When you purchase a property, it usually includes the land and everything attached to it, such as buildings, trees, shrubs, etc. Most buyers are only interested in purchasing the real estate, not the owner's personal property. What happens when personal property has become a part of the real estate? Is it actually a "fixture" which will now convey to the buyer with the real estate?
There are three tests which usually need to be satisfied. Has the personal property been permanently annexed to the real estate? Is it intended to become part of the real estate? What is the local custom? Fixtures may include shades, heaters, ranges, screens, storm windows, lighting fixtures, etc. To save misunderstanding at the closing--and perhaps the sale--it is important that the seller spell out specifically in the sales agreement what will go to the buyer as part of the property.
Do These Real Estate Tips Really Apply to YOU?
We've learned these tips through years of experience as top real estate agents. But we know that YOUR situation might be different. That's why we're here.
It's our job to personally advise homebuyers and sellers. Ask us if any tip that we've included here really applies to your situation.
Do any of these tips raise questions for you? Didn't find what you're looking for? Let us know! We are happy to answer ANY questions. It's our job! There's no obligation, and we promise to get back to you quickly...
What was the location for the classic silent movie scene where Harold LLoyd dangles from a huge clock high above the city?
That scene from "Safety Last"was filmed at the Brockman Building, one block south of the Biltmore Hotel in Los Angeles.
|See More Real Estate Trivia >
© Homes Media Solutions™, a division of Dominion Enterprises and/or its clients.
All rights reserved. All information deemed reliable but not guaranteed.