Ad Terms

These are a list of common terms found in classified ads and magazines that describe homes. If you find an abbreviation on any document, check here to see what it means.

A
AC, air cond: air conditioning
adj: adjacent
appl(s): appliance(s)
att, attchd: attached
avl, avail: available

B
ba(s), bath: bathroom(s)
balc, blcny: balcony
beau, beaut: beautiful
bet, btwn: between
bkr: broker
bldg: building
blk, blck: block
blvd: boulevard
br: bedroom
brk: brick
brkfst: breakfast
bsmt: basement
bung: bungalow

C
CAC, C/A: central air
cath: cathedral
ceil(s): ceiling(s)
col: colonial
compl: completely
cptg, crpt, crptd: carpeting, carpeted
crnr: corner
ctyrd: courtyard
cust: custom

D
dec: decorated, decor
dlx: deluxe
dn: down (as in "$2,500 down")
dplx: duplex
dr: door
dr, din rm: dining room
drmn: doorman
dwntn, dwntwn: downtown
DW, D/W: dishwasher

E
EIK: eat-in kitchen
elec: electric, electricity
elev: elevator
encl: enclosed
eve(s): evening(s)
exc, excl, excel: excellent
ext, exter: exterior

F
fac: facility
fa ht: forced air heat
flr: floor
fncd: fenced
form, fml: formal
fp, frpl: fireplace
FR: family room
furn: furnished

G
gar: garage
gard: garden
gd: good
gst hse: guest house
gtd: gated

H
ha ht: hot air heat
hrdwd: hardwood
ht, htd: heated
hw ht: hot water heat

I
immac: immaculate
immed: immediate
inc, incl: included
int, inter:interior

K
kit: kitchen

L
lndry, laun: laundry
lrg, lg: large
lk: lake
lndscp: landscape(d)
lr, lvg rm: living room
loc: location
lux: luxury

M
maint: maintenance
MB, MBR, MSTBDRM: master bedroom
MLS: multiple listings service
mo: month
mod: modern
mort: mortgage

N
neut: neutral
nghbrhd: neighborhood
nr: near

O
occpy: occupancy
ofr:offer
oppty: opportunity
orig: original
OWC: owner will carry -- the buyer makes payments to the owner of the property, who retains the loan

P
parkg, pkg: parking
plumb: plumbing
por, prch: porch
pp: private party -- the property is being sold by its owner, not a real estate agent
pvt: private

R
reas: reasonable
ref: reference
refrig, fridge: refrigerator
reno, renov: renovated
rm: room
rmdld: remodeled

S
schl: school
scr, scrn: screened
sec, secur: security
sf: square feet
shpg: shopping
stv: stove
sty: story

T
terr: terrace
TH, tnhs: townhouse
trans, transp: transportation

U
util: utilities

V
vic: vicinity
vict: Victorian
vu, vw, vus: view(s)

W
WBF, WBFP: wood-burning fireplace
wd: wood
wind(s): window(s)
wk: week
wknd(s): weekend(s)
w/ : with
W/D: washer/dryer
W-W: wall to wall

Y
yd: yard