Ed Chin (Core Ohio Realty Advisors)

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Bob Crane
Woodland Management Service / Woodland Real Estate, EXP - Stevens Point, WI
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That is a number that will vary by municipality, check with city hall.

Apr 10, 2016 08:19 AM
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Richie Alan Naggar
people first...then business Ran Right Realty - Riverside, CA
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The city will have specs on setbacks and materials required. Seek City

Apr 10, 2016 08:25 AM
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Melissa Jackson
Century 21 Alliance Properties - Azle, TX
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Deed restrictions? Community and zoning. Contact the city offices.

Apr 10, 2016 08:12 AM
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Jeff Pearl
RE/MAX Distinctive / LIC in VA - Lovettsville, VA
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That depends on local ordinaces, covenants, etc. Also, many lenders don't like to see a $50,000.00 house built on a $300,000.00 lot.

Apr 10, 2016 08:04 AM
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Women of Westchester Working Together
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I would check out your state/municipality as it varies from state to state.

Apr 10, 2016 07:17 AM
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Barbara Todaro
RE/MAX Executive Realty - Happily Retired - Franklin, MA
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call the building dept in the town/city that you're in.... every state is different... and the code is constantly changing.... 

Apr 10, 2016 07:09 AM
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Curtis Evans
Cabin Realty LLC/ USA, Licensed in Louisiana - Golden Meadow, LA

A lot of good answers out there, also talk to insurance co's. , they may have a minimum sq footage before insuring.

Apr 10, 2016 08:26 PM
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Kathleen Luiten
Resort and Second-Home Specialist - Princeville, HI
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Your county planning department will have a list of requirements for SFHs in your area. 

Apr 10, 2016 06:20 PM
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Praful Thakkar
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Ed Chin - I think you should contact the town office building departent to get this answer. It's different for different towns, I believe.

Apr 10, 2016 03:48 PM
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Jeff Dowler, CRS
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I would think that if there are requirements it would be the building department of the community you wish to build in

Apr 10, 2016 03:15 PM
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William Feela
WHISPERING PINES REALTY - North Branch, MN
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call the governing authority for each one is different

Apr 10, 2016 02:52 PM
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Noah Seidenberg
Coldwell Banker - Evanston, IL
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Go to the city, town, village etc. This will be dependent on local laws and ordinances. 

Apr 10, 2016 02:02 PM
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Lisa Von Domek
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As others have commented, it will vary and should be confirmed with the pertinent city.  If the lot is located in a community with a Homeowner's Association, I recommend verifying their building requirements as well (if the city is not able to provide their CCR's).

Apr 10, 2016 01:08 PM
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Ryan Huggins - Thousand Oaks, CA
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Probably your city hall or the state.

Apr 10, 2016 01:00 PM
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Debbie Laity
Cedaredge Land Company - Cedaredge, CO
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I would check with the community. See if there's an HOA. I would also check with the town and county. In the rural areas of my county there aren't any building codes. You may also want to check with an FHA lender and RD lender and make sure they don't have any size restrictions. You know...for resale purposes. 

Apr 10, 2016 12:23 PM
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Evelina Tsigelnitskaya
SIB Realty - Sunny Isles Beach, FL

Great question and answers. 

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Valeria Mola
SIB Realty - Miami, Sunny Isles Beach - Sunny Isles Beach, FL
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You got all right answers. Best of luck. 

Dec 08, 2019 09:07 PM
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Eric Kodner
Madeline Island Realty - La Pointe, WI
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This would depend entirely upon local zoning ordinances where the property will be located.

Apr 11, 2016 08:08 PM
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Kathleen Daniels, Probate & Trust Specialist
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Check with the building department, city planning, etc. in the county/city where one wants to build.

 

 

Apr 11, 2016 12:42 AM
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Tony and Suzanne Marriott, Associate Brokers
Serving the Greater Phoenix and Scottsdale Metropolitan Area - Scottsdale, AZ
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Welcome to Active Rain Ed Chin !  As REALTORS® who have been here for more than 9 years, it's well worth it!

 

Apr 10, 2016 10:37 PM
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Roy Kelley
Retired - Gaithersburg, MD

Contact your local municipality for their requirements.

Apr 10, 2016 10:30 PM
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Michael Jacobs
Pasadena, CA
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I imagine that would be determined at the local level either county, town or city.   

Apr 10, 2016 10:19 PM
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Gita Bantwal
RE/MAX Centre Realtors - Warwick, PA
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Check with the townsnhip.

Apr 10, 2016 09:37 PM
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Nina Hollander, Broker
Coldwell Banker Realty - Charlotte, NC
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I'm sure it's a figure that is dictated by local code. In some subdivisions, they set the rules as to minimum square feet.

Apr 10, 2016 09:11 PM
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Richard L. Sanderson
Richard L. Sanderson Consulting - Kalama, WA
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I think that Melissa Jackson and Jeff Pearl answered this more completely.  As real estate appraisers, we look at the zoning that is in effect from the city or county (general requirements that apply to all properties similarly zoned in the community) AND deed restrictions, covenants, and subdivision regulations imposed on the subject property.  Deed restrictions in a subdivision (or condominium community) often exceed local zoning requirements for minimum square foot size. 

Apr 10, 2016 07:38 PM
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James (Jim) Lawson, DBA
DomainRealty.com LLC - Bonita Springs, FL
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Check with the appropriate jurisdiction and review the documentation that specifies the information you need. Can't always rely on oral representations from government officials. Learned that the hard way a very long time ago!

Apr 10, 2016 04:52 PM
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Tammy Lankford,
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subdivision? HOA? city? county?  you need to know all of the places retrictions can be and how to find that out for your clinet.

Apr 10, 2016 02:26 PM
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Sybil Campbell
Fernandina Beach, FL
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I agree with Bob Crane.

Apr 10, 2016 01:00 PM
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Val Evans
Scottsdale, AZ

Check with your local city building department.

Apr 10, 2016 12:39 PM
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Bob "RealMan" Timm
Ward County Notary Services - Minot, ND
Owner of Ward Co Notary Services retired RE Broker

I've never heard of a minimum Ed Chin but as others have commented it most likely depends on the municipality.

Apr 10, 2016 11:18 AM
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Michael Setunsky
Woodbridge, VA
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Ed Chin Check with zoning.

Apr 10, 2016 09:09 AM
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Fred Griffin Florida Real Estate
Fred Griffin Real Estate - Tallahassee, FL
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     In Tallahassee / Leon County Florida, you would go to the Renaissance Building on the corner of Macomb and Virginia Streets. 

     City and county zoning and permitting offices are there; someone will give you a detailed answer.

     You also want to look at Deed Restrictions (Restrictive Covenants), if applicable.  Get them from a Title Company or Title Attorney; talk with an Officer or Director of thr Homeowners' Association or Condominium Association.

Apr 10, 2016 09:07 AM
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Lyn Sims
Schaumburg, IL
Real Estate Agent Retired

Varies per town with setbacks & minimum build sizes.

Apr 10, 2016 08:49 AM
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Sam Shueh
(408) 425-1601 - San Jose, CA
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Go to city permit of your municipality. The way it works is determine the lot size and set back distance. If you want a garage and two story there is a maximum possible size like 1800 sf on a 6000 sf in Northern Ca.....

Apr 10, 2016 08:31 AM
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Mary Yonkers
Alan Kells School of Real Estate/Howard Hanna Real Estate - Erie, PA
Erie/PA Real Estate Instructor

Check zoning department in municipality where you buyer wants to build.  Your profile indicates that your market is Columbus, Ohio but each municipality around Columbus may have different criteria,

Apr 10, 2016 08:28 AM
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Mike Rock
Complete Design - Granite Bay, CA
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EACH counties or local city building dept has their own requirements. rarely is their a minimum. however in our county below 120 square feet is not a  structure technically. and also check the ccrs or hoas. they may have size requirements

Apr 10, 2016 08:24 AM