If you’ve ever been on a house hunt you know that those descriptions that Realtors use say one thing but can mean entirely another. It may not seem funny at the time, but later it can seem rather hilarious. Forewarned is forearmed, so knowing about them can save you time and money.
Here is a fun list!!!
What it says:What it means:
Lots of potential
This home is a total money pit!
Unique urban home
The building used to be an industrial location
One of a kind
Must see to believe
You won’t believe how awful it is
Needs a ton of work so bid low
Crazy floorplan that probably isn’t “open”
Probably smaller than you would like
Definitely smaller than you want
Have you heard of the tiny house movement?
Walking distance to shopping
No parking available so you have to walk
Deer and rabbits will eat your landscaping
Park like setting
You will have a tree, no matter how small
Don’t count on your GPS actually finding it
Taxes are through the roof
If you have to ask you can’t afford it
Bright and sunny
The window coverings are not included
Lots of natural light
Light bulbs count as “natural”
You won’t believe the size of the closets
Because they are the size of a shoe box!
Original hardwood floors
Probably aren’t salvageable shape
Doors are optional
Great home office space
The nook under the stairs is the office space
Needs some TLC
Run, run far away!
The birdbath in the front yard has water in
Obviously not all Realtors subscribe to those descriptions, but it happens! Just remember when house hunting to keep your sense of humor and you’ll be fine!