What household items are included in the sale of a home? Here’s a quick explanation.

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Do you know what household items are included in the sale of a home? Many people get confused when it comes to real property and personal property and what items are required to stay in a home when it’s sold.


Real property refers to anything that is attached to the home or that can cause damage if removed. These include the alarm system, built-in speakers, TV mounts, built-in bookshelves, and curtain rods.




If an item matters to you, make sure it’s written in the contract.



One big problem we see is buyers and sellers fighting over curtains. The important thing to remember is that if it matters to you, make sure you’re specific when writing a contract to make sure that both sides agree. Most of the time, curtain rods and curtain mounts stay, but not the actual curtains.


There is a standard that is laid out in the contract, but any seller can take items with them if they disclose any changes up front and in writing. In regard to appliances, the stove and dishwasher are considered attached, but the fridge, washer, and dryer are not. If you’re thinking about buying or selling a home, make sure you know what items in the house will be staying so that there is no surprise after the sale.


If you have any questions about this topic or anything else related to real estate, don’t hesitate to give me a call or send me an email today. I look forward to hearing from you soon.