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Old 08-01-2009, 07:25 PM
 
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What major appliances do you take with you when you move vs. leaving for the new owner?

For instance....fridge, stove, dish washer, etc?

Also, do you leave up the shutters or blinds?
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Old 08-02-2009, 07:16 AM
 
Location: Rochester,New York
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I just sold my house and left all the appliances. If they are older or you don't feel like moving them leave them.
the curtians or blinds need to stay.
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Old 08-03-2009, 09:41 AM
 
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What major appliances do you take with you when you move vs. leaving for the new owner?

For instance....fridge, stove, dish washer, etc?

Also, do you leave up the shutters or blinds?
It's all negotiable. There is no one set rule.
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Old 08-03-2009, 01:03 PM
 
Location: Eastern Washington
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Typically the sales contract for the house will say what stays and what goes. For example a free-standing refrigerator typically does not stay with the house, but a built-in range does.

My first house I made the offer to include the 'fridge, it matched the other appliances, I didn't see the sense in the owner hauling it away...current house I paid the owner $75 to leave the existing free-standing range - good deal for both of us.

If you are moving yourself, by all means offer heavy stuff to the new owner.
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Old 08-03-2009, 01:56 PM
 
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Typically the sales contract for the house will say what stays and what goes. For example a free-standing refrigerator typically does not stay with the house, but a built-in range does.

My first house I made the offer to include the 'fridge, it matched the other appliances, I didn't see the sense in the owner hauling it away...current house I paid the owner $75 to leave the existing free-standing range - good deal for both of us.

If you are moving yourself, by all means offer heavy stuff to the new owner.
That has been my theory. The less stuff to move, the better.

Selling a house with the contingency that the stove and fridge stay usually increases the value and/or sellability of the house enough to offset the cost of buying new or used appliances once you've moved. Just last year I bought a like-new 19.3 cf fridge, for a rental house, for $200.00 on Craigslist. Hard to beat that.

You also have the potential to damage the appliances and/or the house when you're moving them.
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Old 08-03-2009, 02:44 PM
 
Location: Naples, FL
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Mostly I leave all the appliances, but the sales contract customary for your area will specify. Once I took a dryer, but that was because it was only a few months old. I don't leave curtains, but if there are windowshade or blinds, I leave those. Also, just as a nicety, I put a new (inexpensive) shower curtain and rings in bathrooms, a package of toilet paper and a roll of paper towels in the kitchen. I don't put them up, just leave the packaged items in there, so new owners know they are new. I've moved a lot, so know how new owners would appreciate having those items in the house right away. Hey, pay it forward, right?
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