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Making Sense of Real Estate Ad Abbrvns.

Posted by: Peter Coy on July 24, 2006

I already knew that wic means walk-in closet and sf means square feet. But I was surprised to learn that aek is all-electric kitchen and fag is forced air gas. Check out the useful list of abbreviations that appear in real estate ads, courtesy of

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May 28, 2007 11:38 AM

what does a fhatch basement mean-exactly, i have an idea but i'd like to be sure

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