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Real Estate Acronyms Decoded

Whether you’re looking to buy a new home or simply drooling over new listings on real estate websites, you may find it a bit difficult to understand some of the lingo used in the property descriptions. Real estate is full of acronyms designed to give you tons of information about the property while keeping the word count to a minimum.

As a result, you may need help deciphering this code. Here are a few common acronyms you may read and the true meaning behind them.

a/g pl  =  Above Ground Pool
ac   =  Acre
a/c   =  Air Conditioning
APT   =  Apartment
Att   =  Attached Garage

Balc   =  Balcony
Bb   =  Baseboard Heat
bd; br   =  Bedroom
bkporch   =  Back Porch
Bkyd   =  Fenced Backyard
blt   =  Built-in

1C, 2C   =  1 or 2 car Garage
Cldsc   =  Cul-de-sac
Crwl   =  Crawl Space
crprt  =   Carport
c-fan   =  Ceiling Fan

Det   =  Detached Garage
Dk   =  Deck
d/w   =  Dishwasher
Dr   =  Dining Room
Dsp   =  Garbage Disposal

ELV   =  Elevator
END   =  End Unit
Exr   =  Exercise Room

fdr   =  Formal Dining Room
Ffbr   =  First Floor Bedroom
Flr   =  Floor Furnace
fin ll   =  Finished Lower Level
fm rm, or fr   =  Family Room
fml   =  Formal
fncd yd   =  Fenced Yard
f-bmt   =  Finished Basement
Foyr   =  Foyer
Fp, Fpl   =  Fireplace
Fpgas   =  Gas Fireplace
FR   =  Family room
FSBO   =  For Sale By Owner
FXR   =  Fixer Upper

GAR   =  Garage

HIST   =  Historical District
HTUB   =  Hot Tub
HW   =  Hot Water

INLW   =  In-Law Suite
INT   =  Intercom

LFT   =  Loft
liv rm or lr   =  Living Room

MBA   =  Master Bedroom w/Bath
Meik   =  Modern Eat-in Kitchen
Mk   =  Modern Kitchen
Mstr   =  Master Bedroom
Mtg   =  Mortgage

OA   =  Owner Agent
OFC   =  Office/Study

PAN   =  Pantry
PAT   =  Patio
PICK   =  Picket Fence
PL   =  Swimming Pool
PRV   =  Privacy Fence

R/OPT   =  Rent w/Opt-Buy
RAD   =  Radiant Heat
REC   =  Recreation Room
RNCH   =  Ranch

SAT   =  Satellite Dish
Scrnd porch   =  Screened Porch
SEW,SWR   =  Sewer
SKY   =  Skylights
SPLT   =  Split-Level
spklr   =  Sprinkler System
sq ft   =  Square Feet
sd/w   =  Storm Doors & Windows
SUN   =  Sun Room

TOWN, Th   =  Town House
Txs   =  Taxes

UTRM   =  Utility Room

WBFP   =  Wood Burning Fireplace
WIN   =  Window/Wall Unit
WINDT   =  Window Treatment
WLKIN   =  Walk-in Closet
w/o   =   Walk-out
WTR   =  Water
w/w cpt   =  Wall-to-Wall Carpet
w/d   =  Washer Dryer
w/d hkup   =  Washer/Dryer Hookup
wd pnl   =  Wood Paneling

yd   =  Yard