In addition to all that was said below, the square footage for the garage is included in the tax records, but not on the MLS. I have seen some realtors count extra space in the garage as unfinished living space, but that is not really accurate. As explained below, any new finished space must be contiguous to existing space. This can occur when a garage is enclosed and finished off. Now if you have an oversized garage, you may want to highlight that on the MLS sheet, but you would not include the square footage.
Hope this helps.
Deborah H. Francis, GRI, ABR, ePRO, SFR, GREEN, Fine Homes Specialist, CRS Candidate
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