My husband and I are planning to move to an area in or around Savannah, GA. Do you know if homes in these areas have basements?
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It is very rare to find a basement. Most homes will be on Slabs or off-ground construction (crawl space). Robin
Dear Kris: what is your budget and preferred zipcode? How many bed and bathes do you need?
I would say 99 percent of these homes will not have any basement, due to the elevation being so near the earth's surface. Generally, the home would either be single story homes or multi-story homes with no basements. I do know there are a few basement homes in the coastal Georgia area, but that would be far and between.
Hi Kris! The majority of homes do NOT have basements due to the low elevations we have. The bonus room above the garage is kind of our way of replacing the basement we Yankees are used to! THere is also an architectural design called a "daylight basement" home that has your main living area/bedrooms on the 2nd floor and the whole first floor is garage (often oversized) and rec room area. It's like a basement with windows above ground. Depending on the elevation of the lot this home is on, it may or may NOT be insurable. If you have not already committed yourself to a great Realtor, please call me. I would love to help you find a home in Savannah! Traci Amick, Keller Williams Realty
Savannah is surrounded by marshlands which gives us a very high water table. Basements are rare except in the downtown area (which is just built up over the river level). Some homes will have unfinished bonus rooms over the garage to use for additional storage or as an extra room if finished. Please let me know if I can be of assistance in finding you a new home. Regards, Nancy Stanley
It is very rare to find a home in the area with a basement. Most homes are built on slabs or off ground constructed (crawls space). I would be happy to help you in your search and answer any other questions you may have on the area. Robin
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