveaway 2012
special on Friday, December 28, at 8 p.m. ET/PT.

John Gidding, host of the third annual HGTV Urban Oasis Giveaway, surprises
winners James and Denise ...

John Gidding, host of the third annual HGTV Urban Oasis Giveaway, surprises
winners James and Denise Walley at their home in Houston, Texas. (Photo:
Business Wire)

“Yesterday was his birthday,” said James’ wife, Denise Walley. “This is an
awesome belated birthday gift.Way better than the card I gave him!”

When HGTV’s John Gidding knocked on the door yesterday evening to surprise the
winner with the news, James was helping his oldest son, age seven, with a
homework project, while Denise was finishing up a bath for the couple’s
youngest son, age two.

“My son ran up to the door and yelled up and down the hallway ‘HGTV is here!
HGTV is here!’”said James, adding that he and his wife watch so much HGTV
that that’s how his son knew who was at the door.“[He] must have also noticed
the HGTV flag on John’s mic.”

This year, the third annual HGTV Urban Oasis Giveaway had more than 18 million
entries. The Walleys entered twice a day almost every day of the entry period.

James works in the IT department for a national sporting goods chain and says
his favorite HGTV shows are Property Brothers and Love It or List It. Denise,
who just opened her own medical practice, says she loves the series Property
Virgins. As for a move to Miami, the couple said they enjoy the city and have
vacationed there before and agree that the location of the home made the
contest very attractive.

The two-bedroom condominium includes 2½ baths, a gourmet kitchen and a terrace
with exceptional views of Miami Beach, Biscayne Bay and the Port of Miami. The
future owner also will enjoy full access to the building’s two-story,
6,000-square-foot state-of-the-art spa and fitness center, a 91-foot-long pool
that features cabanas, a theater lawn and fire pit, a private sunrise
waterfront pool and five-star services such as a concierge and valet.

Online users can continue to visit HGTV.com/urbanoasis for a blog with
exclusive videos of the Miami neighborhood and urban design ideas. A virtual
tour and slideshow tours of the residence also are available online.
Additional topics, including information on moving to an urban environment and
small space living, are covered on HGTV’s FrontDoor.com.

About HGTV Urban Oasis

The HGTV Urban Oasis Giveaway complements the network’s annual HGTV Dream Home
Giveaway and HGTV Green Home Giveaway, two of the most successful consumer
promotions in cable TV history. The HGTV Urban Oasis Giveaway 2012 involves
sponsorship from several national advertisers including: iRobot Corporation,
Cabinets To Go, The Sherwin-Williams Company, KOHLER and Mullican Flooring.

About HGTV

America’s leading home and lifestyle brand, HGTV features a top-rated cable
network that is distributed to more than 98 million U.S. households and the
HGTV website, HGTV.com, the nation’s leading online home-and-garden
destination that attracts an average of four million unique visitors per
month. The brand also includes the HGTV HOME  consumer  products line which
showcases exclusive collections of paint, flooring, soft goods and other
home-oriented products, as well as HGTV Magazine, a new home and lifestyle
publication published in partnership with Hearst Magazines.

About Paramount Bay

Paramount Bay is located in Downtown Miami’s booming Biscayne Corridor. The
47-story tower features more than 340 units and directly overlooks Biscayne
Bay. Residents enjoy unparalleled views from expansive glass balconies as well
as an inimitable collection of amenities that includes access to a world-class
beach club, private elevator foyers, multiple swimming pools, a waterfront
promenade, a unique full-service spa and fitness concept and distinctive
on-site restaurant and retail offerings. Notable surrounding areas such as the
Wynwood Arts District, the Design District, Miami Beach and the city’s
cultural epicenter situated along Biscayne Boulevard are all easily
accessible. Sales commenced in October 2011 and the building is nearly 85
percent sold out. For more information, please visit www.paramountbay.com.

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