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Decoding the Word "Starter" Around the Curbed Universe

Friends and readers of Curbed often marvel at the verbiage of listings: what "charming," "quaint," and "architectural" truly imply. Here now, a Brokerbabble Glossary decoding what the expression "starter," or "starter home," actually means within the following Curbed markets. Take NYC, for instance, where brokers "love to apply the 'starter home' tag to studio apartments in South Queens, because nothing says you're on your way like 300 square feet and a two-hour subway ride to anywhere." Here, look:

New York · Boston · Hamptons · Philly · DC · Atlanta · Chicago · Seattle · San Francisco · Los Angeles