About Those Confusing Acronyms

Sometimes it can be difficult to understand the descriptions of real estate when they’re using many acronyms in the copy. Most listings don’t come with a cheat sheet to help you understand. While a good Realtor like Carolina Plantations Real Estate will make sure you fully understand all the details of any property we show you, we thought it would be helpful to share this list of commonly used acronyms with you.

2B/2B – two bedrooms and two bathrooms
assum. fin. — assumable financing
BA – bathroom
BR – bedroom
ckit – chef’s kitchen
CMA – comparative market analysis or competitive market analysis.
dk – deck
dw – dishwasher
expansion pot’l – expansion potential mean that there’s extra space on the lot or the possibility of adding a room or even an upper level.
fab pentrm — fabulous pentroom, a room on top (but under the roof) that has great views
FDR – formal dining room
frplc, fplc, FP – fireplace
gar – garage
gard – garden
grmet kit – gourmet kitchen
HDW, HWF, Hdwd – hardwood floors
HVAC – Heating, ventilating and air conditioning system
hi ceils – high ceilings
in-law potential – potential for a separate apartment
lo dues – low homeowner’s association dues
lsd pkg. — leased parking area. May come with additional cost.
MLS – Multiple Listing Service
nr bst schls – near the best schools
pot’l – potential
pvt – private
pwdr rm – half bathroom or powder room
upr — upper floor
vw, vu, vws, vus – view(s)
w/d – washer/dryer

We currently have many lovely homes in our Carolina Shores NC real estate listings and would be happy to show any of them to you. Using the search feature on our website, you’ll be able to sort the Carolina Shores NC real estate by price range or number of bedrooms, or number of bathrooms. Let us know if we can help you in any way.

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