Writing for U.S. News and World Report, Luke Mullins has compiled “The Real Estate Euphemism Pocket Translator.”
Here is a sample of the entries:
Cozy Home: Too small for your big-screen TV.
East Access to Everywhere: Can mean backing up to an expressway.
Finishing Touches Needed: Often means lighting, hardware, paint, wood trim, and carpet.
Grandma’s House: It hasn’t been updated since she moved in and smells like her.
Light and Bright: Everything is white. White ceramic tile for flooring and bright white paint on everything else. Looks like a hospital.
Light and Airy Basement: You can see sunlight through the cracks in the foundation.
Low-Maintenance Front Yard: The front yard is paved over with concrete or asphalt.
Mechanic’s Dream: A real dump but with a large garage.
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