Albuquerque Homes with a Basement

Albuquerque Homes with a Basement

Albuquerque Homes with a Basement. Searching for an Albuquerque home with a basement may not seem like a big deal, but it can be. Basements are not a common feature here in the Albuquerque High Desert real estate market. With a quick check of our currently available inventory of residential-detached homes, only 63 or about 2% had a basement. Certain areas of Albuquerque have a higher saturation of basements. The UNM and historic districts like Nob Hill, Downtown, and the Old Town areas all have older homes. Basements were much more common during that timeline.Albuquerque Homes with a Basement

I do not have a full understanding of why Albuquerque homes with a basement are so limited. The soil here is quite diverse from Granite in the Foothills to Sandy in the NW. In the Valley area, a cellar may lend itself to groundwater from the Rio Grande river permeating through the structure.

It may also have to do with construction costs. More excavation, framing work, and concrete would undoubtedly add to this. New production type builders must remain competitive in the market. Since Albuquerque homes with a basement don’t seem to be in high demand, they simply don’t offer the option. A custom builder however would gladly entertain the idea.

When an Albuquerque home with a basement does enter the market place, it often attracts some added interest and curiosity. After all, who doesn’t love an awesome functional basement? They make the perfect game room, home theater, family room, hobby room, or just some needed storage. Basements are an excellent feature and maximize the available footprint of most lots. 

5 Benefits to a Basement:

Having a basement means you have extra storage, a place to hang out, and added privacy but there are other benefits to having a basement in a home. With your building a new home or buying an existing Albuquerque home with a basement, here are five benefits to a home with a basement.

#1. Extra storage.

Even an unfinished basement can add additional storage to your home. You can create an organized storage space where all of your items are easily accessed or just a great place to store Christmas decorations and holiday stuff.

#2. Additional living space.

When you finish off a basement, it can be a great place for an additional bedroom or even a bathroom offering more square footage and increasing the value of the home. A finished basement definitely adds a lot more value and you can have a space for a bedroom, bathroom, or just a fun game and family room.

Albuquerque Homes with a Basement#3. Added privacy.

Having a basement, especially a completely underground or daylight basement means that your guests or family members have more privacy. If you have out-of-town guests, they can stay in the basement and feel more independent with more privacy.

#4. Increased home value.

Having a finished basement with more square footage and finished square footage means that your home will gain more value. If the basement is unfinished, the square footage is not considered livable and is usually not considered on a listing agreement. But if you finish the property, an average basement remodel can return 70% to 75% of your investment and you get to enjoy the added space as well.

#5. Recreation.

There is nothing more fun than a man cave, family room, or just a second TV for the kiddos to have fun and be away from the rest of the house. Having a basement that is completely finished complete with a wet bar, big-screen TV, and comfortable couches means that the noise and party can be kept downstairs while you enjoy peace and quiet upstairs.

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$350,000
1924 GIRARD Boulevard NE, Albuquerque, NM 87106
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Property Type: Residential
# of Bedrooms: 4
# of Bathrooms: 3
Square Footage: 3608
Year Built: 1946
Area: 40 - UNM
Description: INVESTMENT OPPORTUNITY!! Rambling old adobe needing lots of work or tear d...
Listing Office: Keller Williams Realty
Last Updated: November - 24 - 2020
$175,000
90 W Ten Pines Road, Torreon, NM 87061
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Property Type: Residential
# of Bedrooms: 3
# of Bathrooms: 2
Square Footage: 1536
Area: 231 - Manzano Mountain
Description: Home on Acreage for sale near Torreon NM. Located at 90 Ten Pines Rd W off ...
Listing Office: United Country Farm & Home
Last Updated: November - 24 - 2020
$365,000
667 BALTIC Avenue SE, Rio Rancho, NM 87124
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Property Type: Residential
# of Bedrooms: 3
# of Bathrooms: 4
Square Footage: 2500
Year Built: 1988
Area: 150 - Rio Rancho MiD
Subdivision: Granada Hills 2
Description: Over 2,500 square feet of eloquence! This beautiful one of a kind home come...
Listing Office: Realty One of New Mexico
Last Updated: November - 23 - 2020
$364,000
3801 Simms Avenue SE, Albuquerque, NM 87108
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Property Type: Residential
# of Bedrooms: 4
# of Bathrooms: 2
Square Footage: 2134
Year Built: 1949
Area: 42 - UNM South
Description: WOW A MUST SEE IN THE POPULAR NOB HILL! EVERYTHING in this home has been fr...
Listing Office: Rio Grande Realty & Invest LLC
Last Updated: November - 23 - 2020
$350,000
316-A Hop Canyon Road, Magdalena, NM 87825
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Property Type: Residential
# of Bedrooms: 2
# of Bathrooms: 2
Square Footage: 1500
Year Built: 1999
Area: 621 - South Socorro
Subdivision: n/a
Description: Deep in Hop Canyon you will find this beautiful property. A natural spring ...
Listing Office: Datilland Properties
Last Updated: November - 23 - 2020
$639,900
600 SIERRA Drive SE, Albuquerque, NM 87108
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Property Type: Residential
# of Bedrooms: 6
# of Bathrooms: 3
Square Footage: 4265
Year Built: 1963
Area: 42 - UNM South
Description: Simply outstanding multi-generational or large family home in the coveted R...
Listing Office: Coldwell Banker Legacy
Last Updated: November - 22 - 2020
$239,000
2109 Gold Avenue SE, Albuquerque, NM 87106
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Property Type: Residential
# of Bedrooms: 2
# of Bathrooms: 1
Square Footage: 986
Year Built: 1930
Area: 42 - UNM South
Description: See the 3-D Virtual Tour! Sweet 2-bedroom light & bright adobe-built home i...
Listing Office: Kate Southard Real Estate
Last Updated: November - 21 - 2020
$514,900
6901 KALGAN RD Road NE, Rio Rancho, NM 87144
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Property Type: Residential
# of Bedrooms: 4
# of Bathrooms: 5
Square Footage: 4158
Year Built: 2005
Area: 160 - Rio Rancho North
Description: Stunning custom home with over 4000 sf, 2562 square feet on main floor wit...
Listing Office: Realty One of New Mexico
Last Updated: November - 21 - 2020
$469,500
1505 ARENAS Place SE, Albuquerque, NM 87123
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Property Type: Residential
# of Bedrooms: 4
# of Bathrooms: 3
Square Footage: 2757
Year Built: 1988
Area: 60 - Four Hills Village
Subdivision: Four Hills Village
Description: On a secluded cul-de -sac, steps from walking tails with Outstanding VIEWS,...
Listing Office: Coldwell Banker Legacy
Last Updated: November - 21 - 2020
$329,900
10309 CHANDLER Drive NW, Albuquerque, NM 87114
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Property Type: Residential
# of Bedrooms: 5
# of Bathrooms: 3
Square Footage: 3093
Year Built: 1995
Area: 121 - Paradise East
Description: NEW ROOF 11/20/20! Walk into the breathtaking sight of high ceilings, gorge...
Listing Office: Berkshire Hathaway NM Prop
Last Updated: November - 19 - 2020

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