Gross Living Area


  • The total area of residential living space. To be included in gross living area, the space must be above ground and finished. Even when finished, basements, decks, patios, attics, garages, and entryways are excluded when calculating a property's gross living area.

Above ground total floor area of a home excluding porches and balconies.

living area, finished living area


Related Terms and Acronyms

  • Live-work Space Definition,
    • A dwelling, such as a loft, in which the occupant both lives and conducts business.
  • Real Estate (RE) Acronym, Very Important,
    • A section of land including all the natural resources (above and below the surface) and any permanent buildings or structures located on it. Also known as "realty."
  • Square Footage Definition,
    • The area within a building, calculated by measuring the rooms by length and width.
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