Basement Vs. Slab Foundation
I plan to do a 6 month live in BRRRR and a slab foundation home has come to my attention off market that will be available soon. I am currently located in Davenport Iowa, and have personally never lived in a slab foundation home.
With the slab I won't have to worry about water in the basement or mold, but there is less storage and/or finish-able space. I understand that there is also risk involved with the plumbing a pipe encased in concrete will be harder to fix/replace than one in the ceiling of a basement or in a crawlspace.
The home was built in the early 1950's that avoids galvanized plumbing what else should I be worried about?
What impact should I expect the lack of a basement have on property value/rent value? How much is unfinished basement space worth on an appraisal?
Does anyone have positive/negative experience they would be willing to share?
Are there any other pros or cons that I should be considering?