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Garages. Basements are are very rare in Albuquerque. Garages are a must have by most including me.
John McCormack, CRS
Always a garage
John McCormack, CRS
Garage...without a doubt. We don't generally have basements in San Diego. Homes with converted garages don't sell as well.
Always one of my favorite South Florida questions Gita Bantwal.
They would pick the basement. They can always build a garage. Also, with the bad storms we have on occasion, it's nice to have a place to go besides the garage.
Gita Bantwal home with garage is preferred over home with basement - if there is a choice. The reason is obvious - we are in New England and we have lots of snow! Lots of it!
It would definitely be a garage here. We do not have basements.
Basements aren't a common feature in my area. I think buyers around here prefer a garage...especially one that is extra large so they can have a workshop area.
It all depends on the buyer and where they place value. I am currently selling a home without either. Some potential buyers remark about not having a garage is not an option for them. Others remark and say their husband will never live in a home without a basement.
Gita, I think a garage around here. We have snow and hail, and homeowners like their cars to be protected.
It will most likely be a garage here in Florida as we don't have basements. The water table is so high here. that basements would need to be above ground. With some very few areas being exceptions.
all homes in our area have garages.....the question would be do they prefer a one, two or three car garage....
Garage by default as we do not have basements in Tucson,AZ. They are very rare, like I have seen maybe 6-8 in the 8 years showing real estate. Garages are hard to come by as well in Central Tucson for first time home buyers in that price range too.
A garage would be preferred by most buyers when looking at single family homes. When looking at townhouses, a basement might be the typical preference.
Garage no doubt Gita.
Definitely a basement around here. Our winters typically are not that bad so you can do without a garage but most houses have basements so buyers expect them
In our area the basement rules! We have tornado's occasionally, so it can be a safety factor. A garage can usually be added at less cost than a basement, so therefore it is a cost factor as well as practical.
Hi Gita - basements are rare in our market and a home without a garage would be a detriment. A garage will win here.
Most houses here have both, but I can't imagine living through the winter/snow here wo/ a garage. Also, most 1st time buyers don't have that much stuff so they don't need the extra storage space.
There are NO basements here in my area of the Oregon coast. Garages are a necessity!
In Rhode Island, a full basement has always been a must and then a garage. However, we recently purchased a home in Florida with a slab and a garage and find it very appealing.
It's easier to add a garage than a basement!
Good morning Gita. In most areas, the answer would always be the garage.
Gita Bantwal In the new homes I think home buyers would want both. However, we have a lot of homes with basements and no garages in my area.
Hands down the garage.
It's a toss-up Gita. Both are so popular and are on most buyers check-list!
John McCormack, CRS
The men like the basements and the women want the garage to park in. Truthfully, they want both.
Basements! As Ga has tornatos!
Gita, depending on the price range it would be the garage most of the time.
A garage is preferable! We do not see very many basements in San Antonio!
Gita - I guess the answer depends on where you live. In Arizona, almost all buyers would prefer a garage, and the bigger the better in most instances. We do have some basement homes, but not a lot to choose from, and they are usually on the higher end. So, any home with a basement here will typically have at least a 2-car garage. I think all homes build after the 80's in my area have garages.
Gita, in our area, we don't have many basements so the choice is more often between a garage and an additional bedroom.
Both are important in my area so it is a toss up.