I am buying an old house. It has 4 bedroom and 1 bath in the accesor record 2010 and 2 bedroom 1 bath in a 2005 apraiser report. It was listed as 2

Asked by Sue Huang, Memphis, TN Thu Feb 23, 2012

bedroom 2 bath. The house has 2 bathroom and the owner said it was there when they purchased it in 2005. Will it be a problem for me? There is not any permit record on add the 2nd bath.

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Joe Spake, Agent, Memphis, TN
Tue Apr 2, 2013
There are items in the Tennessee Residential Property Disclosure form about non-permitted additions that might come into play should you decide to sell the house. The Assessor data could just be a clerical error. The question could get complicated - do the 4 bedrooms each have a closet? are any of them particularly small? Do the rooms appear to be part of the original structure of the house, or add-ons? Does the second bath appear to be professionally done?
Of course, if you are purchasing and getting an appraisal is the final word . Make sure to have the home inspected by a professional home inspector and make sure the home inspector checks the second bath thoroughly for any issues.
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Dean, Other Pro, Knoxville, TN
Sun Apr 28, 2013
Oh, and it is a myth that a bedroom has to have a closet to be considered a bedroom in an appraisal
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Dean, Other Pro, Knoxville, TN
Sun Apr 28, 2013
Does it have a finished basement.? An appraisal seperates out the above grade GLA and room count from the basement room count and square footage. Many people who are not used to reading appraisals often think the appraiser has missed some rooms, yet in reality it may be just on a different line
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