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Wed Jul 29, 2015
Arturo Lopez asked:
Sun Jul 13, 2014
Christine Divincenzo asked:
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Fri Jan 6, 2012
Philip Kovach answered:
Scott the city typically looks at it as any living space although some say you are okay with some inspectors if there is no bedroom. I always stay on the safe side and keep these spaces as finished storage for rentals, unless it is to code. However If you are living there and own the property you can waive your c of o. ... more
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Tue Jan 3, 2012
Diane Wurzburg answered:
Hi Scott,
Square footage refers to legal living area. In the city of Rochester, if an attic is finished living area, there must be a fire escape for egress. If there is no fire escape, the area would be unsafe to use as a living area. Sometimes people include finished basements in the square footage; however, if there is no means of egress, it is not legal living space. Also, if the basement is more than 1/4 underground, it is not generally included in the square footage. If you would like more information about this, I would recommend talking with the City of Rochester Assessor. The Assessor is VERY concerned about property square footage and legal living space!

I should mention that some realtors include space which is not legal living area. The tax records for properties are public documents which can help you verify actual square footage.

Good luck and I hope this was of some help.
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Sat Feb 26, 2011
Terri Granger answered:
Typically the seller lists his house with an agent with a commission amount. The selling agent then offers a cooperating agent a portion of that commission. Although, there are times when the buyers agent is paid by the buyer. All of these commissions are negotiable. ... more
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Tue Feb 8, 2011
Tony asked:
I would like to know the typical break down for closing cast division for the "seller" and "buyer" of residential property in the city of Rochester NY. (legal financing…
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