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Does Heated Upstairs Thru Finished Unheated Downstairs Count?

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blaze

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Appraising a house that is half heated and half unheated on the first floor, and is all finished in the same manner. Has access to heated upstairs thru an unheated section of the house on the 1st floor. Not typical in the market area.

Question 1. On the first floor half of the house is heated and half is not. The whole house is finished in the same manner and the two halves are open to each other. Does the unheated half still count as GLA like the heated side?

Question 2. Can I count the heated upstairs in GLA if the downstairs section of the house that you would walk through to get upstairs is unheated whether it is counted in the subjects GLA or not?
 

AMF13

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Sounds weird. Is the floor plan reasonably normal? Does heat from the heated side make it to the other side, or are there door(s) to close and stop that?
Sounds like GLA, but a lack of sufficient heat or insufficient heating system.
Is it central heat, or wall or floor furnace, or something else? Maybe it would not be too expensive to cure? :shrug:
 
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