In these difficult times it is good to be resourceful in exploring ways to keep employed. As a local mortgage lender in Riverside, I, too, am interested in finding investors who buy and flip properties. I can help them by helping the new buyers arrange for a new mortgage to finance their purchase, even if it is within the first 90 days of the investor's ownership.
I suggest you call around to a few large real estate offices and ask the office manager to direct you to their top agent who has a track record for working with that kind of investor and then ask the realtor. I will also email you with a few leads for you to pursue.
Having spent 15 years in land development and construction it has not been my experience to count either garage or carport space into the square footage of the house. Of course, that being said, I have seen some pretty strange things happen with older homes and their permits. For instance, perhaps the original plans called for this to be another room and it was never completed. Or perhaps whent his home was built the square footage was determined by "all area under a common roof". It is hard to say.
Your best bet is to check with the city or county building department. Often, the best way to do this is to hire a contractor who already has working relationship with these department to do this for you. Dare to Dream.
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