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Attached or Builtin Garages?

Discussion in 'General Appraisal Discussion' started by BigBlueGA, May 15, 2002.

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  1. BigBlueGA

    BigBlueGA Junior Member

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    Mar 13, 2002
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    Ok I'm confused...

    Straight from the Marshall and Swift guide...

    ATTACHED GARAGES share a common wall with the residence. The attached garage costs include interior finish for only that wall which is common. (Shows picture of a house with garage which shares its left side wall with the home... garage stretches all the way to rear of the house)

    BUILT-IN GARAGES have living area both adjacent to and above. Costs include finish for all common surfaces. (Shows picture of two story house where garage shares left wall with first story, and garage ceiling is the floor for second story. Garage again goes all the way to the back of the house..)

    My question is: What is it classified as when the garage shares both its side wall and REAR wall on a single story home?
     
  2. Pamela Crowley (Florida)

    Pamela Crowley (Florida) Elite Member

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  3. rtubbs

    rtubbs Junior Member

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    Jan 15, 2002
    Unless it's built-in.
     
  4. Pamela Crowley (Florida)

    Pamela Crowley (Florida) Elite Member

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    Ok, I'll go further.

    When you measure the attached garage, you are measuring inside of the attached wall. This leaves the attached wall thickness in with the GLA. I only consider it built-in when there is living space above the garage.
     
  5. Liz South

    Liz South Junior Member

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    I basically rely on whether the garage is in the basement or attached on the side of the dwelling. Even garages attached on the side with living area above them are considered to be attached in this part of the country. (i.e. finished bonus room or owner's bedroom suite). If the area would be considered basement if it had no garage, I consider it a built-in.
    No one has ever questioned me on this.

    Liz S.
     
  6. Restrain

    Restrain Elite Member

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    Jan 22, 2002
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    1 story home- attached. Two story home with bedroom, etc above, its a built-in.
     
  7. Larry Lyke

    Larry Lyke Senior Member

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    Of course, it's attached.

    If there's any attachment to the garage other than one common wall, it's built-in, kind of, generally.
     
  8. Farm Gal

    Farm Gal Elite Member

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    Jan 14, 2002
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    How bout I cut the excess verbage? and add a little bold itallic clarifier of my own:
    At least in MY mind the defining issue for built in is living area above. Some locations may differ!

    I am also prone to call that basement level garage Liz references: even if no living area is above it "built-in" IF one has to desecend a cut-in slope driveway to get to that garage. (eg the 'third' basement garage found in some homes accessed from the rear of the house).
     
  9. attached

    then there is the "tuck under" garage

    most reviews I do they all are attached even when GLA above garage.
    I considered built when when there is living area ABOVE most of garage.

    what if its attached(common wall) but you must walk out the garage and around to the front or rear door to gain entrance to the subject..is that really considered attached? functionally?
     
  10. Blue1

    Blue1 Elite Member

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    Jan 14, 2002
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    I have a "built in" garage in my home. The entry to the garage is on the lower level. Directly above it is living area. The home is basically rectangular with and opening on level 1 for the garage. The garage shares front and back walls with living area.
     
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