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Do square footage totals include garage?

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March 16 2010 - Burlingame
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No they do not include the garage in calculating the sq ft. When living sq ft is referred to it is all area of the home that is located under air conditioning and when total sq ft is referred to it is all of the structure including lanais, porches, etc.
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June 20 2012
No it does not...you would be surprised the amount of mistakes found when measuring square footage...

Good luck!
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June 08 2012
No. Typically the square footage most people refer too is above grade square footage that is heated and cooled.
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November 02 2011
No. Burlingame? What a wonderful area, love your downtown area. 
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October 29 2011
Garage space should never be included in square footage.  Simple rule of thumb is to multiply (in squares or rectangles where possible if not a square or rectangle house) width x depth, multiply by the number of levels in home that are above grade, then subtract garage.  Hope this is of help!
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October 29 2011
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They shouldn't include garage space. Only space that is finished, insulated and heated.
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October 26 2011
No - a garage sq footage is not included in the total sq ft of the home.  The square foot  of a home is only livable area.   Hope this helps.
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October 26 2011
Liveable space is what is considered square footage. Garages, unless they are converted legally are not considered livable space. You can tell if you have a legally converted garage if your tax record reads garage 0.
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October 16 2011
No but blinged out man-cave garages may be more valuable ...

http://freshpics.blogspot.com/2009/11/15-best-man-caves.html
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October 16 2011
In our area, the garage is NOT counted as Sq. Footage.  It should be listed separately.
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October 16 2011
In our area, the MlS does not/should include the garage square footage in the listed square footage. Of course, garages are important and add to the value of a property.
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October 16 2011
A garage is not counted in square footage, but it can add value a home.  Such as, an attached 2 car garage will bring extra value to a home when the other homes in the area have an attached 1 car garage.
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March 17 2010
Hello vpaman,

Although the garage does bring value to a home buyer it can not be used in square footage. You will most likely see on your tax record the square footage and separately the garage's square footage. Some of the reasoning here is that the garage does not have HVAC or insulated and deemed hospitable.

Hope this helps,
Jodi
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March 17 2010
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No. Square footage should not include garages in CA (or anywhere else).
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March 17 2010
No they usually don't when looking at County records or property profiles?
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March 16 2010
 
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