- Aug 24, 2019
- Professional Status
- Certified Residential Appraiser
Hello all, I went to a tri-level property that was on a slope. When you walk in there's 4 steps to get to the (elevated) LR, DR and Kitchen. But if you walk in and just keep straight you run into a back door, half bath and to your right a family room with walkout to patio. There are no stairs to go down for the FR, it is on the exact same level as the foyer and garage. They also have a basement with a crawl space. In my opinion the family room is considered above grade and should be counted as it is on the same level as the foyer. The assessor however has a lower square footage because it appears they're not counting the FR in the GLA. What do you all think....count it in GLA or go with the assessor and don't count it?