15 Places in the World Where You Get Paid to Live There

1.     ALASKA

Considering Alaska’s reputation of very cold and dark winters, periods during which the sun doesn’t set and lots of barren land, it’s no surprise that local officials have resorted to paying people to move there. Newcomers can take advantage of the Alaska Permanent Fund, which takes money earned from the state’s oil reserves to give back to the community. Alaskans get almost $2,000.

2.     BALTIMORE, MARYLAND

Baltimore has been losing local residents to more prosperous cities for decades. It’s trying to win people back with the Buying into Baltimore program. People get $5,000 toward the purchase of a home in the city. Every year, there are two events: A spring/summer event and a fall/winter event. Another incentive is the Vacants to Value. It gives people up to $10,000 to purchase a formerly vacant, renovated house.

3.     CHATTANOOGA, TENNESSEE

Chattanooga, one of the most underrated cities in the country, is the first city in the Western Hemisphere to offer 10-gigabit-per-second fiber internet service to all residents and businesses. Called “GigCity,” it lures young entrepreneurs who want to create their own startups. GeekMove was a 2011 incentive program designed to financially assist computer developers interested in relocating there. It no longer exists, but it did its job. The city continues to grow and has many up and coming startups looking for geek talent.

4.     CHILE

The government launched a program, Start-up Chile, which provides up to CL$60 million ($90,000) in equity free funding across their programs and over $100,000 of perks as a participant. The country is looking to become the business hub of South America.

5.     CURTIS, NEBRASKA

This is where you should move if you are a golfer. There is a possibility for a free lot at the Arrowhead Meadows, a 9-hole golf course. It is nestled in the Medicine Creek Valley, with the Medicine Creek meandering throughout the course. The trick is that you have to build the home.

6.     DETROIT, MICHIGAN

Detroit has been in a lot of trouble over the last several years. The city even filed for Chapter 9 bankruptcy in 2013. Many residents have moved away; some neighborhoods have been abandoned. But, as you know, when one door closes another one opens. Local official created an opportunity with the Challenge Detroit program. It encourages new career seekers and entrepreneurs to move to Detroit by paying them to live, work, play, give, and lead in and around the greater Detroit area for one year.

7.     HARMONY, MINNESOTA

The money people are paid comes in the form of cash rebate for new home construction. This small town has a population or just about 1,000 people. The Harmony Economic Development Authority (EDA) offers a cash rebate between $5,000 and $12,000 to people who build a home. Rebate amounts will be based on the final estimated market value of the new house.

8.     KAITANGATA, NEW ZEALAND

A town, no matter how small, with a population of about 750 will definitely want to attract more newcomers permanently. People won’t get cash but will get other financial benefits. They comes in the form of a home and land that are together worth no more than NZ$230,000. Jobs are also readily available, guaranteed. More than 1,000 need to be filled.

9.     KANSAS

Lincoln, for example, is investing in the future offering free home sites in a completely new subdivision. This is great especially for people who like the rural kind of life. Marquette, a small town of about 630 people, offers free building lots to families who want to live in “the heart of America.” Also, Rural Opportunity Zones are 77 counties that offer financial incentives to new full-time residents such as income tax waivers for up to five years and student loan repayments up to $15,000.

10. MAATSUYKER ISLAND, TASMANIA, AUSTRALIA

Work and housing are offered to people willing to move so far away—off the coast of Tasmania. The job is to take care of and live in the lighthouse and maintain the land and housing on the 460-acre isle. Observing the sea and swell conditions are also part of the responsibilities. The weather on the island is windy all the time and it’s cold for the most part.

11. MISHIMA VILLAGE, JAPAN

The village has come up with a very intriguing way of luring people there. Locals are targeting single people, who will get paid to go on dates. Japanese citizens will get 100,000 yen as moving expenses, as well as some money every month for the first three years of residence. If you have a child while there, you won’t have to worry about giving birth and education expenses. Everyone also gets a free cow.

12. NEW HAVEN, CONNECTICUT

As is the case with most cities who try to lure people there, New Haven is experimenting with home ownership incentives. People will get an interest-free, $10,000 assistantship to help cover closing costs or a down-payment on a home. It’s also 100 percent forgivable if the owners live there for five or more years. Make it eco-friendly and you’ll get up to $30,000. The city will cover up to full tuition to a Connecticut public college for any resident that graduates from a New Haven public school.

13. NIAGARA FALLS, NEW YORK

This is a popular place with tourists but not so much with people who are looking for a permanent home. One way the city is trying to make folks reconsider is by giving those with student loans about $7,000 to pay it off if they live in Niagara Falls for two years. You’ll have to live in a specific neighborhood though.

14. PITCAIRN ISLAND, SOUTH PACIFIC

The island is one of the most remote on Earth. About 60 people live there and they want more company. Newcomers will get land, totally free. You show up and you get the land. In 2015 only one person made the most of the opportunity. Probably because living there will be like being cast away. There is only one store and you’ll have to order anything you need from the mainland, which is 3,000 miles away, every three months.

15. SASKATCHEWAN, CANADA

It’s good to be a graduate student in Saskatchewan. They are reimbursed up to C$20,000. The goal is to encourage more people to go to school there, which should result in boosting the local economy. The rebate is paid out over seven years, provided you file your taxes in Saskatchewan. It is applied to reduce the amount of income tax residents owe.

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Real Estate – Glossary of Shorthand Codes

A

ACCS:
Access

A/CLN:
Air cleaner

ACSTC:
Accoustic

ACWTR:
Access by Water Only

ADULT:
Adult Oriented

AEROB:
Aerobic

A/G:
Above grade / above ground

AGRI:
Agricultural

AIR/C:
Air Conditioning

AIRPT:
Airport nearby

AIRTGT:
Airtight

AMEND:
Amended

APART:
Apartment

APPLS:
Appliances

APPROX:
Approximate/approximately

APART:
Apartment

APT:
Apartment

APX:
Approximate/aplproximately

AQUA’M:
Aquarium

AT:
Attic

ATACH:
Attached

B

BALCS:
Balconies

BASEB:
Baseboard

B1-B6:
Bathroom 1 piece – Bathroom 6 piece

BATH1- BATH6:
1 Piece Bath – 6 Piece Bath

BATHS: 1.0 or 1/0
One full Bathroom

BATHS: 1.1 or 1/1
One full Bathroom, one 2-piece bathroom

BATHS: 2.1 or 2/1
Two full Bathrooms, one 2-piece bathroom

BATHS: 2.2 or 2/2
Two full Bathrooms, two 2-piece bathrooms

BATHS: 3.1 or 3/1
Three full Bathrooms, one 2-piece bathroom

BCLAD:
Brick Clad

BE:
Bedroom

BEDRM:
Bedroom

BED RMS: 2.0 or 2/0
2 above-ground bedrooms, 0 below-ground

BED RMS: 2.1 or 2/1
2 above-ground bedrms, 1 below-ground

BED RMS:3.1 or 3/1
3 above-ground bedrms, 1 below-ground

BED RMS:3.2 or 3/2
3 above-ground bedrms, 2 below-ground

BERRY:
Berries

BF:
Breakfast Nook

B/I:
Built-In

BNST’R:
Banister

BKBUS:
Backing onto Bush

BKCASE:
Bookcase

BKEPL:
Backing onto Environmentally Protected Land

BKFAR:
Backing onto Farmland

BKFST:
Breakfast

BKGRN:
Backing onto Greenbelt

BKPAR:
Backing onto Parkland

BKRAV:
Backing onto Ravine

BKSCH:
Backing onto School

BOATH:
Boat house

BR:
Bedroom

BRANC:
Ranch Bungalow

BRASD:
Raised Bungalow

BRDLM:
Broadloom

BRKFS:
Breakfast Room

BR/OT:
Brick & other siding

BRWAT:
Breakwater

BSMNT:
Basement

BUSON:
Business Only

C

CABTV:
Cable TV

C/AIR:
Central air

CANFR:
Canal Front

CAP CHRGS:
Capitalization Charges

CARPT:
Carport

CASHC:
Cash Crop

CATHC:
Cathedral ceiling

CATH:
Cathedral

CEIL:
Ceiling

CENTS:
Central Steam/ Hot Water

CER:
Ceramic

CERAM:
Ceramic

CERFL:
Ceramic floor

CHR:
Chair

CIRC’L:
Circular

COFFER:
Coffered

CL:
Closed

CL:
Closet

CL:
Cold Room

CLDRM:
Cold Room

CLEAR:
Cleared

CLRNC:
Clearance

CLUBH:
Clubhouse

CNSRV:
Conservatory

CO:
Conservatory

COLD:
Cold cellar

COLON’L:
Colonial

COMBI:
Combination

COMB W/:
Combined with

COMM:
Commercial Zoning

CON/B:
Concrete Block

CONC:
Concept

CONCR:
Concrete

CONCR’T:
Concrete

CONDO:
Condominium

CONTE:
Contemporary

CORNL:
Corner location

CORNS:
Corner site

COTLA:
Confidential, through listing agent

CPACT:
Compactor

CRAWL:
Crawlspace

CRNRS:
Corner Site

CSMNT:
Casement

CSTRN:
Cistern

CT/STV:
Counter Top Stove

CTR:
Centre

C/VAC:
Central Vacuum & Accessories

D

DAYCR:
Daycare

DBLE:
Double

DCKLV:
Dock Levellers

DDOUB:
Driveway double

DE:
Den

DEC/B:
Decorative Block

DE/PA:
Deck/Patio

DETAC:
Detached

DHWYA:
Direct highway access

DI:
Dining Room

DINRM:
Dining Room

DIR:
Directions

DMUTU:
Driveway mutual

DR:
Dining room

DR:
Door

DR:
Dryer

DRS:
Doors

DROWA:
Drive Right-of-way

DSHWR:
Dishwasher

DSING:
Driveway single

DSS:
Double stainless steel

DUPLX:
Duplex

D/W:
Dishwasher

E

E:
East

EA:
Eat-in Kitchen

E2-E6:
Bathroom/2 piece ensuite – Bathroom/6 piece

EASMT:
Easement

ESMT/RES:
Easement/Restrictions

EATKI:
Eat-in Kitchen

EBTH2:
2 piece Ensuite bath

EBTH3:
3 piece Ensuite bath

EBTH4:
4 piece Ensuite bath

EBTH5:
5 piece Ensuite bath

EBTH6:
6 piece Ensuite bath

EL/BB:
Electric Baseboard

ELEC or ELECT:
Electric or electricity

ELEVA:
Elevator

ELF:
Electric Light Fixture

ELHUM:
Electric Humidifier

EL/WH:
Electric Wall Heater

ENAM:
Enamel

ENS:
Ensuite

ENSUI:
Ensuite

ENVPR:
Environmenally protected

E&S:
Elementary and Secondary Schools

EQUES:
Equestrian

ESCAL:
Escalations

EX:
Exercise

EXPOS:
Visual Exposure

EXRCS:
Exercise Room

F

FA:
Family Room

FACIL:
Facilities

F/AIR:
Forced Air

FAM:
Family

FAMFP:
Family room fireplace

FAMRM:
Family Room

F/AIR:
Forced Air

F/C:
Floor to ceiling

FD/ST:
Fridge/Stove

FE/HE:
Fenced/Hedge

FIN:
Finished

FF:
Family room with Fireplace

FFULL:
Finished fully

FL:
Floor

FLAND:
Fully landscaped

FLDPL:
Flood plain

FLOAT:
Floating

FLR:
Floor

FLR:
Fluorescent

FOUNB:
Block foundation

FOUNC:
Concrete foundation

FOUNS:
Stone foundation

FOUNW:
Wood foundation

FO:
Foyer

FP:
Fireplace

FPGAS:
Gas Fireplace

FPART:
Finished partially

FPELE:
Electric Fireplace

FPWOD:
Wood Fireplace

FR:
Fridge

FR:
Fruit Cellar

FREEH:
Freehold

FR.M.:
Frontage Metre

FRNKL’N:
Franklin

Frog Room:
Finished Room Over Garage

FRUIT:
Fruit Cellar

F/S:
Fridge and Stove

FUREQ:
Furnace/equipment

FURNA:
Furnace

G

GA:
Games Room

GAM:
Games

GAMES:
Games Room

GARAG:
Garage

GARBD:
Garbage Disposal

GARDO:
Garage door opener

GARG:
Garage

GASST:
Gas Station

GDOUB:
Garage double

GDN:
Garden

GL:
Glass

GLAS:
Glass

GR:
Garage

GR&DO:
At Grade & Dock

GRADE:
At Grade

GRBT:
Greenbelt

GRDSH:
Garden Shed

GREAT:
Great room

GRNBL:
Greenbelt

GRNBLT:
Greenbelt

GRN/C:
Greenbelt/Conservation

GRNDS:
Ground Source

GRNHS:
Greenhouse

GSING:
Garage single

GT:
Great Room

GTRIP:
Garage triple

H

HA:
Hectare

HARDB:
Hardwood Bush

HARFL:
Hardwood floors

H&H:
His and Hers

HDWD:
Hardwood

HEATP:
Heat pump

HID’N:
Hidden

HO:
Hobby Room

HOBBY:
Hobby Room or Hobby Farm

HOLDI:
Holding Tank

HOTUB:
Hot Tub

HRDWD:
Hardwood

HSINT:
High Speed Internet Access

HTWTR:
Hot water or Steam

HTRAF:
High traffic area

HWYAC:
Highway access

I

I/COM:
Intercom

IGSPR:
Inground Sprinklers

ILLUM:
Illuminated

IMIT:
Imitation

INCL:
Included

INDIR:
Indirect

INDUS:
Industrial

INLAA:
In-law apartment

INLAC:
In-law capability

INS:
Insert

INSEN:
Inside Entry

INSRT:
Insert

INSTI:
Institutional

INSUR:
Insurance

IPARK:
Indoor parking

IPOOL:
Indoor Pool

IRR:
Irregular

J

JBATH:
Jet Bath

K

KI:
Kitchen

KIT:
Kitchen

KITCH:
Kitchen

KS:
Second Kitchen

KTCHS:
Second Kitchen

L

3LBSP:
3 Level back-split

4LBSP:
4 Level back-split

5LBSP:
5 Level back-split

3LSSP:
3 Level side-split

4LSSP:
4 Level side-split

5LSSP:
5 Level side-split

LA:
Laundry

LAK/R:
Lake/River

L/P/R:
Lake/Pond/River

LANDL:
Land Lease

LANDS:
Landscaped

LAUND or LAU:
Laundry

LB:
Library

LD:
Livingroom/diningroom combination

LEASH:
Leasehold

LF:
Living Room with Fireplace

LGE:
Large

LI:
Living Room

LIB:
Library

LIBRY:
Library

LIC:
Licenced

LINO:
Linoleum

LIV:
Living Room

LIVFP:
Living room Fireplace

LIVIN:
Living room

LOBOX:
Lock Box

LOCKR:
Locker

LO:
Loft

LOUV’R:
Louvered

LR:
Living room

LR/DR:
Living/Dining Combination

LRGE:
Large

LSRCA:
Lake Simcoe Region Cons Authority

LTCDS:
Lot type – Cul De Sac

LTG:
Lighting

LTRAV:
Lot type – Ravine

LVIEW:
Lot type – View

LTWOD:
Lot type – Wooded or treed

M

MANUF:
Manufacturing

MARBL:
Marble

MARFL:
Marble floor

MB:
Master Bedroom

MBEDR:
Master Bedroom

MBR:
Master bedroom

MEAS:
Measurement

MET:
Metal

MF:
Main floor family room

M/F:
Main floor

MFFAM:
Main floor Family room

MFLAU:
Main floor Laundry

MIR or MIRR:
Mirror

MIRR’D:
Mirrored

MLD’D:
Moulded

ML:
Main floor Laundry room

MLS:
Multiple Listing Service

MO/MO:
Modular/Mobile

MOULD:
Moulded

MRAIL:
Marine Rail

MSHRM:
Mushroom

MSM:
Measurement(s)

MTH:
Month

MUNIC:
Municipal/Community

MWAVE:
Microwave

N

N:
No

N:
North

N/A:
Not applicable

NATR’L:
Natural

N/GAS:
Natural Gas

NE:
Northeast

NEG:
Negotiable

NNEVO:
New, Never Occupied

NOGAR:
No garage

NOMTG:
No Mortgage

NOTC:
Not Connected

NRSY:
Nursery

NRSRY:
Nursery

NU:
Nursery

NUR:
Nursery

NURSR:
Nursery (Farm Type)

NW:
Northwest

O

OBFP:
Open brick fireplace

OF:
Office

OFF:
Office

OFFCE:
Office

OFFIC:
Offices Only

O/L’S:
Overlooks

O/P:
Original price

OPARK:
Outdoor parking

OPOOL:
Outdoor Pool

OPN:
Open

ORCHA:
Orchard

ORGNZ’S:
Organizers

O/S:
Oversized

OSCTV:
On-street Cable TV

OSEWR:
On-street Sewer

OSFP:
Open stone fireplace

OSGAS:
On-street Gas

OSHYD:
On-street Hydro (electricity in Canada)

OSTEL:
On-street Telephone

OPOOL:
Outdoor pool

OT:
Other

OVRSZ:
Oversized Single

OVSZD:
Oversized Double

OVSZT:
Oversized Triple

OWATR:
On-street Water

OWTEN:
Owner/Tenant

P

PA:
Pantry

PACLR:
Partially Cleared

PARKN:
Park nearby

PARTL:
Partial

PAT:
Patio

PC:
Piece

PED:
Pedistal

P/GAS:
Propane Gas

PIC:
Picture

PL:
Playroom

PLA:
Playroom

PLAZA:
Shopping Plaza/Mall

PLYGD:
Playground

PLSTR:
Plaster

PLYRM:
Playroom

PNTRY:
Pantry

PO:
Porch (Enclosed)

POOLA:
Above-ground pool

POOLI:
Inground pool

PORCH:
Porch enclosed

POS/F:
Power of Sale/Foreclosure

POSS:
Possession date

POULT:
Poultry

PRCLN:
Porcelain

PRKNG:
Parking

PROF:
Professional/professionally

PROP:
Property (Land plus buildings)

PRT:
Partly

PSURF:
Parking surfaced

PT:
Part

PTOAR:
Purchaser to Arrange

PUBTR:
Public transit nearby

PUNIS:
Parking Unistone

Q

QUIET:
Quiet Area

R

RADFL:
Radiant Floor Heat

RADIA:
Radiant/Radiators

RAILS:
Rail Siding

RATRK:
On Rail Trackage

RAVN:
Ravine

RE&OF:
Retail & Offices

RE:
Recreation Room

REC:
Recroom

REC/C:
Rec/Community Centre

RECFA:
Recreation facilities

RECFP:
Rec Room Fireplace

RECNR:
Recreation nearby

RECRC:
Recreational centre

RECRM:
Recreation Room

RECS:
Recessed

REGSS:
Registered Second Suite

REMOV:
Removed

REQ:
Requires

RES:
Residential

RESTA:
Restaurant

RETAI:
Retail

RF:
Recreation Room with Fireplace

R/I:
Roughed-in

RM:
Room

RVRFR:
Riverfront

ROLLI:
Rolling

ROOMH:
Rooming House

R-O-W:
Right of way

RR:
Recroom

RTE:
Route

RVRFR:
River Front

S

S:
South

SA/SE:
Sales/Service

SATLD:
Satellite dish & accessories

SCLAD:
Steel Clad

SCLBU:
School Bus

SCRT:
Scarlet

SD/RD:
Side of road

SE:
Southeast

SECGU:
Security Guard

SECUR:
Security

SEMI:
Semi-detached

SEMIE:
semi-Ensuite

SEPBE:
Separate Basement Entrance

SEPDI:
Separate dining room

SEPTI:
Septic

SHARD:
Shared

SHARE:
Timeshare

SHNO:
Non-Shoreline Ownership

SHP/B:
detached Shop/Barn

SHPNR:
Shopping nearby

SHYES:
Shoreline Ownership

SI:
Sitting room

SIM/V:
Siding Metal or Vinyl

SIT:
Sitting

SITNG:
Sitting Room

SKYWI:
Skylight window

SL GL:
Sliding Glass

SLOTE:
Sloping/Terraces

SLRIM:
Solarium

SO:
Solarium

SOFTB:
Softwood Bush

SFTNR:
Softener

SOL:
Solarium

SOTHR:
Siding other type

SQ.M.:
Square Metre

SS:
Stainless steel

ST:
Stairs

ST:
Stove

ST:
Street

STAND:
Standard

STELF:
Steel Frame

STORE:
Storage room

STREM:
Steam or River

STRGE:
Storage

STUCC:
Stucco

STUCO:
Stucco

SU:
Sunroom/Florida Room

SUBDC:
Subdivision Covenants

SUBLE:
Sub Lease

SUN:
Sunroom

SUNDK:
Sundeck

SUNIT:
Storage Unit

SUNRM:
Sunroom/Florida Room

SUSPN’D:
Suspended

SW:
Southwest

SWOOD:
Siding wood

SY:
Study

T

TBA:
To be arranged

TBB:
To Be Built

TENAN:
Tenant

TENIS:
Tennis court

THOUS:
Townhouse

TLC:
Tender Loving Care

TLO:
Through listing office

TMESH:
Timeshare

TRENT:
Trent River System

TVAER:
TV Aerial & Accessories

U

UNCON:
Under construction

UFFI:
Urea Formaldehyde Foam Insulation

UNFIN:
Unfinished

UNITH:
Unit Heater

UNKNN:
Unknown

UPGR:
Upgrades/Upgraded

US:
US Funds

UT:
Utility Room

UTILI:
Utility Room

V

VACAN:
Vacant

VEGET:
Vegetables

VIEW:
View Property

VIN:
Vinyl

VMTBA:
Vendor May Take Back

W

WA:
Washer

WA/DR:
Washer/Dryer

W:
West

W/:
With

WAINCOT’G:
Wainscotting

WATR:
Water

WCLAD:
Wood Clad

W/D:
Washer and Dryer

WHIRL:
Whirlpool

WA/DR:
Washer/Dryer

WHOUS:
Warehouse

WINCO:
Window Coverings

WINTR:
Winterized

WK:
Workshop

WLKOT:
Walkout

WLKUP:
Walkup

WKS:
Workshop

WKSHP:
Workshop

W/O:
Walk-out

WODST:
Wood stove

WOODE:
Wooded

WOODF:
Wood Frame

WSOFT:
Water softener

WTR:
Water

WTRAC:
Water Access Rights

WTRFR:
Waterfront

WTRHT:
Water Heater

W/W:
Wall to wall

X

A
A

A
A

Y

Y:
Yes

YD:
Yard

YR:
Year

YRD:
Yard

Z

Z:
Zero

Published in: on May 19, 2010 at 7:26 pm  Comments (6)  

Real Estate – what they said, what they mean

What the listing said What they meant to say
Close to amenities, schools, transportation, shopping, daycare There are no redeeming features in the house itself to talk about.
Close to park Watch out for unleashed dogs. Watch where you step. Remove your shoes to come in!
Close to transportation They say you’ll grow accustomed to noise from the trains… eventually.
Close to everything This place is more downtown than a homeless person.
Entertainment district An Elvis impersonator lives next door
Quiet neighbours Next to a graveyard
Friendly neighbours The neighbours won’t leave until they empty your beer fridge every night
Area of fine homes This isn’t one of them
Low traffic street The roadway is full of kids’ toys
Family home in prestigious neighborhood The worst house on a good street
Seasonal waterfront In some seasons it’s more UNDER water than ON the water
Steps to public beach Your front steps, actually…if u can get the beachbums to let you go down them.
Stones throw to beach Beach-stone throw back at your front windows! Note the new windows.
Full view of lake You just can‘t use the beach.
Overlooking pond with wildlife Much like the wildlife in the basement.
Pond in back yard The septic bed is overflowing.
Price includes indoor water feature. Roofs leaks.
Commune with nature There’s a family of rabid squirrels living in the attic
Backs onto Enviro Protected Land Backs onto mosquito infested swamp
Secluded private lot The burglars can take all day getting in.
Sunken living room See Seasonal waterfront
Driveway holds six cars Potential student rooming house!
Garage/Workshop There’s a pile of scrap lumber in the garage
Just like in a magazine Guns And Ammo
Dynamite property! They should have blown it up and gone for the insurance
Sunfilled ranch bungalow The roof blew off in that tornado last month
Flowing open spaces See Seasonal waterfront, with a current
Earthtones throughout Mold IS technically an earthtone
Neutral decor The carpet looks like cream of mushroom soup. And kind of smells the same.
Vintage century home The plumbing and electrical hasn’t been touched for 100 years.
Freshly painted The hockey-puck scuff marks on the walls shouldn’t bleed through before you buy it.
Gardener’s delight It was a marijuana grow-house. The ventilation holes in the floors haven’t been covered over yet.
Partially finished basement They stopped finishing and suddenly put it up for sale. Problems? HELL nooooooooo!
Potential for basement apartment You’ll need the rental income to pay the taxes.
Soaring 9 foot ceilings That’s it, keep looking up, don’t look around…
Some newer windows The ones the neighbor’s kids keep breaking.
Spacious open rooms The wife took the kids and the furniture and left the husband with this house and a big-screen TV
Kid-friendly yard There’s no fence and the neighborhood kids are all over the back yard
Perfect for first-time buyers No experienced buyer would look at this place
Builder’s model home Even the builder couldn’t sell it. Hello?
Better than new Except it’s…well…used. he he I’m a silly Realtor my goodness me
All applianced included It would cost more to move them than they’re worth
Quick close available They want out of this place NOW!
Priced to sell This is as low as they’re willing to go. Don’t lowball them!
Make an offer They know it’s overpriced and they will sell for less than they’re asking
Bring all offers Any offer! Please! Get them off my back!
Motivated sellers They’re desperate to sell
Must sell! I’m incompetent and I should be fired for disclosing my client’s negotiating position.
Selling due to illness. They’re sick of dumping money into it.
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