Square Footage

Definition

  • The area within a building or structure that is calculated by measuring each rooms by length and width and adding the total.

Synonyms
square foot, sq ft

Alternate Spellings
measurement, lot size

Related Terms and Acronyms

  • Acre Foot (AF) Acronym,
    • The water or other material needed to cover an acre of land one foot deep. Equivalent to exactly 43,560 cubic feet.
  • Architect Definition,
    • One who designs buildings.
  • Arpent Definition,
    • An area equal to about 0.845 acres, traditionally used in France, Quebec and Louisiana. Nowadays, hectares and acres are more commonly used measurements of area.
  • Blueprint (bprt) Abbreviation,
    • The drawing of a structure by an architect or designer, used for construction and getting permits.
  • Board Foot Definition,
    • A measurement of lumber equivalent to 1 inch thick, 1 foot long, 1 foot wide.
  • Dimension Plans Definition,
    • Diagrams that show location of building outlines and other improvements on a lot, but which are not as detailed as blueprints.
  • Gross Living Area (GLA) Acronym, Important,
    • The gross above ground, finished living area in a property.
    Above ground total floor area of a home excluding porches and balconies.
  • Hectare Definition,
    • An area equal to 100 meters by 100 meters
  • Land Definition,
    • The solid ground of the earth. This can include everything under it and over it. For example, Condominium Acts do divide land horizontally thereby limiting the vertical ownership.
  • Metes and Bounds Definition,
    • A surveyor's legal description of a parcel of land, defined by measurements and angles.
  • Plat Definition,
    • A map that shows a parcel of land and how it is subdivided into individual lots. Plat maps also show the locations of streets and easements.
  • Property Report Definition,
    • A legal document prepared by a surveyor that shows the locations of all visible public and private improvements relative to property boundaries.
    • A legal disclosure that developers of timeshare properties are required to give to prospective buyers.
  • 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."
  • Schematic Designs Definition,
    • Structural plans for a building's mechanical systems, such as its plumbing and electrical functions.
  • Survey (srvy) Abbreviation,
    • A map executed by a licensed surveyor, which sets down precisely the boundaries of a given property as well as improvements, references to known landmarks, and the property's notable features.
    As in surveyed land.
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