Real estate listings can be deceiving to the normal buyer. With photography tricks, creative wording, plus advertising ploys, you can actually be drawn to awful homes that are not what they seem. You may learn an advertisement about a nice “cozy country villa”, plus guess it sounds romantic. When you get there to look at it yourself, it may be a small shack in the woods. When something is listed as “old world charm”, it may even mean run down or ancient. Additionally, did you guess that if you place the expensive camera in the upper corner of the room it makes it look up to thirty percent greater than reality. These are all official practices in the real estate game. There is one other impressive term you need to be actually aware of, “original”. This can be good or actually very bad. If the lake home you are looking at is only a couple of years old right now, this is not a horrifying term. However, if the home is over ten, twenty, or of course fifty years old, this can be a red flag for sure. Older homes that have all original hardwood floors that have been refinished can be a dream however having original windows is a bad story. Even with new technology windows are not meant to last longer than seven to fifteen years. The argon gas that is between the double panes is not meant to hold their established energy ratings much longer than that. The same can be said for the Heating as well as A/C system in a home. You better watch out, or you’ll end up with a “charming” and useless HVAC.