Government Shutdown Effect on Mortgage Loans
Government shutdown effect on mortgage loans information for home buyers provided by James Williamson of Shelter Mortgage for Sally English home buyer clients. Thanks to James-Robbie-Susan for helping our home buyers wrap up loans on the homes they have under contract!
Here is a quick update for you as the Government Shutdown reaches Day 4.
We are not missing a beat getting loans closed. Everything is mostly business as usual with Fannie Mae, Freddie Mac, FHA, and VA. None of these agencies are closed. The main problem area right now is with USDA loans. If the USDA loan was already approved, it should be able to close without issue. Otherwise, not looking good to close one of these until the shutdown is over. Although FHA is not closed, FHA multi-unit purchase loans also pose a big potential problem for some reason, but these loans are very rare.The most threatening problem area this week has been obtaining necessary tax transcripts from the IRS, which are required on most every loan. Fortunately, we have obtained a special waiver to NOT have to get these transcripts during the shutdown. As a result, on some loans we will have to get a written Verification of Employment as a substitute but this should not be much of an issue or cause a delay.The only other issue on radar screen is an employee who works directly for a department impacted by the shutdown. The underwriter could have some big income questions that might not be able to be resolved until the shutdown is over.Bottom line is so far, so good. Have a great weekend and, as you know, we’ll continue to keep you posted….
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