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and apparently my wife is pissed I spend $1k on my lawyer as suppose the china town going price of $500?

edit: though I suppose my lawyer probably find me crazy, I went through my contract line by line and did a proper red line and ask her to compare revision on every "turn" like I'm negotiating some ISDA master agreement...
 

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I just had my realtor at mine and blindly signed whatever document they put in front of me.
 

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call me crazy, but I never sign anything unless I read front to back (unless it's some standard thing that I can't do a thing about and I do need the service...)
 

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and apparently my wife is pissed I spend $1k on my lawyer as suppose the china town going price of $500?

edit: though I suppose my lawyer probably find me crazy, I went through my contract line by line and did a proper red line and ask her to compare revision on every "turn" like I'm negotiating some ISDA master agreement...
I just had this conversation with my lawyer last month. Imo it's worth to pay like $2K for a reliable lawyer you have a relationship with for a real estate purchase imo. If the chinatown guy is only charging $500 and living on volume, they're just going to push you to close the deal even if the sponsor has some clever fine print.
 

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yup, there are definitely merits to use a lawyer you can trust, though I would say in any case, I'm of the opinion if one is singing something, one should read it (so you catch the fine prints, and question ones' lawyer on what it means)
 

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and apparently my wife is pissed I spend $1k on my lawyer as suppose the china town going price of $500?

edit: though I suppose my lawyer probably find me crazy, I went through my contract line by line and did a proper red line and ask her to compare revision on every "turn" like I'm negotiating some ISDA master agreement...
As you probably could have guessed by the pedestrian $20,000 watch my lawyer donned at the closing he was, in fact, a Chinatown lawyer. $800. He's great and I will use him again.
 

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I don't know if watch has any "bearing", the nanny I used and his husband (a chef at your whatever random chinese restaurant, and let's just say he could only be a cook because he is in the US) both have brand new Rolex.

I don't think I paid her too much, the Russian barber I use that charge me <$20 per haircut also all have Rolex. Not quite 20k watch, but you get the idea...

My lawyer was also ethnic chinese, though pretty sure she was born here, she was introduced by the agent (the seller was japanese, yup used same agent...)

edit: and I have to say both the agent and lawyer are great, I would definitely use the lawyer again, agent probably can avoid next time around...
 

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Look at me, I have six figures worth of clothes and I don't even have a watch!
 

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As you probably could have guessed by the pedestrian $20,000 watch my lawyer donned at the closing he was, in fact, a Chinatown lawyer. $800. He's great and I will use him again.
If he was a true chinatown lawyer then the $20,000 breitling was no doubt a $20 Chinatown version
 

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