Home buying has its own set of terms and phrases that buyers should know when perusing the listings. As with any specialized area, the terms used in home listings are often confusing at first, but understanding them is simple enough once you get to know how they are used. Take a look at these common home listing terms and their meanings before you start house shopping. The Basics Of Describing A Home In a listing, the description of the home is one of the most important things to understand. It tells you all of the basics of the home’s size and features, things that will help you decide if you want to go take a closer look. Here are a few of the basic terms and abbreviations you will need to know. BR/BA: Bedrooms and baths. This tells you how many bedrooms and bathrooms the home has. Bonus Room or Den: This is a room that does not qualify as a bedroom because it has no closet, but may still be a separate room with a door. Bonus room may be abbreviated as bns rm. Det: Detached, usually used in reference to a garage. C/A and C/VAC: Central air and central vacuum. F/A: Forced air, […]
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