What do those abbreviations on the Keystone Matrix® real estate listings mean?
If you’re working with a REALTOR® in the search of a new home, most likely you are receiving MLS® real estate listings via the new Keystone Matrix® system. My buyers are always asking me to explain what some of the abbreviations on these listings stand for, so I thought I might create this post to help everyone out. Generally from the top of the listing sheet on down, here are the main ones:
Real Estate Listings Abbreviations
TYPE: RD, SA, TH of MH means Residential Detached (Stand-Alone), or Single Attached (Side by Side), Townhouse or Mobile Home
TAX AMOUNT: This is supposed to be the TOTAL GROSS taxes, including all Education Taxes, Local Improvements etc. As an owner-occupant, you would qualify for a $700 Provincial Rebate
RMA: Means Rooms Above Ground level
BDA: Bedrooms Above Ground
TBD: Total Bedrooms (including basement bedrooms)
FB: Full Bathrooms (a “FULL” bathroom has at least 3 pieces, so for example: toilet, sink and shower, or toilet, sink and tub)
HB: Half Bathrooms (a half bath might have only 1 piece, such as a toilet, or just a sink, but most often has 2 pieces)
EN: Ensuite, which refers to a bathroom that is accessible from a bedroom directly
S/S: Showings Start date. NO showings can occur BEFORE that date
OTP: Offer To Purchase date. That the is FIRST date when offers can be considered.
In addition to the above real estate listings abbreviations, you may also come across some of the following terms, to be found in a variety of printed newspapers and magazines:
A/C or C/Air: Central Air Conditioning
ATT or DT: Attached or Detached
C/Vac: Central Vacuum
CC: Clothes Closet or possibly “WICC” as in Walk-In Clothes Closet
AT/2 or DT/2: Attached double or detached double (as in garage)
EE and HE: Energy Efficient and High Efficient
F/Fin: Fully Finished
HWFS and HWDS: Hardwood floors and simply Hardwoods
WDWK: Woodwork (as referring to baseboards and window casings)
Confused our stumped by other real estate listings abbreviations? Ask me in the comments, or email me anytime
Bo Kauffmann of Remax performance realty.
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