Abbreviations
Untitled Page

ABBREVIATIONS

The following is a list of abbreviations frequently used in the real estate business.
This may help you to better understand the descriptions of properties in real estate advertising.

WORD / EXPRESSION ABBREVIATION
and &
approximately approx.
available avail.
basement bsmt.
bathroom bth. or bathrm.
bedroom bdrm.
block blk.
building bldg.
built blt.
bungalow bung.
ceiling ceil.
central air conditioning c/a or c/air
central vacuum c/v or c/vac
condition cond.
construction const.
cupboards cpbds.
dining room din rm.
dishwasher dishwr.
doors drs.
double dbl.
electric elec.
ensuite ens.
equipment equip.
family room fam rm.
finished fin.
fireplace ffp.
furnace furn.
hardwood hrdwd.
hot water tank hwt. or HWT
immediate immed.
included incl.
landscaped lnscp.
large lge. or lrg.
living room lvgrm. or livrm.
maintenance maint.
measurement meas.
mortgage mtge.
piece pc. or pce.
possession poss.
private priv.
property prop.
recreation room rec rm.
refridgerator fridge
room rm.
small sm.
square feet sq. ft.
throughout thruout.
township twp.
wall to wall w/w
with w/
woodwork woodwk
yard yd.




ABBREVIATIONS
As with any organization, the real estate industry often relies on abbreviations and acronyms
to describe a service, association or designation. Listed below are some of themore common acronyms:


AACI Accredited Appraiser Canadian Institute
ABR® Accredited Buyer Representative
ABRM® Accredited Buyer Representative Manager
AFM Accredited Farm Manager
AIC Appraisal Institute of Canada
ALC Accredited Land Consultant
AMP Accredited Mortgage Professional
ARA Accredited Rural Appraiser
ARM Accredited Resident Manager
BOMA Building Owners & Managers Association
CAHPI Canadian Association of Home and Property Inspectors
CCI Canadian Condominium Institute
CCIM Certified Commercial/Investment Member
CIMBL Canadian Institute of Mortgage Brokers & Lenders
CLP Certified in Land Planning and Development
CMA Current Market Appraisal
CMHC Canada Mortgage & Housing Corporation
CMR Certified in Marketing of Real Estate
CPM Certified Property Manager
CRA Canadian Residential Appraiser
CRB Certified Real Estate Brokerage Manager
CRE Counselor of Real Estate
CREA Canadian Real Estate Association
CRES Certified Real Estate Specialist
CRS Certified Residential Specialist
E&O Errors and Omissions Professional Liability Insurance
FRI Fellow of the Real Estate Institute
FRI(E) Executive Fellow of the Real Estate Institute
FRICS Fellow, Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors
FSBO For Sale By Owner
MLS® Multiple Listing Service® (a certification mark owned by the Canadian Real Estate Association)
MPAC Municipal Property Assessment Corporation
MVA Market Value Appraiser (Residential)
OA-AIC Ontario Association Appraisal Institute of Canada
OREA Ontario Real Estate Association
PCC Private Career College
RECO Real Estate Council of Ontario
REIC Real Estate Institute of Canada
SRS Specialist in Real Estate Syndication
VOW Virtual Office Website
    

PROPERTY SEARCH          
Search Ottawa
Search Renfrew
Open Houses
 
MEMBER/FIRM SEARCH        
Real Estate Board Member
Brokerage
 
COMMERCIAL DIVISION           
Commercial Search
Commercial Real Estate Members
Benefits of Working with a Commercial REALTOR®
CALCULATORS                    
Mortgage Calculator
Land Transfer Calculator
 
NEWS & INFORMATION          
Latest News Release
FAQ's
Helpful Links
About the Real Estate Boards
REALTORS Care® Foundation Grants
Abbreviations
HST and Resale Homes
Continuing Education
                                                       
Commercial Terms
Housing Types
REALTOR® Code of Ethics
Identification Requirements
Grow House Information
Contact Us

 

© Copyright 2015 - Ottawa Real Estate Board - All Rights Reserved Login Terms Of Use Privacy Statement

Information located on this site is from sources believed to be reliable but should not be relied upon without verification. - The Ottawa Real Estate Board assumes no responsibility for its accuracy.

Trademarks are owned or controlled by The Canadian Real Estate Association (CREA) and identify real estate professionals who are members of CREA (REALTOR®) and/or the quality of services they provide (MLS®).
- [Ottawa, CANADA - MLS®, Real Estate, House, Home, Property | SIA®, immobilier, maison - also see: realtor.ca]