As you may know by reading the Steps to Buying a Home in Dallas-Fort Worth article, at some point of your home buying process you will be signing a Home purchase contract.

This article aims to provide valuable insights into the typical progression of events that can be anticipated after signing the home purchase contract.

It’s important to remember that each home purchase transaction is unique, with numerous variables at play.

However, assuming the standard Texas Real Estate Commission (TREC) contract is utilized, the Option period and negotiations are complete, and there are no complications, the subsequent sequence of events is relatively straightforward.

What Happens Next After You Sign A Home Purchase Contract Information for Homebuyers presented by Oleg Sedletsky, Realtor in Dallas TX

Step by Step from Contract to Closing

Let’s take a look at the sequence of events that will take place after the contract becomes finalized

1. Contract offer accepted and contract provided to the lender

2. Lender discloses loan terms to the client

3. Upon receipt of executed loan disclosures and borrower documentation file is sent to processing

4. The processor begins by ordering appraisal, title, survey, verification and reviewing client documentation

5. The file is submitted to underwriting to be reviewed by Lender’s Underwriting

6. Underwriter issues conditional loan approval

7. Loan Officer and Processor work with client to provide items required by underwriter

8. File is sent back to underwriting for final loan approval

9. Clear to Close/ Final Loan Approval Issued by Underwriter

10. File is sent to the closing department where attorney will prepare the documents for closing

11. Closing disclosure (CD) sent to borrower ( Closing disclosure provides the home buyer with the final numbers for closing costs)

12. Closing documents provided to Title company

13. Pre-Closing Walk-Through


When does the home buyer sign a home purchase contract?

The buyer signs the home purchase contract while submitting their offer. This offer is a standard contract provided by the Texas Real Estate Commission. It outlines the terms of the offer and bears the signature of the buyer.

The offer transforms into a binding contract once the seller accepts your offer by signing (executing) it. Once your offer is accepted (executed) by the seller, the home purchase contract takes effect and becomes valid, initiating the countdown for the dates specified in the contract.

NOTE! A Home Purchase Contract is a legally binding agreement between the buyer and seller of a property. It states the terms and conditions of the sale, including the price and any contingencies that must be met for the sale to go through. It’s crucial to thoroughly review contract and seek legal advice if necessary to ensure you’re fully aware of your rights, obligations, and any potential exclusions before you sign.

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The Buyer’s Agent Duty

READ: Texas Real Estate Commission Information About Brokerage Services

AS AGENT FOR BUYER/TENANT: The broker becomes the buyer/tenant’s agent by agreeing to represent the buyer, usually through a
written representation agreement. A buyer’s agent must perform the broker’s minimum duties above and must inform the buyer of any
material information about the property or transaction known by the agent, including information disclosed to the agent by the seller or
seller’s agent.

A BROKER’S MINIMUM DUTIES REQUIRED BY LAW (A client is the person or party that the broker represents):
Put the interests of the client above all others, including the broker’s own interests;
Inform the client of any material information about the property or transaction received by the broker;
Answer the client’s questions and present any offer to or counteroffer from the client; and
Treat all parties to a real estate transaction honestly and fairly.

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