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Someone Bought This House

By Adlene Neely Dealey / January 22, 2020 / 0 Comments

You know how sometimes the house we find (or, rather the house that finds us) for the Wednesday WTF kind of eases you into some impressive WTFery?  This is not that listing.  This house is WTF from the start. The outside is maybe the only thing that is OK, and even then, yeah. Now, a […]

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Wherein We Venture Into the Wednesday WTF Mailbag

By Adlene Neely Dealey / January 15, 2020 / 0 Comments

When my predecessor handed over the reins to this esteemed weekly feature, she warned me that my Internet search history would never recover and that my inbox would become a Wednesday WTF mailbag of mayhem. She was correct. Some inherit jewels, some inherit money, some inherit good or bad genes, and even the wind. I […]

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Did You Forget Your White Elephant Gift?

By Adlene Neely Dealey / December 18, 2019 / 0 Comments

If ever there was an event designed for Wednesday WTF, it is the office white elephant exchange. I mean, unless someone specifically says, “We’re giving nice gifts this year,” it’s a seasonal opportunity designed for making people open gift bags and say, “Why?”

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We Have to Say Something Nice, So This House Has Great Bones

By Adlene Neely Dealey / December 11, 2019 / 5 Comments
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As children, we’re all told at least once, that if we can’t say anything nice, we shouldn’t say anything at all. But if I do that today, this column would be woefully short. So here goes: Our Wednesday WTF has really nice bones. I will even go so far as to say that this home […]

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Do You Really Gotta Have a Gimmick?

By Adlene Neely Dealey / December 4, 2019 / 0 Comments
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In one of my favorite songs from the musical Gypsy, three burlesque dancers instruct the girl who would become Gypsy Rose that, “Kid, you gotta get a gimmick if you wanna get ahead.” And now, it seems everyone in real estate or even the hospitality industry has taken that mantra to heart, to questionable ends.

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You Should See What’s In the Bloody Basement

By Adlene Neely Dealey / October 23, 2019 / 0 Comments
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After an eventful weather day like Sunday’s, sometimes I wish my home had a basement, something that’s a rarity in Dallas homes. But then I read about poor Nick Lestina and realized, that no, I do not wish to have a basement anymore. I’ll take my chances with the linen closet. How did Mr. Lestina’s Iowa […]

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