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
Bellingham, Washington Licensed Home Inspector #272
Whatcom County Washington Licensed Structural Pest Inspector #69844