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Trulia Austin, Home Buyer in Austin, TX

Are appliances typically included in the sale of a home in Austin?

Asked by Trulia Austin, Austin, TX Tue May 7, 2013

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Elizabeth Wood’s answer
That is all very dependent on the Seller. Usually, the Range will convey with the sale. But, every situation is up to the parties involved to negotiate.

Elizabeth Wood
The See Beth Sell Team at Keller Williams
512-761-5738
Web Reference: http://www.seebethsell.com
0 votes Thank Flag Link Wed May 8, 2013
Here is what is included directly from the Texas contract.

IMPROVEMENTS: The house, garage and all other fixtures and improvements attached to the
above-described real property, including without limitation, the following permanently installed
and built-in items, if any: all equipment and appliances, valances, screens, shutters, awnings,
wall-to-wall carpeting, mirrors, ceiling fans, attic fans, mail boxes, television antennas, mounts
and brackets for televisions and speakers, heating and air-conditioning units, security and fire
detection equipment, wiring, plumbing and lighting fixtures, chandeliers, water softener system,
kitchen equipment, garage door openers, cleaning equipment, shrubbery, landscaping, outdoor
cooking equipment, and all other property owned by Seller and attached to the above described
real property.
C. ACCESSORIES: The following described related accessories, if any: window air conditioning units,
stove, fireplace screens, curtains and rods, blinds, window shades, draperies and rods, door keys,
mailbox keys, above ground pool, swimming pool equipment and maintenance accessories,
artificial fireplace logs, and controls for: (i) garage doors, (ii) entry gates, and (iii) other
improvements and accessories
0 votes Thank Flag Link Thu Feb 26, 2015
Here is what is included directly from the Texas Real Estate contract.
IMPROVEMENTS: The house, garage and all other fixtures and improvements attached to the
above-described real property, including without limitation, the following permanently installed
and built-in items, if any: all equipment and appliances, valances, screens, shutters, awnings,
wall-to-wall carpeting, mirrors, ceiling fans, attic fans, mail boxes, television antennas, mounts
and brackets for televisions and speakers, heating and air-conditioning units, security and fire
detection equipment, wiring, plumbing and lighting fixtures, chandeliers, water softener system,
kitchen equipment, garage door openers, cleaning equipment, shrubbery, landscaping, outdoor
cooking equipment, and all other property owned by Seller and attached to the above described
real property.
C. ACCESSORIES: The following described related accessories, if any: window air conditioning units,
stove, fireplace screens, curtains and rods, blinds, window shades, draperies and rods, door keys,
mailbox keys, above ground pool, swimming pool equipment and maintenance accessories,
artificial fireplace logs, and controls for: (i) garage doors, (ii) entry gates, and (iii) other
improvements and accessories
0 votes Thank Flag Link Thu Feb 26, 2015
Anything that is built in to the home conveys. The only appliances that wouldn't automatically convey would be the fridge, washer/dryer and microwave if it's one that sits on the counter. All is negotiable though! :)
0 votes Thank Flag Link Thu Feb 26, 2015
From my experience, it's typical for all appliances except the refrigerator, washer, and dryer to convey unless stated. But as you know, it's all negotiable!
0 votes Thank Flag Link Wed Aug 28, 2013
I second the negotiation part. If there's a certain appliance you want with the house, then talk to the owner. They should be able to include it in the sale. Also, make sure to read the contract completely. Sometimes appliances that you'd think stay with the house aren't actually for sale. http://kraftappliance.net
Flag Wed Mar 11, 2015
Hello Trulia,

In Texas, it is very common for a seller to want to take everything that is not “Nailed-Down” to the home.

In other words, imagine a seller picking up their home off the ground, flipping it over and shaking it. Everything that falls out is usually personal items which the seller takes.

Personal items such as refrigerators, washer, dryers, etc., have been negotiated with a contract however; they are typically included on a “Non-Realty Item” Addendum.

Jeffrey Nyland, REALTOR®, GRI, SRS, ABR
The Nyland Team
Prudential Texas Realty
512-626-8552 (Direct)
512-267-3640 (Fax)
Jeffrey@NylandTeam.com
http://www.NylandTeam.com
Jeffrey Nyland TX AUC# 16644
Exceeding Expectations!
0 votes Thank Flag Link Wed May 8, 2013
built ins like the range, dishwasher, oven, and some microwaves convey. But, refrigerator, washer, and dryer do not convey unless negotiated separately
0 votes Thank Flag Link Wed May 8, 2013
Leslie Thurman, Real Estate Pro in Austin, Tx
Usually the stove and range convey with the property. However, the microwave, refrigerator and washer and dryer usually go with the seller. Everything can be negotiated. I agree with Ronald Cullinan. The items would have to be sold with a bill of sale to show transfer to the buyer.

Leslie Thurman
Exit Options Realty
lesliejimmie@aol.com
512-902-1140
Leslie Sells Austin
0 votes Thank Flag Link Wed May 8, 2013
Typically yes - fridge is usually taken with the seller although it can be negotiated. Ditto for the Washer & Dryer

Allan Griego
0 votes Thank Flag Link Tue May 7, 2013
That is common in other states, such as Maryland where the washer, dryer, and refrigerator are part of the sale. In Texas it's not. Here, a range and built ins like ovens and dishwashers are considered part of the home, but refrigerators, washers, dryers and free standing microwaves are not. If they are to be conveyed with the property, then they should be sold with a bill of sale to show transfer to the buyer.

Ron Cullinan
Avalar Austin
GRI, CRS, ABR, CLHMS, e-Pro
512-799-3239
austin_realtor@earthlink.net
http://www.austinonlinehomes.com
0 votes Thank Flag Link Tue May 7, 2013
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