Seller Leaves Belongings Behind. You’ve been patiently waiting to move into your new home. The day has finally arrived! You turn the key to open your new home only to find the seller’s belongings left behind. And I don’t mean a cool lampshade or a piece of art you could work into your decore’. I mean three queen size mattress, old cleaning products under the sink, and a broken desk. What does a buyer to do? The home is technically yours now but the seller’s Realtor has promised to remove the items his client left behind.
Has this happened to you? What’s your recourse? In the Purchase and Sale Agreement in residential sales, the Optional Clauses states that any personal property, fixtures, or other items remaining on the property when property is transferred shall become the property of the buyer. However, seller agrees to clean the interiors of any structures, and remove all trash, debris, and rubbish on the property before buyer takes possession.
Even conducting a walk through of the property before closing unfortunately cannot prepare you for what could happen: three queen size mattresses in the garage that were promised to be removed. Bottom line: what’s in the house when the buyer takes possession is the new home owner’s responsibility. And although it’s an extra trip to the dump for you, getting the crawl space dug out or the electrical panel to code at the expense of the seller is far more important than that broken desk discretly discarded in the driveway of your new home.
Upper Queen Anne is beautiful – I especially love the retail all along Queen Anne Ave N and the walkability that most of the homes in this area offer. I wanted to look at homes in the Upper Queen Anne neighborhood of Seattle that score extremely high on Walk Score so I looked at the market just from 4th Ave W all the way East to 4th Ave N and from W Smith Street and Queen Anne Dr to the North down to W Lee St and Lee St where the hill starts really impeding walkability. I would expect that all of these houses score in the high 80s to well over 90 on Walk Score’s site.
Queen Anne’s real estate market has been very active this year and Upper Queen Anne especially. These numbers do not include townhomes which I will pull out separately in another post. There are currently 16 Active homes in this area of the Queen Anne neighborhood. There are 6 pending homes and 37 sold in the last six months. Queen Anne homes are selling!
Active Queen Anne lisintg: These are Queen Anne homes that are available right now on the market.These range in price from $525,000 to $1,545,000 with an average of $826,557 and a median list price of $783,835. I have previewed or toured most of these and there are some amazing offerings included so let me know if you are interested and I can show you my favorites. Pending Sales: This is Queen Anne Real estate that has not closed yet, but has offers. Sold homes: 37 in the last 6 months!!!! This is great news! They range in price from a very affordable $375,000 to $1,900,000 with an average of $741,5111 and a median of $660,000. Average days on market was 68 days for Queen Anne homes.
Average listing price per square foot is $309 for these homes and average selling price per square foot is $306.
Happy Halloween Queen Anne!