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Jokes About Real Estate - Why Not!

Jun 19, 2008
They say you should look for the silver lining in bad situations. The current real estate is so bad that the silver lining is pretty hard to find. Still, it has given rise to a large number of jokes. At the end of the day, a good laugh can go a long way to helping you hang in there.

A doctor met an old lawyer friend and asked him what he was doing there. The lawyer replied, "Remember that lousy real estate I bought? Well, it caught fire, so here I am with the fire insurance proceeds. What are you doing here?" The doctor replied, "Remember that lousy real estate I had in Mississippi? Well, the river overflowed, and here I am with the flood insurance proceeds." The lawyer looked puzzled. "Gee, how did you start the flood?"

Definition of "potential" in real estate ads - Grim. Steer clear unless you have a lot of money and believe your blind dates really did have nice personalities. See "Ready to Rehab," and "Fixer Upper."

The dream of the older generation was to pay off a mortgage. The dream of today's young families is to get one.

The trouble with owning a home is that no matter where you sit, you're looking at something you should be doing.

Q: When is a one-story house a two-story house? A: You get one story before you buy and the second story after.

A Happy Home is a place where each spouse entertains the possibility that the other may be right though neither believes it.

When A real-estate agency hadn't sold our house, we decided to do it ourselves. I placed ads in the local papers, spray painted a "For Sale" message on a and posted it outside. When my husband came home, he told me, laughing, that my sign was the most truthful one he had ever seen. In my haste I had printed - "For Sale by Ower."

The definition of Homesickness - What you feel every month when the mortgage is due.

Realtor: first you folks tell me what you can afford, then we'll have a good laugh and go on from there.

Definition of "sophisticated" in real estate ads - Black walls and no windows. See "Architect's Delight."

The current real estate market may seem utterly bleak andwell, it is! Sooner or later, however, it will turn around. When it does, you'll look back on this rough stretch andlaugh.
About the Author
Hal James is with FSBOAmerica.org - a site devoted to helping you sell your house without a realtor so you can save tens of thousands of dollars in commissions.
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