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Decoded: the Most 'Charming' of Apartment Listings

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Welcome back to The Brokerbabble Glossary, where we take a word or a turn of phrase that seems to show up in an unreasonable number of listings and decipher its true meaning. If you have any ideas for us, send them to the tipline. Today's word: Charming.

"Charming" is simultaneously one of the easiest and most difficult to define words that has appeared so far in The Glossary. On one hand, it usually just means small. It's like a less blatant version of "cozy." On the other hand, it could mean anything. It's kind of just one of those words that brokers like to stick in there in places that they think need an adjective. On the third hand, it means "a street with cobblestones."

Like we said, charming could really mean anything. Is this place charming? Sure, if you're charmed by venetian blinds and, uh, walls.

You can almost see the wheels turning in this broker's head as she thinks, how can I draw attention to the fact that all the cabinets, which are basically just completely standard cabinets, have knobs on them?

This broker must not have gotten the memo that charming means small. Also, charming is definitely not the word we would have chosen to describe this place. Also, this place is weird.
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