What do these 9 Listing Terms mean?

9 Home Listing Terms And What They Actually Mean

Certain adjectives used in home descriptions can have hidden (and potentially less desirable) meanings! Rocket Mortgage® won’t confuse you — get the home-buying confidence you need with a mortgage process that puts the power in your hands.

Living by yourself? “Cozy” might be just what you’re looking for. But if you are planning on moving in with other humans and/or furry friends (and you value personal space), be wary.

Living by yourself? “Cozy” might be just what you’re looking for. But if you are planning on moving in with other humans and/or furry friends (and you value personal space), be wary.

There are pros and cons to buying a historic home. If you're game, great, but those with more modern tastes need not apply.

There are pros and cons to buying a historic home. If you’re game, great, but those with more modern tastes need not apply.

It sounds so sleek and contemporary! Guessing you'd like to have some doors in your home, though.

It sounds so sleek and contemporary! Guessing you’d like to have some doors in your home, though.

Look for more specific descriptors of what is actually updated, such as "marble countertops," "stainless steel appliances," or "home automation." Don't see 'em? You may just be in for a new coat of paint.

Look for more specific descriptors of what is actually updated, such as “marble countertops,” “stainless steel appliances,” or “home automation.” Don’t see ’em? You may just be in for a new coat of paint.

"Over the river and through the woods, to the grocery store we go!" just doesn't have the same ring to it, does it?

“Over the river and through the woods, to the grocery store we go!” just doesn’t have the same ring to it, does it?

On the other hand, being right on top of a string of sports bars that don't close until 3 a.m. or having your coffee knocked over by the rumblings of the expressway isn't going to contribute any feng shui.

On the other hand, being right on top of a string of sports bars that don’t close until 3 a.m. or having your coffee knocked over by the rumblings of the expressway isn’t going to contribute any feng shui.

This term is obviously very vague, which means there may not be a whole lot of nice things to say about the actual space you'd be occupying!

This term is obviously very vague, which means there may not be a whole lot of nice things to say about the actual space you’d be occupying!

Yes, you're capable of getting yourself to the nearest public transit stop, but are you actually going to want to if it's two miles away?

Yes, you’re capable of getting yourself to the nearest public transit stop, but are you actually going to want to if it’s two miles away?

Not everyone has the same tastes. Whether it's randomly located columns, low-hanging light fixtures on already-low ceilings, or color choices better fit for a nightclub than a home, chances are there's something ~out there~ in store.

Not everyone has the same tastes. Whether it’s randomly located columns, low-hanging light fixtures on already-low ceilings, or color choices better fit for a nightclub than a home, chances are there’s something ~out there~ in store.

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