We were never told we'd need an attorney!
Maybe in your area you can save some money by not having legal representation; but as a 1st Time Buyer
, you should want that Legal Protection
. Already, you're operating without your own Agent (Buyer-Broker). Your comments and questions here on this Forum indicate that you would benefit from having "someone" on your side.
Another day of hearing nothing from our agent !
You keep referring to the agent who's working with you as "our agent" but legally, he IS NOT your Agent, and you ARE NOT his Client; you're a mere Customer. So right now, you're flying solo !
". . . Oh what fun it is to be in the dark with the biggest purchase of your life!
But the "biggest purchase of your life"
is not the best place to go off on your own without an Attorney . . . . why gamble ?
Most Bar Associations have a program that allows un-represented potential Clients to obtain an initial ½ hour consultation for free; just to see if you perceive some benefit from having your own Lawyer. Better safe than sorry !
Around here, going without might be considered Penny-Wise and Pound-Foolish.