Why the discrepancy public record says 2810 sq ft and 3 baths yet detail says 4 baths and 3564 sq ft?

Asked by Johanna Laite, Houston, TX Thu Jan 8, 2009

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Amy, Home Buyer, Russellville, AR
Mon Feb 15, 2010
I looked at this house with an agent, it has a walkout basement, that was finished by current owner. They also added a bath to an upstairs room.
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Heather Rubi…, Agent, Holmdel, NJ
Thu Jan 8, 2009
Hi,
It could be reasons like the other agents have said, but if you want the exact details contact the listing agent and ask them to email you the listing! Hope this is helpful.

Thank you,
Heather Rubino
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Dallas Texas, Agent, Dallas, TN
Thu Jan 8, 2009
There could be an error information if property owner made a room addition could be NOT under the HVAC system any sq. ft under HVAC must be part of sq. ft. If rooms example gargage is not part of HVAC system is not counted as sq. ft to home for tax purposes.

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Jeff Poleet, , Little Rock, AR
Thu Jan 8, 2009
It could be that the homeowners have added an addition to the home since the county did a reappraisal.

Also, it is important to note that the county appraisers do not actually go inside the home to measure. They measure around the outside of the home to get the square footage measurement, which isn't always the most accurate.

Finally, the home in question states the source for sqaure footage as "Homeowner." Well, in my experience, this is not a good source for a measurement. I would take the tax records over the homeowner's word unless they can show me evidence of the remodel/addition or a legit measurement from an appraisal.
The homeowners should be able to tell you why there is a discrepancy. Where did they get that number?
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