Real Estate Abbreviations

It happens to the best of us: we're looking at a listing for a terrific-sounding no fee 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 no fee 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

WHKP : 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


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