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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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The House That Shrank

Wrong (Measurement) Numbers Who are you going to believe, me or your own lieing eyes? —New Yorker cartoon, showing husband in bed with another woman, to his spouse, standing in the doorway. Before discussing homes where the square footage is dramatically off — I’ll let you guess which direction — two caveats: One. It happens...
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