Here is a guide to familiar real-estate ad phrases.
Charming - Tiny. Snow White might fit, but five of the dwarfs would have
to find their own place. See "Cute," "Enchanting," and "Good Starter Home."
Much potential - Grim. Steer clear unless you have a lot of money and
believe your blind dates really did have nice personalities. See
"Ready to Rehab," and "Fixer Upper."
Unique city home - Used to be a warehouse.
Hi-tech/Contemporary - Lots of steel shelving with little holes - the
kind your dad used to store tools on in the basement.
Daring design - Still a warehouse.
Completely updated - Avocado dishwasher and harvest gold carpeting
or vice versa.
Sophisticated - Black walls and no windows. See "Architect's Delight."
One-Of-A-Kind - Ugly as sin.
Brilliant concept - Do you really need a two-story live oak in your
30-foot sky dome? See "Makes Dramatic Statement."
Upper bracket - If you have to ask . . .
You'll love it - No, you won't.
Must see to believe - An absolutely accurate statement.