We bought our house nearly 8 years ago. It was advertised as being approximately 1500 square feet. It seemed huge to us at the time, since we had only one child and were moving from a small apartment.
Now that we have three children, the house has begun to feel smaller and smaller in the past year or so. But of course I've been thinking - our house is 1500 square feet. Most people live in much smaller spaces.
But one day I measured our rooms (minus closets, bathrooms and hallways) and our house is more like 1100 or 1200 square feet.
On Zillow, it has always listed our house as 1505 square feet, and of course we're paying taxes on this size house.
Well, the other day I checked Zillow, and it now lists our house at 1100 square feet and has dropped the value way down.
I know Zillow is not always accurate, and our house is the same size as it was 8 years ago, but I'm a bit disappointed in the drop in value. Also, I feel that we agreed to pay a certain price for our house based on the size we were given, which was obviously wrong. Not to mention, we're paying taxes on more square feet than we own.
Is there anything I can do about this?! Should I call the town and complain? Or does this type of stuff happen all the time?