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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