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Some Mortgage Deals Are In Limbo As Government Shutdown Drags On

Furloughed workers can't refinance or buy homes without the ability to verify their income. For a recently divorced couple, it means continuing to live together until financial issues are resolved.
A for sale sign is seen in front of a home in Miami on Jan. 24, 2018. The partial shutdown of the federal government is causing some financial problems for furloughed workers who can't refinance their mortgages or buy homes because lenders can't verify their income. Source: Joe Raedle

The partial shutdown of the federal government is causing some financial problems for furloughed workers who can't refinance their mortgages or buy homes because lenders can't verify their income. But unpaid federal employees aren't the only ones running into problems.

Libby Anderson, for example, got her final divorce decree on Tuesday. She'd hoped that would mean her ex-husband would finally move out of their Des Moines, Iowa, home, where they've been

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