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Israel Lara, Home Buyer in Rancho Cucamonga, CA

does the square footage listed in a house include the attached garage?

Asked by Israel Lara, Rancho Cucamonga, CA Wed Nov 24, 2010

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Nope! Garage is not included (attached or not).
0 votes Thank Flag Link Sat Nov 27, 2010
No. Square footage is based on "living area". The garage is not a place where people usually reside.
0 votes Thank Flag Link Fri Nov 26, 2010
No, unless it's been permitted under local authorities and used as livable space only... not to mention, also pay additional property tax whereby in garage space was not intended as livable space to begin with.... so per tax purpose and appraisers, this added space is not included.... now you know.
0 votes Thank Flag Link Fri Nov 26, 2010
No, the garage space is not included in the square footage of the home per the builder and the assessor's office. If you believe that a home seller or agent is including the garage space in the total square footage of the home ask them why or how they justify the space to be included. Have they performed improvements to the garage space that would allow for it to be considered as livable, heated and permitted dwelling space? I'm sure you can see for yourself to a certain extent the answer to that question.

Bottom line is no.

Any other questions or concerns, please feel free to contact me!

Diane Wheatley, Broker
Upland, CA
0 votes Thank Flag Link Fri Nov 26, 2010
In most cases NO, the square footage is supposed to be square feet of actial living space above ground, it does not include garages, basements or attics.
Web Reference: http://www.ScottsellsNH.com
0 votes Thank Flag Link Thu Nov 25, 2010
If it's "under air" (air conditioning and/or heat) it can be considered as part of the square footage.
Web Reference: http://www.321property.com
0 votes Thank Flag Link Thu Nov 25, 2010
Hi Israel,

No. Unless the garage has been converted (per your local building codes) into a habitable space which needs AC and/or Heating.
Web Reference: http://www.buyvegasnow.com
0 votes Thank Flag Link Wed Nov 24, 2010
Hi Israel
Typically, the square footage of a home includes the livable, heated finished space - so, to answer your specific question - the attached garage would NOT be included in that measurement.

Best wishes............

Have a happy Thanksgiving!
0 votes Thank Flag Link Wed Nov 24, 2010
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