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AndyWaczowski, Home Buyer in Buffalo, NY

Square footage question : Amherst/Williamsville

Asked by AndyWaczowski, Buffalo, NY Fri May 2, 2014

I understand that the square footage listed accounts for 'heated living space' not including the basement, even if it is finished. For a split level house in Amherst/ Williamsville , if lower edge of the window of the family room is at the same level as the back yard, should the family room be included in the listed square footage?

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Another option, if you are unsure of the actual square footage, is to have an appraiser measure the house. It shouldn't cost much, and can give you a more accurate square footage than just guessing. Let me know if you need some appraiser referrals.


Jennifer Maxian
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0 votes Thank Flag Link Thu May 22, 2014
The best way to deal with the uncertainty of a home's square footage is to consult the local tax records. This source is generally considered to be most accurate and what you should go by.
Sellers should always use this resource for square footage information.

Any area that is not part of this official square footage number should described individually. Bonus room, remodeled cellar, family room not under air, room could be used as an additional bedroom(no closet).

Good luck,

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