Most Commonly Used Real Estate Abbreviations
There are many abbreviations commonly used in real estate. Many of which are used in real estate property descriptions, on real estate internet websites, in the mls multiple listing service and in written real estate advertisements. Although they are second language to anyone in the business, many consumers do not understand what the abbreviations stand for making it difficult to understand the property's features. Real estate abbreviations are not meant to confuse the consumer, they are primarily used to minimize character spaces.
This little cheat sheet of most commonly used real estate abbreviations should help eliminate some of the confusion and help you understand what you are reading and what features the property has to offer.
Most Commonly Used Real Estate Abbreviations:
|AC or A/C||Air Condition|
|BA or BTH||Bath|
|C (ex. 2C)||Car Garage (ex. 2 car garage)|
|CA or CAC||Central Air Condition|
|CAPE||Cape Cod (housing style)|
|COL||Colonial (housing style)|
|CONT||Contemporary (housing style)|
|End||End unit (townhouse)|
|FDR||Formal Dining Room|
|FHA||Federal Housing Administration Loan|
|FSBO||For Sale by Owner|
|LR or LVR||Living Room|
|MB or MBR||Master Bedroom|
|MLS||Multiple Listing Service|
|SGD||Sliding Glass Door|
|SPLT||Split Level (housing style)|
|TH or TWNHS||Townhouse|
|W&D or W/D||Washer and Dryer|
|W/D HKUP||Washer & Dryer Hookup|
I may have missed some but I compiled the list based on the abbreviations I come across daily on the most commonly used real estate abbreviation in my area - the GSMLS ("Garden State Multiple Listing Service").
Looking to buy or sell a home in New Jersey contact Essex County Real Estate Agent Gina Chirico 973-715-1158 (assisting buyers and sellers throughout most areas of Essex, Morris, Passaic and Union Counties).
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