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Is this what they mean when they say half bath?


Hopefully not!:)

This cute photo taken and shared by long time client, friend and amazing Travel Agent, Derrick Bloch (see more below) gave me the thought to share some of those sometimes odd abbreviations that confuse folks when they see listings for the first time.

Virtually all listings have some form of abbreviation and if you are not familiar with them, they can be misleading and or make little sense. So here is a starter list to help you decipher the real estate code.

Let start with Bathrooms.

A half bath unlike the picture above, typically means a toilet and a sink. Also known as a powder room or 2 piece washroom.

When referring to the piece it simply means where water comes out.Therefore a 4 piece unusually means a tub with a shower head, a toilet and sink.If it were a 3 piece that could mean shower, toilet and sink or just the bath no shower head with toilet and a sink. And so on.

MBR Master bedroom

ELF Electric Light Fixture

EGDO Electric Garage Door Opener

REM Remote control

HVAC Heating Ventilation & Air Conditioning

HWT Hot water tank

HDWD Hardwood

GB&E Gas burner and equipment (The Furnace)

OB&E Oil burner and equipment

GFI Ground Fault Interrupt (Special electric outlet for use near water)

TLC Tender loving care (Usually means that it is a fixer upper)

AC Air Conditioning

CAC Central Air Conditioning

GTA Greater Toronto Area

BDLM Broadloom or carpet

W/L where laid (Referring to broadloom or carpeting)

B/I Built inS/S Stainless steel

H/E High Efficiency

W/O Walk out

D/W Dishwasher

W/ with

WC Water Closet (Toilet or 2 piece bathroom)

PL Pot Lights

W/D Washer dryer

I/G In ground could be for sprinklers and or pools

POA Power of Attorney

I am available through most of August to assist you with your new home plans as well as any decoding that may be required. All you have to do is call and start the conversation.

I look forward to helping many more families move into their new homes and saving more money this August . To meet for a coffee to chat about your wishes and dreams, just, follow this

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