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Condo Glossary of Terms


BUILDING NUMBER
     Building in which the subject unit is located.
BUILDING QUALITY
     The overall quality of the buildings in the project.
CONST CLASS
     The material and method of construction for the project.
CONVERSION
     Will show "Yes" if the project was converted from an older apartment building.
DOCUMENT DATE
     Date corresponding to a specific Excise Tax Affidavit.
END UNIT
     A unit at the end of the building. Typically has a corner with windows on two or more adjacent walls.
EXCISE NUMBER
     Number assigned to a specific Excise Tax Affidavit.
FLOOR
     The floor location on which the unit is located.
NUMBER OF BATHS
     The total number of baths in the unit.
NUMBER OF BEDROOMS
     The number of bedrooms in the unit.
NUMBER OF BUILDINGS
     Number of buildings in a project.
NUMBER OF UNITS
     Number of units in a project.
PARCEL NUMBER
     Assessor's property tax account number.
PARKING SPACES
     Will show the number and type of parking associated with each unit.
PERCENTAGE OWNERSHIP
     The percentage each unit owns in the common areas of the project.
PROJECT APPEAL
     The overall appeal of the project.
PROJECT LOCATION
     The relative quality of the location on which the project was built.
QSTR
     Quarter Section (01=NE; 02=NW; 03=SW; 04=SE), Township and Range (location of parcel)
SALES
     Assessor's sales are numbered; petitioner's sales are lettered. These are often referenced in the "Notes" section.
SALES PRICE
     Sales price as stated on a recorded Excise Tax Affidavit.
SALES WARNINGS
     Coded "yes" if there is additional information regarding a specific sale. See "Warnings" section.
STORIES
     The number of floors in a building.
TAX YEAR
     Properties are assessed as of January 1 of any given year for taxes paid the following year. For example, properties assessed in 2015 will pay taxes in 2016.
TIME ADJUSTED SALES PRICE
     Is the sale price, adjusted for market changes from the sale date to the date of appraisal. It is derived from statistically analyzing sales prices over a two year period, resulting in a daily adjustment factor. This factor, when applied to each sale, produces an adjusted price that closely approximates what the property would have sold for on the appraisal date.
TOP FLOOR
     Will code "Y" if the unit is on the top floor of the building.
TOTAL VIEW QUALITY
     This is the sum of all view's quality. The view's quality can vary from 0 to 4, in 5 different categories; Puget Sound, City/Territorial, Lake Washington/Sammamish, Mountain, and Small Lake/River.
UNIT NUMBER
     The number assigned to the unit as an address identifier.
UNIT SIZE
     The living area of the unit in square feet as recorded.
UNIT TYPE
     The floor plan type of the unit. (Flat, Townhouse, Penthouse etc.)
VIEWS
     For each classification will display blank for no view or "Fair", "Average", "Good" or "Excellent" to reflect the quality of view for that unit.
WATERFRONT
     Will show "Yes if the project is sited on waterfront.
YEAR BUILT/EFFECTIVE YEAR
     The year the project was built / followed by the year reflecting the effective year built (age).

  

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