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Rental acronyms

Apt contains AC with 3 BRs and 2 BAs. Uh, what?

When looking at online and offline classified ads for apartments and houses for rent, you come across numerous abbreviations. The authors of these ads use abbreviations to save money -- the less lines they take up in a classified ad, the less money the ad costs.

This is a list of all the abbreviations (w/ meanings) we've seen before. Seen something not on this list? Let us know.

24hr mtn 24-hour maintenance
AC (A/c) Air conditioning
Appls Appliances
Apt Apartment
BA Bathroom
BR Bedroom
Bsmt Basement
CAC Central air conditioning
DA Dining area
Det Detatched
Dk Deck
DR Dining room
Dw (D/w) Dishwasher
Eff Efficiency
FDR Formal dining room
FHA Fair Housing Act
FMR Fair market rent
FP Floorplan
Frplc Fireplace
G/d Garbage disposal
Gar Garage
Grmet kit Gourmet kitchen
H/A Handicapped accessible
H/W Hardwood floors
Hi ceil High ceilings
HQS Housing quality standards
HUD Department of Housing and Urban Development
HVAC Heating, ventilation, and air conditioning
LA Living area
LR Living room
MBR Master bedroom
MBTH Master bathroom
Neg Negotiable
Ofc Office
OSP Off-street parking
Pkg Parking
Pl Swimming pool
PM Property manager
Pvt Private
Renov Renovated
Rf Roof
Rm Room
SF Single-family
SFA Single-family attached
SFD Single-family detatched
SP Swimming pool
Sq. ft Square feet
SRO Single room occupancy
Stu Studio (efficiency)
TH Townhouse
TR Tenant rent
Vw (vu) View
W/A Wheelchair accessible
W/D Washer/dryer
W/d hkup Washer/dryer hookup
W/W Wall-to-wall carpeting
WIC Walk-in closet
Yd Yard


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