The Shutdown Effect.

Real Estate Broker/Owner with Shepherd Real Properties

This government shutdown is not working for our good. Our livelihood is affected by this shutdown. We never considered ourselves as government employees; in fact, far from it.  We can't get unemployment benefits, nor any benefits for that matter if we are not working.  But in a sense, that is what's happening. This shutdown is causing a snowball effect.  It started at the top and rolling downhill and taking everything with it.  We rely on gov't loans, VA, FHA, USDA, HUD (HUD's not a loan, but FHA backed); the websites are down!!  If your loan was in the middle of being processed, well, too bad!  They all went home, they are all on furlough.  Now some are being called back to work, or working without pay (hey, we do that all the time) Let me get back to my point.   Some offices may be open. Some private funding companies maybe are being used to process our loans so that its not a complete failure to our already deliberated, hanging on by a thread housing market  However, expect some delays. We still have to wait on "certificates of eligibility and such like in most cases. So tie a knot at the end of your thread and hold on. It'll get better...... We hope.  Check out my website at 


Posted by

Elizaabeth Ann Mosley, BIC

Shepherd Real Properties


Comments (4)

Jon Zolsky, Daytona Beach, FL
Daytona Condo Realty, 386-405-4408 - Daytona Beach, FL
Buy Daytona condos for heavenly good prices

Elizabeth - you are absolutely right. the problem is that because it affects so many, we tend to find the way to eliminate the problem, and it would be a great mistake to forcefully push the debt limits even higher, because we will ease the pressure today, but the ramifications of increased debt without any measures to curb spending like there is no tomorrow, will be on our children and our grandchildren shoulders.

It is not about raising the debt ceiling, it is about our government learning to live like we do, when we can't spend more than what we bring. We learned how to do it. and they refuse even to try it.

We gotta make them stop being nuts at the expense of our children.

Oct 12, 2013 03:49 AM
Jimmy Faulkner
Florida. Homes Realty & Mortgage - Wantagh, NY
The Best Of St. Augustine

You are going to see an economic collapse that has been coming for awhile. The government, which does not care about you will let you know at the last minute and will come up with an explanation that you will accept. We are too dumbed down not to fall in line. The Bank of Business and Settlements, founded in 1930 to handle the post war Germany problem MAKES all decisions. The federal reserve(what a joke) Bernanke, Bank Of England etc. all have a seat where they report to their god. We are being manipulated to go to war and how to act.

Oct 12, 2013 10:02 AM
Charles Stallions Property Manager
Charles Stallions Real Estate Services - Pace, FL
Pensacola, Pace & Gulf Breeze Property Management

Sooner or later someone will have to pay the debt, can you imagine everyone just being able to print their own money and still not think they have any debt. I mean this is crazy.

Oct 12, 2013 12:17 PM
Michael Jacobs
Pasadena, CA
Los Angeles Pasadena 818.516.4393

Hello Elizabeth - a trip to the ActiveRain Archives revealed this post title.  History continues to provide perspective.  While it's nearly eight years old, it's interesting to see what was happening in our country compared to the issues/concerns of today.  

Jul 21, 2021 02:50 PM