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Maine-ah Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Feb-28-09 08:46 AM
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My lawyer was a next door neighbor
to my Mom for over 20 years. I've known him a very long time. Very trusted with me, and also with in our community. He explained everything to us, and we had no problems. First time home buyer. This was back in 2001.
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  -If you are a homeowner, may I ask you a question? Stinky The Clown  Feb-27-09 10:53 PM   #0 
  - I had a lawyer looking out for me when I've bought and sold my houses  Poiuyt   Feb-27-09 10:55 PM   #1 
  - yes, every word. and no, no laywer...  1   Feb-27-09 10:55 PM   #2 
  - Yes to all... and yes to a lawyer.  Kittycat   Feb-27-09 10:56 PM   #3 
  - Yes to all but the last.  Ms. Toad   Feb-27-09 10:56 PM   #4 
  - Of course not.  Stellabella   Feb-27-09 10:57 PM   #5 
  - No, I didn't read every word of the contract...  SidDithers   Feb-27-09 10:57 PM   #6 
  - Yes to all, family member is a lawyer who covered it for me.  WeDidIt   Feb-27-09 10:58 PM   #7 
  - Short answer: Of course not  Orrex   Feb-27-09 10:59 PM   #8 
  - because...  ret5hd   Feb-27-09 11:01 PM   #9 
  - LOL! I see what you mean!  Orrex   Feb-27-09 11:45 PM   #30 
  - Unless you had a signed "Buyer's Agent" agreement, she/he was representing the seller.  SharonAnn   Feb-27-09 11:06 PM   #13 
  - We did sign that, in fact. The seller had their own agent.  Orrex   Feb-27-09 11:12 PM   #15 
  - A note of interest...  susanna   Feb-27-09 11:25 PM   #21 
  - doesn't your realtor benefit if the seller gets a higher price from you?  DeepBlueC   Feb-27-09 11:26 PM   #22 
  - Funny how that works, isn't it?  Orrex   Feb-27-09 11:47 PM   #31 
     - The same for us...  unapatriciated   Feb-28-09 09:59 AM   #70 
        - Let me tell you about another surprise  Orrex   Feb-28-09 01:39 PM   #73 
  - the realtor who represents the seller tries to get the  ellenfl   Feb-28-09 12:20 AM   #37 
     - Good advice from start to finish  Orrex   Feb-28-09 12:30 AM   #42 
  - Do you read every word of the agreement you are asked to 'agree to'  Mind_your_head   Feb-27-09 11:01 PM   #10 
  - I like to cook  Stinky The Clown   Feb-27-09 11:19 PM   #19 
     - Even heat conduction, correct? n/t  susanna   Feb-27-09 11:26 PM   #23 
     - Fair enough  Mind_your_head   Feb-27-09 11:29 PM   #26 
        - Heh ... if it wasn't all good .....  Stinky The Clown   Feb-27-09 11:40 PM   #29 
           - Yeah, I read that.....great post!  Mind_your_head   Feb-27-09 11:56 PM   #33 
  - No, but I did scan every page looking for key things  Warpy   Feb-27-09 11:02 PM   #11 
  - Yes, I did read the papers I signed.  PSPS   Feb-27-09 11:03 PM   #12 
  - I waited years and years to be able to afford a house.  emilyg   Feb-27-09 11:08 PM   #14 
  - We had a lawyer read it  Venceremos   Feb-27-09 11:14 PM   #16 
  - reading and advising you on the contract has nothing  ellenfl   Feb-28-09 12:01 AM   #35 
  - Man that sucks... I posted below that of course you have a Lawyer  Lost in CT   Feb-28-09 12:26 AM   #41 
  - I read everything.  susanna   Feb-27-09 11:15 PM   #17 
  - can i ask the reason for this question? do you have anything specific in mind?  1   Feb-27-09 11:17 PM   #18 
  - oh, ok... i get it. stinky is just doing a "drive by" in his effort to get to 30,000 posts....  1   Feb-28-09 12:25 AM   #40 
  - Not when we bought. My mistake.... When we got to closing the fucking realtor  cliffordu   Feb-27-09 11:24 PM   #20 
  - The realtor cannot add anything to the interest rate because they are not lenders..  Tennessee Gal   Feb-28-09 08:36 AM   #64 
     - The realtor's BROTHER was the lender....  cliffordu   Feb-28-09 11:00 AM   #72 
  - No, but you probably should  primavera   Feb-27-09 11:27 PM   #24 
  - no and yes and you should always have a home inspection even on a brand new  AlCzervik   Feb-27-09 11:28 PM   #25 
  - Answers:  flvegan   Feb-27-09 11:33 PM   #27 
  - yes to all except having to pay my attorney  RB TexLa   Feb-27-09 11:34 PM   #28 
  - No. I screamed at my mortgage brokers to try to get clarity. They were elusive.  NoSheep   Feb-27-09 11:50 PM   #32 
  - Yes, until the loan docs....  Digit   Feb-28-09 12:00 AM   #34 
  - The last time I bought a home was nearly nineteen years  SheilaT   Feb-28-09 12:01 AM   #36 
  - They're gonna tell you what you want to hear and you're under pressure  Mind_your_head   Feb-28-09 12:20 AM   #38 
  - On one hand you are absolutely right.  SheilaT   Feb-28-09 02:22 AM   #51 
  - you really only need to read the note, which is the actual contract.  ellenfl   Feb-28-09 12:50 AM   #47 
  - No,No.no and of course I had a lawyer.  Lost in CT   Feb-28-09 12:23 AM   #39 
  - You trust your real estate lawyer because????  Mind_your_head   Feb-28-09 12:35 AM   #43 
     - Well you get a referral from your other laywer and hope for the best.  Lost in CT   Feb-28-09 12:37 AM   #44 
  - n/t  U4ikLefty   Feb-28-09 12:40 AM   #45 
  - n/t  Mind_your_head   Feb-28-09 12:46 AM   #46 
     - sorry posted in the wrong thread...duh  U4ikLefty   Feb-28-09 12:53 AM   #48 
        - Yeah, me too!  Mind_your_head   Feb-28-09 01:13 AM   #49 
  - Yes, a real estate lawyer was used, not a generalist  barb162   Feb-28-09 01:42 AM   #50 
  - Tried to read every word. Concentrated making sure the financial terms were correct  Liberal_in_LA   Feb-28-09 02:46 AM   #52 
  - No, I had a buyer's agent with me who I trusted  Lorien   Feb-28-09 02:49 AM   #53 
  - Yes. No. Yes. No.  Maru Kitteh   Feb-28-09 03:28 AM   #54 
  - Well d'uh, of course I did  MadHound   Feb-28-09 04:39 AM   #55 
  - Yes to all.  SmileyRose   Feb-28-09 04:54 AM   #56 
  - Yes, yes, yes, and no.  distantearlywarning   Feb-28-09 06:34 AM   #57 
  - Mr 'pede handled it  TheCentepedeShoes   Feb-28-09 07:06 AM   #58 
  - I have to admit that I, personally, never read every bit of the forms.  Vinca   Feb-28-09 07:46 AM   #59 
  - We bought our house from hubby's mom  eridani   Feb-28-09 08:01 AM   #60 
  - Yes, yes, yes, and yes  ellie   Feb-28-09 08:26 AM   #61 
  - Nope. Just the main ideas. n/t  donco6   Feb-28-09 08:27 AM   #62 
  - Yes.  Tesha   Feb-28-09 08:34 AM   #63 
  - My lawyer was a next door neighbor  Maine-ah   Feb-28-09 08:46 AM   # 
  - even if you read every word on every page, legal documents can be  ejpoeta   Feb-28-09 08:46 AM   #65 
  - Yes we read every word.  littlebit   Feb-28-09 08:46 AM   #66 
  - Yes to all 4.  tangent90   Feb-28-09 08:50 AM   #67 
  - Yes to all the questions and in PA the lawyers do the closing  livetohike   Feb-28-09 09:38 AM   #68 
  - No, but we had a RE lawyer to do that. nt  JerseygirlCT   Feb-28-09 09:47 AM   #69 
  - Yes to all except lawyer.  Hangingon   Feb-28-09 10:01 AM   #71 
  - Yep, had a lawyer. He turned out to be a crook and tried to take us for  acmavm   Feb-28-09 01:48 PM   #74 
 

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