If I had a $1 for each time I got this question over the twenty plus years of being a Realtor!  The answer is YES and NO.  It depends, lol! Is your basement finished? Permitted by the local zoning authorities in your county?

 

Read more from Realtor.com below.

https://www.realtor.com/advice/buy/should-a-nicely-finished-basement-count-in-the-pricesquare-footage-of-a-home/