The only mortgage you'll need here is from the word bank.
A large Indiana home known as the "River House" can be yours for about the cost of an iPhone upgrade, plus one slightly intimidating catch: the homeowner has launched a writing contest to determine who deserves to own the 4,000sqft house, which features panoramic views of the Ohio River, a fireplace, vaulted ceilings, and even jetted bathtubs. Of course, you'll just have to pretend it's not in freaking Indiana.
Here's the deal: The person who writes the best persuasive essay in 200 words or less gets the house. To enter the contest, you have to submit your essay and the $199 entry fee (which goes into an escrow account) before the September 29th deadline. Then, the essays will be judged by an anonymous panel of judges from Hanover College. It's apparently that simple, according to the contest's FAQ.