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In My Neighborhood in 85375 : Real Estate Advice

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Tue Sep 10, 2013
Anthony Salamone answered:
Thu Jul 25, 2013
Steve Dixon answered:
What is the purpose for asking this question? Is the purpose to sell your house by and make it appear better than the competition? Be careful about misrepresenting the facts. You do not want to put yourself in a position of liability. It has been the practice to use the square footage that is listed on the county tax assessor's website. This square footage is generally calculated by the square footage in the building permit when the home was built or when a permitted remodeling was made for habitable space. There are different requirements for different types of remodeling projects that may or may not increase the square footage of the home. A permitted patio cover does not increase the square footage of the home. But what happens when the patio cover is enclosed and an air conditioning unit is added? Is that space now more usable? If, for no other reason, it is important for you, the seller, to disclose all items for which you are aware to the buyer so that you do not become liable for misleading information. ... more
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Wed May 1, 2013
Jason Danch answered:
Yes the sq footage can be included in the total sq footage of the house, but when it comes to appraisals and in the eye of the buyer it will not be as valuable of space as the main part of the house, so be sure to keep that in mind. ... more
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