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Old 07-03-2007, 11:16 AM
 
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Unfortunately when we moved here and started to look, none of the neighborhoods were available through Zillow so that's not always an option.
I use 3 sites mainly.
Moderator cut: Removed as a general search

Moderator cut: Removed <-make sure you have 'altanta' and choose the older site
when you go to search on the bottom of the page there's a red link that lets you search by neighborhood. This is very nice

zillow - square footage as people mentioned but you can also see when it was last purchase and how much for. This one or trulia also has days on the market.

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Old 07-03-2007, 11:24 AM
 
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I have an interesting anecdote regarding quoted sq. footage. I owned a house not in GA that was listed on the county tax rolls as being 1298 sq. ft. It was obvious to anyone who walked into the house that it was considerably bigger, but we didn't complain since it meant lower taxes. When we went to sell the house, we had some difficulty because some people refused to look at the house since they only went by the incorrect tax listing. We said that the house was 1750 sq. ft. according to our measurements. Recently, I saw that the same house with no additions or modifications is listed for sale with a quoted sq. footage of 1970 sq. ft. I call it the amazing growing house.
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Old 07-03-2007, 12:05 PM
 
Location: Allen, Texas
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See for me, coming from states that do show it, I simply don't look at houses that don't meet that criteria. I know within a 500 square foot measurement what is going to work and what isn't for us because I do realize that floorplan has a lot to do with it, but if it isn't listed I assume that it is either too small or has tiny rooms and I don't even bother.
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Old 07-03-2007, 12:18 PM
 
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Well, USAmom, then you won't be buying any real estate in Georgia. Eventhough its not the law in Georgia, enough realtors are convinced that it is, so they don't state the square footage on listings. There may be a few that list estimates, but by and large this ain't the way it's done in Georgia.
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Old 07-03-2007, 01:05 PM
 
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USAMom dont let that stop you from viewing a home, you really have to view a home to really know what will work for you or not don't let a error filled listing stop you from viewing or pursuing your potentially perfect home.
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Old 07-03-2007, 01:53 PM
 
Location: Allen, Texas
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Well, USAmom, then you won't be buying any real estate in Georgia. Eventhough its not the law in Georgia, enough realtors are convinced that it is, so they don't state the square footage on listings. There may be a few that list estimates, but by and large this ain't the way it's done in Georgia.
No I won't.

I don't see why they can't put in approximate square feet because at least in the 3 states we've owned real estate until the survey is in, it's all heresay anyway.
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Old 07-03-2007, 02:35 PM
 
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USAmom - It's just because that's the way they do it in Georgia.

I'm from Florida. I'm also used to looking at houses in terms of square footage. When I went to buy a house in N. Georgia, I had to re-learn a few things; the square footage thing being just one of several. I also found out that Georgia doesn't let title companies do closings - must be done by attorneys. Who pays for what at a closing is different than the way it is in Florida. Inspection periods and other things under the contract were also different enough to get the back hairs up on my neck a little.

But, guess what. I came to the conclusion that THIS IS GEORGIA. I'm not going to change the way they do it in Georgia. The more you protest about "this isn't the way they do it in NewYorkida or Calichusets" the less likely it is that you will end up with what you want. And, I really wanted that little house in N. Georgia. So, I figured out how they do it in Georgia. Took the measurements of the house myself. Factored in the "added costs" of closing into my offer price, and I came out just fine.
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Old 07-03-2007, 03:46 PM
 
Location: Allen, Texas
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Thanks Prichard. I do realize that because we've moved around a lot, but this is not the only thing about the state that I find different and the differences for me are too many and we're moving out of state hopefully September/October.
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Old 07-05-2007, 11:05 AM
 
Location: Athens, Ga
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It is not a state law. The Athens Ga MLS actually requires that the square footage be placed on MLS. Both GA MLS and FMLS which service Atlanta and have rules - not laws- that forbid agents to put the square footage on their systems.

It does seem silly, doesn't it! I'm really glad I work mostly in Athens!
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Old 07-05-2007, 11:14 PM
 
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Drove us nuts when we were searching for a house online from NJ.
That's all any1 looks at up there. How many rooms, Bathrooms and whats the sq ft.
We were told that a costly lawsuit by someone suing cause the quoted Sq Ft. was incorrect at closing, or something to that affect.
It supposedly turned the industry away from quoting Sq Ft.
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