When looking for a new home, I discovered that “deck” can be a creative way of saying “stoop,” “city view” sometimes requires the qualifier “if you stand on an eight-foot ladder and stare out the skylight,” and “close in to everything” means “view of the highway, by the 7-11.” That’s why I was so amused to read about It’s Lovely! I’ll Take It!, a site dedicated to real estate listing photos that aren’t pulling any punches. The funny thing is, sometimes you get so desperate to find a house, you go see things like these anyway. We once went to see a house despite the bad photos. It was literally falling off a hill, it looked like the former tenant died on the carpet (don’t ask) and there were open trays of industrial-strength rat poisoner in the basement! Enjoy the bad real estate (at a healthy distance!) here. –Mary T.