Monday, April 21, 2008

Cape Code, UTILITYS Paid

Wouldn't you love a Cape Code-like atmosphere? How about a place with free utilitys?

I'm doing a little CraigsList hunting for a new place. Here are some excerpts from some of the more interesting listings:

Remodeled Condo in a Great Local! - Great Local what?

Comfy 3 bedroom availble - Okay, I know abbreviations are big in real estate ads, but really, how much space is that "a" costing you? Not to mention, this is CraigsList. It's free!

3 bedroom,w/ bath - Are there some places that don't even come with bathrooms anymore?

You won't believe you eyes - No, I don't believe I will.

TWO BEDROOM ONE BATHROOM ONE PARKING SPC - Is this just an "only in L.A." thing? That a parking space is a selling point?

Musician friendly location - This reminds me of what I heard about the depression era: "No Dogs or Actors Allowed."
and from that same ad
Showing Tuesday night 04/22/2008 7:00pm-8;00pm - Does 8;00 pm mean 8-ish? Figures, the musician can't give a real time!

Two ads mention that there are "no neighbors." I have to admit, that is a selling point!

Open house Sunday Central - um, we're in the Pacific time zone. Why Central?

only neighbor on lot produces art - so many ways to go with this one...performance art? Adult-industry art? Why is it important to know that the neighbor produces art?

*sigh* Depending on how things go with Plans B and C...there may be more of these to come.

11 comments:

Kori said...

I shouldn't be getting a kick out of these, and I am NOT because it sucks for you that you are even going there, and my heart really isbroken, but damn, some of the ads AND your comments are so funny! The parking space would not be a selling point here, as we have neighbors who park in their yard. and yes, their cars still RUN, they aren't up on blocks or anything...

Karen C. said...

Can't wait to read more!! I hope you find some funny ones on your way to finding the perfect home!!

Florinda said...

Well, I guess the ads are communicating effectively, but how hard is it to use correct punctuation and grammar? Apparently, harder than I would have thought...

Seriously, the parking space probably is a selling point in these parts.

Good luck with the search, and thanks for sharing these.

Kate said...

hmmm, this gives me an idea for the way people try to put a spin on condemned houses to try and convince you that they are worth $110,000. All in all if I had to pick one it would be the availble one. :)

abrightfuture said...

This moving thing is completely sucky for y'all, but these are hilarious.

Glad you're keeping your sense of humor about you during this yucky process.

singleworkingmommy said...

Thanks for giving me a nice chuckle during my lunch hour. Seriously, I'd be *afraid* of that "musician-friendly" location. Are there loud bands playing there at all hours of the night?

Sunday Central cracked me up big time.

Tara R. said...

Sorry you have to put up with having to look for another place... none of those really sound too inviting, with the exception of the 'no neighbors' one. Good Luck searching!

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Jen of A2eatwrite said...

Ads are endlessly amusing, even if they're for something you'd rather not be shopping for.

cablegirl said...

Ah yes, I love wanted or seeking ads.... you know, if I'm not actually wanting or seeking. They're not nearly as amusing when you're actually looking for something.

And the parking space thing? Yeah,not just LA. That was a huge selling point in Boston and Toronto as well. I think it's a selling point in any normal city. (I say 'normal' because Miami does not apply).

chalkdustmakesmesneeze said...

That's the way the young-uns write nowdays.

IDK Y but IMHO U can LOL at them all...