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"Our dream is to live long enough to see the end of our renovation."
Tags:renovation, renovations, renovating, redecorate, redecorates, redecorating, dream, dreams, dreaming, home improvement, home improvements, renovator, renovators, building site, building sites, construction zone, construction zones, construction site, construction sites, fantasy, property ladder, property ladders, housing ladder, housing ladders
"I hope we can flip it before the tide comes in."
Tags:sand, sands, sandcastle, sand castle, sand castles, sandcastles, build, building, builder, consturction, house flipping, house flipper, flipping, flip it, flipper, fixer upper, invest, investment, property ladder, real estate, realtor, realtors, sale, sales, architecture, architect, beach, beaches, vacation, vacations, holiday, holidays, seaside, sea, seas, ocean, oceans, house, new house, now home, home, homes, kid, kids, child
"If we get a bigger place, we'll just accumulate more giraffes."
'I'm just sayin', maybe we should look for another real estate agent!'
"I heard he came into money and moved to a portobello."
"If the I.P.O. foes well, I'll be able to move out of my parents' basement."
Tags:ipo, i.p.o., initial public offering, initial public offerings, businessmen, businessman, startup, startups, start-up, start-ups, entrepreneur, entrepreneurs, success, success story, success stories, business venture, business ventures, independence, growing up, moving out, living with your parents, property ladder, housing ladder, housing market, property market
"I could show you folks how to tap into your hovel's equity."
Tags:shack, shacks, hovel, hovels, poor, poverty, outback, shotgun shack, low end, sales, sales pitch, inappropriate, hard sell, tough sell, sell, selling, sales pitches, west, western, westerns, wild west, desert, wasteland, deserted, empty, real estate, real-estate, property, properties, property ladder, equity, equitable, home, homes, housing, houses, housing market, home owners
"Bad news-the cost of shoes is going back up."
Tags:housing market, market, markets, price, prices, real estate, property, property ladder, myth, myths, mythological, mythology, giant, giants, ogre, ogres, shoe, shoes, perspective, putting it in perspective, put it in perspective, cost, costs, raising costs, rising costs, rising cost, strange, strange imagery, calming, calm, soothe, soothes, soothing, bad news, good news, recession, strange imagery, inferiority, feeling small
'Property ownership is SO nineties! Gerald and I sold our house to a private consortia and are leasing back.'
"You've heard of the bank that likes to say 'yes' well we're the bank that likes to laugh in your face unless you've got an 80% deposit."
This apartment is 300 square feet but, with judicious use of sliding separating walls, it feels like 1200 square feet.
Country Mouse and City Mouse Meet Suburb Mouse
Tags:suburb, suburbia, suburban, suburbs, country, countryside, rural, rural, city, cities, urban, urbanity, city life, country life, country mouse, town mouse, town, towns, city mouse, mouse, mice, folktale, folktales, fairy, house, housing, houses, talking animal, talking animals, consumerism, consumerist, middle ground, middle-ground, mediation, mediator, differences, regional, regional differences, metaphor, metaphorical, metaphors, that guy, don't be that guy, real estate, realtor, realtors, property ladder, home, home owner, home owners
'We can mortgage your future for a very attractive low interest rate.'
"If we time it right, I can get you in this house today."
Tags:windmill, windmills, wind-mill, wind-mills, wind mill, wind mills, property viewing, property viewings, realtor, realtors, real estate, estate agent, estate agents, property ladder, housing ladder, housing ladders, property ladders, wind turbine, wind turbines, turbine, turbines, timing, bad timing
What people won't put up with to have a view.
'Don't wait too long to decide. A house with a view like this can go at any minute....'
What the Buyer and Seller Think.
'It's a perfect starter teepee.'
'It looked a lot bigger in the photos.'
"Do you guys know how lucky you are to have a big house that's not too big?"
"I remember when you used to see 3 or 4 of these a week!"
Tags:mortgages, mortgage, banks, bank, credit crunch, loans, bank lending, economic downturn, housing, houses, lending, lenders, first time buyer, first time buyers, property ladder, housing ladder, housing markets, economic downturn, economic downturns, property prices, house prices, housing prices
"Three bedrooms, living room, dining room, and a little room to negotiate."
'It's all about location, location, location!'
Envy in the Animal Kingdom
'We're experience a housing recovery.'