Many do not realize that county tax records can have major discrepancies when it comes to the size of your home. This issue can arise from many different situations. First and foremost, county appraisers do not typically measure the inside of a residence. This means that any conversions, such as an enclosed attic or garage, may be missed completely. And it’s only worse with multi-story homes since the appraiser cannot see the layout of the second or third floor from the outside. Newer homes are usually less susceptible to these issues because the developers and builders provide the county with floor plans during construction. But even then, mistakes can and do happen.
At DeKalb County Property Appraiser, we work with homeowners and realtors to determine actual Gross Living Area, Total Building Area and the Area of Additional Structures that may be on the property. Our appraisers use advanced field tools such as laser measuring devices and tablet PCs to construct an accurate interpretation of your home’s measurements. There are also many rules and restrictions to how a home can be measured and what exactly qualifies as “living space” vs. what is “non-livable space”. Because of these rules additions, conversions and other changes made to a home can affect your total living area differently than you may think.
Real estate appraisers are the only professionals that are trained on how to properly measure a home. They are also the only group that can submit certified home measurements to have government records changed. DeKalb County Property Appraiser has those qualifications.
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