I own this property & have owned it for 18 years. it is a single family home with a little guest cottage, why is it listed as multi family on Tru

Asked by Drhayes3, Piedmont, CA Tue Aug 6, 2013

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Rishab Jain, , Fremont, CA
Tue Aug 6, 2013
If you have listed this with an agent ask him for clarification. Sometimes multi family is also classified by number of rooms and size.

Please let me know if you have any questions.


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Judy Naimo, Agent, Napa, CA
Tue Aug 6, 2013
Dr. Hayes,
The TRULIA system relies on a series of public information sites, one of them being the tax records. It "measures" the potential uses, and does not take into account the actual use. If you should decide to offer your property for sale your agent will clarify this.
If you have any other questions, don't hesitate to contact me.
Judy Naimo
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Laura A Sanc…, Agent, Napa, CA
Tue Aug 6, 2013
Most of the time, information from a property comes from Tax records, if your home is for sale on the market ask your listing agent if the information was coming from tax records or other sources, then you will have the right answer.
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Charles Laug…, Agent, Napa, CA
Tue Aug 6, 2013
Mr. Hayes (Doctor?)

The information on Trulia is driven from the Tax Records as is the case for
many of the internet real estate sites. The Napa County tax records show the
property as having a "County Use Code" of Multi-Res 2-4 Units and a "Universal
Land Use" of Multi Family 10 Units or less. These codes normally define what is
possible for the property, ie, what could be build there and may not reflect the
actual improvements that do exist. From your description, a home and guest
cottage, the Multi-Res 2-4 Units is certainly applicable...

All else being equal, and it hardly ever is, a Multi-Res property is more valuable
as it would normally generate more varied use and greater income..

Please feel free to contact me if you would like further information on real
estate in Napa.

Charlie Laughlin
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