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The Case of The Far Away Fireplace (or is it??)

Fake News Photo “True or False” Quick! Is the photo (above) of a lower level Amusement Room real or enhanced (through a wide-angle lens, etc.)? Answer: it’s real. According to MLS, the room measures a whopping 45(!) feet long. The foundation size of the home — a rambler — is well over 2,000 square feet,...
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The World’s Biggest Fridge? Maybe (Maybe Not)

Undermining Seller Credibility Either the Kitchen in the photo above has a walk-in, commercial-sized freezer. Or, something’s not quite right about the photo dimensions. Based on the other Kitchen photos accompanying the listing, the answer is option #2. Never Just One Cockroach So, what is the other reason not to use a wide-angle lens or...
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Is That REALLY a 15-Foot Sofa in the Living Room?!?

Option B: Trick Photo So, whaddya think:  is that REALLY a 15′ sofa pictured above? And if not, why on earth would the listing agent use a wide-angle lens (or some other trick) to make it appear so? Give up? Here’s (more than) a hint:  the couch is in the living room of Graceland, Elvis’ former...
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Huge Dining Room? One Way to Tell

“Trick (Photography) or Treat” [Editor’s Note:  The views expressed here are solely those of Ross Kaplan, and do not represent Edina Realty, Berkshire Hathaway (“Berkshire”), or any other entity referenced. Edina Realty is a subsidiary of Berkshire.] Want to know whether a Dining Room is actually as roomy as it appears online? Here’s a quick tip:  count...
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Is It Really a Corner Lot? One Way to Tell

1 Picture = 1,000 Words Just in case there’s any doubt, the wide-angle shot (above) of this Lake Nokomis home definitively answers the question:  “is it a corner lot?” Realtor conventional wisdom is that some Buyers prefer them, because of the extra light (and one less neighbor). Meanwhile, others avoid corner lots, because of the...
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The World’s Biggest Fridge? Maybe (Maybe Not)

Undermining Seller Credibility Either the Kitchen in the photo above has a walk-in, commercial-sized freezer. Or, something’s not quite right about the photo dimensions. Based on the other Kitchen photos accompanying the listing, the answer is option #2. Never Just One Cockroach What is the other reason not to use a wide-angle lens or otherwise...
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