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Federal shutoff affected FHA mortgage market significantly

October 18th, 2013 1:42 AM by Michael and Jill Kohler

"The government shutdown had a notable impact on the mortgage market last week. Purchase applications for government programs dropped by more than 7 percent over the week to their lowest level since December 2007, and the government share of purchase applications dropped to its lowest level in almost three years," said Mike Fratantoni, MBA's vice president of research and economics. "FHA lenders with delegated authority have been able to continue, but those that rely on the regional homeownership centers have not. Additionally, HUD staff at headquarters are generally furloughed and not able to answer questions."

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Posted by Michael and Jill Kohler on October 18th, 2013 1:42 AM

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