Hi Kelly. Yes, the basement square footage is normally listed as part of the total square footage. Even if you are looking at new construction with an unfinished basement, the basement square footage should be listed. If you are looking for homes in a certain area of Spokane, I would be happy to email you a number of listings that demonstrate the basement as part of the total square footage. If you have any further questions, feel free to email me at email@example.com.