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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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