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« Reform Thursday: Week Fourteen. | WILLisms.com | Quotational Therapy: Part 8 -- Democrats, On Judicial Nominations. »

Trivia Tidbit Of The Day: Part 38 -- Real Estate Nomenclature.

COMMON REAL-ESTATE AD TERMS-

An analysis of the language used in real-estate ads shows that certain words are powerfully correlated with the final sale price of a house:

Five Terms Correlated to a Higher Sales Price

* Granite
* State-of-the-Art
* Corian
* Maple
* Gourmet

Five Terms Correlated to a Lower Sales Price

* Fantastic
* Spacious
* !
* Charming
* Great Neighborhood

Source:

An online excerpt from chapter 3 of Freakonomics : A Rogue Economist Explores the Hidden Side of Everything, by Steven D. Levitt and Stephen J. Dubner.


Previous trivia tidbits:

Part 1; Part 2; Part 3; Part 4; Part 5; Part 6; Part 7; Part 8; Part 9; Part 10; Part 11; Part 12; Part 13; Part 14; Part 15; Part 16; Part 17; Part 18; Part 19; Part 20; Part 21, Part 22; Part 23, Part 24, Part 25; Part 26; Part 27, Part 28; Part 29; Part 30, Part 31; Part 32; Part 33; Part 34; Part 35; Part 36; Part 37.

Daily Trivia Tidbits cover a wide range of topics; you never know what you might find. Stay tuned to WILLisms.com for more.

Posted by Will Franklin · 6 May 2005 09:31 AM

Comments

I ordered Freakonomics today. I have been seeing it in blog land alot lately! I hope it is a good one! I sounds like a good book...

Posted by: Zsa Zsa at May 6, 2005 05:40 PM

Is Freakonomics kind of a Rick James kind of book?

Posted by: Max at May 9, 2005 09:24 AM