(Closed) did you use a real estate attorney?

posted 7 years ago in Home
Post # 3
1137 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: September 2010

I think some places require that you have an attorney to handle your closing (I know in Ontario they do), but where I live, there is no need. All of the mortgage paperwork is so standardized now, so as long as you’re going with a conventional or FHA loan, you’re fine. If it’s something less common like rent-to-own or owner financed, that’s when you may want to bring in an independent set of eyes.

Post # 4
4546 posts
Honey bee
  • Wedding: September 2010

We had an attorney handle ours, our agent reccomended him. It got rolled into closing costs and was about $300 I believe.

Post # 5
369 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: November 2011

I did, but it wasn’t nearly $1000 to have him.  I think it was about 1/2 that.  

Post # 6
6572 posts
Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: February 2010

We didn’t. But my Father-In-Law does mortgages, so we had him with us the whole time.

Post # 7
18637 posts
Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: June 2009

We didn’t.  Most of the documents are standard so there shouldn’t be anything strange in there but if you aren’t sure about the terms, you might want to have one.

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