The site looked at over a million home listings and found a correlation between certain words and a home's listing price. For instance, the average cost for a home that has a "parlor floor" was $4,935,632. (But we kind of figured that any phrase that references a classic 1870s brownstone might be a little out of our price range.)
However, their list of inexpensive homes and the words used to describe their state was revealing. A phrase like "minimum commission applies" doesn't really seem scary but according to MSN, it means that a home is priced so low that the agents want more than six percent commission as a fee.
And even though some homes with "mold-like substance" run for only $45,094, we're not sure if they should be put on the market at all -- yuck! Especially since it can pose such health hazards. Scroll down to see some other real estate code words that mean trouble.
Minimum commission applies
Lead-based paint notices
Repair plumbing system
Cute little bungalow
Hud owned offered as-is
Starter-home investment property
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