Can a finished basement add value to your home?

Answer Finishing a basement can certainly add value to your home. However, the added value may not necessarily be greater than the finishing cost, particularly in older homes with water leakage, cracked a... Read More »

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What is a finished basement?

A finished basement is one that is made into a living area. Some people put bathrooms, kitchens, recreational rooms, workout rooms, children's play areas or media rooms in their basement. People ca... Read More »

How to Waterproof a Finished Basement?

To effectively waterproof your finished basement you must solve any drainage issues on the outside of your basement walls. Installing a drainage system around the exterior of your house's foundati... Read More »

How much does a finished basement add to house value?

Finishing a basement added a national average of about $45,000 to the resale value of the home in 2007. Building an addition or buying a larger home cost about $150 to $200 a square foot, while fin... Read More »

What is considered a finished basement?

Real estate agents use standardized terms to indicate features for homes. Statement of the number of bathrooms and bedrooms clearly define the home for buyers, but the term "finished basement" is o... Read More »