The calendar is winding down and it's that time again: the Curbed Awards, our nod to the trends, events and neologisms of the annum past. We shall start rolling them out soonest, including the one for Real Estate Word of the Year. It's that one collection of syllables (with the occasional hyphen) that defines what it meant to follow the housing market in Greater Boston in the 12 months preceding.
The Word of the Year in 2013 was "over-ask" or "over-asking"—as in, my god, look what they paid for that condo and/or house, so much above the price! Indeed, 2013 was chock-a-block full of five- and six-figure over-asks as was 2014. Should "over-ask" repeat then? Is there a better word out there to describe it all? Let us know in the comments here or through the ever-discreet Curbed Boston Tipline.
· Curbed Boston Awards '13: the Real Estate Word of the Year [Curbed Boston]
· Extreme Over-Asks in the Hub: Where They Happen the Most [Curbed Boston]