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Old 05-18-2015, 06:03 PM
 
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Does anyone know which construction grade numbers are the most desireable? For example east lake is a 6, and kings isle is a 7.

What does this mean?
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Old 05-19-2015, 07:40 AM
 
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Does anyone know which construction grade numbers are the most desireable? For example east lake is a 6, and kings isle is a 7.

What does this mean?
Not 100 percent on this but it appears to have to do with types of materials used in construction . Don't know if the following applies to Florida but here's what I found
According to the Glossary of Terms from the King County Assessor's site, here, it is...

Classification by construction quality which refers to the types of materials used and the quality of workmanship. Buildings of better quality (higher grade) cost more to build per unit of measure and command higher value. (See Glossary in Area Report for Residential Building Grades in use by the King County Department of Assessments.)

Checking the area reports, which are available on the site but will cross your eyes, yields...

Grades 1 - 3
Falls short of minimum building standards. Normally cabin or inferior structure.
Grade 4
Generally older low quality construction. Does not meet code.
Grade 5
Lower construction costs and workmanship. Small, simple design.
Grade 6
Lowest grade currently meeting building codes. Low quality materials, simple designs.
Grade 7
Average grade of construction and design. Commonly seen in plats and older subdivisions.
Grade 8
Just above average in construction and design. Usually better materials in both the exterior and interior finishes.
Grade 9
Better architectural design, with extra exterior and interior design and quality.
Grade 10
Homes of this quality generally have high quality features. Finish work is better, and more design quality is seen in the floor plans and larger square footage.
Grade 11
Custom design and higher quality finish work, with added amenities of solid woods, bathroom fixtures and more luxurious options.
Grade 12
Custom design and excellent builders. All materials are of the highest quality and all conveniences are present.
Grade 13
Generally custom designed and built. Approaching the Mansion level. Large amount of highest quality cabinet work, wood trim and marble; large entries.
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Old 05-21-2015, 11:32 AM
 
Location: Port St. Lucie, Florida
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would it not be better to use the county grades the construction is done in? Also, the difference in age of the buildings in those communities might be a factor, plus the buildings themselves are completely different
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Old 05-21-2015, 11:52 AM
 
Location: Port St. Lucie, Florida
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Port St. Lucie Building Department
Address: 121 SW Port St Lucie Blvd, Port St Lucie, FL 34984
Phone: (772) 871-5132
Hours: Open today · 8:00 am – 4:30 pm
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Old 05-21-2015, 01:15 PM
 
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Great info. Thanks
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Old 05-23-2015, 09:04 PM
 
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Is this the same as "construction quality" in zillow?
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Old 05-23-2015, 10:20 PM
 
Location: Port St. Lucie, Florida
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please know that anything on zillow is not generated by a real live person --- it's a guess at best There is nobody there backing up the information or even looking at it.

Their estimates on values have no real reason behind them since they never actually SEE the house or know anything about them more than a "very general" scope of the whole area and then they stick "information" on it accordingly. They have no idea if the house was stripped inside and had Chinese drywall or it was upgraded to the max with everything in it.

If you notice a house with 4500 square feet and say to yourself.. gee, that house looks a lot smaller than 4500 square feet, it's because IT IS. Seems they are using the TOTAL square footage instead of the LIVING square footage. I get calls from people wanting "that house for $125,000 that's 3800 square feet"....yea, right.

Try looking at the PHOTO of a house and telling me what its made of. Tell me if the general contractor put in the roof with 3/8 plywood or 5/8. Are the roof trusses strapped down? Is there TILE flooring or just Linoleum?

HERE is your answer FROM ZILLOW when other people asked the same question: the answer I's a bunch of crap
what is the "construction quality"? | Zillow
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Old 05-27-2015, 01:44 PM
 
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Call the building department. They are very nice people and willing to help you not like some places. I think those people actually like their jobs.

I would give FlaLadyB a positive but apparently I need to continue "spreading it around"
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