Home Buying


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.

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