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Om Nayak, Home Buyer in West New York, NJ

How is the square footage of a condo measured? Do we measure the area of each room from wall to wall and?

Asked by Om Nayak, West New York, NJ Mon Apr 7, 2008

total as opposed to the foot print of the floor? Is the balcony included? What about laundry, furnace, hot water heater closets?

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The square footage of a condo is determined by measuring the interior livable space from the front of the unit to the back, and from the common wall on one side to the other side, from ground floor (excluding basements) to ceiling of highest level (excluding attics). Exterior balconies, porches are excluded as are interior open areas to below levels.
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I apologize for the confusion. I wasn't implying to the actual measurement from the ground to ceiling, but to the same measurement procedure of interior floor space for upper floors in a multi level condo, excluding any attic floor space and below grade (basements) areas.
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Hi Om,
To clarify what David said, square footage of condo are measured from interior wall to interior wall. So, if the condo is a rectangle then it's pretty simple to figure out. Floor to ceiling measurements are not necessary to figure out square footage, that would actually be cubic footage (which nobody uses).
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