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Is a bath room with a toilet, facet / vanity and shower considered a 3/4 bath or full bath?

  • October 08 2013 - Town of Belchertown
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It is different in different parts of the country. The answer per appraiser UAD guidelines, which is now used nationwide, is there is no such thing as a 3/4 bath. Appraiser's now format a bathroom count like surround sound x.x. The first x is for full baths and after the dot is for half baths. FNMA & HUD have no way to report a 3/4 bath on an appraisal report. So it must be rounded to a half or full bath. As an appraiser I would always count it as a full. As a sales agent in the Atlanta market who works with buyers, most buyers consider it full. A common bath count for a two story house would be 2.1 on an appraisal. Two full and one half bath. Every buyer is entitled an opinion.... and will see it for what it is no matter how it is labeled. 
  • October 28 2014
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I guess technically it could be called a 3/4 bath, although I know not every agent or every consumer would agree with that. As a practical matter, for the practicalities of MLS listing purposes, I think you'd mostly see a bathroom with a shower, but not a tub, listed as a full bath. 
  • October 28 2014
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Thanks all, good stuff.
  • November 11 2013
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You are describing a 3/4 bath.   If you had a tub, you'd have a full bath.

I'd be one of those picky buyers who doesn't think one should exaggerate.

  • October 08 2013
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1/2 Bath is sink, and commode
3/4 is Shower, sink, and commode
Full is Tub, sink, and commode
-Joseph-
  • October 08 2013
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In Colorado, what you described is listed as a full bath only because the mls here will not differentiate.  It is really a 3/4 bath here.
  • October 08 2013
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I am not aware of any common universal definition (certainly not one enforced by the Bath Police) of full vs. 3/4 baths, but many forums consider a full bath to be a combination of four plumbing fixtures:  Sink, Toilet, Shower, Tub.  Accordingly, such forums would consider what you have described as a 3/4 bath.

That said, I have seen many (... and by many I mean MOST...) instances in which what you have defined is described in real estate listings as a full bath.  Rarely (if ever) have I seen anyone (buyer, agent, etc.) dispute this.

  • October 08 2013
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