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Ray, Other/Just Looking in Dublin, OH

How do I count the number of bathrooms?

Asked by Ray, Dublin, OH Fri May 9, 2008

Can someone clarify how to describe the number of bathrooms in a house when there is more than 1 half bath? For example, if I have a house with 3 full bathrooms and 3 half bathrooms, how should that be written? Is the calculation: 3full plus (3half x 1/2 = 1.5) = 4.5? Or is it 3full plus 1/2 = 3.5? The first doesn't seem right since it sounds like 4full and 1half, while the second sounds like only 3full and 1half.

I've seen some places display the count of full and half bathrooms separately, but most still rely on the seemingly not well thought out format of one number for both. What number should I use for that single number format?

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In our MLS we use a dot to separate full and half baths.

Everything to the left of the dot is a full bath, and everything to the right is a half bath.

1.1 = 1 full / 1 half
2.1 = 2 full / 1 half
1.2 = 1 full / 2 half

so your house would be 3.3
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Alan May, Real Estate Pro in Evanston, IL
Hi Ray! How lovely to have all those bathrooms - I'm jealous! I would describe it as follows: Full bathrooms: 3 Half bathrooms: 3 = 3 + 3*1/2 or even 3/3*1/2.

Example - if you had 6 bedrooms. 6/3/3*1/2 How's that?

Best wishes from sunny South Florida!!

Villa G Realty, Inc.,
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