It rarely has that big of an impact on average sales price as many other factors have more weight on the average sales price.
However one element on home style is usability of total square feet which can have a direct correlation on home sales price as well as the above ground square feet versus below grade.
For example take into account a split level at 1,000 square feet and a rambler at 1,000 square feet. If the split level has 150 square feet (15%) taken up due to a set of stairs, both homes due not share the same usable square feet. This can also be comparable to a rambler with a finished basement and its below grade square feet versus a two story with similar square feet with no finished basement.
In Minnesota this becomes important due to how much we love our basements! Hope this helps!... more