Adlene Neely Dealey

Adlene has been a real estate writer for the better half of a decade, but only recently came to CandysDirt.com to write our Wednesday WTF column. Have a doozy of a listing not fit for public consumption? She wants to see it.

Become a Village Person With This Potomac Manse

By Adlene Neely Dealey / June 3, 2020 / 3 Comments

Is it still May? Did I miss summer altogether and now it’s Christmas and Christmas village time? Guys, this stay-at-home lifestyle, turns out, means you have no real concept of time. I’m writing this and just hoping it’s somewhere close to Wednesday and I didn’t Rip Van Winkle my sourdough-making self into August. So when […]

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The Missouri Home That Time Forgot

By Adlene Neely Dealey / May 27, 2020 / 0 Comments

So, we all know that CandysDirt.com readers love some time capsules. Homes that are perfectly maintained, never-changed boxes of unfettered design sense from a specific era are fun to look at, for sure. Do you keep that wallpaper? After all, it looks like something you almost ordered for twelvety hundred American dollars two months ago […]

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Thanks To All 532.323 Of You Who Sent Us This Listing

By Adlene Neely Dealey / May 20, 2020 / 3 Comments

“Do you like fun and adventure?” the listing that clogged our inboxes asks. Let me tell you something, whenever someone asks you if you like fun and adventure, you should ask a lot of questions. A lot. I say this from experience because one time when in Europe someone asked me this and I ended […]

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The Unassuming House That Will Have You Whipped

By Adlene Neely Dealey / May 13, 2020 / 3 Comments

One time, when I was in college, I had a professor that was, to all appearances, a quiet, unassuming, even milquetoast individual. He was, if you will, a mayonnaise on white bread sandwich — but then one night I discovered that there was a ghost pepper in that sandwich. Our good professor wandered out of […]

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We Have So Many Questions About This U.K. Home

By Adlene Neely Dealey / May 6, 2020 / 7 Comments

Every so often, you come across a listing in this gig that just leaves you with so many questions that you end up texting everyone you know late at night to make them look at the listing, too. This U.K. listing that came across our virtual desk (because our actual desk is a TV tray […]

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This Unfriendly Gal Is Gonna Need a Bigger Moat

By Adlene Neely Dealey / April 29, 2020 / 0 Comments

I have been called many a thing — just last week, it was “evil” and (checks notes) “unfriendly,” and a few weeks ago, “someone who glorifies day drinking.” Clearly the latter was hurled by someone who has never taped a tea bag string to the inside of her wine mug so it looks like Earl […]

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