In theory, you can do anything you want as long as you make it clear when you list the home to all potential parties that the appliances are not included. However, it will limit the ability for many buyers to get a loan, as previously stated. FHA loans, in particular, will require a stove. Some municipalities will also require a stove to get a CO and transfer the property. As long as you can get a buyer to assume that responsibility, then I guess you could take it. For the price of a stove, though, it is probably worth it to leave it and make sure you have no issues with the sale since time is a factor. If you are being foreclosed, you can take it, and then the bank will just sell it accordingly later. Or, whoever buys it at the sale will deal with it. You can always take the refrigerator as long as that was disclosed up front and properly negotiated. Hope that helps.