Sometimes, when doing research for another story, you go down a rabbit hole at 3 a.m. and find another listing that sends you down another rabbit hole of WTF in Utah and then suddenly it’s 5 a.m. and your caffeine consumption for the next day puts your heart rate somewhere around hummingbird wings and over-sugared toddlers.
This week’s Wednesday WTF is one of those situations. You see, I’ve found you a whole damned town.
Listen, sometimes the Wednesday WTF over on CandysDirt.com is one of those things where you’re recoiling and scared. Sometimes induces incredulity. But sometimes, it’s just so damned magical you just have to embrace it, because anything else is just incomprehensible.
Hey, do you want to buy a lodge? A really, really big lodge? What if we told you it’s been on the market since 2015? What if we told you that it was initially listed for $40 million, but had a price reduction last year and can now be yours for a cool 20 million American dollars?
As most everyone knows, we are all about The Vacation over here. I mean, we’re pretty obvious about it. But over on our parent site, CandysDirt.com, we have a weekly feature called the Wednesday WTF. This week, we’re not talking about the charming abodes we see on SecondShelters.com.
We’re talking about something else entirely. These three hotels we’ve chosen for today’s WTF are um, an acquired taste. If you have acquired this taste, then we applaud your adventurous spirit and love of sodium.
The tax reform proposal by the House Ways and Means Committee would eliminate the Historic Tax Credit. The Statler Hotel in Dallas was a project that benefited from the credit (Photo courtesy Hilton Hotels).
A plan to eliminate the Historic Tax Credit by the House Ways and Means Committee as part of its proposed tax reform bill will likely stymie efforts to continue preservation.
We have the details on what the HTC does for preservation efforts, and what it could mean if it was eliminated over on CandysDirt.com.
On CandysDirt.com, we take a look at a device that could be a real boon to property owners participating in short-term rental markets like VRBO, HomeAway, and Airbnb. Check out why NoiseAware may just be the perfect addition to hosts who want to be good neighbors, but also give guests privacy.
While Hurricane Harvey insurance claims are the first thought these days, every homeowner should know about a change to Texas homeowners insurance law that will go into effect on Friday.
House Bill 1744 was signed into law May 27 by Gov. Greg Abbott. Billed as tort-reform legislation that would reduce the opportunity for insurance fraud, some now say the law may very well get its first stress test in the wake of Hurricane Harvey.
The law reduces the penalties insurance companies can face if they settle claims for too little, and it lessens the chance the companies will have to pay the homeowner’s attorneys fees if the homeowner sues. It also protects individual agents from things like diminished credit scores if they are individually sued.
The bill addresses all weather-related damage — including floods, wildfires, hail, and hurricanes.