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Old 07-14-2008, 08:16 AM
 
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We are buying a home in West Chester. Could anyone tell me if they used a lawyer at closing when they bought a house. We had heard that real estate lawyers are not as common in the transaction process in Pennsylvania than in states such as Florida or New Jersey. If you have bought a house, please let me know of the importance of a lawyer. Thanks very much for any input you may have.
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Old 07-14-2008, 08:40 AM
 
Location: Montco PA
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You don't really need one. Your real estate agent will act on your behalf through the closing process. If this is just a normal home purchase, don't waste your money.
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Old 07-14-2008, 09:06 AM
 
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We've always just used realtors and have sold two and bought three houses in PA. Our realtors have been buyers agents if that makes a difference.
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Old 07-14-2008, 09:09 AM
 
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Much easier without the lawyers IMO
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Old 04-13-2011, 09:28 AM
 
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my boyfriend and i are going through some crap bec of his brother in law is try to sell this house because of damages and pets and we know how to take care of animals and take care of house we feel he has no right to do this to us
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Old 04-13-2011, 09:31 AM
 
Location: Montgomery County, PA
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Not typically used in PA (unlike NJ). You'd generally only use if you were selling / buying a house without a realtor. Not that i would necessarily trust a realtor's judgement on legal issues, but the contracts are all standard form so as long as you are capable of reading and understanding them yourself, without influence from a realtor who is incented to just get the deal closed, you should be fine without a lawyer.
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Old 04-13-2011, 09:32 AM
 
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No need for a lawyer presuming your realtor is competent.
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Old 04-13-2011, 09:44 AM
 
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my boyfriend and i are going through some crap bec of his brother in law is try to sell this house because of damages and pets and we know how to take care of animals and take care of house we feel he has no right to do this to us
yes that right ofc
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Old 04-13-2011, 09:52 AM
 
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Default hi

so um any one else help me bout it this house make me upset today my brother in law he going sell this house like he thow me out not right for ythat so i am ditebics i know how to take care of house and my pet too they think me i am so stupid lol no way i know what to do smile he not know bout it thing so let me tell you i am deaf you know
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Old 04-13-2011, 10:17 AM
 
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yeah babie
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