Friday, January 11, 2008

"Corner Unit in a Circular Building"

Okay, time for a few laughs on a Friday. One thing I love about being a Realtor is seeing all the ridiculous wording to describe less-than-attractive properties. You know the ones...the listings that describe a house as a one-of-a-kind masterpiece and it turns out to be the most ordinary house on the block...or worse!

Well, the New Yorker makes fun of these listings in their weekly "Shouts and Murmurs" humor column. Here is the first hilarious fake listing to get you started:

"RARELY AVAILABLE corner unit in circular building. Dramatic floor-to-ceiling walls. Breathtaking, massively proportioned mortgage. This one won’t last: moisture-drenched BR was formerly home to one of New York’s oldest families of termites. Original mold throughout. Architect-designed, carpenter-built, and painter-painted, this 400 sq. ft. jewel box has been lovingly overpriced at $2.8M. Specious!"

Click over to The New Yorker website to read all about the 100% glass building, the Superfund site, the non-existent building, and one listing that is "Incmprhnsble!" Have a great weekend!

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