Sunday, June 14, 2009

Standards for calculating square footage

Do you know the actual square footage of your home? (Some people care, some don't.) Most people use the number from county tax records and that is sufficient for most purposes -- whether or not it's accurate. You may also get such information from an appraisal. The numbers may or may not match.

In searching Google for information about how to calculate square footage, I found the AMERICAN NATIONAL STANDARD FOR SINGLE-FAMILY RESIDENTIAL BUILDINGS This link will provide an automatic download of a PDF file with the information you need. Note that this standard is specifically for calculating the square footage in single-family homes. Other standards exist for townhomes, condos, etc.

Let me know if you find this helpful.

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