Realtorspeak; a Dictionary

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Home Inspector with Helm Home Inspections

A recent post reminded me of this old post of mine from several years ago.  Since there are many new members since then, and many did not see it, I thought it might be nice to share it again.

First a disclaimer.  This is all in jest and is not meant to offend anyone.  I spend a lot of time looking at listings, because I am a very small time RE investor.  I always get a kick out of the adjectives used to describe homes in these listings.  The following are some of my definitions.

ELEGANT   You can't afford it!

FABULOUS    See ELEGANT

DEVELOPMENT POTENTIAL  Bring a bulldozer!

CHARMER   Old and in the way!

LUXURIOUS    See ELEGANT

PRIVATE LOCATION    You can't get there from here!

REMODELED    A few upgrades done twenty years ago!

FIXER or FIXER UPPER    See DEVELOPMENT POTENTIAL

HISTORIC    See ELEGANT

CUTE    Your family won't fit in this one!

STARTER HOME    See DEVELOPMENT POTENTIAL

NEWER    At least thirty years old!

CLASSIC    See CHARMER

DIAMOND IN THE ROUGH    See DEVELOPMENT POTENTIAL

VINTAGE    See Charmer

These are a few of the terms I've discovered.  I know there are more.  Feel free to add any you'd like.

Thanks for looking

David Helm

Bellingham, Washington Licensed Home Inspector #272

Whatcom County Washington Licensed Structural Pest Inspector #69844

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David Helm, Inspector, Helm Home  Inspections Bellingham, Washington  Licensed Home  Inspector #272                                                       WSDA  Licensed Structural Pest Inspector  #69844              http://www.helmhomeinspections.com           HelmHomeInspections@yahoo.com                                                                               

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Charles Buell
Charles Buell Inspections Inc. - Seattle, WA
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David these all seem pretty accurate to me----painfully accurate:)

Nov 05, 2009 02:15 AM #1
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Larry Gray
Real Estate Consultant - Lakeland, FL

Great Post.  I needed a good laugh today.  The sad part is these definitions are true in way to many cases.

Nov 05, 2009 02:16 AM #2
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David Timm
Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage - Fort Collins, CO
CRS, EcoBroker, GRI, ABR

Delightful, cozy, private(mountain prop. that requires helicopter access)

i haven't used resplendent yet but I would guess some couldn't read it

Nice post

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David Helm
Helm Home Inspections - Bellingham, WA
Bellingham, Wa. Licensed Home Insp

Thank you all for stopping by.  There should always be humor in our lives, and the best is that which contains an element of truth.

Nov 09, 2009 10:10 AM #4
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