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<<Well can call any non-basement a cop out relative to a basement. Presumably those basement homes would go for more than the non-basement home, right? And presuming some similar percentage profit for the builders, the guys who built the basements probably made more.

xtn >>

Oh, I can think of lots of reasons not to have a basement. Critters like snakes, spiders or other hazardous wildlife. High water table. Big rocks.

Basements tend to be low value per square foot. Perhaps it makes sense to add another high value story of living space and forego the basement.

In the past,l basements have been great places to locate certain appliances, such as gravity furnaces and boilers ----perhaps water heaters, washer and dryers.

New appliance types may make relocating those appliances desirable and hence reduce the utility of basements.


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