accurate square footage - measure before you buy

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I've just discovered that the house I'm buying has a great deal less square footage and the county figures copied in the listing agreement include non heated square footage. Why do realtors not measure anymore? Do they want to fluff the figures? Any idiot knows the county can't measure houses from the inside and are guessing at best at what's heated or unheated. What's the big deal? Then they have that + or - 10% accuracy deal as well.
Let the buyers beware.

Let the buyers beware.

So, so true!

Was there an appraisal of the house? The appraisal should have given accurate data.

Depending on your state's disclosure requirements, the seller may have been obligated to provide an accurate square footage description. If there is an aspect of this sale that did not meet with disclosure requirements, there's a possibility that you might have recourse. Of course, this is all dependent on your state law and the verbiage of the contract(s) that you signed.


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