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Decoded: the Most 'Harmonious' Listings in the Nation

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Welcome back to The Brokerbabble Glossary, where Curbed takes a word or phrase that shows up repeatedly in listings and deciphers its true meaning. Ideas? Hit up the tipline.

There is no word in the English language that screams "I have no idea what to say about this apartment I'm supposed to be listing" quite like "harmony". The broker for this place might have been trying to say that everything in the living room goes together, which is true, if you consider everything being flat and gray "going together." "The walls are flat and gray! The floor is also flat and gray! Even the buildings you can see from the window are flat and gray! This apartment has the serene harmony of a post-apolcapyptic dystopian wasteland. Call today!"

This street definitely has some guy who has appointed himself head of the "Neighborhood Association" and tries to fine you if you don't mow your lawn.

"Ambiance of rare harmony" actually sounds pretty nice. Unfortunately, this place has the ambiance of ten thousand grandmas.

The phrase "harmony of space," translated directly from brokerbabble to English, means: "This is a house or whatever. Please just buy it."

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