People like bedrooms and bathrooms so be cautious about removing one. If your thinking about selling your home in the next 6 months I would be happy to take a walk through and give you a fair and direct opinion. .
Ken Woods Realtor 330-467-7000... more
Square footage should be listed as above ground area. Basement should not be counted but others count that also if it is a split level that lower area is sometimes counted in I would be happy help please feel free to contact me chrisckaylor@gmail or 3308401073... more
Unfortunately, not much. A basement remodel, unless the basement is a walk-out, only increases the marketability of the home. You can't charge for square footage below grade. The good news is that you didn't spend a fortune and that finished basement will likely set you apart from the other homes on the market in your area, should you decide to list. The additional bathroom in the basement, is a plus. Hope this helps!
Elizabeth (Beth) Newcomb
Howard Hanna Real Estate Services
You answered your own question when you stated "we are not planning on moving any time soon". Bottom line; you should make the home more comfortable. You go on to say that a 4 bedroomd is rare in your neighborhood simply reinforcing the move to a 3 bedroom. Make the change and enjoy your upgraded bathroom! Your market value shoud not suffer assuming a quality job is performed.... more