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Homes for sale are 'great' in Miami, 'large' in Dallas, and 'new' in Boston


The most popular adjective in real estate listings is (to amplify on my headline) “great” in Miami; “large” in Dallas, Orange County, Calif., and San Francisco; and “new” in Boston, Chicago, San Jose, St. Louis, and Washington.

“Nice” is used almost exclusively for houses selling for $250,000 or less, while “gourmet” is saved for homes costing $1 million and up. Oh, and “beautiful” is used most often in Miami.

These are some of the results of a survey of real estate listings by Roost, an online search engines for homes for sale. (To see more on the survey, click here.)

For the country as a whole, here are the top 20 adjectives used to describe homes, by frequency:

New

Large

Great

Beautiful

Open

Huge

Finished

Spacious

Custom

Newer

Nice

Updated

Private

Fenced

Colonial

Gourmet

Covered

Lower

Remodeled

Formal


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