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Abbreviations are frequently used when describing apartments to prospective renters. Since the price of many classified ads is determined by the number of words, using abbreviations allows realtors to give more information about their rental units in less space.

Common Classified Ad Abbreviations
apt = apartment MW = microwave
AC or a/c = air conditioning NS = non-smoker
avail. = available OBO = "or best offer"
BA = bathroom part furn = partially furnished
BR = bedroom prkg = parking
DW = dishwasher prof = professional (non-student)
Eff = Efficiency pref. = preferred
F = female twnhse = townhouse
FP = fireplace unfurn = unfurnished
Furn = furnished apartment util = utilities
Grad = graduate student w/d = washer and dryer
HW = hardwood floors w,e,g,c,p = water, electric, gas, cable, phone
M = male w/w = wall-to-wall carpeting

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