Your Guide to Decoding Craigslist Realtor Ads (courtesy of Kristin101) — Brooklynian

Your Guide to Decoding Craigslist Realtor Ads (courtesy of Kristin101)

From the Park Slope forum:

When I was last searching for a new place a few months ago, I decoded common Realtor/Craiglist listing taglines:

Studio with separate bedroom: there's a small, odd-shaped alcove area that could fit a bed.

Junior 1 bedroom: See Studio with Separate Bedroom.

Cozy 1 BR: the tiniest thing you will ever see. The bedroom might fit a twin bed and a lamp if you arrange it just so.

Modern 1 BR: kitchen appliances have been replaced since 1990, and it is the tiniest thing you will ever see.

Unique 1 BR: At least one of the following will be true-- the kitchen will not have an oven, the bathroom will not have a sink, there will be no windows, the floors will be bright red linoleum throughout, it will be shaped like an octagon and there will be no way to arrange furniture without it being in the middle of the room.

1 BR with eat-in kitchen: the kitchenette will have a doorway, and will fit a chair. Maybe.

Great location!: Astronomically overpriced, and the tiniest thing you will ever see.

HUGE 1 BR: Slightly larger than a closet

A steal: Only moderately overpriced.

Perfect for a single professional: The tiniest thing you will ever see.

Lots of space: A dump. Or in the ghetto.

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