Free Mortgage: If You Turn Your House Into a Billboard

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These days advertisements are just part of everyday life. They’re on websites, your cell phone, on bulletin boards and the entire sides of buildings. Just when they seem to have infiltrated every part of society a new company has offered to pay your entire mortgage if in turn you let them repaint your house as a giant advertisement. Is it a good way to make some much needed renovations or are they off their rocker?

Adzookie has announced their intentions to pay you to turn your home into an urban or suburban billboard. All you have to do is be willing to let them come paint your home (excluding windows, shutters, and roof) from top to bottom. When your contract is up (minimum of at least 3 months) they’ll paint it back to your original colors and everyone walks away happy. There’s already over 1,000 people across the country signed up to participate — are your neighbors some of them?

Although it’s easy to be outraged at the idea, one could twist the idea into a positive situation for the homeowner. Don’t get me wrong, it’s completely ridiculous and this might be one of those signs that we’ve officially gone too far as a society, but that doesn’t mean you couldn’t use it to your advantage.

If you didn’t have to pay your monthly mortgage how much could you accomplish around the home? Could that chunk of change help fund your basement renovation? Make much needed repairs to the your roof that insurance wouldn’t cover after the last storm? Could you landscape your yard the way you’ve always wanted or even afford to take a family vacation or pay off medical bills? Either way you’re guaranteed to get a new paint job out of it when the deal is over and that in itself is a few thousand dollars that most of us would have to work hard to save up for!

What do you think about the idea? Would you turn your house into a billboard if you didn’t have to pay your mortgage? Sound off in the comments!

Image: Adzookie