When an appraiser calculates the square footage of a home, it will only measure interior spaces that are heated and cooled. This includes bedrooms (and closets), bathrooms, hallways, a kitchen, living areas, enclosed patios, and finished attics.

## Is house square footage measured inside or outside?

**Calculations for the square footage of a home are taken from the outside dimensions of the structure**(so exterior and interior wall thickness is included). If your home exterior is easily accessible, you can do it yourself with a 100-foot tape measure.

## What is not included when the square footage of your house is calculated?

In general, areas like staircases and closets count as finished square footage. Spaces like

**garages, three-season porches and unfinished basements or attics**are not included in the square footage of a house.## How do appraisers calculate square footage?

The appraiser should

**use the exterior building dimensions per floor**to calculate the above-grade gross living area of a property. For units in condo or co-op projects, the appraiser should use interior perimeter unit dimensions to calculate the gross living area.## What does square footage cost include?

Cost: When talking about cost per square foot, we're talking about the hard construction cost, which is the cost from the builder. Included in this cost are

**material and labor costs and the builder's overhead and profit**.## What is excluded from square footage?

As for rooms in the house that aren't finished, like basements or attics, they should not be included in the total square footage. In fact, any part of the house that is below ground level -- even if it is only partially so -- should not be included under any circumstances.

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## How do realtors calculate square footage of a house?

Calculate the square footage by multiplying the length of the room by the width in feet. Square or rectangle with extras. If you have an oddly shaped room, you can make the process easier by breaking a room down into smaller rectangles. Measure a nook separately from the rest of the room, for example.

## Frequently Asked Questions

#### How do realtors calculate square footage?

Multiply the width by the length and voila! You have the square footage. Say a room is 20 feet wide by 13 feet long, then 20 x 13 = 260 square feet.

#### Does total square footage include walls?

Calculations for the square footage of a home are taken from the outside dimensions of the structure (so

**exterior and interior wall thickness is included**). If your home exterior is easily accessible, you can do it yourself with a 100-foot tape measure.#### How do you calculate home area?

Multiply the length by the width and you'll have the square feet. Here's a basic formula you can follow: Length (in feet) x width (in feet) = area in sq. ft.

#### Is the square footage of a house the same as the roof?

If your home has sections, you'll need to get the square footage of each section and add them together. Keep in mind this is a general estimate.

**Your home's square footage is typically slightly smaller than your roof's square footage**. To get a more accurate number, factor in roof pitch and overhang.## FAQ

- How do you figure square footage for a house for sale?
- When measuring square footage, just
**use a measuring tape or a laser measure to obtain its length and width.****Multiply the two**, and you have the total area or square footage in sq ft (or square meter if using metric). - What is the difference between total square footage and living square footage?
**Living square feet includes all of the air conditioned living area.****Total square feet includes living square feet + porch + outdoor area + garage**.- How do appraisers determine price per square foot?
- Price per square foot is calculated by
**dividing the sale price by the gross living area**. For example, if you have a 1,500 Sq Ft home selling for $225,000, the price per square foot would be $150/Sq Ft. Gross living area as defined in THISprevious post, is the finished above grade living space. - Does a 2 story house count as square footage?
**If a house has multiple floors, including bedrooms or other living space on the second or multiple floors, these are all counted towards the total square footage**. What doesn't count are attics and basements, not finished for routine living purposes.

## How do i find out how many suare feet a house that is for sale has

What is the definition of square footage in real estate? | What Is Square Footage? The square footage of a property is a measurement of its living space calculated in square feet. One square foot is measured by marking out a square of space with each side measuring one foot. The total square footage of a property is the total number of one-foot squares of livable floor space. |

What is considered living area in a house? | When house plan sellers refer to Total Living square feet, they are referring to the “living area” of the home. This can be thought of as the area that will be heated or cooled. It is called the living area because this is where you spend your time. An attic, while a useful storage area, is not living space. |

Which of these areas would typically be excluded from a home's livable area calculation? | Some of the room types that aren't included in the Living Area calculation are: Attic, Court, Deck, Garage, Open Below, and Porch. In addition, rooms with a Rough Ceiling height less than 48" (1200 mm) are excluded from this calculation by default. |

When calculating square footage do you include walls? | Calculations for the square footage of a home are taken from the outside dimensions of the structure (so exterior and interior wall thickness is included). |

- Can I find the square footage of my house online?
- You should be able to check with your city or county's Assessor's office.
**Often this information is available online through their websites**. This official info is what your taxes are based on, so is probably the best "official" number for what your house square footage is.

- You should be able to check with your city or county's Assessor's office.
- Is the square footage on Zillow accurate?
- That is why when I note the square footage in my reports, I note the source. Zillow is zero percent accurate. It is an automated web data aggregator, and the courts have ruled data aggregators (Zillow) have zero liability for the information they post.

- What is the exterior square footage of my house?
- Measure height and width of each side. For each side,
**multiply height times width to get the total square feet**. Measure other areas not included in the sides, such as gables, dormers and more. For triangle areas, measure from the base of the triangle to the top and multiply that number by half of the base length.

- Measure height and width of each side. For each side,
- Does garage count as square footage?
- Does the garage count in the square footage of a house?
**The garage does not count towards the square footage of a house**, as that is considered an unfinished space. A garage will only count towards the square footage of a home is if it has been legally converted into a living space.

- Does the garage count in the square footage of a house?