What counts as a fixture?
Buying a home entails figuring out the numerous, little-known ins and outs of real estate transactions. As a buyer, one of the questions you may have could relate to fixtures – specifically, what stays in the residence after the home has been purchased?
What generally stays
Items like these, as well as free-standing appliances like washers and dryers, are not always considered fixtures. It’s best to ask the sellers’ real estate agent about specific fixtures rather than assuming they will remain with the property after purchase.Remember, if you’re purchasing a foreclosure or short sale, these properties generally come “as-is” and may be missing the common fixtures that generally come with a new home.