Real Estate Abbreviations

A helpful list of the most commonly used real estate, land and property abbreviations used in most real estate related industries.

 

Property Listing Abbreviations:

AC or A/C – Air conditioning
AEK – All electric kitchen
APPLS – Appliances
BA – Bathroom
BR – Bedroom
CATH – Cathedral ceilings
CAC – Central air conditioning
CDS – Cul de sac
CH – Central heat
C/VAC – Central vacuum
CP – Carport
D/D – Dishwasher and a garbage disposal
DET – Detached garage
DK – Deck
FDR/DR – Dining room or a formal dining room
FAG – Forced air gas
F/BSMT – Fully finished basement
FPLC, FP, FRPLC – Fireplace
FSBO – For Sale By Owner
GARD – Garden
GAR, GR – Garage
GRMET KIT, GRMT KIT – Gourmet kitchen
GRT RM – Great room
HD, HDFL – Hardwood floors
HI CEIL(S) – High ceilings
KIT, KT – Kitchen
LA – Living area
LR – Living room
OFC – Office
OSP – Off-street parking is available
PL, SP, S/P – Swimming pool
PVT – Private
PWDR RM – Powder room or half bath
Q POS – Available for quick possession
SMART – Typically computer controlled heating and cooling, alarms, and lights etc.
SPAC – Spacious
UPF, UPR – Upper floor
VWS, VW, VU – View or views
W/D WD – Washer and dryer
WIC – Walk-in closet

Real Estate Investing Abbreviations

ARV – After-Repaired Value
CCIM – Certified Commercial Investment Member
COO or C of O – Certificate of Occupancy
CMA – Comparative Market Analysis
COCR or CCR – Cash on Cash Return
COF – Cost of Funds
CRE – Commercial Real Estate
CRE – Creative Real Estate
DCR, DSCR, DSR – Debt Service Coverage Ratio
DTI – Debt to Income Ratio
FMV – Fair Market Value
FHA – Federal Housing Administration
FMR – Fair Market Rent
FSBO – For Sale by Owner
GNMA – Ginnie Mae or “Government National Mortgage Association”
GRM – Gross Rent Multiplier
HOA – Homeowners Association
HML – Hard Money Lender
HUD – Housing and Urban Development
IRR – Internal Rate of Return
IRA – Individual Retirement Account
JV – Joint Venture
L/O – Lease Option
LLP – Limited Liability Partnership
LLC – Limited Liability Company
LTV – Loan to Value
MAO – Maximum Allowable Offer
MLS – Multiple Listing Service
NNN – Triple Net Lease
NOO – Non-Owner Occupied
NOI – Net Operating Income
OO – Owner Occupied
O/F – Owner Finance
P&S – Purchase and Sale
PCF – Price to Cash Flow (ratio)
PITI – Principal, Interest, Taxes and Insurance
PUD – Planned Unit Development
REI – Real Estate Investing
REIA – Real Estate Investors Association
ROI – Return On Investment
REO – Real Estate Owned
RTO – Rent to Own
SFH – Single Family House
SFR – Single Family Residence
VA – Department of Veterans Affairs / Veterans Administration

Real Estate Financing Abbreviations

AMORT – Amortization
APR – Annual Percentage Rate
ARM – Adjustable Rate Mortgage
CCR – Conditions, Covenants, and Restrictions
CFD – Contract for Deed
CLTV – Combined Loan To Value
CAP – Capitalization
DBA – Doing Business As
DOS – Due On Sale Clause
DOT – Deed of Trust
DOS – Due On Sale Clause
EMC – Earnest money contract
FCRA – Fair Credit Reporting Act
FDIC – Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation
FEMA – Federal Emergency Management Agency
FHLMC – Freddie Mac or “Federal Home Loan Mortgage Corporation”
I/O– Interest Only (loan)
LOC – Line of Credit
LOI – Letter of Intent
LPOA – Limited Power of Attorney
MAO – Maximum Allowable Offer
PMI – Private Mortgage Insurance
POA – Power of Attorney
POF – Proof of Funds
Sub2 – Subject to existing financing
TIL – Truth In Lending

Real Estate Listing Abbreviations

A/G PL – Above ground Pool
AC – Acre
A/C – Air Conditioning
Actv – Active
ALM – Aluminum Siding
APT – Apartment
ASB – Asbestos Siding
ASM – Assumptions
ATFN – Attic Fan
ATT – Attached Garage
BA – Bath
BALC – Balcony
BB – Baseboard Heat
BCH – Beach
BD – Bedroom
BKPORCH – Back Porch
BKYD – Backyard
BLDRS REDO – Builder’s Renovation
BLT – Built-in
BOT – Boat Slip
BR – Bedroom
Brk – Brick
Brkf – Breakfast Area
Bsmt – Basement
Bulk – Bulkhead
Bung – Bungalow
CAC – Central Air Conditioning
Cbl,Cblh – Cable/Hookup
CCR – Conditions, Covenants, and Restrictions
Cdrcl – Cedar Closet
Cen – Central Air
Cer – Ceramic Tile
CFan – Ceiling Fan
Chn – Chain Link Fence
Cldsc – Cul-de-sac
Clap – Clapboard Siding
Clbhs – Clubhouse
Clus – Cluster
Cnl – Canal
Col – Colonial
Cont – Contemporary
CPT – Carpet or Carport
Crk – Creek
Crwl – Crawl Space
Cth – Cathedral Ceiling
CVAC – Central Vacuum
Cvga – Converted Garage
Crprt – Carport
C-fan – Ceiling Fan
Cent h/a – Central Heat&Air
Deco – Decorative Fence
DEDRS – Deed Restrictions
Det – Detached Garage
DhkpP – Dryer Hookup
Dk – Deck
DLM – Seller Disclaimer
DLO – Seller Disclosure
Dbl– Double
D/W – Dishwasher
Dr -Dining Room
Dry – Clothes Dryer
Dsp – Garbage Disposal
DWF, DWAC – Deep Water/Access
EA – exclusive agency
EIK – Eat in kitchen
ELE – Electric
ELV – Elevator
END – End Unit
E – Rng Electric Range
ERS – exclusive right to sell
Exr – Exercise Room
Farm – Farmhouse
FRBO – for rent by owner
FDR – Formal dining room
FFBR – First Floor Bedroom
FFE – furniture, fixture, and equipment
Fha Forced Hot Air
FHA Federal Housing Administration
FLR – Floor Furnace
FIN LL – Finished lower level
FM RM – Family Room
FML – Formal
FNCD YD – Fenced Yard
F-bmt – Finished Basement
Foyr – Foyer
Fp, Fpl, Fplc – Fireplace
Fpgas – Gas Fireplace
FR – Family room
FSBO – For Sale by Owner
F/A Ht, FAH – Forced Air Heat
FXR – Fixer Upper
GAR – Garage
G/A – Garage, Attached
GARB – Garbage
GAROP – Garage Door Opener
GLF – Golf Course
GLFP – Gas log fire place
GMT Kitchen – Gourmet kitchen
GRNO – Ground Maintenance
G-RNG – Gas Range
HB – Half Bath (toilet + sink)
HBR – Harbor
HIST – Historical District
HOA – Homeowner’s association
HP – Heat Pump
HPWA – Water/Air Ht Pump
HDWD – Hardwood
HRS – Horses Allowed
HSF – Heated square feet
HTUB – Hot Tub
HUD Department of Housing and Urban Development
HW – Hot Water
HWH – Hot water heater
HVAC – heating, ventilation and air conditioning
IGSP – In-Ground Sprinkler
INGRD PL – pool in ground pool
INLW – In-Law Suite
INT – Intercom
JTUB – Jetted Tub
LFT – Loft
LRG – Large
LR – Living Room
LTV – loan to value
MAR – Marble
MBA – Master Bedroom w/Bath
MBRFP – Master Bedroom w/FP
MCOA – Min $ on Assumption
MEIK – Modern eat-in kitchen
MIC – Mint Condition (like new or new)
MK – Modern kitchen
MLS – multiple listing service
MO – Month
MOPOA – Monthly POA Fee
MRSH – Marsh
Mstr – Master bed room
MSN – Masonry
MTG – Mortgage
MULTI – 3+ Car Garage
MYOB – Mind Your Own Business
MWV – Microwave Oven
NAR – National Association of Realtors
NAT GS HT – Natural gas heat
NBHD – Neighborhood
NGS – Natural Gas
NONQ – Non-Qualifying
NYSAR – New York State Association of Realtors
OA – Owner Agent
OBO – Or Best Offer
OCN – Ocean
O/F – Owner Finance
OFC – Office/Study
OFF – Off Street Parking
OP – Occupancy Permit
OVER – Oversized Garage
OWN – Owner Financing
P&S – Purchase and sale
PAN – Pantry
PAR – Partially Fenced
PAT – Patio
PERM – Perm Attic Stairs
PGS – Propane
PICK – Picket Fence
PILE – Pilings
PITI – Principal, Interest, Taxes and Insurance
PL/A – Above Ground Pool
PL -Swimming Pool
PL/1 In-Ground Pool
PLAY – Playground
PMI – Private mortgage insurance
PMP – Well Pump
POA – Power of Attorney
POR, POR-S Porch/Screened
PROP HT – Propane Heat
PRQ – Parquet
PRTL – Partial
PRV, PVCY FENCE – Privacy Fence
PULL – Pull-Down Attic Stair
R/OPT – Rent w/Opt-Buy
RAD – Radiant Heat
RDR – Radiator
REC – Recreation Room
REF – Refrigerator
REL – Related to Seller
RELO – Relocation office
RNCH – Ranch
RTO – Rent To Own
RV PRKG – RV Parking
RVR – River
SAT – Satellite Dish
SCRND PORCH – Screened Porch
SD – Security Deposit
SEC – Security System
SEC SYS – Security System
SEW – Sewer
SHNG – Shingle
SHOP – Workshop
SKY – Skylights
SLT – Slate
SN – Senior
SMP – Sump Pump
SPC – Drive parking spaces
SPDED – Special Warranty Deed
SPLT – Split-Level
SMB – Split Master Bedroom
SPKLR – Sprinkler
SQ FT – Square Feet
SD/W – Storm Doors & Windows
SRO – Single Room Occupancy
STA – State
STOR – Assigned Storage
STR – On Street Parking
SUN – Sun Room
SWR – Sewer
TEN – Tennis Court
TOWN – Town House
TRAD – Traditional
TRAN – Transitional
TRC – Trash Compactor
TRSH – Trash Pickup
TXS – Taxes
U/G SPRK – Underground Sprinkler
UNO – Unit Number
UTCL – Utility Closet
UTLVL – Utility Room Level
UTRM – Utility Room
VYL – Vinyl
WAR – Warranty Plan
WBS – Wood-Burning Stove
WBFP – Wood Burning Fireplace
W/D – Washer/Dryer
W/D HKUP – Washer/Dryer hookup
WD PNL – Wood paneling
WDSTV – Wood-Burning Stove
WF – Waterfront
WDSTV – Wood Burn Stove
WHF – Whole House Fan
WHKP – Washer Hookup
WIN – Window/Wall Unit
WINDT – Window Treatment
WLKIN – Walk-in Closet
WSH – Washer
WTR – Water
WTR PD – Water paid
W/W CRPT – Wall To Wall Carpet
YD – Yard
1C, 2C – 1 or 2 car Garage
2/1 – 2 bedrooms / 1 bathrooms
4/3 – 4 bedrooms / 3 bathrooms
3/4 Bath – toilet + sink + shower or tub
4/3/2 – 4 bedroom / 3 bath / 2 car garage

Real Estate Agent Certification Abbreviations

ABR – Accredited Buyer Representative
AMO – Accredited Management Organization
CBR – Certified Buyer Representative
CHMS – Certified Home Marketing Specialist
CLHMS – Certified Luxury Home Marketing Specialist
CNS – Certified Negotiation Specialist
CRS – Certified Residential Specialist
CPM – Certified Property Manager
CRB – Certified Real Estate Broker
PRO – Internet Professional
GRI – Graduate Realtor Institute
GRI – Graduate REALTOR® Institute
GRES – Graduate Real Estate Society
NAR – National Association of Realtors
REALTOR® – Member of the National Association of Realtors
RPAC Realtors Political Action Committee
SRES – Senior Real Estate Specialist

 

Additional Resources:

REAL ESTATE DEED ABBREVIATONS AND ACRONYMS