I'm looking to buy a house and I want a single-family home. I have been living in a townhouse for two years and I am tired of having common walls and very small yards. My new house will have to have a lot more square footage, a large lot size, an open floor plan, great curb appeal, and lots of upgrades.
我想买一所房子，最好是独户式住宅 。我在联排公寓里住了两年了，我厌倦了那普通的墙壁和非常狭窄的院子 。我的新房子建筑面积一定要更大，占地要更广，有开放的楼层，引人入胜的路边景色，各方面都更高级 。
My agent has been showing me fixer-uppers, while I want a home that's in move-in condition. The problem is, I can't afford a high mortgage. I'm not holding out for a mansion, but I want this new house to be a step up from my townhouse.
我的经纪人给我介绍了几所需加以修缮的房屋，因为我想要搬进来就能住的、条件很好的房子 。问题是，我付不起高房贷 。我不坚持一定要别墅，但至少要比我目前的住处高级一点 。
My real estate agent tells me that I have to adjust my expectations. I asked him, “Do you mean I can't have the house I want?” And he said, “Of course you can. All you have to do is move—to Alaska!”
我的房产经纪人告诉我，我必须调整我的期望 。我问他：“你是指我得不到梦想中的房子？”然后他说，“当然能得到 。你只要搬到阿拉斯加去住就行了 。”