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Decoded: The Most 'Expansive' 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, courtesy of Confidence Stimpson: Expansive.

There are a lot of people living in New York City (have you heard about this?) and, as such, New York apartments are notoriously small. It probably doesn't make sense to describe the average one-bedroom or studio as 'expansive.' But brokers love describing things as 'expansive!' Therefore, they are often forced to choose somewhat incongruous aspects of the apartment, such as, for instance, the above dressing room. To be fair, that dressing room is pretty expansive. It's almost 30% bigger than the bathtub!

This counter is not only expansive—it spans the length of four stools—but also rich (it was an early investor in Google.)

"Connecting the space with the sun and the sky" is a fantastic piece of brokerbabble. We actually have to hand it to this broker. A for effort! (F for making us believe that apartment feels expansive.)

Define "a lot of stuff."
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