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s4said10, Home Buyer in Niceville, FL

is the square footage correct another sight I've looked at says it is 2453 sqf?

Asked by s4said10, Niceville, FL Sun Jan 22, 2012

is the square footage right another sight says its 2452 sqf

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Dear s4said10,

There frequently are discrepancies in square footage in listings at different websites. The county tax records give you a square footage based on the original footprint of the home when it was built. It only gets updated if there is a construction permit pulled for purposes of remodeling. In an mls listing, the agent gives their best estimate of square footage based on measurements of interior rooms, which is a guestimate. This is the reason that just looking a price/sq ft is misleading, because many other factors can come into play affecting the price per sq ft. It is always up to the buyer to verify what the actual sq footage is, and frequently the buyer relies on the appraisal done by the bank's appraiser for this determination. It is best if you look at the tax records, have your agent look at previous listings of the home, and ask the seller why there is a discrepancy--maybe they know something that is not apparent to others (like remodeling that was done without pulling a construction permit).

I hope this helps you in your determination.

Myke Triebold, GRI, SFR, LMC
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0 votes Thank Flag Link Mon Jan 23, 2012
Yes the square footage is correct. The original sqft was 2188, but a Florida room has been enclosed and added to the original size of the home. However, the property is no longer available, it was recently placed under contract and scheduled to close in about 3 weeks (15 Feb 2012). Hope this helps.

Karen Butler
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Coldwell Banker United Realtors
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0 votes Thank Flag Link Sun Jan 22, 2012
Thank you for your inquiry. This home sold in June 2006. Sq Footage shown in the MLS listing shows approx 2,386 SQ Ft. Call me if I can be of assistance.
0 votes Thank Flag Link Sun Jan 22, 2012
The county records indicate 2188 sq ft - buyers are expected to verify any specific information, including square footage.
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