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Old 10-05-2009, 06:35 AM
 
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Default Average Price per Square Foot

I read on Trulia that the average price per square foot in my zip code is $117. I have a walk-out finished basement. Would the square footage for the basement be counted when they figure the average price per square foot?

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Old 10-05-2009, 07:01 AM
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Location: Cary, NC
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I read on Trulia that the average price per square foot in my zip code is $117. I have a walk-out finished basement. Would the square footage for the basement be counted when they figure the average price per square foot?

Thanks for your help!
That is a local question.
I am comfortable to say that you will not get the same value, or even near the same value as above grade space, but someone from your area should pin it down a little better.
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Old 10-06-2009, 04:27 PM
 
Location: Barrington
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Mr. Trulia and Mrs. Zillow do not know what's inside any home. The rely on your property tax records which treat such space, even in the same sub division, differently.
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Old 07-17-2013, 09:39 AM
 
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what is average price in St of Missour to figure sq footage on houses.
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Old 07-23-2013, 10:14 PM
 
Location: Pawnee Nation
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Would the square footage for the basement be counted when they figure the average price per square foot?
No.

From AMERICAN NATIONAL STANDARD FOR SINGLE-FAMILY RESIDENTIAL BUILDINGS
SQUARE FOOTAGE–METHOD FOR CALCULATING: ANSI Z765-2003
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Above- and Below-Grade Finished Areas
The above-grade finished square footage of a house is the sum of finished areas on levels that are entirely above grade. The below-grade finished square footage of a house is the sum of finished areas on levels that are wholly or partly below grade.
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This standard makes a clear delineation between above-grade square footage and below-grade square footage; no statement of a house’s square footage can be made without that clear and separate distinction.
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© 2003 NAHB RESEARCH CENTER
400 PRINCE GEORGE’S BLVD.
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Old 07-24-2013, 08:59 AM
 
Location: Needham, MA
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No.

From AMERICAN NATIONAL STANDARD FOR SINGLE-FAMILY RESIDENTIAL BUILDINGS
SQUARE FOOTAGE–METHOD FOR CALCULATING: ANSI Z765-2003
You would be correct if one could assume that Zillow, Trulia, etc are harvesting their square footage data from sources that comply with this standard. Frankly, it's a mystery to me where these sites often get information from because it's frequently wrong data.
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Old 07-24-2013, 09:03 AM
 
Location: Inman Park (Atlanta, GA)
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You would be correct if one could assume that Zillow, Trulia, etc are harvesting their square footage data from sources that comply with this standard. Frankly, it's a mystery to me where these sites often get information from because it's frequently wrong data.
I think they use a Magic 8 Ball....

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Old 07-24-2013, 10:41 AM
 
Location: The Triad (nc)
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...harvesting their square footage data from sources that comply with this standard.
Frankly, it's a mystery to me where these sites often get information from...
Really? How about language right on the MLS listings?
And yeah, as it is a misrepresentation it is indeed wrong.
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Old 07-24-2013, 11:08 AM
 
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You would be correct if one could assume that Zillow, Trulia, etc are harvesting their square footage data from sources that comply with this standard. Frankly, it's a mystery to me where these sites often get information from because it's frequently wrong data.
Sqaure footage;the local tax office who gets it from Abstract office where the property is listed from time it was built plus any addition made with permits.
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Old 07-24-2013, 02:45 PM
 
Location: Berkeley in Denver, CO USA
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Default I prefer

median price per kilogram.
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