The owner of the house that I had been renting for nearly five years came to me and told me that she wanted to sell the property. She gave me the option of buying the property from her. She presented me with a contract of sale to look over and to discuss with my wife. I took that contract to a real estate lawyer to look over it. I didn't want to agree to anything until I had someone that knows what they are doing read every word and fully understand it. The lawyer found some terms that would have ended up costing me a lot more than it should have cost me to buy that house. This blog can help you if you are going through a similar situation.