Property descriptions can be helpful for buyers trying to narrow down choices to find that perfect home. Three bedrooms-check. Heated pool-check. Island kitchen-check. But some descriptions aren’t so straight-forward. Here is some common real estate lingo that can often be confusing.
This usually means the seller isn’t going to make any repairs. But that doesn’t mean you can’t negotiate a better price if your home inspection turns up a lot of negatives.
In a word, cozy means “small”. Don’t expect to fit your massive king-size bedroom suite in a home with “cozy” bedrooms.
This term can mean anything from the kitchen needs updating to “this house is total tear-down.” Before viewing a “fixer-upper” property, have your real estate agent get more details about the property to make sure it’s something you want to tackle.
This can be a delightful detail—who doesn’t want mature palm trees and a wonderful bougainvillea vine draping over a trellis? But “mature landscaping” can also mean that the yard is completely overgrown and in need of serious pruning and purging.
Does the home offer a glimpse of the ocean? Does it have a pier on a navigable river? Awesome! These terms could also mean the property is on a drainage canal or within view of a small retention pond.
This sounds convenient. But this term can also signal that the home is in a very busy area, which may or may not be something you desire.
Chances are, your Realtor® knows the neighborhoods a lot better than you do. They also have access to more information. If your agent has a good understanding of your needs and desires, they can help you weed through the real estate lingo to find your perfect home.
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