foundation size

Measuring Homes: Not All Polygons Are Created Equal

A Tale of Two Cities Foundations At the end of an unexpectedly long day yesterday, I finally caught a break:  my client’s 1950’s rambler (and my upcoming listing) in Edina had a blissfully straightforward, rectangular foundation that took me less than 10 minutes to measure. No additions, bump-outs, bay windows, or other nooks and crannies. In fact,...
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Measuring Houses in the Snow . . . in April(!!)

April (Snow)Showers Bring . . .?? I think — I hope — I just measured my last home foundation in the snow this season. Make that, snow flurries. After a blissful stretch of 60’s, Twin Cities temps today are in the high 30’s, with wind and sleet to boot. At least, there’s no more snow...
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Real Estate Wrong Number

“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...
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“Who’s Buried in Grant’s Tomb?” — Real Estate Version*

Housing Yellow — and Red — Flags Foundation Size:   1,700 AbvGrdFinSqFt:   2,300 BelGrdFinSqFt:   1,900 Total Fin SqFt:   4,200              –Excerpt, MLS listing What is the maximum number of finished square feet in the basement of a home with a 1,700 square foot foundation? You’d guess 1,700 square feet, right? In fact, the maximum...
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Guess This Home’s Foundation Size

  Love ’em or hate ’em, Tudors always appear rather imposing from the street — and big! Exhibit A would be this stately Sunset Gables Tudor (above) near Minneapolis’ Cedar Lake, whose foundation size weighs in — surprisingly — at a rather modest 1,100 square feet.
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Batting 1,000

Foundation Size:   1,000 AbvGrdFinSqFt:   1,000 Total Fin SqFt:   1,000             Suffice to say that I was dubious when I saw the above stat’s on a new MLS listing this morning. It’s not often that a house actually measures to such a round number, and that the foundation size, above ground square feet, and...
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