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Decoded: the Nation's Most Utterly 'Remarkable' Listings

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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.

Remarkable is one of those words that ends up in a lot of real estate listings because, as far as brokers are concerned, it's a four-syllable version of "good." What makes this construction remarkable? Maybe if you consider how difficult it is to even build anything in the first place and how far human civilization has come to possess the tools and skills to create a home for a single person or family that's actually livable and structurally sound, but isn't even in the top tier of houses that people build, then it's kind of remarkable. That's probably what the broker meant.

So, in other words, a backyard, a refrigerator, and an eight-square-foot patch of concrete? Remarkable.

You actually have to go see this place in person, because when you try to take its picture it gets shy and hides behind the garage.

"Retro" houses are really in right now.
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