The floor area of a building; square footage is usually calculated using the outside dimensions of a building, so the “usable” square footage is less than the given square footage.

Square footage is the building floor area, and it can be calculated as either gross or net square footage. No uniform standard for computing building area for all types of buildings yet exists, and architects, builders and realtors each measure square footage differently.

The number of square feet in a tract of land or building. CAUTION: The square footage of a house is normally calculated by using the outside dimensions. The 'usable' square footage (the space available for usage) will be less. Depending on local custom, the square footage of a dwelling stated may or may not include space that is not considered living space i.e.: garages, porches, storage rooms.

Measurement by taking exterior dimensions, excluding the garage. Stagflation - Inflation without economic growth.

The total surface of an area. Is not the same as board foot, but can be equated with covered foot (although an covered foot bundle may consist of square footage plus overage).

The amount of liveable space, measured in square feet, in a floor plan not including the garage.

Floorspace, in units of square feet. One square foot is approximately equal to 0.0929 square meters. (See Floorspace.)

The area measured in square feet of a certain property. Square footage can be measured in different ways and is usually considered approximate. Condominium apartments have specific laws that determine the way which the apartment is measured therefore condominium measurements are more accurate.

() The length of a room or premises times width. This is usually measured in feet.

The number of square feet of livable space in a home or building.

A measure for comparing the space within a building or parcel of land, (e.g.) a 2000 sq. ft. house.

When referencing square footage in the Manhattan residential marketplace, the term can mean almost anything. Measurements are usually approximate and most often done by the subjective eye of the real estate broker or the apartment owner. Brokers should always use the term approximate when describing the square footage of an apartment. In the sale of condominium units, square footage measurements are fairly accurate because people refer to the condominium offering books where by law these measurements need to accurately reflect the square footage of the units.

The area within a building, calculated by measuring the rooms by length and width.

Standard unit of area that is used to measure a parcel of real estate. The amount of square feet of livable space in a building or house.

The estimated total area of a home calculated by measuring the outside dimensions of the actual building and multiplying by the number of stories above ground. Finished basements and attached garages are not included in this estimate.