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Figuring out classified ads

Posted by Michele Cummins on May 22, 2014
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Are you mystified by some of the abbreviations and terms that you see in newspaper real estate ads? Take a quick look at the list below, and you’ll sail through the classifieds.

air conditioning - a/c 
apartment - apt 
appliances - appls 
bachelor - bach 
balcony - balc 
basement - bsmt 
bathroom - ba, bath, bth, bthrm 
bedroom - br, bed, bdrm 
building - bldg 
bungalow - bung 
cathedral ceiling - cath ceil 
central air conditioning - c/a 
central vacuum - cvac, c/vac, central vac 
condominium - condo 
detached - det 
double - dbl 
exposure - exp 
exterior - ext 
family room - fam rm 
fenced - fncd 
finished basement - fin bsmt 
fireplace - fpl 
floor - fl 
garage - gar 
hardwood floors - hrdwd flrs 
included - incl 
kitchen - kit, kitch 
large - lrg, lge 
luxury - lux 
parking - prkg 
penthouse - ph 
piece - pc 
private - priv 
renovated - reno, reno’d 
room - rm 
separate entrance - sep entr 
solarium - sol 
spacious - spac 
storey - stry 
subdivision - subdiv 
suite - st, ste 
townhouse - twnhse 
wall to wall - w/w 
washer/dryer - w/d 
w/o - walkout (generally refers to basement) 
workshop - wkshp 
yard - yd, yrd