Homes for sale are 'great' in Miami, 'large' in Dallas, and 'new' in Boston

The most popular adjective in real estate listings is (to amplify on my headline)

The most popular adjective in real estate listings is (to amplify on my headline) “great” in Miami; “large” in Dallas, Orange County, Calif., and San Francisco; and “new” in Boston, Chicago, San Jose, St. Louis, and Washington.

“Nice” is used almost exclusively for houses selling for $250,000 or less, while “gourmet” is saved for homes costing $1 million and up. Oh, and “beautiful” is used most often in Miami.

These are some of the results of a survey of real estate listings by Roost, an online search engines for homes for sale. (To see more on the survey, click here.)

For the country as a whole, here are the top 20 adjectives used to describe homes, by frequency:

New Large Great Beautiful Open Huge Finished Spacious Custom Newer Nice Updated Private Fenced Colonial Gourmet Covered Lower Remodeled Formal

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