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Old 04-06-2007, 02:51 PM
 
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Is it hard to find a home with a basement?
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Old 04-06-2007, 02:54 PM
 
Location: Wake Forest
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In this area, you will primarily find daylight basements, unless you are looking inside the beltline, then you will find traditional basements with dirt floor that are not necessarily finishable, some are some are not. The basements here are usually built on a lot that is sloped greatly to accommodate the basement. Our high water table and low frost line make what one would think of as a traditional basement not really the best choice. Some neighborhoods have more basement lots than others, it just depends on where you look

Leigh
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Old 04-06-2007, 03:19 PM
 
Location: Wake Forest
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Is it hard to find a home with a basement?
It's not impossible...but they aren't as common here. Daylight basements are going to be the most common. We have one and love it.
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Old 04-06-2007, 03:42 PM
 
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when we searched last weekend we went into almost 60 homes and only 3 or 4 had basements. THiis is in the 400-500k range. Its not common but you can find them.
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Old 04-06-2007, 04:56 PM
 
Location: Raleigh, NC
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Someone on this forum has a listing that has a basement...a mere $339,000!
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Old 04-06-2007, 08:58 PM
 
Location: Wake Forest
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Someone on this forum has a listing that has a basement...a mere $339,000!
There is an FOB in Wake Forest, near downtown, with a daylight basement for less then that.
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Old 04-06-2007, 09:54 PM
 
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Toll Brothers builds homes with Basements here in NC. They are one of the few that I've found that will build with a regular basement. They are pretty much built out in Brier Creek in Raleigh but they are building in Cary in Meadowridge, Olde Carpenter and soon to be Green Level Crossing.
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Old 04-07-2007, 12:25 PM
 
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In this area, you will primarily find daylight basements, unless you are looking inside the beltline, then you will find traditional basements with dirt floor that are not necessarily finishable, some are some are not. The basements here are usually built on a lot that is sloped greatly to accommodate the basement. Our high water table and low frost line make what one would think of as a traditional basement not really the best choice. Some neighborhoods have more basement lots than others, it just depends on where you look

Leigh

Land also tends to be very rocky, and the soil isn't all that great. Making basements fairly costly.
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Old 04-07-2007, 12:30 PM
 
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Yeah, we absolutely live in our basement in Michigan. My hubby has his crazy networking gaming guys over and they all play on their computers.. when we move to NC, we will really need alot of sq ftage to make up for not having a basement!
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Old 04-07-2007, 12:43 PM
 
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when we searched last weekend we went into almost 60 homes and only 3 or 4 had basements. THiis is in the 400-500k range. Its not common but you can find them.
Not to get off topic here, but 60 homes in one weekend!

That is some crazy house hunting! Hope you found one you liked!

The fact that you only saw 3 or 4 with basements tells you just how rare they can be. Like other posters said, not impossible, but rare.
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