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Old 04-10-2014, 03:13 PM
 
Location: Central, NJ
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I don't know anyone who has used an attorney to close on a house in PA. It's one of the perks!
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Old 04-12-2014, 05:48 AM
 
Location: Long Island and Legend Oaks
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It was an easy close on our house in Big Bass Lake. They told us how much to draw a check for prior to the closing. We sat at the realtor's office for 40 minutes, and the deal was done. No attorney present, much different from NY.
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Old 04-12-2014, 07:34 AM
 
Location: Long Island and PA too:)
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We closed at the title company and felt quite comfortable with the whole process. We are also from Long Island and have only been accustomed to having a lawyer present at closings. I have to say though, the person at the title company was quite thorough.
Same with our Title Co.
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I don't know anyone who has used an attorney to close on a house in PA. It's one of the perks!
Coming from LI...I can understand the OP's apprehension We we a bit scared as on LI you need a lawyer just to pass gas. I am glad we went without one, it was a good experience.
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Old 04-12-2014, 01:58 PM
 
Location: Central, NJ
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Same with our Title Co.

Coming from LI...I can understand the OP's apprehension We we a bit scared as on LI you need a lawyer just to pass gas. I am glad we went without one, it was a good experience.
We were coming from NYC. It is so different - everything is so adversarial there! Like you're the Hatfields and the McCoys rather than just 2 people transferring property. We barely spoke to the buyers of my husband's old house and in PA the previous owner gave us all great information about taking care of the place.
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Old 04-12-2014, 05:35 PM
 
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We were coming from NYC. It is so different - everything is so adversarial there! Like you're the Hatfields and the McCoys rather than just 2 people transferring property. We barely spoke to the buyers of my husband's old house and in PA the previous owner gave us all great information about taking care of the place.
In some states we've closed in usually the seller doesn't show up and their attorney works with buyers attorney to close. We always like to be present when buying just to write/watch checks change hands,
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Old 04-13-2014, 12:32 AM
 
Location: Long Island and PA too:)
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We were coming from NYC. It is so different - everything is so adversarial there! Like you're the Hatfields and the McCoys rather than just 2 people transferring property. We barely spoke to the buyers of my husband's old house and in PA the previous owner gave us all great information about taking care of the place.
We were lucky with our closing on our Bushkill house as it was a short sale and the seller moved out of state and wasn't there. But I know what you mean, when we sold my Mom's house,the seller sat across from us and looked and treated us like we were the enemy.
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Old 04-13-2014, 01:13 PM
 
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We were coming from NYC. It is so different - everything is so adversarial there! Like you're the Hatfields and the McCoys rather than just 2 people transferring property. We barely spoke to the buyers of my husband's old house and in PA the previous owner gave us all great information about taking care of the place.
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We were lucky with our closing on our Bushkill house as it was a short sale and the seller moved out of state and wasn't there. But I know what you mean, when we sold my Mom's house,the seller sat across from us and looked and treated us like we were the enemy.
Interesting. Could it be the difference between NY people and PA people? I'm kidding!!! I'm kidding!!!

I've only bought one house in my life and although I knew the sellers, they weren't in attendance at the closing. Their attorney was there and he was far more helpful than my own attorney, with answering a couple of questions I had.

Perhaps, in the cases above, the sellers were unhappy about having to give up their homes, thus the perceived animosity. Just a thought.

Ooops! Just realized that in Irish Eyes' case, they were the sellers. Guess I'm not as smart as I thought.
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Old 04-13-2014, 04:35 PM
 
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... Guess I'm not as smart as I thought.
I hate it when that happens
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