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Buying a House With a Basement Versus with a FROG

When buying a home probably one of the features you’re looking for in a home includes a basement. If you are not from the south, and you’re looking for a home in South Carolina or North Carolina, you’ll notice that there are not a lot of basement homes on these real estate markets. Something a lot of home buyers are curious about.

Well, there are several factors why there’s a low percentage of basement homes in South Carolina, the main reason being the water table is high, then there’s the humidity, and also the cost of building one. Nevertheless, you can still find basement homes on the market or you can find homes with a FROG.

How Does a Basement Differ from a FROG?

Finished Room Over the Garage, aka FROG, is the bonus room located directly above a garage. Many who construct their homes with a FROG use them in much the same way they did their basements in the north.

Before any confusion, how does a FROG differ from a bedroom or bonus room? FROGs typically lack closets, or else they would be classified as bedrooms. A FROG is a bonus room but not all bonus rooms are FROG. The key word here is the location, a FROG is located over the garage.

FROGs are typically used as a man cave, an entertainment room, a play room, office, Arts & Craft rooms, or they can be set up just for storage. Much like basements, it is a versatile room.

Now basement just like FROGs can be made into a space for storage, hobbies, or separate living quarters. A basement can be a full basement, a partial basement, or a walkout basement.

Buying a home with a basement or FROG

If you’re willing to invest, buying a house with a basement or a FROG can represent an opportunity as it added to the resale value of the home. In addition, depending on your lifestyle, it may be a very important space in your home.

Now, that you have a better understanding of their advantages, you can decide which one is right for you. It’s an individual choice. You’ll have a great space that you love when you select the option that works for you.

How Do I Find Homes with a Basement or FROG for Sale in greater Greenville?

At the J Michael Manley Team, we make it easy for buyers searching for FROGs to find your home. Buyers can create a custom search for homes with FROGs and save it to receive future alerts.

For homes for sale with basements, just click below to see all listings with basements in each area.

Greenville Basement Homes for SaleFountain Inn Basement Homes for Sale
Simpsonville Basement Homes for SaleTravelers Rest Basement Homes for Sale
Greer Basement Homes for SaleMauldin Basement Homes for Sale
Taylors Basement Homes for Sale

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