Words you're tired of seeing in listings

Upstairs Realty

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@Selborne I love "curated!" However, I am kind of over "stunning," which I think means 9 on a scale of 10, to describe something that is merely a 7.
 

David Goldsmith

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I see a lot of "stunning"ly bad kitchen design, specifically horrible stove placement and huge refrigerators with no adjacent counter space. I guess it doesn't matter as much in open kitchens which actually get used for cooking a couple of times a year, but...
 

Upstairs Realty

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We could talk about kitchens ad nauseaum (which I believe is Latin for "kitchens that make my stomach hurt just looking at them.")

I remember a couple of years ago, bringing a potential buyer into a newly renovated townhouse in one of the then-recently rezoned hot areas of Brooklyn -- Ocean Hill, maybe? -- and seeing a refrigerator that was so fitted into its little cubbyhole THAT IT WOULD HAVE BEEN IMPOSSIBLE TO OPEN THE REFRIGERATOR DOOR.

I do have to admit, I was "stunned"...
 

Upstairs Realty

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I just got an email from the listing broker of a postwar Junior 4, which has one exposure facing the brick of another building, and is virtually staged. As far as finishes, the photos show a framed shower door in the bathroom and what appears to be Porcelanosa tile in the kitchen. The descriptor? "Stunning."
 

Upstairs Realty

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It s/b "helicopter;" everyone knows that.
 

David Goldsmith

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I think 35 years ago at City Spire was the first time I saw a helicopter flying below the apartment I was in.
 
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