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Trendsetter, Home Buyer in Dublin, CA

We reserved a new construction in Dublin. It is a detached home, the builder's document says it is 2100 sq ft.

Asked by Trendsetter, Dublin, CA Thu Jan 16, 2014

But we found a document submitted to the city by the builder which shows this plan is 1950 sq ft. How do we know if home is really 2100 sq ft? What are our options?

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Builders frequently submit one plan to the city for approval even though there are variants in the plan from model to model. It's very possible that the plan submitted to the city either had unfinished space on the main level or something like that. I would simply ask the builder why it's different and have them substantiate the difference to you.
0 votes Thank Flag Link Sun Mar 9, 2014
Hi There,

Congratulations! Home buying is a huge step and you took it!

There seems to be a difference of about 150 SqFt. I would recommend you to talk to an appraiser to ensure the accuracy of the sqfootage and if there is a significant difference then what you were told by the builder then you may have a legal case against the builder.
0 votes Thank Flag Link Thu Jan 23, 2014
Hello & Congratulations!

The appraiser can confirm when he does the appraisal, he will measure as standard practice and request to be present when the appraisal.

Jameel Batshon
Real Estate Broker
Cornerstone Realtors
925-203-5672
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"Getting Sellers & Buyers a great deal".
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