Tammy Lankford,, Broker  GA Lake Sinclair/Eatonton/Milledgeville (Lane Realty Eatonton, GA Lake Sinclair, Milledgeville, 706-485-9668)

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Corinne Guest, Managing Broker
Barrington Realty Company - Barrington, IL
Barrington, a Luxury, Country Suburban Lifestyle.

Basements and homes without them are a hard sell. Love our basement which is English, we have a great room, bedroom and bathroom down there, occupied by one adult son and girlfriend. Adds huge amount of storage space too and best ofr me, it's 20 degrees cooler down there in summer. I was going to have a second master bedroom until the son came back, oh well.

May 02, 2018 12:11 PM
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Nina Hollander
RE/MAX Executive | Charlotte, NC - Charlotte, NC
Your Charlotte/Ballantyne/Waxhaw/Fort Mill Realtor

We have very few basements in my area... and they are typically daylight, walk-out basements. Newer construction is often more typically on slab, unless high end home. Sometimes it also depends on the topography... but we have a lot of both slab and crawl.

May 02, 2018 02:11 PM
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Jeff Perlis Prime Properties
Prime Properties - Lake Arrowhead, CA
Experience Your Own Transformation!

Slab and crawl space.

May 02, 2018 12:10 PM
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Inna Ivchenko
Barcode Properties - Encino, CA
Realtor® • Green • GRI • HAFA • PSC Los Angeles CA

Almost never basement, most of the time: crawl space in my part of SoCal.

May 02, 2018 11:12 AM
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Barbara Todaro
RE/MAX Executive Realty - Franklin, MA
"Franklin MA Homes"

we have full basements and full concrete walls unless the home is built on an embankment.... or if there is a high water table, the home will be a split entry and pulled up out of the ground with a shorter concrete wall and a framed wall in the basement....  it's tough to sell a slab here and it's rare to find a crawl space.... that's a listing that no one wants in my area........

 

May 02, 2018 11:11 AM
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JL Boney, III
Coldwell Banker - Columbia, SC
Columbia, SC Real Estate

We do a lot of slab homes here, but if there is a steep lot you will see walk out basements which are pretty much the only kind we have.

May 02, 2018 11:11 AM
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Joyce Marsh, Daytona Beach Florida
Premier Sotheby's International Realty - Daytona Beach, FL
Two Decades Of Experience Selling Luxury Homes...

Here in Central Florida the majority of homes are built on slabs. Very seldom do we see basements. 

May 02, 2018 10:49 AM
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Fred Griffin
Fred Griffin Real Estate - Tallahassee, FL
Licensed Florida Real Estate Broker

 Slab on grade.

 My preference is off grade with enough crawl space to move around comfortably.

May 02, 2018 10:49 AM
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Joseph Domino 480-390-6011
HomeSmart - Scottsdale, AZ
Real Estate Made Easy

In the Phoenix area, most homes are built on slabs. Every so often we find a builder that tries to build and sell basement homes, but the soil here is expansive and the cost to build down is greater than up so it just hasn't caught on.

Personally, having come from the midwest I like the idea of a basement. I also like have a wood floor as opposed to concrete. It is so much more comfortable to live on a floor made with wood joists. Concrete is hard on your legs and feet. Especially when you get old.

May 02, 2018 10:09 AM
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Ron and Alexandra Seigel
Napa Consultants - Carpinteria, CA
Luxury Real Estate Branding, Marketing & Strategy

Crawl and slab.  Personally we prefer crawl and would not buy slab.  A

May 02, 2018 10:05 AM
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Kevin J. May
Florida Supreme Realty - Hobe Sound, FL
Serving the Treasure & Paradise Coasts of Florida

A little slab'll do ya for the most part.

May 02, 2018 10:02 AM
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Richie Alan Naggar
people first...then business Ran Right Realty - Riverside, CA
agent & author

Crawl, slab and basement in that order and combos too

May 02, 2018 09:57 AM
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Candice A. Donofrio
Next Wave RE Investments LLC Bullhead City AZ Commercial RE Broker - Fort Mohave, AZ
928-201-4BHC (4242) call/text

Site-built homes, concrete foundation. Manufactured homes, ground set or raised foundation. Basements are rarity, curiosity and tough sell here. We have way too much sand to make them intelligent choices.

May 02, 2018 09:46 AM
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Lynnea Miller
Bend Premier Real Estate - Bend, OR
Premier Real Estate Service in Central Oregon

Crawl space almost exclusively.

May 02, 2018 01:27 PM
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Jeff Pearl
RE/MAX Distinctive / LIC in VA - Lovettsville, VA
Full Service Full Time Realtor

Basement probably 80% of the time, then a variety of slabs and crawls. Many seniors are  looking for fewer stairs and main level bedrooms these days. The basements, lofts, and upper level are for when grandkids or company visits, or potential rental apt for income to supplement social security.

May 02, 2018 12:34 PM
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Richard Bazinet /MBA, CRS, ABR
AZuRE Team - Realty ONE Group - Scottsdale, AZ
Phoenix Scottsdale. Sellers, Buyers & Relocations

Slab.

May 02, 2018 12:19 PM
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Liz and Bill Spear
RE/MAX Elite 513.520.5305 www.LizTour.com - Mason, OH
RE/MAX Elite Warren County OH (Cincinnati/Dayton)

Poured basement.  And prefer the same.  Depending on the community slab is common.  And for older homes cinder block and the realllllly old ones, stacked stone.

May 02, 2018 11:36 AM
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Dan Tabit
Northstone Real Estate Inc. - Sammamish, WA

We have all in the greater Seattle area. Crawlspace is probably most common with slabs being next most and walk out basements, which are on slab next.  We have few fully underground basements due to high water tables. 

May 02, 2018 10:42 AM
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Michael Jacobs
Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage - Pasadena, CA
Los Angeles Pasadena Area Real Estate 818.516.4393

Most are on a. raised foundation (that may be a local term). No Preference as to foundation type for me - there are other factors to consider.

May 02, 2018 10:24 AM
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John Bear
RE/MAX - Lake Bluff, IL
I'm Too Busy For Your Referrals!

I personally have a rubber foundation, but it's mainly basement and than crawl space here in the Midwest.

May 02, 2018 09:59 AM
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Susie Kay
Ultima Real Estate - Plano, TX
North Dallas Specialist

Slab, slab, and more slab.  Some pier and beam.  

May 02, 2018 03:30 PM
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Kasey & John Boles
Jon Gosche Real Estate, LLC - BoiseMeridianRealEstate.com - Boise, ID
Boise & Meridian, ID Ada/Canyon/Gem/Boise Counties

Crawl is most common here, and our preference probably mostly because we are used to it. Although, we do like basements which are pretty uncommon. There are certain builders who do slab, and some neighborhoods because of high water tables call for it, but overall almost all are on crawl. -Kasey

May 02, 2018 02:57 PM
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Byron K . Jones
Keller Williams - Exton - Coatesville, PA
List Today - Sold Tomorrow!

we have all of them, but mostly basements

May 02, 2018 02:22 PM
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Sam Shueh
(408) 425-1601 - San Jose, CA
mba, cdpe, reopro, pe

Slab. Cheaper.

Basement, none since 1930s. Labour is high here.

May 02, 2018 11:39 AM
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Caroline Gerardo
Eagle Home Mortgage, LENNAR HOMES Home Loans - Newport Beach, CA
C. G. Barbeau the Loan Lady

Slab in the land of earthquakes.... go figure

May 03, 2018 01:13 PM
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Jennifer Mackay
Counts Real Estate Group, Inc. - Panama City, FL
Your Bay County Florida Realtor 850.774.6582

No basements here even though I would love to have one - we're slabs and crawl

May 03, 2018 08:46 AM
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Libby Cousins
Extraordinary Processing - Spokane, WA
Contract Mortgage Processor, licensed in WA

We have basements here. When I first moved here, basements felt a little creepy. Now I like the extra space. 

May 03, 2018 08:46 AM
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Kathleen Daniels
KD Realty - 408.972.1822 - San Jose, CA
San Jose Homes for Sale-Probate & Trust Specialist

Only the much older homes have basements. I estimate we are 50%/50% slab and crawl. Crawl is good to have when access to plumbing is necessary. 

 

May 03, 2018 07:39 AM
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Evelyn M Epperson
Julia & Associates - Johns Creek, GA
A Tradition Of [Excellence, Trust & Service]

Slab as it is the cheapest foundation to build. But most buyers want a basement.

May 03, 2018 06:37 AM
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Gabe Sanders
Real Estate of Florida specializing in Martin County Residential Homes, Condos and Land Sales - Stuart, FL
Stuart Florida Real Estate

Slab, by far.

May 03, 2018 06:18 AM
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Greg Large
ERA Real Solutions - Grove City, OH
A Tradition of Trust

the most common here, depending on price point is: full basement (preferrred) partial basement with crawl (predominant in new builds under $300K) full slab and only crawl are less desired and more difficult to sell here.

May 03, 2018 06:17 AM
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Wayne Martin
Wayne M Martin - Chicago, IL
Real Estate Broker

Basements by far in the Chicago area. Slabs in Florida! Location, location!

May 03, 2018 05:34 AM
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Richard Weeks
Dallas, TX
REALTOR®, Broker

Slab and pier and beam.

May 03, 2018 05:15 AM
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Olga Simoncelli
Veritas Prime, LLC dba Veritas Prime Real Estate - New Fairfield, CT
CONSULTANT, Real Estate Services & Risk Management

The newer homes all have basements, the older ones (by that I mean sometimes 19th century or beyond, not just 20th) have slab foundations and crawl spaces. Not fun to look for racoons down there for inspectors and animal control people.

May 03, 2018 05:14 AM
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Brenda Mayette
Miranda Real Estate Group, Inc. - Glenville, NY
Getting results w/ knowledge & know-how!

Full basements are most common in our area & my preference.  

May 03, 2018 04:57 AM
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Tony and Suzanne Marriott, Associate Brokers
BVO Luxury Group @ Keller Williams Arizona Realty - Scottsdale, AZ
Serving Scottsdale, Phoenix and Maricopa County AZ

Slab

May 03, 2018 04:48 AM
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Gita Bantwal
RE/MAX Centre Realtors - Warwick, PA
REALTOR,ABR,CRS,SRES,GRI - Bucks County & Philadel

Basement.

May 03, 2018 04:30 AM
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Jon K. Judd
Keller Williams Realty - Central Delaware - Dover, DE
GRI, e-PRO, SFR, Delaware Homes

I think we are pretty equal with slab, crawlspace and basements.  Mine is a crawl (which I don't really care for), my neighbor on one side is basement and the neighbor on the other side is slab...  Water table comes into effect in some areas.

May 03, 2018 02:58 AM
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Praful Thakkar
LAER Realty Partners - Andover, MA
Andover, MA: Andover Luxury Homes For Sale

Tammy Lankford, - we have the basements in most homes here in MA.

May 02, 2018 09:58 PM
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Bob Crane
Woodland Management Service / Woodland Real Estate, Keller Williams fox cities - Stevens Point, WI
Forestland Experts! 715-204-9671

Basement.

May 02, 2018 08:48 PM
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Thomas J. Nelson, Realtor, ePRO, CRS, RCS-D
Big Block Realty 858.232.8722 - La Jolla, CA
& Host of Postcards From Success Podcast

slab AND  post & Pier

May 02, 2018 08:40 PM
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Gloria Valvasori, Accredited Senior Agent
BETTER HOMES AND GARDENS REAL ESTATE SIGNATURE SERVICE - Mississauga, ON
REAL Experience | REAL Commitment | REAL Results!

Full basement is pretty much the norm here.  Some have walkouts which is nice, add a lot more light, and a large majority of them are finished basement for extra living space.

May 02, 2018 08:23 PM
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Ryan Huggins - Thousand Oaks, CA
www.HugginsHomes.com - Thousand Oaks, CA
Residential Real Estate and Investment Properties

Slab.  Crawl space is nice, when it's easy to access simply because it makes repairing the pipes easier (and cheaper) than rerouting them.  Slabs I think are probably better for earthquakes though.

May 02, 2018 08:13 PM
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Bruce Kunz
C21 Solid Gold Realty, Brick, NJ, 732-920-2100 - Howell, NJ
REALTOR®, Brick & Howell NJ Homes for Sale

Tammy Lankford,, all 3 types are common in our area. It depends n the development more than anything else.
Bruce

 

May 02, 2018 08:11 PM
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J.R. Schloemer, CRS
Kentucky Select Properties - Louisville, KY

Depends on the area of the city you are in around there. One area it is rare to have a slab or crawl, why a poured concrete basement is a rarity in other areas. It is all about price points and soil stability of the area.

May 02, 2018 08:02 PM
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Buzz Mackintosh
Mackintosh REALTORS - Frederick, MD
“Experience, reliable, leadership”

Basement most popular, but we have all of the above plus you forgot cellar ...we have allot of old houses in our Historic towns.

May 02, 2018 07:55 PM
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William Feela
WHISPERING PINES REALTY - North Branch, MN
Realtor, Whispering Pines Realty 651-674-5999 No.

Basement 0ver 95% mot counting townhomes

May 02, 2018 07:55 PM
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Debbie Reynolds
Platinum Properties - Clarksville, TN
Your Dedicated Clarksville TN Real Estate Agent

Crawl space by far but the new homes are bringing lots of slab construction.

May 02, 2018 07:50 PM
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Debe Maxwell, CRS
www.AtHomesCharlotte.com | The Maxwell House Group | RE/MAX Executive | (704) 491-3310 - Charlotte, NC
Charlotte Homes for Sale - Charlotte Neighborhoods

Mostly crawl & basement in our inner city (older homes) and lots of slab homes in the burbs - mosty new construction.

I prefer crawl foundations. You?

May 02, 2018 07:40 PM
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Roy Kelley
Realty Group Referrals - Gaithersburg, MD
Roy and Dolores Kelley Photographs

A high percentage of the homes in our area have basements.

May 02, 2018 05:28 PM
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Maria Sapio
Berkshire Hathaway Homesale Realty - Carlisle, PA
Real Estate Agent- Carlisle, PA. Mariasapio.com

Foundation Type: Block (older homes) and poured concrete (generally newer construction) - Rarely do I see a home without a basement.

May 02, 2018 05:03 PM
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Anna Banana Kruchten CRB, CRS, Broker
Phoenix Property Shoppe - Phoenix, AZ
Arizona's Top Banana of Real Estate!

slab for sure

May 02, 2018 04:59 PM
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Debbie Gartner
The Flooring Girl - White Plains, NY
The Flooring Girl & Blog Stylist -Dynamo Marketers

Crawl space w/ basement.

And, that's what I prefer.  Like the extra storage area, houses tend to be warmer on main levels...and important for me...makes it easy to install hardwood.  Homes with slabs seem to have lots of issues (as least here).  Floors uneven and way more expensive to do hardwood floors.

May 02, 2018 04:49 PM
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Kat Palmiotti
Grand Lux Realty, 914-419-0270, kat@thehousekat.com - Monroe, NY
The House Kat

Most homes here have a basement.

I would prefer either slab or basement to crawl space. 

May 02, 2018 04:46 PM
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Alan May
Coldwell Banker Residential - Evanston, IL
Helping you find your way home.

While we see 'all of the above', I'd say that the bulk of our properties have basements.  Many of them unfinished, but basements, nonetheless.

May 02, 2018 03:11 PM
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Will Hamm
Hamm Homes - Aurora, CO
"Where There's a Will, There's a Way!"

95% basement

May 07, 2018 04:51 PM
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Denise Samouilidis
Mirsky Realty Group - Palm Beach Gardens, FL
Jupiter Abacoa Sales & Beach Front Luxury Homes

Most construction is slab in south Florida. No basements here.

May 07, 2018 11:59 AM
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Joan Cox
Metro Brokers - House to Home, Inc. - Denver Real Estate - 720-231-6373 - Denver, CO
Denver Real Estate - Selling One Home at a Time

We have all of these, along with structural wood flooring.

May 05, 2018 07:17 AM
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Joe Pryor
The Virtual Real Estate Team - Oklahoma City, OK
REALTOR® - Oklahoma Investment Properties

Slab with no crawl space or basements.

May 03, 2018 04:07 PM