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What is included in square footage

What is in Sq Ft on your website, is it indoor A/C square footage?  What about garage and porches
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November 05 2012 - Plano
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No garage, porches or lofts.
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November 06 2012
If it is a home posted for sale by a Realtor then the square footage would include the air conditioned space only.  No garages and no porches.

That number could have been obtained from the tax records, the owners previous appraisal, building plan or per the seller's other documentation.

If it is listed on Zillow just as part of the general database, then they obtained it from the public records, i.e. the tax records.

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November 05 2012
The Seller's Property Disclosure (SPD), in Colorado, is all about covering your butt. It shows the square footage and the source from where the measurement was found.  Porches and garages are not liveable square footage in Colorado and are not included on SPD.  If you are the seller - the SPD is to protect you from a buyer who later measures the home and finds it to be a different size than you honestly thought the house was. If you are a buyer, make certain your buyers' agent gets you all the disclosures in a timely manner so you can be certain the home is what is advertised.
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November 05 2012

With regard to square footage, when purchasing a new home measure it yourself or better yet have the selling agent/builder measure with you there watching and recording. For tax purposes, municipalities only count livable, heated space. Closets and hallways are included, but garages, attics, unfinished bonus rooms, and sun porches aren't. Nor, usually, are basements—though some localities include walk-out basements that are finished to the standard of the rest of the house. Because tax records aren't infallible, listing agents are supposed to measure the property themselves. But many just copy the information from tax records, and rely on boilerplate language in listing sheets and contracts that the "information is reliable but not guaranteed." Some also include space that a tax appraiser wouldn't, like a lavishly finished below-ground basement, and then use language that protects them from claims of deception, like "square footage on three levels." So before deciding how to proceed it's important to find out if the agent measured the house, what was measured and how it was done.

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November 05 2012
All areas in a home that are heated and cooled are included in the HLA or heated living area. Areas like porches and garages would NOT be considered as heated living space. A lot of sqaure footages are listed as a range. Good rule of thumb is to use a number that is 10% lower than the highest figure. HOWEVER- always measure or have your agent help you measure the heated and cooled sqaure footage.
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