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thenewlonera…, Home Buyer in New Braunfels, TX

Why is this lot listed in square feet rather than in acreage - are you intentionally trying to confuse people?

Asked by thenewloneranger, New Braunfels, TX Wed Nov 2, 2011

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What lot are you referring to?

Most lots are listed with both SF and acreage. However, if all you have is SF, then simply divide that number by 43,560 and that will give you acreage.

Thanks for the inquiry.
Let me know if I can help you further

Cindy Griffin
Saxet Realty, Inc.
1 vote Thank Flag Link Wed Nov 2, 2011
Typically, the lots that ar HUD, Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac. Gov foreclosures use that format. Sometimes you can cross reference the address through other real estate protals or through county records (Comal County Property Info) is a great search for tax and property info. There are also square footage conversion links readily available on the net that will break it down for you. Good luck!
0 votes Thank Flag Link Tue Feb 7, 2012
Nothing wrong with listing a lot size in square feet. It's a lot more exact than "1/4 acre" or some other faction of an acre.
0 votes Thank Flag Link Wed Nov 2, 2011
Don Tepper, Real Estate Pro in Fairfax, VA
Could you give me the link to the property you are looking at-that may help to see what the problem is

0 votes Thank Flag Link Wed Nov 2, 2011
Not all listings are entered into Trulia manually, some are picked up from an automatyic feed that may require teh square footage to be listed instead of in acres. No one is trying to confuse you as you simply convert square feet into acres by taking the square footage and dividing it by 43560 to get your acreage.
Web Reference:
0 votes Thank Flag Link Wed Nov 2, 2011
Many aggregate websites present information that originated in public record sites, not from real estate agent entry. If the public record is in SF, that is what will be display. In most instances, the agent who has listed the home has no knowledge that the data they have entered has been altered by these aggregate websites.

If you want reliable, actionable data, you should know aggregate websites are the the place to be.
For your convenience one acre is 43,560 SF.
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