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Decoded: The Most 'Massive' 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: Massive.

Everything is relative, and in New York City, where space is scarce, it's not uncommon for one-bedroom apartments that are just a little bit bigger than most average-sized cars to be described as "massive," "vast," "expansive," or whatever other words there are that imply some sort of excess of room. Or, at the very least, imply that there's room enough for two entire couches. And they're not even touching!

Perhaps even too massive? Who wants to walk all that way from the bed to the dresser?

Setting aside the fairly suspect massive-ness of the bedroom, is it such a good idea to tout how daunting the light is? It's not that we don't believe it; it's that we really, really do.

Maybe they just seem massive because—oh, no, wait, they don't.
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