- The look or appeal of a house when viewed from the street or sidewalk.
first impression, visual attractiveness, aesthetic
Related Terms and Acronyms
- Amenities — Definition,
- Amenities are features such as green space, playgrounds, community centres, shopping malls, or swimming pools that make a neighbourhood or community more desirable for living.
- Betterment — Definition,
- An improvement or replacement that increases a property's value.
- Blighted Area — Definition,
- An ugly, run-down neighbourhood.
- Broom Clean — Definition,
- Ready to be cleaned and painted. The term does not mean immaculate or spotless or entirely clean.
- Cul-De-Sac (Cldsc, Culd) — Abbreviation,
- A dead-end street, often with a broad circle at the end.
- Fixer-upper (fxr) — Abbreviation,
- A house that needs a lot of work and which sells for a discount.
- Mint Condition — Definition,
- A term describing a building or item that's just like new.
- Not in My Backyard (NIMBY) — Acronym,
- Opposition from residents for proposed buildings or structures in a neighbourhood.
- Resale Value — Definition,
- The sales price that would be negotiated by a willing seller and buyer for an existing home or property.
- Sweat Equity — Definition,
- The value of the work put into a house by its owner. This can be used in place of a full down payment. Up to and including 50% of a down payment.
- Upzoning — Definition,
- The process, often controversial, of changing the zoning in an area, usually to allow greater density or commercial use. Sometimes the term is used to mean the opposite -- changing the zoning in a broad area to limit growth and density.