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Basement vs. Crawlspace in New England

17 years ago


I live in Massachusetts and I recently saw a house that does not have a basement but only a crawlspace. The realtor selling the house even told me unless it is priced right, dont buy a house without a basement because MA gets very cold in the winter and a house without basement has limited insulation. She even warned that it would be tough for me sell this house in the future if I happen to buy it.

Most houses in my neighborhood have basements, even some of the newer houses. I am not sure if it is really for insulation purposes or historical reasons, but I dont remember hearing houses in other cold areas like Colorado having basements.

Could someone share with me their thoughts on this? I dont like to buy a house now and then get stuck with it for years when I try to sell in the future. Thanks a lot.

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