The Best of the Worst Real Estate Euphemisms

The Best of the Worst Real Estate Euphemisms

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Jennifer Hunter
May 1, 2015

We've heard some pretty delusional ways to describe architectural features over the years. There are always certain less-than-desirable elements to any home and it makes sense to soften the bad things by lying circumventing the truth. So what are the most common euphemisms we've come across? Read on.

Cozy — Nice try, this means tiny.

Old world — Means just old.

Garden level — Don't be fooled, this means basement.

Charming — Small/weird.

Shabby chic — Usually more shabby, less chic.

Flooded with light — It's a nine-story walk up (you're up so high though!).

Full of character — There's a toilet in the kitchen.

Funky — On a good day, funky means interesting and cool or it might just mean super smelly.

One of a kind — Maybe there's a reason they only made one?

Rustic — Run down

Eclectic — Random, haphazard layout and finishes.

Comfortable — This means worn in (if you're lucky) or (more likely) nearly threadbare.

Original — No one's bothered to update it.

Open concept — This is a studio where your bed is in the living room.

Great location/close to nightlife — You live above a bar.

This is fun! Add your two cents. What are your favorite roll-your-eyes euphemisms?

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