Real Estate - What They Really Meant

I was looking through the real estate ads in our local paper last night. We aren't thinking of moving, but it's always nice to get an idea of how the market is going in our area.

There was some wonderful phrases of Real-Estate-speak to describe some of the properties. You've seen them before. "Good fixer-upper", which means that the house is really close to being condemned, but so far, the council haven't forced the issue.

Here's some other examples for the paper from last night. I've also included what they really meant.

  • Dramatic terraced gardens - the house is on a very steep hill.

  • Tenant occupied. No staging - the owners are not getting out just because you want to look at their house, and you'll just have to lump it if you don't like the way they live.

  • Cute home - it's a tad on the small side.

  • Here's a buyer chance to remodel - see "Good fixer-upper".

  • So many possibilities - needs work.

Maybe we should adopt some similar ones to describe software and hardware products.

Nah, it'll never work.

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