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Where are the basements?

Discussion in 'Property. Houses, Homes, Areas.' started by Sherry, Jun 13, 2012.

  1. Sherry

    Sherry TREF Member

    Jun 13, 2012
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    We are hoping to move to the area, probably N Raleigh, later this year.
    We have never lived in a home without a basement. Can we stay below $400,000 and still get a nice basement home? Can we get a half acre? Tiny lots won't work for us.

    I just found this site and it looks really helpful. I hope someone can help us.
     
  2. JBob

    JBob Knows the Ropes

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    Sherry,
    You shouldn't have any trouble finding a home with a basement. $400,000 will buy a lot of home around N Raleigh.
     
  3. Trooper

    Trooper Knows the Ropes

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    Right. I think finding a basement in North Raleigh, or in Cary or Morrisville, etc etc, is easy enough, particulary at the price point.
    But, I would rather have a nice finished attic or a large garage with storage over it, and a good level lot. Most basement homes here are on useless sloped lots.
     
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  4. Sherry

    Sherry TREF Member

    Jun 13, 2012
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    It never seems like a house without a basement.
    But, I hope there are lots of homes for sale in North Raleigh with basements.
     
  5. JBob

    JBob Knows the Ropes

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    Sherry,
    Most basements here are daylight or walkout basements, that is the basement wall is exposed on at least one side, with windows and doors. Most basements are on sloped lots to allow that. You won't see many homes where the basement is a hole cug inthe ground like up north.
     
  6. Del Shannon

    Del Shannon TREF Member

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    It is OK when the front is level and the back slopes away, but when the front is 15 feet lower than the street and the driuveway is like a ski jump, I don't want to back out of that driveway.
     
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  7. He's got game

    He's got game TREF Member

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    I would rather have a flat lot with a shop or barn.
     
  8. adele

    adele Knows the Ropes

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    i don't care about a basement, unless it has lots of windows. so i like the daylight basements on many homes. i agree. it should be easy to find a basement home for sale in raleigh for $400000.
     
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  9. Sherry

    Sherry TREF Member

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    Just checking back in, a year later. the transfer was delayed. Maybe for Christmas, 2013. I hope!
     
  10. Chuck Finley

    Chuck Finley Poster to the Stars

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    Doesn't the uncertainty make it hard to plan?
     
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  11. The Turk

    The Turk TREF Member

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    And headlights shine into the bedroom windows. on the second floor!
     
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  12. Jammer

    Jammer TREF Member

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    Wonder if you made out Sherry?
    I think you should hvae been able to find something that works. Basements are out there in North Raleigh, but never show up when you are looking for them.
    Maybe most people keep their homes when they have basements.
     
  13. Peaches Delight

    Peaches Delight Knows the Ropes

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    I've seen those houses! Yuck!! :eek::eek:
     
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  14. Peaches Delight

    Peaches Delight Knows the Ropes

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    I would think so. I have friends who planned for 2 years to move to Cary. Thank goodness, they loved it when they got here!
     
  15. Morrisville Mark

    Morrisville Mark TREF Member

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    Most of the basement homes we saw in N Raleigh were old and dank. Our budget limitations kept us from looking at newer homes with basements. I expect that they would be drier than old block basements.
    We are happy without one, but I know why people don't want to give up on basement homes.
    If you have never lived without a basement, you want a basement!
     
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  16. michael

    michael TREF Member

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    I have seen some very nice basements. And, not so nice. We want a ranch house anyway, and want to be all on one level.
     
  17. Good Wife

    Good Wife TREF Member

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    I would rather have a slab home than a wet old basement.
     

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