Web site of National Park Service Brad Bradley's attempt to raffle his home in Jackson Hole, Wyo.
updated 8/10/2009 2:21:38 PM ET 2009-08-10T18:21:38

A Jackson Hole man is attempting to raffle off his $735,000 home after it languished on the market for more than a year.

National Park Service firefighter Brad Bradley is selling $100 raffle tickets in advance of the Oct. 1 raffle.

The nonprofit Jackson Hole Volunteer Firefighters Association is administering the raffle. A publicist says ticket sales will be limited to 15,000 but at least 10,000 must be sold for the raffle to take place.

Bradley plans to move to Virginia for a new job, but selling his 3-bedroom home proved to be a challenge because of the tight credit market and Jackson Hole's depressed real estate market.

Bradley's goal is to break even on his mortgage, cover the winners' closing costs and resulting federal income taxes, and donate the remaining funds to charity.

The four charities that will benefit are the Jackson Hole Volunteer Firefighters Association, The American Outdoor Academy, the Boy Scouts' Philmont Staff Association and the Jackson Hole Community Counseling Center.

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