WTF

Don’t let this pool fool you. It’s just a cool respite from alien probes and ghost tantrums, according to its current owners.

The current owners of this week’s Wednesday WTF say they sometimes wake up with weird bruises and puncture marks on their body and … Hi, no. (more…)

Hey, guys, free house with purchase of cave!

Do you want to live the desert? Do you like caves? Do you ever sit in your house and think, “I like this place alright, but if I could have a massive cave, it would be so much better?”

Our Wednesday WTF is for you. (more…)

Photo courtesy of Robert Hensley via a Creative Commons license

Photo courtesy of Robert Hensley via a Creative Commons license

Dallas is one of 15 top markets poised to attract baby boomer homebuyers because of an affordable cost of living, sunny weather, and friendly business climate, according to new research by the National Association of Realtors (NAR).

NAR looked at 100 metro areas with lower state taxes (or none at all, as is the case in Texas), stable job market conditions, and strong migration patterns of “leading-edge baby boomers” (those 60-69) moving to that area. By doing this, they predicted which housing markets are likely to see a boost from baby boomers. Cost of living, housing affordability, and housing inventory availability were also factors in their rankings.

For these reasons, Dallas was identified as one of five markets with strong potential for attracting baby boomer homebuyers.

“It comes down to housing affordability, and lower tax rates in the Dallas area and the state as a whole,” said Adam DeSanctis, NAR economic issues media manager. “More boomers after 65 are working, some because they have to, or feel like they have to, but also those that are healthier and want to maintain an active lifestyle. Those [baby boomer] business owners come to Dallas for its dynamic local economy.”

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