How Do I Count the Stories of a Property?

An agent can add the appropriate number of stories for the home on the Property Review tab in the Portal.

If the address you're quoting is unique and doesn't fit easily into one of these categories, choose the answer that best describes the largest percentage of the structure.

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Left: A one-story home example.

Above: The entryway to a bilevel home.

One-story (includes bi-level homes)

A bi-level home is one in which rooms and levels are arranged into staggered upper and lower levels. When you enter the front door, you immediately enter a landing area with a set of stairs going up and another set of stairs going down. The more heavily used rooms, like the kitchen, living room, or dining room, are often on the upper level, and rooms like guest bedrooms, a laundry room, or family rooms are on the lower level.

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One-and-a-half story

A one-and-a-half-story home is one-story with a smaller second floor, but instead of the second floor being centered on the home, it's usually placed on either end of the home.

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Two-story (includes tri-level homes)

A tri-level home has staggered floor levels, much like a bi-level home, except with three floors instead of two.

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Two-and-a-half story

A two-and-a-half-story residence has three levels of common areas and bedrooms. The standard features of a two-and-a-half home are steep roof slopes and dormers. Due to the roof design, the top floor is usually slightly smaller to half the size of the ground floor area.

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Three-story

A home with three floors or levels, including the ground floor.

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