Government Shutdown and Home Loans

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How Does A Government Shutdown Impacts Home Loan?

That Depends…

Though are some areas of our lives that could be impacted by a government shutdown, many home buyers will experience minimal impact on an existing mortgage application.  The answer is dependent on the type of loan in question. Here is a quick reference to help understand the direct impact of home loans.

Conventional and Jumbo Loans

The government does not back conventional and jumbo loans. Therefore, there is no impact on these loans.

FHA Loans

FHA loans will continue to close and fund as in the normal course of business.

VA Loans

VA loans will continue to close and fund like the normal course of business.

USDA Loans

USDA loans WILL NOT be able to close and/or fund without a conditional commitment. There would not be an exception to this rule.

If you are in the middle of a home loan and are concerned about your mortgage, call your lender with what questions you have. Most mortgages are conventional loans. Therefore, the shutdown will not directly impact these buyers. If you are in the market for a new home purchase, carry on and connect with me to help you navigate the best home loan solution for your home purchase goals.

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