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a/c (or air) air conditioning
appl appliances (e.g. refrigerator, stove, dishwasher, microwave, garbage disposal.)
apt apartment
avail date when the apartment will be available for rent
ba bathroom
br bedroom
bldg building
cpt carpet
dep deposit
dr dining room
dplx/duplex (or town house) one apartment with a first and a second floor
d/w dishwasher
dwnpmt down-payment
d-w driveway
EIK eat in kitchen
elec electricity
flrs floors
fpl fireplace
full bath bathroom with a sink, toilet and bathtub/shower or stall shower
furn furnished
gar garage
half bath bathroom with a sink and toilet only
hookups electric and plumbing ready to install a washer and dryer (but no washer/dryer)
hw or hrdwd hardwood floors
kit kitchen
kitchenette very small kitchen with small appliances
lr living room
part furn partially furnished
pkng parking
RR railroad apartment (all rooms in a row)
sec dep (or secur) security deposit
sep separate
studio generally a one-room apartment
svc service
sys system
twnhse townhouse
unfurn unfurnished
util utilities (generally includes gas, electric and water – may also include cable, high speed internet and telephone. Always as to specify.)
w/w wall to wall carpeting
w/d washer and dryer
yd yard

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