You love the window treatments at the open house, but are they included in the price? What comes with a house you buy? Find out!

There are many questions that come along with buying a home, but today we’re going to shed some light on what comes with a house you buy. Having a clear understanding of this part of the buying process can help create a less stressful sale and maximize your buying power.

πŸ“° Details in a Real Estate Listing

When determining what comes with a property, the best place to take a first look is the real estate listing. The listing agent takes down information from the seller about items they wish to include in the sale and add those to the listing.

If the seller decides to include the dining room table with the home, they will have the real estate agent mention that in the listing. If they plan to include all of the furniture in the home with the sale, they will say that the house is fully furnished.

Just because something is not expressly listed in the sale doesn’t mean that the seller won’t include it with the property. Today’s real estate market is so competitive that many sellers find themselves more willing than ever to negotiate the terms of the sale.

Β Want something specific and it’s not listed in the ad? Ask your real estate agent to make an inquiry. You lose nothing by asking!

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πŸ—£οΈ Talk to Your Real Estate Agent

When it comes to asking questions, it’s best to let your real estate agent field all questions to the seller’s agent or the seller themselves. The question you want to ask may seem innocent enough, but it could hamper negotiations by giving the seller some leverage room.

Your real estate agent will ask on your behalf and bring the answers back in a timely manner. You can rest assured that they know the best way to get the answers you seek.
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πŸ“± Contact Brock Realty Inc

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Your real estate agent is the best source of information about the local community and real estate topics. Give Brock Realty a call today at πŸ“± 941-313-1234 to learn more about local areas, discuss selling a house, or tour available homes for sale.

πŸŽ›οΈ Not Just About Appliances

It’s common to think that the only things that come with the home are the appliances, but this is not always the case. The seller could be downsizing and getting rid of larger pieces of furniture or artwork. In this case, they may include these things with the property as part of the sale.

Don’t be shocked to see a boat, piano, or other valuable item included. It’s becoming more usual to see big-ticket items included as an incentive for purchase. See something you want? Remember that it doesn’t hurt to ask
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🚿 Fixtures vs. Fittings

For practical purposes, we’ll say that a fixture is anything that comes attached to the property.

Fixture Examples

  • Lighting
  • Appliances
  • Landscaping
  • Ceiling Fan
  • Chandelier

Something that can be removed from the property because it’s considered the personal property of the seller is a fitting in the terms of the sale. Because of the nature of fittings, you may find it makes sense to request some of these items be included in the sale of the home.

If the home comes with an outside entertainment area, you could ask for the pool or grill supplies and equipment to be included in the sale. The seller has the right to decline or provide a counteroffer.

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πŸ–‹οΈ Get Things in Writing

Even the smallest detail should make it into the terms of the sale. Get everything in writing! The contract is the go-to source for information when a disagreement happens, so you want to make sure you’re covered.

If you’re at an open house, admiring a piece of artwork, and the seller mentions that it can be included in the terms of the sale, you want that in writing. If you reach the closing table, where the seller doesn’t acknowledge this inclusion, you’ll want proof that backs up your claim for the artwork to be included in the sale price.

πŸ“‹ Closing Cost & Financial Inclusions

Consider what’s included in the closing costs when you purchase a home. The closing costs are a collection of fees that vary depending on the financing and services needed for your unique home buying process.

Closing Costs May Include

  • Title Fees
  • Attorney Services
  • Inspections
  • Mortgage Insurance
  • Administrative

There may be loan-related costs for credit reports or origination fees for the mortgage loan officer. The lenders could charge an underwriting fee that covers the underwriting process. The underwriting process is necessary and includes the verification of information that helps you qualify for a home mortgage loan.

🀩 What Comes with a House You Buy?

While it’s difficult to be specific about what comes with a home you buy without knowing more about the unique set of circumstances that surround your purchase, we’ve offered a better idea of what you can expect. We would love to help you find the perfect home in Sarasota County or Manatee County. Call Brock Realty Inc. today at 941-313-1234.

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