HGTV Dream Home Closes Ahead Of Schedule

The keys to the HGTV Dream Home on Lake Tyler have officially been handed over.

The new owner closed on the home Tuesday.

Dallas resident Rick Mullins purchased the home at Saturday's auction for more than 1.3 million dollars.  We're told he and his family will use it as a vacation home.

Former owner Don Cruz said the land lease and loan paperwork went through without a hitch and all parties signed the necessary paperwork at closing.

Cruz is already back in his home state, Illinois, to be with his family.

Christine Nelson, Reporting