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Is Detached Stove Considered Personal Property?

Questionshadow wide Is Detached Stove Considered Personal Property?

Q: If a stove is not attached to the wall or cabinets and can be rolled or pulled out of the cabinetry, is it considered personal property? I know refrigerators are usually personal property. – Roger in Texas

A: In most states, anything that is not nailed down or screwed to a wall is personal property. But to be certain, ask any local Realtor. If the property is listed, the listing may say: “stove does not convey.”

George Szkup is a Realtor®-Broker with Tucson Home Advisor in Tucson, AZ.

A: If a stove is not attached to the floor by a safety bar, then it becomes personal property. You need to check with your local lender to make sure if a stove is required in the appraisal for financing.

Sandy Straley is a Realtor® with Rindlesbach Homes in Salt Lake City, UT.

A: Just like your toaster, blender and a refrigerator that isn’t built-in, a stand-alone stove would be personal property. If you are selling your home, your Realtor should specify in the purchase agreement which items of personal property are included or excluded in the real property sale. This will avoid any misunderstanding when escrow closes and something you thought was included or excluded was not.

Lee Dworshak is a Realtor® with Keller Williams LA Harbor Realty in Rancho Palos Verdes, CA. 

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