Looking to unload your home? Trying to buy a new one? Everybody knows that "cozy" means shoebox-sized and "lively" means that the neighbors will probably keep you up with their jug band, but what about things like "American style" and "kid-friendly"?
Real estate expert Barbara Corcoran came by to be your realtor-to-English translator.
Unique = Bad news. Decorated or built by oddballs.
Needs a little TLC = It's falling apart.
Kid friendly = It's a mess.
American style = ANYTHING. Basically, that the house is "in America" and potentially decorated in poor taste.
Country living = It's in the middle of nowhere.
Home office = The toilet is in the middle of the living room.
Move-in condition = Please move in, let's go, we need money and the house has been ransacked.
Ever end up checking out something scary because you didn't see through the advertising lingo? What's your craziest open-house story? Tell us in the comments.