“Foundation Size: 2,044”
If you don’t know square feet, foundation sizes, etc., let me offer a quick tutorial.
A typical 1 1/2 story home with 2,300 or so finished square feet usually has a foundation size around 1,200 square feet; another 700-800 finished square feet on the upper level; and perhaps 400-500 square feet in the lower level (commonly referred to as “basement”).
So, when you see a St. Louis Park 1 1/2 story listed with a 2,044 square foot foundation — your eyebrows certainly go (way) up.
Sure enough, according to Hennepin County tax records, the home’s foundation size is 1,136 square feet.
Good Realtors — and therefore, their clients — will know that before ever setting foot in the house.
Which leaves the bigger concern: the Seller’s (and listing agent’s) credibility on other matters, including the required Minnesota Seller’s Disclosure.
See also, “The House That Shrank”; “When .3 Looms Large.”