Imagine finding the ideal Northwestern Wisconsin home, decorated like the northwoods cabin you’ve always dreamed of. But unless the seller says otherwise, none of the furnishings or décor will remain after closing.
There is a difference between fixtures included with the real estate sale, and the seller’s personal property. Generally, anything that is bolted or affixed to the home with the intention of being permanent, is included with the home sale. This would include things like cabinets, drawer handles, towel bars, shelving, shutters, light fixtures, sinks, faucets, shower heads, screen doors and wall-to-wall carpeting.
Sellers often include large appliances in the home sale, as they are cumbersome to move. Same goes for hot tubs and water softener systems. Curtains and blinds may stay as well. However, if the listing does not specify these items as being included, do not make assumptions. Ask your agent to verify what is included, and get it in writing.
Things like a riding mower, big-screen TV or pool table are examples of personal property, which would not be included in the home sale. It can be possible to request the purchase of such items and make an offer for them. This is best handled with a bill of sale, separate from the real estate transaction.
When you are buying or selling Northwestern Wisconsin real estate, Six Lakes Realty can help you with every detail! We are a locally-owned family business with over 40 years of experience. Contact us today for friendly, hometown service!
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