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Tue Aug 30, 2011
Jim Featherston answered:
Janet,
If you E-Mail me at jaf@americanrevolutionrealty.com i can look it up for you in our MLS if it is listed with a Realtor. If not listed I can look it up in the court records on line.

Jim Featherston
American Revolution Realty
352-460-0210 Office
352-978-3273 Cell
jaf@americanrevolutionrealty.com
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Sat Jul 19, 2008
Betsie Taber answered:
Measure it from the outside walls instead of from the inside walls.

I am not trying to be facetious but I just want to warn you that there are many unscrupulous people who will do exactly what I suggested to get a few more sq ft. There are some who will also round off everything upwards. They will measure something that is 12.5 x 14.1 and they'll call it 13 x 15. That is obviously plain stupid and such people are obviously asking for problems.

If your question is about cost effectiveness, then I suggest that you contact a few builders and ask the whether it is cheaper to build up or sideways.

My 2 cents of opinion right there is that you should always be careful before expanding a home. What you risk doing is making your home the most expensive house on the street. This is bad for resale. You should always be the cheapest one.

Good luck

Michel
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