Julie, I think the answer to your question is yes but you need to consult with a real estate attorney to know for sure. If you cannot find one, feel free to contact me and I will see what I can do about connecting you with one.
Also, I do help buyers like you if you are looking in the greater Austin area. It says you're looking in Grand Prairie Texas, and I don't work out in that area, but I do have an agent or two I can recommend to you. Either way, let me know if I can be of any assistance. I am one of the top agents in the greater Austin area and would be happy to help! Joe
Joe Jarusinsky, Realtor/Master Instructor, Keller Williams Realty, Austin's #1 Real Estate Company, Call 512-261-4415