"Attornies here are much less expensive than in the States."
Rather a broad statement! My wife and I completed a Home purchase of over 150K and the Attorney fee was $500.
Under the 2% rate that would have been $3000 +.
I do agree with you though to Definately get an attorney.
I am of the belief that Fees vary from state to state. Jusat as the broker fees do. I have no idea what the fees are in Canada, but I'm sure NOvascotianut or someone else can tell you.