Real Estate Abbreviations


It happens to the best of us: we're looking at a listing for a terrific-sounding apartment, but then all of sudden we're confused... does "DR" mean that the apartment has a dryer, or a dining room? And what about that "Gar"? Does that stand for garden, or garage? Don't waste your time going out to see apartments that aren't what you expected because you couldn't penetrate the abbreviation-laden lingo. Urban Edge comes to your rescue, and using this guide you'll be able to understand even the "densest" listings. A/C : Air Conditioning APPL : Appliances APPT : Appointment APT : Apartment ARCH : Architecture ARCH, ARCWY : Archway ASRSV : Assigned Parking AVAIL : Available BA, BTH : Bath BALC : Balcony BCH : Beach BCHFRNT : Beachfront BKCSE(S) : Bookcases BKR, BRKR : Broker BLT : Built-in BLDG : Building BR, BDRM : Bedroom BRK : Brick BRKF : Breakfast (Area, Nook, Bar, etc.) BSMT : Basement CAC : Central Air Conditioning CBL, CBLH : Cable, Cable Hook-up CDRCL : Cedar Closet CEIL : Ceiling CEN : Central Air Conditioning CFAN : Ceiling Fan CLMN(S) : Column CLST(S) : Closet CONC : Concierge COND : Condition CONT : Contemporary COR, CNR, CRNR : Corner CNTP : Countertops CRPT : Carpeting CRWN MLDG : Crown Molding CTH : Cathedral Ceiling CTY : City CVAC : Central Vaccuum DEC : Decorative DEC FPLC : Decorative Fireplace (non-working) DEP : Deposit DHKP : Dryer Hookup DK, DCK : Deck DPLX : Duplex DR : Dining Room DRESS RM : Dressing Room/Area DRMN, DM : Doorman DRY : Dryer DSP : Garbage Disposal DW, D/W : Dishwasher EIK : Eat In Kitchen ELE, ELEC : Electric, or Electricity ELV, ELEV : Elevator ENT, ENTR : Entrance E-RNG : Electric Range EXCL, EXCEL : Excellent EXR : Exercise Room F/S : Full Service FAC : Facilities FDR : Formal Dining Room FIX : Fixtures FL, FLR : Floor FM RM, FR : Family Room FOYR : Foyer FPGAS : Gas Fireplace FRPLC, FPLC, FP : Fireplace FT CTR : Fitness Center FURN : Furnished GAR : Garage GARD, GDN : Garden GD : Good GRMT KIT, GMT KIT : Gourmet Kitchen GRNT : Granite G-RNG : Gas Range HB : Half Bath (usually, just a toilet and sink) HDWD, HRWD, HSF : Hardwood Floors HI CEIL : High Ceilings HM OFF : Home Office HSE : House HT&HW, H/HW : Heat and Hot Water HW : Hot Water HVAC : Heating, Ventilation, and Air Conditioning INCL : Included INT : Intercom KIT, KTCHN : Kitchen KITCHNT : Kitchenette LFT : Loft LNDRY : Laundry LOC : Location LR : Living Room LRG : Large LSD PKG : Leased Parking LSE : Lease LUX : Luxury MAR, MRBL : Marble MBA : Master Bedroom With Bath MBRFP : Master Bedroom With Fireplace MEIK : Modern Eat-in Kitchen MIC, MINT : Mint Condition (New or Like New) MIN : Minimum MK : Modern Kitchen MO, MNTH : Month MOD : Modern MRPHY BD : Murphy Bed MWV, MICRO : Microwave Oven NABE, NBHD : Neighborhood NGS : Natural Gas NO SMKG : No Smoking NR : Near NR BST SCHLS : Near the Best Schools NR TRANS : Near (Public) Transportation OFC : Office, Study OFF : Off Street Parking OH : Open House P/W : Pre-war P/W DTLS : Pre-war Details PAN : Pantry PAT : Patio PKG : Parking PL : Swimming Pool PLAY : Playground PRM : Premises PRQ, PARQT : Parquet PRV, PRIV : Private PRTL : Partial PTHSE, PNTHSE : Penthouse PWDR RM : Powder Room RDR : Radiator REC : Recreation Room REF, REFRG : Refrigerator RELO : Relocation Office RENO, RENOV, RNV : Renovated REQ : Required RF : Roof RFTP : Rooftop RIV : River RM : Room RNG, RNGE : Range RTO : Rent to Own S/S : Stainless Steel SAT : Satellite Dish SCHLS : Schools SEC, SECSY : Security System SEC DEP, SR : Security Deposit SEP : Separate SEP KIT : Separate Kitchen SHWR : Shower SKY : Skylight SNGL : Single SNKN LR : Sunken Living Room SPAC : Spacious SQ FT, SF : Square Feet SS APPL, S/S APPL : Stainless Steel Appliances ST : Street STOR : Storage STR : On Street Parking STU : Studio STV : Stove SUPER : Superintendent TEN : Tennis Court TERR : Terrace TOWN : Town House TRAD : Traditional Styling TRC : Trash Compactor TRPLX : Triplex UNO : Unit Number UPR FL : Upper Floor UPSTRS : Upstairs UTIL(S) : Utilities VW(S), VU(S) : View VYL : Vinyl W/ : With W/D : Washer/Dryer W/D HKUP : Washer/Dryer Hookup W/I : Walk-in WAT : Water WBFP : Wood Burning Fireplace WBS : Wood Burning Stove WF : Waterfront WKPH : Washer Hookup WIC, WLKIN : Walk-In Closet WIN, WIND, WNDW : Window WINDT : Window Treatment WLKP :Walkup WSH : Washer W/W CRPT, W/W CPTG : Wall-to-wall Carpeting YD : Yard See any we missed? Please let us know.
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