90% of all loans are backed by the federal government.
FHA loans account for a large percentage of the loans currently being processed (roughly 60,000 per month). During a shutdown the FHA will be unable to insure loans and their staff will be unavailable to underwrite and/or approve new loans. According to HUD in the event of a shutdown only 350 of the 9,300 employees would be available to work.

This so called economic recovery is being pushed (not pulled) by a small housing recovery. Something to think about . . .

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