Do I have to buy appliances for my new home?

Answer

With a newly constructed home sold by a developer, appliances are included as part of the purchase price. If you are buying a resale home, any built-in appliances, such as a dishwasher, are included.

However, whether other appliances stay or go may be part of contract negotiations. Usually, the ad in the multiple listing service indicates whether any appliances do not convey to the buyer.

At least a stove

Some states require that a dwelling has a working stove at the time of sale. However, that does not mean that the high-end range which is the personal property of the seller is going to remain, as long as it is replaced by a working stove.

Agreement before signature

Any arrangements for whether or not appliances considered personal property of the seller – generally the refrigerator, washer and dryer – convey to the buyer must be worked out before the purchase agreement is signed.

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