Key2DenverHomes Real Estate Blog

Jan. 4, 2017

The Secret Real Estate Codes of the Colorado Appraisal

Uniform Appraisal Dataset Definitions

Colorado Real Estate Abbreviations Used in Data Standardization Text

ac Acres Area, Site

AdjPrk Adjacent to Park Location

AdjPwr Adjacent to Power Lines Location

A Adverse Location & View

ArmLth Arms Length Sale Sale or Financing Concessions

AT Attached Structure Design(Style)

ba Bathroom(s) Basement & Finished Rooms Below Grade

br Bedroom Basement & Finished Rooms Below Grade

B Beneficial Location & View

BsyRd Busy Road Location

cp Carport Garage/Carport

Cash Cash Sale or Financing Concessions

CtySky City View Skyline View View

CtyStr City Street View View

Comm Commercial Influence Location

c Contracted Date Date of Sale/Time

Conv Conventional Sale or Financing Concessions

cv Covered Garage/Carport

CrtOrd Court Ordered Sale Sale or Financing Concessions

DOM Days On Market Data Sources

DT Detached Structure Design(Style)

dw Driveway Garage/Carport

Estate Estate Sale Sale or Financing Concessions

e Expiration Date Date of Sale/Time

FHA Federal Housing Authority Sale or Financing Concessions

g Garage Garage/Carport

ga Garage - Attached Garage/Carport

gbi Garage - Built-in Garage/Carport

gd Garage - Detached Garage/Carport

GR Garden Structure Design(Style)

GlfCse Golf Course Location

Glfvw Golf Course View View

HR High Rise Structure Design(Style)

Ind Industrial Location & View

in Interior Only Stairs Basement & Finished Rooms Below Grade

Lndfl Landfill Location

LtdSght Limited Sight View

Listing Listing Sale or Financing Concessions

MR Mid-Rise Structure Design(Style)

Mtn Mountain View View

N Neutral Location & View

NonArm Non-Arms Length Sale Sale or Financing Concessions

op Open Garage/Carport

o Other Basement & Finished Rooms Below Grade

O Other Design(Style)

Prk Park View View

Pstrl Pastoral View View

PwrLn Power Lines View

PubTrn Public Transportation Location

rr Recreational (Rec) Room Basement & Finished Rooms Below Grade

Relo Relocation Sale Sale or Financing Concessions

REO REO Sale Sale or Financing Concessions

Res Residential Location & View

RT Row or Townhouse Design(Style)

RH Rural Housing - USDA Sale or Financing Concessions

SD Semi-detached Structure Design(Style)

s Settlement Date Date of Sale/Time

Short Short Sale Sale or Financing Concessions

sf Square Feet Area, Site, Basement

sqm Square Meters Area, Site, Basement

Unk Unknown Date of Sale/Time

VA Veterans Administration Sale or Financing Concessions

wo Walk Out Basement Basement & Finished Rooms Below Grade

wu Walk Up Basement Basement & Finished Rooms Below Grade

WtrFr Water Frontage Location

Wtr Water View View

w Withdrawn Date Date of Sale/Time

Woods Woods View View

AtFan or AF Attic Fan

Evap Cl Evaporative Cooler 

Cent Central Air 

DP Windows Double Pane Windows 

Sprink or SP Sprinkler System 

F/BLndscap Front & Back Landscaping 

FrntLndscap Front Landscaping Only 

WA,DR Washer,Dryer

RF Refrigerator 

CompRf Composition Roof 

TileRf Tile Roof 

1 FP One Fireplace 

StdEqp Standard Kitchen Equipment


If you have any questions, please call or text me at 303-475-1500, I am here to help.

Posted in Real Estate
Nov. 12, 2016

HomeSnap - The Best App for Mobile Real Estate Searching


*** Check out the New Free Mobile App from HomeSnap. Voted most addictive Real Estate Search App by HGTV.  Visit to explore this amazing mobile experience.

Click here to download 

If your using Zillow, I guarantee you will find better quality of data as homesnap is updated by the MLS every 10 minutes.   Right now Denver agents have to manually input their listings into Zillow.


Posted in Technology
Nov. 12, 2016

Zillow Review from Jeremy - First Time Home Buyer

Zillow Review from Jeremy"I really cannot say enough great words about Jay." " He expertly guided us"  At the very first showing, "Jay took 45 minutes afterward to talk with us and figure out exactly what it was we were looking for" "Jay was always available by text and email"

"Jay was very very helpful, and even managed to get us into a home before it hit the market, which was incredibly helpful as we had been outbid on 3 separate offers we had placed. If you are a first time home buyer, Jay is the man for you!  If you're looking for a new home, and want a buyers agent with lots of local expertise and knowledge, call Jay."

Nov. 12, 2016

Matt and Laura were up against 17 other offers in Seven Hills, Aurora, CO

Learn how they beat out the competition and won in their personal story. 

"Awesome Tips and Strategies" "Always there when we needed him." "Worked his magic!" "His experience in this market really helped us." 

Sept. 25, 2016

Zillow Review from Bridget- Buying her First Home in Denver

Zillow Review from Bridget"Jay worked hard to get us into the house we wanted in the location that we wanted even though we didn't have a huge budget to work with. We can't wait to move into our new Denver home. Thanks Jay!"

*** Check out the New Free Mobile App from HomeSnap. Voted most addictive Real Estate Search App by HGTV Click here to download

Posted in Buying, Testimonials
April 16, 2016

Jason & Kari- Angie's List Testimonial for their Denver Square Home in Capitol Hill

"Jay was very helpful in getting our house listed and it sold in 3 days. Additionally, he helped us find our new house in Denver. Jay knows the Denver neighborhoods better than anyone I've ever met."

Angie List Review  How was your experience?  - Wonderful - Jay listened and really took the time to find and show us only what we wanted.  Very Reasonable Fees and Excellent Service.  I look forward to referring Jay to friends that need a Realtor®" 

Dec. 19, 2015

Buying Your Next Home - Mario Shares His Experience

Mario joined the Key2DenverHomes VIP club last December as he was looking to find an updated home in Aurora so that he and his amazing daughter Sofie could spend quality time on the weekends. After a few weeks of looking at homes, we found a beautiful 2 Story home is located in the coveted Murphy Creek Golf community with pool, golf course, clubhouse, bike paths, and tennis courts.

"Represented me very well" "Great Guy" "Highly recommend him" "Knowledgeable about the Home Buying Process"


Complete profile of this at

Dec. 18, 2015

Did you know Greenwood Village Police will Watch your Home when you go on Vacation?

Traveling for the Holidays or planning your summer vacation?  If you live in Greenwood Village, the police will drive by your home and check on it as a service to its residents.  How cool is that?

Just click on this link and fill out the Vacation House Watch Request  form.

Sept. 19, 2015

Another amazing journey with Luis and Katie - Buying their Ken Caryl Home with Jay Hicks

Luis and Katie closed on their home yesterday, a beautiful 4 bedroom home in Ken Caryl Ranch.  They are excited to join the community of Ken Caryl and it was a pleasure to work with them as they navigated the home buying journey. Feel free to call me at 303-475-1500 if you are looking to buy or sell a home.  I promise to work just as hard for you!  

Aug. 20, 2015

Buying a home in the RiverWalk Community in Littleton, CO-Testimony from Molly M.

" Jay was absolutely wonderful to work with. He was extremely responsive throughout the entire process of home shopping, submitting an offer, scheduling an inspection, follow up and closing. He even went out of his way to meet me multiple times so that I could view the property twice before submitting my offer. Thanks to his seasoned suggestions my first offer was accepted! I always felt that Jay was there to give me honest advice and respect my decisions. He also provided answers to any questions I had--any time of day, night or weekend. I would highly recommend Jay to anyone looking for a competent, energetic, friendly, responsive and all-around super Realtor!

Thanks again for all of your help and advice,

Molly "