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