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How to Find the Square Footage of Your House

Determine Square Footage of a HouseAs you're planning and preparing for an upcoming move it's very likely that you will be requesting quotes from movers. Depending on your situation and the types of moving services you will need, it is likely you will be asked about the square footage of your home. Do you know the square footage of your house? Probably not, that's why you're reading this moving guide. Luckily, it's not very hard to locate your home's square footage.

Finding the Square Footage of your Home

  1. County Property Appraiser: You can typically search for property records in your county by visiting the county property appraiser website. For example, if you lived in Atlanta you would visit the DeKalb County Property Appraisal website. These searches are usually free and available to the public
  2. Propery Records Search: Because property records are public record you can almost always find this information on websites like Zillow and Realtor.com
  3. Sale or Lease Contract: If you're an organized person and you know where your lease or property deed is located you can find the Sq Ft on these documents as well
  4. Leasing Office: If you are renting an apartment contact the leasing office. Most apartment complexes have very standard floor plans so a leasing agent should be able to tell you the Sq Ft of your apartment. For larger apartment communities you can likely find this information on the property website
  5. Measure: If all else fails you can always measure each room. Begin by measuring the length and width of the room in feet. Then multiply these two numbers together to get the square feet of the room. So, for example, if your room is 10 feet by 12 feet, the total square footage would be 120 square feet. Of course, once you have the dimensions you can also use a square footage calculator
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