1.5 Story vs.
1.2 Story

When is .30 huge?

When it’s the difference between a home that is 1 1/2 stories and 1.2 stories (and no, it’s not kosher — or mathematically accurate — to round up to 1.5 from 1.2).

A home that is a legitimate 1 1/2 story can have an upper level that has almost as many finished square feet as the main level.

However, when it’s a 1.2 story, the upstairs overhead is typically less than seven feet — usually, much less.

The result is space that doesn’t qualify as legal finished square feet, and practically, isn’t really usable that way either (although it can still be valuable storage).

About the author

Ross Kaplan has 19+ years experience selling real estate all over the Twin Cities. He is also a 12-time consecutive "Super Real Estate Agent," as determined by Mpls. - St. Paul Magazine and Twin Cities Business Magazine. Prior to becoming a Realtor, Ross was an attorney (corporate law), CPA, and entrepreneur. He holds an economics degree from Stanford.

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