For the most part those numbers are copied from what is listed on public records. You can go to the web site http://www.PropertyShark.com to pull up this type of information. Also, sometimes you can have similar homes, but if one homeowner converted the basement to legal living space, this would increase the square footage that is shown on public record.
On occasion there could be typographical errors on public records. The only way to be certain of your homes actual square footage would be to actually measure it up. If you need help with that feel free to contact me direct, I can show you how.
Mitchell S. Feldman
Associate Broker/ Director of Sales/ e-Pro Realtor
Fillmore Real Estate
Office: (718) 252-2000/ Cell: (917) 805-0783
The City records are often wrong, they do not count basements, cellars, extensions or garages. Which is why when you are looking at square feet always take it with a grain of salt so to speak.
Even with new condo developments; is it net square feet inside the walls? Does it include all the proportionate share of common space that is part of what you are purchasing? Is it just the useable space or does it count duct shafts etc.?
There are many ways to measure square feet.
Kathryn Lilly, Broker
Realty on the Greene, LLC