I can understand not putting basements into houses in say, Florida or Louisiana because of water seeping into the homes, but what's the deal with Arizona? I'm looking high and low and can't find a home with a basement. :frown: They don't add *that* much onto the price and it's a dirt cheap way of doubling your square footage. It would also be a nice cool retreat in the summer for a family or game room. Is it because of the ground? To much rock? Too hard to dig? It's almost to the point where I'm considering contacting builders about building my own home with a basement as a requirment. I'd pay more, but when I go to sell the home I'd be like the only house in 20 square miles with a basement.