Homesnap will pay monthly mortgage of 10 federal workers

Home listings portal Homesnap is offering to pay the mortgage or rent of 10 workers affected by the now 31-day long partial shutdown of the federal government.

The shutdown is tripping up real estate deals across the country

With no end in sight to the shutdown — which began in December and hinges on political leaders disagreement over funding for a border wall — Realtors say the dire affects are seeping into more and more corners of the industry.

The shutdown is tripping up real estate deals across the country

With no end in sight to the shutdown — which began in December and hinges on political leaders disagreement over funding for a border wall — Realtors say the dire affects are seeping into more and more corners of the industry.

The Real Word: HENRYs, bickering buyers and the shutdown

Watch Byron Lazine and Nicole White give a real estate agent’s perspective on industry-related topics. This week: the next generation of wealth and what agents should know. 

Shutdown prompts Fannie Mae to tweak lender requirements

As the government shutdown drags on with no end in sight, Fannie Mae is tweaking its lending requirements to accommodate people who aren’t currently getting paychecks and whose bosses aren’t around to confirm their employment.

Mortgage Bankers Association appealed directly to Treasury for relief during shutdown: Report

After lobbying from the mortgage industry, the IRS is once again verifying the incomes of mortgage applicants despite a government shutdown and some questions about the fairness of reopening just one part of the agency.

Government shutdown ‘causing tangible harm’ to real estate: NAR

The ongoing government shutdown, 19 days and counting, is taking a toll on home sales, according to a new survey from the National Association of Realtors.

Unpaid government workers owe $438M in mortgage and rent this month

Federal workers either not being paid or currently furloughed as a result of the government shutdown are estimated to owe approximately $438 million in mortgage and rent payments this month.

Flood insurance freeze halts thousands of US home sales

The Federal Emergency Management Agency ruled Thursday it will not approve new or renew existing flood insurance plans during the government shutdown.

Government shutdown delays release of housing data

The U.S. government has been partially shut down for less than a week, but already the closure is blocking access to critical government data, including information that would have shed light on the housing market.