The straight up answer is no, you don't need one. That said, though real estate is a routine transaction, you should understand that unless you are schooled in real estate law and the intricacies and possible complexities that can arise in a transaction, I highly recommend that you have someone like an attorney who will PROTECT your interests, particularly if you're buying the property through the listing agent. If you are doing that, you're then in a "Disclosed Dual Agent" situation and basically on your own and can get hosed royally. That kind of situation is like having one attorney representing both parties in the transaction and that can't be done because of conflict of interest. Your realtor is supposed to be your best guide and resource and has a fiduciary responsibility to you. Be guided accordingly. But as I said, if you're buying the property direct from the listing agent, I'd get an attorney.... more
I am very sorry to hear about you water damage. Unfortunately, that is not enough. You will need to have a professional company such as Serv Pro assess the damage so you do not incur health issues. Good luck Joanne!... more
The HOA fees on that property is $130 month! If I can help you purchase a property in Ocean City, please call me!
Joanne Bernardini, SFR,CSSA
Coldwell Banker Casa Bella Realtors
Ofc. 609-601-1009... more