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Does square foot include garage?

  • April 23 2010 - Tulsa
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In FL we count "under air" square footage.  So if it is vented and part of the living space, then yes.  So garage would not fit into this category.  Neither would a FL lanai space.  Sometimes garages or lanais may be converted to bedrooms or other interior type of space.  But in some of those cases, in order to add to the total square footage, permits would need to be pulled and tax record updated.  Those rooms would need additional AC venting as well. 

Hope that helps and best of luck.  Shayla Twit, Sarasota FL Realtor
  • July 11 2013
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It will if there is living space above a built in garage.
  • July 11 2013
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There is a total square footage on most tax info but it will show garage square footage and living space square footage and total.  When you sale you list with your living square footage.  Garage square footage is nice to show the size of the garage but that's about it.

  • September 18 2010
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As the others have stated the garage is not considered livable space and therefore is not included in sqare footage. They measure the outside of the home and then subtract the garage from that so the inside of the walls are included in the square footage. Hope this helps. Call if you need any other assistance I would be glad to help.
  • July 28 2010
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No, if a seller is trying to, just ask them for their appraisal that states, the garage is livable sqft.  They will not be able to provide these docs. 
  • May 12 2010
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Square footage of a house for value purposes only includes livable area that has heat and air flowing to it. Garage is not included in Livable Square Footage.
  • April 23 2010
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