by Dirtman » Sun Aug 27, 2006 2:37 am
Sumer:
The easiest way is to get a survey plot of the property, which should have the acreage on it. Multiplying the acreage by 43,560 will give you the square footage. If it doesn't show the acreage, we can calculate the area by using the bearings and distances of each leg (sides) of the property.
If you're dealing with a realtor, ask them about furnishing you a copy of a past survey. Otherwise, you can get a copy at the county clerk's office in the county where the property is located.
Another way is to have the diagonal distance between two corners, effectively creating two triangles. Then, using a formula called "Heron's formula", you can calulate the area of each triangle and add them together.
Reply if you need more help.
George