Finished Living Area and Year Built
Finished living area is the useable living area in the house. It excludes the garage, unheated attic, and wall thickness (both interior and exterior walls). Useable area often does include an unfinished basement as we inspect the foundation walls, appliances, and various other vital components of the house that are located or accessed from the basement.
If the house is in Allegheny County, please go to the Allegheny County Real Estate Web Site. Enter the street name, then street number, then click search, and then click on the Building Information tab. You can then observe the finished living area and year built.
If the house is not in Allegheny County, you can assume the finished living area listed below. The inspector will calculate the actual finished living area whenever the inspection is performed and the price will be adjusted if necessary.
- Less than 1500 sq ft - 3 or less bedroom, 1 bath
- 1500-2000 sq ft - 4 bedroom, 2 bathrooms
- 2000-2500 sq ft - 4 bedroom, 2 baths, big finished basement
- 2500-3000 sq ft - big house, lots of rooms and bathrooms
Ask your realtor or check the listing sheet for year built if the property is not in Allegheny County.