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Decoded: The Most 'Refined' 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: Refined.

The world of refined living is less spacious than we probably all imagined. And it mostly involves acquiring massive amounts of paintings and tchotchkes and covering every available inch of space with them. That might not sound like the most fun world to step into, but hey, somebody's got to do it. The world of refined living is no walk in the park. Because the park has open spaces and isn't covered in paintings.

It's not that the reason why brokers would want to describe their apartments as refined is lost on us, but if the apartment in question features bright red walls, leather couches, and three different kinds of weird lamps, isn't it possible that there's a better word out there?

Having the kitchen in the bedroom would be far less refined.

Now terrifying.
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