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Decoded: The Best Brokerbabble Listings in The City

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"Perfect for end user who is skilled as a handyman!" Calling all renovators this house has HUGE potential, according to the realtor, which is usually a brokerbabble term for this house needs work or hasn't been updated since the 1970s. In this case, both are true. The Leslieville two bedroom is listed for $539,000.

"Opportunity, opportunity, opportunity." This triplex is all about opportunity. From "welcome to a fantastic investment opportunity" to your clients would hate to "miss this opportunity!" The realtor loves to overuse that word but hey aren't buyers really looking for the "wow factor" anyways? The five bedroom in the Upper Beach neighbourhood is listed for $1,169,900.

"Original owner!" Oh no! The original owner often means the home is a 1980s time capsule where renos haven't been touch maybe ever. Nothing wrong with this lime green bedroom a little paint couldn't fix. The three bedroom in North York is listed for $1.1 million.

"Chef's dream kitchen." Everything about this custom house is "absolutely stunning" with attention to detail including a new kitchen. Is this really a dream kitchen? You decide. The five bedroom near Yonge and Sheppard is listed for $1.999 million.
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