What Comes With The House

Dated: September 10 2019

Views: 96

Image title


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 Realtor® 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.

Blog author image

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....

Latest Blog Posts

Gadgets Apps Online Tools And Technology

Anything that makes buying and selling a home less stressful will continue to launch and evolve in real estate. Consumers may not use bitcoins to buy a home tomorrow, but that could be possible in

Read More

9 Ways Homeowners Can Save On Utility Costs

1. Wash full loads of dishes and clothes.2. Air-dry dishes, sheets and lightweight clothing, whenever possible3. Use timers and motion sensors to turn lights off and on.4. Lower the temperature on

Read More

Step Up Security While You Are Away

Protecting your home while you're away is key to ensuring a peaceful return from your travels. Here are a few ways to keep an eye on your house while you're out of town. 1. Purchase a timer or

Read More

5 Pitfalls Of For Sale By Owner

Selling your home is complicated enough without trying to do it yourself. Plus, there are some serious pitfalls associated with marketing your home as “For Sale by Owner.”1. Liability

Read More