That’s a Bedroom?!?

Buyers often narrow their on-line search for homes by specifying the desired number of bedrooms.  So when is a bedroom not really a bedroom?  It's not unusual to see an MLS listing proclaiming that the featured house has "X" number of bedrooms but the less prominent text reveals that the existing number of bedrooms is actually "X-1".  People (and building codes) differ on whether it's proper to count a room as a bedroom if it : lacks a closet and/or an egress window; or was structurally converted to a dining room but could become a bedroom again; or lacks a heat source (yep, … [Read more...]

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