Reading an MLS listings can be confusing with all the abbreviations used, due to space limitations. Here is an alphabetical list of abbreviations translated for you!


MLS Abbreviations Explained


A/C - Air Conditioner

Acc - Access (as in Acc to backyard)

Ad - Advertisement

Agr - agricultural (as in zoned Agr)

Agmt - Agreement (as in Agmt of Purchase and Sale)

A.K.A. - "Also Known As" - as in, semi-detached a.k.a. "semi".

Alum - Aluminum (as in alum siding)

Apt - Apartment  (as in Basement Apt)

Apx - Approximate,  also Appx


Bbq - Barbeque

B/I - Built-In (as in B/I Dishwasher)

B/I/DW  - Built-In Dishwasher

Berber - A high quality broadloom/carpet that wears well. Not recomended for dog owners as claws will tend tocatch on the fabric and damage it.

Bkfst - Breakfast (as in Bkfst Nook or Bkfst Room)

Bldg - Building

Bldrs - Builders (as in Bldrs plans)

BR - Bedroom  (as in 4BR)

Bdr - Bedroom

Brdlm - Broadloam (carpet)

Bsbrds - Baseboards

Bsmt - Basement (as in finished Bsmt)


CAC - Central Air Conditioning

CB - Co-operating Broker

Clt - Collateral (as in Clt Agreement) or Clt Agmt

Comb - Combined (as in Comb Living Room/Dining Room or Comb LR/DR)

Comm - Commission

Cond - Condition or Conditional

Condo - Condominium

Cov - Coverings (as in Window Cov - drapes,curtains, shears, etc)

Cvac - Central Vaccum (system)


Desig - Designation (as in Desig heritage property)

Det - Detached (as in Det Garage or Det House or Semi Det)

Dir - Direction

Dft - Deal Fell Through (status condition on MLS)

DOM - Days On Market (time listed as shown on MLS)

DR - Dining Room

DRs -Doors

Dryr - Dryer (as in Cloths Dryr)


EAC - Electronic Air Cleaner

Egdo - Extra Garage Door Opener

Elect - Electric or Electrical

ELFs - Electrical Lighting Fixtures

Ent - Entrance (as in seperate Ent or Sep Ent)

Excl - Excluded (as in Excl Chandelier)

Exp - Expired (as in Exp Listing, a status condition on MLS)

Exh - Exhaust (as in Exh fan or Exh to outside)

Ext - Exterior


FAG - Forced Air Gas (as in FAG furnace or heating system)

Fam - Family (as in Fam Room or Fam Rm, or FR or F/R

Feat - Feature or Features (as in Feat a pool)

Fin - Finished

Fl - Floor ,also Flrs (as in main Fl or hardwood Fl  or Hdw Fl)

F/P - Fireplace

Fr - Front Room, also FRrm


Gar - Garage, also Grg

Gdo - Garage Door Opener

GdoR - Garage Door Opener remote

GB&E - Gas Burner & Equipment (furnace)


Hi-Eff - High-Efficiency (furnace)

Hwt(r) - Hot Water Tank (rental)

H/W - Hardwood Floor


I/G - Inground (as in I/G swimming pool)

Incl - Included

Insp - Inspection (as in Insp report or home Insp)

Int - Interior or Interest (rate)

Irr - Irregular, also Irreg  (as in Irr lot size)


Jlte - Juliette Balcony

Jr - Junior (as in Jr Bedroom or Jr BR)


Kit - Kitchen


L/A - Listing Agent  also L.A.

LB also Lbx - Lockbox

LBO - Listing Broker Office (as in keys or documents at Lbo)

Loc - Location

Low-Eff - Low-Efficiency (furnace)

LR - Living Room also L/R

Lux - Luxury ( as in Lux condo)

Lvl - Level

LVR - Loan-to-Value Ratio


Mbr - Master Bedroom

Micro - Microwave

Mn - Main (as in Mn Floor or MnFl or MnFlr or M/F)

Mnths - Months, also Mos or Mth

Msrmts - Measurements


Nr - Near


Occup - Occupied or Occupancy (as in the apartment Occup or Occup Permit for new home construction)

O/Looks - Overlooks (as in dining room O/looks Living Room or DR O/Looks LR)

ONHWP - Ontario New Home Warranty Program


Part - Partly (as in Part finished basement)

PC - Piece , also pc (as in 3PC bathroom, 3pc BR)

PITI  - principal, interest, taxes, and insurance with regard to a mortgage or loan.

Pvt - Private (as in Pvt yard)

Pwdr - Powder (as in Powdr Room, Pwdr Rm)


REA - Real Estate Agent or Realtor

Rec - Recreation (as in Rec Room or Rec Rm)

Res - Residence, also residential (as in zoned Res)

R/I - Rough-In (as in R/I fireplace or dishwasher)

Rm - Room

R/O - reverse osmosis (water purification system)

Rrea - Registered Real Estate Agent, also REA (Real Esate Agent)


Sds - Sides (as in Sides on the park)

Sec - Security

Sep - Seperate (as in Sep Living Room and Dining Room or Sep LR/DR)

Sgwo - Sliding Glass Door Walkout

Sl - Sliding (as in Sl glass patio doors)

Sol - Solarium

Spec - Special

Spctlr - Spectacular

SPIS - Seller Property Information Statement

Sq - Square (as in 100 sq feet)

Sqft - Square Feet

Stv - Stove

Sys - System ( as in Security Sys or Sec Sys)


Tba - To Be Announced or Arranged (as the possession date is Tba meaning negotiable)

TTC - Toronto Transit Commission (bus and subway system in Toronto)

TLC - Tender Loving Care meaning needs some repairs.

T/Out - Throughout


UFFI - Urea Formaldihide Foam Insulation

U/G - Upgraded

Upgr - Upgraded (as in carpet upgr or upgr cabinets)


W - With (as in comes w all appliances)

Win - Window (as in Win covering or Win Cov)

W/I - Walk-In (as in W/I closet)

W/L  - Where Laid ( as in carpet W/L) also W/Laid

W/O - Walk-Out (as in Basement Apartment W/O or W/O to deck)


Yr - Year , also Yrly - Yearly


+ - The number after the + means in the basement. Example:  Bedrooms: 4+2 means 4 BR on main or upper floors and 2 in basement. Many times the "plus" will be used as an office, or guest room.




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