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Decoded: the Most 'Ultimate' Listings in the Country

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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.

The thing about this is you just know there's some guy out there who is going to get legitimately very excited about this garage. Is that a twenty-four-footer? Hoo boy! I bet you could fit a boat in that thing! The listing has zero pictures of the inside of the house, but it doesn't even matter. You're in garage country now.

A lot of listing use phrases like "ultimate living" or "ultimate downtown living" or "ultimate urban living" and it's unclear exactly what any of these phrases mean. They all sound like they were pulled out of an ad for energy drinks that has a bunch of people skydiving on dirt bikes.

If your yard has five-foot-tall fences with a direct sightline from the second floor of the neighboring house into the yard, it probably isn't the ultimate in privacy, but whatever. Good fence.

At first glance, this looks like a watermark, but at second glance somebody actually placed a metal thing that says "DREAMS" on top of this bedspread. Dreams are the ultimate in urban living.