Saturday, February 28, 2009

Real estate and the bending of language

In the spin-driven lingo of real estate, the ever-present gap between what you read and what you get seems to have widened to a chasm that threatens to engulf reason as well as taste.

A recent online perusal of FOR SALE and FOR RENT listing netted these gems of gross misrepresentation.

"Beautiful Silver Lake apt."

"Charming apt."

"French chateau."


"Elegant 2-story home."

"New carpet." Finally, truth in advertising.