The basement will not be considered in sq ft when appraised if selling, only a credit on quality.
Reminder to tell your insurance agent too.
Get a number of quotes and check references......
be the same dollars per sq.ft. as the upper floors.
Please remember to acquire a building permit prior to starting the project.
Is it town sewer?
Yes, it will add value to the appraisal. But most likely it won't recoup your costs dollar for dollar. If you add something that is illegal- like an inlaw or whatever- then it could actually detract from the value of the home, in the appraiser's eyes. If you'd like to discuss further, please feel free to contact me directly.
Thanks, and good luck,
Recommend you check with the building department to gather information prior to proceeding with