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Has Government Shutdown Affected Mortgages and Closings?

By Brett Ellis

Has Government Shutdown Affected Mortgages and Closings

The Ellis Team was supposed to have a closing December 31. We represented the seller. The buyer selected a lender from CA who gave a pre-approval letter. It turns out, the buyer had no chance of closing with that lender. They said they were just waiting on IRS tax transcripts, and since the government was shutdown, they had to put the loan on hold. So, even with IRS transcripts, the loan would never have closed under the program they selected. Has government shutdown affected mortgages and closings?

Upon missing the closing date, we decided to get a lender we use regularly involved. The buyer agreed, as they wanted to buy the home. Our lender looked at the file and said they would not qualify, even if they added a co-borrower. However, if we switched them to an FHA loan, we’d have a chance as they are more forgiving on loan ratios.

Many lenders cannot do a FHA loan with a government shutdown. Many lenders can’t do a loan without an IRS transcript. We were able to get an FHA loan in 13 days, bypass the transcript issue, and get flood insurance, all during the …read more

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Has Government Shutdown Affected Mortgages and Closings?
Has Government Shutdown Affected Mortgages and Closings?