- Jul 31, 2013
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- Certified Residential Appraiser
This home is 2.5 levels above grade. The upper level has four bedrooms and three bathrooms and the attic level is finished with landing area, additional bedroom and bathroom According to tax records, this home is 3,510 SF above grade.
If you look at the structure description in tax records, you can see that the assessor calculates the living area as two above grade levels. The finished attic space is noted separately as 500 SF. Sometimes the attic level space is included in the living area calculations and if it is, the "Stories" will be say that it is 2.5 stories and one of the sections in the structure description will say 2.5 or 2.5B. So this home is actually 4010 SF on 2.5 above grade finished levels and not 3,510 SF.
It is important to look at the structure description for new construction to see if the finishes attic level space is included in the tax records "living area".