What Comes With The House

Dated: September 10 2019

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Imagine walking into your new home to find all the light fixtures, doorknobs and cabinetry  hardware missing! Though uncommon, some buyers have faced this very scenario. Protect yourself by understanding the difference between permanent fixtures and personal property.

As a buyer, you're legally entitled to a home's fixtures unless they are specifically excluded in the property listing. Fixtures are objects physically attached to the property. Personal property, on the other hand, is anything that can be moved, such as area rugs, curtains and some appliances - most often the refrigerator, washer and dryer.

Some items end up in a gray area, which is why it's important to work with your RealtorĀ® and be very specific about what you'd like to have stay with the home. You can further mitigate any surprises by doing a final walk-through before closing.

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Rachel Librach - CalDRE #02081922

I understand that buying a home can often times be one of the biggest financial decisions of a person's life. Not only can the whole process seem stressful, emotional, and time consuming, but if you a....

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