Baton Rouge FHA Appraiser Explains ANSI Standards 5′ Sloping Wall Height Rule

https://www.appraisersinbatonrouge.com/ – Baton Rouge FHA Appraiser Explains ANSI Standards 5′ Sloping Wall Height Rule

 

Based on my experience, the ANSI 5′ Slanted Wall Height Rule is one of the most misunderstood or ignored rules for measuring homes. I recently took the time to draw a diagram illustrating the rule based on ANSI Standards, Z765-1996, Page 2, which states,

“ To be included in finished square footage calculations, finished areas must have a ceiling height of at least 7 feet except: under beams, ducts, and other obstructions where the height may be 6 feet 4 inches; under stairs where there is no specified height requirement; or where the ceiling is sloped. If a room’s ceiling is sloped, at least one-half of the finished square footage in that room must have a vertical ceiling height of at least 7 feet; no portion of the finished area that has a height of less than 5 feet may be included in finished square footage.”

See the Diagram and Video Below:

 

Author’s Bio:

Bill Cobb is Greater Baton Rouge’s favorite and reputable home appraiser frequently called upon by banks, homeowners, and savvy real estate investors to assess property values. A home appraiser with 21 years experience, Bill Cobb brings a wealth of knowledge to the table as a home appraiser.
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Real Estate Appraisers: Age and makeup of your neighborhood can determine home value loss!

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This home at 10305 Welbeck Court. In Westchase, some home values have dropped a little – and some a lot.

Shannon Behnken, with the Tampa Tribune, discusses how “Age and makeup of your neighborhood can determine home value loss”. The article is located here. Here’s a snippet:

Data show that home values can vary widely, depending on the neighborhood, the age of the home and the economic stability of neighbors.

No Tampa Bay area neighborhood is immune to this housing downturn, but some neighborhoods are suffering more, housing professionals say.

“In general, areas that had minimal decreases have been around for some time and were not as susceptible to investors,” said David Teacher, a property appraiser with Superior Residential Appraisal Services Inc.

Even in those neighborhoods, however, there are exceptions.”

REAL ESTATE APPRAISERS…..WHAT’S YOUR EXPERIENCE WITH THIS ISSUE?

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