Finishing a basement is generally rated as two to three times more cost efficient in adding space and value to your home than building an addition because it's a lot cheaper per square foot. Remodeling magazine ranks a basement remodel on a national average as effective in adding value as a major kitchen remodel
In this buyer's market, homes have to be the best of the rest to sell. Take a look at your around your neighborhood. Do those competitor's homes have finished basements? Do they offer more square footage? If the answers to these questions are yes we would recommend that you go ahead, and finish your basement. Your home would then become more desirable and more in-line to what buyers today are looking for, buyers who really have a lot to choose from!