Can I count bedrooms in the basement if they have egress windows?

Kalamazoo Basement without walkoutKalamazoo-Portage Real Estate – This is a question the Veenstra Team answers often about Kalamazoo real estate. Let us explain.

If you do not have a walkout basement and your home is 1200 square feet on the main floor and 600 finished square feet in the basement and a REALTOR searches (or sets up a search for a client) that specifies a minimum of 1400 finished square feet, your house wouldn’t show up because the 600 square feet below grade are not factored in to the results. You will, however, see the finished square footage on a report. If you have 3 bedrooms on the main floor and a finished bedroom (with egress) in the basement and a REALTOR searches (or sets up a search for a client) that specifies a minimum of 4 bedrooms, your house wouldn’t show up because below grade bedrooms (even with egress) are not factored in to the results. You will, however, see the finished square footage on a report.

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The Veenstra Team has been helping buyers and sellers with Kalamazoo Real Estate since 1986.