The information contained in this booklet will acquaint the reader with certain general principles of law which may be helpful in avoiding the most serious and most common “big mistakes” purchasers make in buying a home. The reader is cautioned, however, that many exceptions to these general legal principles have not been discussed. The correct application of these general legal principles to specific factual situations may vary greatly from case to case and jurisdiction to jurisdiction and requires the employment of legal skills. Consequently, you should not consider the information contained in this booklet as legal advice which is appropriate to your particular situation without consulting a knowledgeable real estate attorney. Although it is hoped that this booklet will be helpful in giving information and raising warnings, no booklet like this should be considered as a substitute for the advice of an experienced real estate attorney with respect to the particulars of any individual transaction.