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Old 05-28-2007, 04:10 PM
 
Location: Asheville, NC
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Do you have basements in NC? (Raleigh area)
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Old 05-28-2007, 05:26 PM
 
Location: Wake Forest
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Do you have basements in NC? (Raleigh area)
There are some...but they aren't as common as they are in other areas. Many of them are 'walkout' or daylight basements.

If you do a search on the Raleigh/Durham/Chapel Hill/Cary board, you'll be able to pull up several threads about it.
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Old 05-28-2007, 07:14 PM
 
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Toll Brothers is one of the few builders that I know that will actually build you a home with a "traditional" basement. Most are walkout like the previous post.
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Old 05-28-2007, 09:33 PM
 
Location: Raleigh, NC
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Do we have basements in Raleigh? Yep, when the land slopes so much that without a basement, the back of the house would have nothing to hold it up!!! We have basements when the lots are so hilly that no one would want them otherwise! We have basements when the builders know they can charge an extra $29,000 for them and an extra $10,000 for the lot and call it a "premium"!!! We just don't build them as the cost is too hefty for most!

Vicki
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Old 05-28-2007, 09:37 PM
 
Location: Cary, NC
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There aredefinitely basements in Raleigh. I don't have a whole lot of experience with new construction, but many older homes in Raleigh have basements. My parents finished their basment years ago and added almost 1000 Sq ft to their home.
Just be careful with basements in those areas because they tend to flood. I guess only you can decide if it's worth that headache or not. My parents "finished" theirs, but with flooding in mind.
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