Can I count my finished basement as livable square footage?

I live in Michigan. My basement has been finished with all the appropriate permits and codes. It is drywalled, has an egress window and a porcelain tiled full bathroom.
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answer by Kimberly Lupini    |   Visit My Website   |   Contact Me
f your basement is a walk out basement at ground level (with a full size door) you can count it as square footage. A full size daylight window large enough for an adult to exit makes is legal to let someone sleep in the basement, but does not add to square footage. You can however classify it as finished space, but not actual livable square footage for appraisal purposes. Finished space above grade is appraisal square footage.
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answer by Penny Tarwacki    |   Contact Me
No the square footage does not add to the house. The area with the egress window may in some cases be included
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answer by Rami Ahmad    |   Visit My Website   |   Contact Me
As long as you dont count any bedrooms, the square footage in the basement can be counted as livable sq ft. If you want to add another bedroom, only if the basement is a true walk-out accessible basement will that bedroom be added to the homes legal description. I hope I have answered your question in full. Should you have any other questions or would like any other kind of assistance , Please dont hesitate to call or text me @ 248-660-0405.
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