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Old 02-01-2008, 08:19 PM
 
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The reply about the water table was on the money. Most Wilm homes do not have them, tho I have seen a couple of historic homes downtown with them. We have FROGs. Finished Rooms Over the Garage, that hopefully have some attic storage around
them.
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Old 02-02-2008, 05:09 AM
 
Location: Asheville
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To Folks moving to no basement,
I moved recently to a smaller home, basement to no basement, and I dragged everything I had with me. Dumbest thing I ever done. Not having a basement is something you do get used to. But what you don't get used to is all that junk you wished you had thrown away. If I had spent just a week doing like they do in two hours on "Garage Takeover," the move would have been cheaper, settling in would have been quicker, and I wouldn't have had to buy a shed to put all my trash in. Becuz that's what it winds up being. Trash. Take it to the landfill, you'll thank me later.

But attics really are part of living in the South, people love their attics, especially walk-up ones, very prized. If you get a place with a basement, it will flood. Like snow is up North, floods are down South. Every river from the Appalachian Mountains drains across the southern coastlands and into the Atlantic. Makes for a good growing areas but lousy basements.
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Old 02-02-2008, 05:31 AM
 
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Default Basements

We live on the lake with a walk out basement that has almost the same sq ft as the main level , then we also have the attic storage area , then there is the double garage , then there is the yard shed for garden tools , lawn mower , etc . We see just as many , if not more so basements here as I've seen in most states we've ever lived in . You need a place to store your stuff for the family to sort through after your gone.....
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Old 02-02-2008, 10:17 AM
 
Location: Asheville
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FYI ABCDEF
The original poster is referring to coastal regions, Wilmington NC in particular.
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Old 02-02-2008, 12:53 PM
 
Location: The 12th State
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I just did a search and there is over 1000 listings for homes with basements in Wilmington
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Old 02-02-2008, 10:21 PM
 
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I have NO idea where Sunny Kayak is "searching", but in the MLS we do not even have "basement" as a choice because they are so rare. I searched and had to put "basement" in the Remarks field to search to get any, and out of 2,537 listings for sale in
Wilmington only 22 claim basements, many of which are in the downtown, Forest Hills area, or are not true below grade basements, rather are mostly finished, lower floors
with walk-out capabilities.
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Old 02-04-2008, 05:14 PM
 
Location: southport,nc
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I live just outside of wilmington. trust me, you don't want a basement here. it is so humid here, even in dry season anything you put down there instantly turns to mold or rust. we had an older house in downtown southport that had a small basement. what a nightmare.

for storage, we use attics, garages and those storage places down the road. you would be amazed how many yankees move here and pay a monthly fee to keep things at one of those mini storage places. silly to me.
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Old 02-04-2008, 07:24 PM
 
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I guess I'm going to have to get use ot it as it does appear we'll be moving down to Wilmington. We have about six weeks to throw everything out before we move! Should be fun
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Old 02-26-2008, 03:39 PM
 
Location: Central NC
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Forget the yard sale, Goodwill or your local thrift store would be more than happy to accept the stuff you haven't touched in a year. You'll feel good about it and it makes for a nice tax deduction. Get a receipt! :-)
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Old 02-26-2008, 09:22 PM
 
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Yeah, we've bee ndoing that, but if you have more than about $500 worth of deductions the IRS wants more details, so can't claim more than about that much.
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