How the government shutdown could delay buying and selling homes

As the first partial government shutdown during the Trump administration extends into the work week, home buyers should brace themselves for potential delays.

The government shutdown, the first since 2013, began as Senate members could not agree on a spending bill and protections for the Dreamers, with both Republicans and Democrats voting against a House-passed bill. Deliberations over the weekend failed to put an end to the shutdown, though the Senate will vote Monday afternoon on a measure to fund the government through Feb. 8.

If the government shutdown continues, it could hamper home buyers’ ability to close on mortgage loans.

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