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Shutdown Halts Mortgage Lending
The budget impasse in
ASU real estate expert Michael Orr says it’s shutting down mortgage lending, because lenders are unable to get income documentation from the IRS.
“Some of the lenders are saying okay, well just sign the form asking for the transcript, and we’ll continue assuming that the transcript will turn up at some time,” Orr said. “Other people are just saying, well we can’t process this yet.”
Orr says a federal default would represent an even bigger
nightmare, opening a trap door beneath the fragile housing