To all who are moving into Central Jersey. We DON’T use square footage in Monmouth County.
Now, this bothers some people from areas where they know that the Jones’ house is 2,500 square feet and their home is 2,800 square feet.
Why is that you may ask? Well, like most things, years ago there was a lawsuit. An agent put basement and/or garage into total square footage measurement. (Everyone measures and includes different things in the measurement. Some people may include an enclosed porch with no heat others not.) Anyway agent and company lost the suit. So, Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage and others decided that the safest course was to drop the requirement for square footage.
And, now the only people who put square footage into their listings are the builders of new construction, and other agencies who are not afraid or have had a letter signed by the seller acknowledging that they are the ones giving this information or it came directly form the tax records and we can hope that is correct and that that he doesn’t change the design, by moving this to do that(you get the picture)and the square footage is accurate!
Our homes cannot be compared to your home where you are relocating from. It just doesn’t compute. Like apples and oranges.