What does 'Converted Garage' mean?

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MLS listing to a house says "Garage: 2 / Attached Garage, Converted Garage, Side Yard Access". What does "Converted Garage" Mean?
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August 13 2011 - Cabrillo
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Thanks all. I am going to buy this house. May be I need to undo whatever has been done to the garage. If they did it without permits, can I get in trouble even if I change it back to a garage?
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August 14 2011
A converted garage, is exactly what you thought it was.  It's a garage that has been converted into something other than a garage.  Beware! Many times that happenes without obtaining permits.  Contact the listing agent and ask her/him about it  Good luck!
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August 14 2011
The garage is being used as something other than a garage either legally or illegally.  Maybe they turned it into a bedroom with a bathroom or a living room.  You really have to check the property characteristics with the county.  Be sure it was done with permits otherwise you will run into potential snags when trying to obtain financing on a purchase.
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August 14 2011
A converted garage would mean that the garage is not being utilized as a place to park vehicles anymore but rather has been turned into some type of living space for example: a bedroom or den. At times it is done with permits and when done with permits it counts towards living space square footage of the home.

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August 14 2011
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It means it is no longer a place to park cars, and has been "converted" into living/play space.  Sometimes this is done with permits and done well, sometimes it is a shoddy mess.   Therefore, if you want a garage don't look at this house.  If you don't mind, ask to see permits and demonstrating that the heating/cooling system has the capacity to maintain a proper temperature in the space.
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August 14 2011
Usually that means the garage was converted from a place where you park cars to an interior room - at least that's what I generally find it means.
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