Hi William: Here in NC, square footage of a residence includes "heated living area" of the home. The "heated living area" of the home consists of only those portions of the home in which the occupants actually live and which are heated by the home's primary heating system (for example, the living room, den, kitchen, dining room, study, bedrooms, bathrooms, closets, pantry, foyer, utility room, and hallways). So, if it heated, this would include a finished basement. It includes the areas occupied by any stairwells, but excludes any floor space which has a ceiling of less than five feet. "Heated living area" does not include a garage, carport, attic, unfinished basement, outside storage room, porch, balcony, or deck, whether or not any of these features are attached. It would not include an unheated workroom off a garage. Hope this is helpful. Do you have any other questions I can help with?
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