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Snobster, Home Buyer in Los Alamos, NM

Large family question...

Asked by Snobster, Los Alamos, NM Fri Feb 19, 2010

Do many homes in the Los Alamos area have basements? We have a family of 8 and don't see many homes for large families, but also not many basements for expansion.

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Not many homes in Los Alamos have basements; probably because of the lack of soil - usually run into rock after about 2 feet down. There are quite a few walkouts along the canyons on Barranca Mesa and North Mesa. Most "large family" homes are either custom built or converted and remodelled older duplexes or quadraplexes. I have a whole duplex on the market with 8 bedrooms and 2 baths but has never been turned into one living unit.
Depending on your price range, there are some choices for a large family. I sold one in White Rock a couple months ago that had five bedrooms and a basement. Some of the condo units even have 3 bedrooms, large loft and full walkout basement (some of which have been turned into multiple bedrooms, offices, play spaces etc.
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