Will Hamm, "Where There's a Will, There's a Way!" (Hamm Homes)

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Nina Hollander, Broker
Coldwell Banker Realty - Charlotte, NC
Your Greater Charlotte Realtor

The government is not shut down. 75% of it has been funded and is functioning. Once it's up and running people will be back paid. If you're not in a government town to start with, there should be minimal impact.

Dec 23, 2018 10:09 AM
Debe Maxwell, CRS
www.iCharlotteHomes.com | The Maxwell House Group | RE/MAX Executive | (704) 491-3310 - Charlotte, NC
The right Charlotte REALTOR!

Last year's January shut-down resulted in the best January I've ever had - not to mention, the stock market went up 3%. I don't think so!

Dec 23, 2018 09:56 AM
Kathleen Daniels, Probate & Trust Specialist
KD Realty - 408.972.1822 - San Jose, CA
Probate Real Estate

It has not in the past. I don't see why it would now. 

Dec 23, 2018 10:32 AM
Diana Dahlberg
1 Month Realty - Pleasant Prairie, WI
Real Estate in Kenosha, WI since 1994 262-308-3563

Don't see any reason for our market to be affected.

Dec 23, 2018 11:03 AM
Candice A. Donofrio
Next Wave RE Investments LLC Bullhead City AZ Commercial RE Broker - Fort Mohave, AZ
928-201-4BHC (4242) call/text

The government should down . . . what?
535 bottles of arsenic?

Dec 23, 2018 01:03 PM
Carol Williams
Although I'm retired, I love sharing my knowledge and learning from other real estate industry professionals. - Wenatchee, WA
Retired Agent / Broker / Property Manager

In the end, it's just extra vacation days the taxpayers will pay for work not done. 

Dec 23, 2018 12:35 PM
Michael Jacobs
Pasadena, CA
Los Angeles Pasadena 818.516.4393

Some clients are nervous when something is wrong with their breakfast.  Real buyers always seem to buy regardless of the happenings of the world. Ditto real sellers.

Dec 23, 2018 11:36 AM
Fred Griffin Tallahassee Real Estate
Fred Griffin Real Estate - Tallahassee, FL
Licensed Florida Real Estate Broker

   Are you referring to the Federal Government of Washington, D.C.?   They should stay shut down, as in Forever.   

     Except, it's a ruse to deceive the American people.  Maybe 25% of those loafers are actually staying home... and they will get paid for those extra vacation days.

Dec 23, 2018 10:36 AM
Buzz Mackintosh
Mackintosh REALTORS - Frederick, MD
“Experience, reliable, leadership”

If its a lengthy shutdown those going for an FHA loan or flood insurance might have reason for concern.

Dec 23, 2018 10:17 AM
Ron and Alexandra Seigel
Napa Consultants - Carpinteria, CA
Luxury Real Estate Branding, Marketing & Strategy


This is not an unusual occurence these days.  Real buyers buy and real sellers sell regardless of the government.  A

Dec 23, 2018 09:37 AM
Jeff Dowler, CRS
eXp Realty of California, Inc. - Carlsbad, CA
The Southern California Relocation Dude

Perhaps some government workers will

Dec 23, 2018 09:56 AM
Bruce Walter
Keller Williams Realty Lafayette/West Lafayette, Indiana - West Lafayette, IN

Will, I don't think they will.  If they are living paycheck to paycheck they have no business buying a home.  I would guess most federal workers know they are going to get their back pay if "furloughed" and a nice little vacation between Christmas and the New Year's Day.

The extreme partisanship in Congress is appalling.  In the last 20 budget years there have been 105 Continuing Resolutions to keep the government going because they could not pass a budget each year by September 30th.

It is an absolute disgrace that Congress can't meet their Constitutional obligations and present the President of the United States an agreed upon budget by the September 30th deadline.  If they couldn't perform that task in the private sector they would all lose their jobs.  They just play the game of passing a continuing resolution as each deadline expires because Republicans and Democrats can't come to agreement holding the President of the US hostage. 

Shutdown should mean shutdown!!!!  I guarantee you that the Republicans and Democrats would come to an agreement quickly if all the airports were shut down because Homeland Security still isn't funded and federal law enforcement and prison guards were ordered to stay home, as well as the customs and border security.   They all play the game until one side blinks, and in the end the workers get several days off and get their full back pay.  Members of Congress funded the legislative branch before September 30th so they are good and getting paid up until the new FY 2020 budget begins on October 1, 2019!

We are a better nation than this having averaged over FIVE Continuing Resolutions PER YEAR the last 20 federal budget years.


Dec 23, 2018 01:34 PM
Wayne Martin
Wayne M Martin - Chicago, IL
Real Estate Broker - Retired

Yes there will be a few exceptions but otherwise business as usual!

Dec 23, 2018 10:42 AM
Doug Dawes
Keller Williams Realty - Topsfield, MA - Georgetown, MA
Your Personal Realtor®

The more peop0le make a big deal about the more worried they will become. But that's al part of the manipulation, isn't it?


Dec 23, 2018 04:14 PM
Bob "RealMan" Timm
Ward County Notary Services - Minot, ND
Owner of Ward Co. Notary Services, retired Realtor

I doubt it Will Hamm as most people know this won't last long. If it looks like it may go awhile some government employees may get nervous.

Dec 23, 2018 03:21 PM
Barbara Todaro
RE/MAX Executive Realty - Retired - Franklin, MA
Previously Affiliated with The Todaro Team

this will not impact anyone other than government workers and they will receive every penny of back pay....it's just very poor timing at Christmas time...

Dec 23, 2018 03:13 PM
John Juarez
The Medford Real Estate Team - Fremont, CA

Buying a home is a long-term commitment. The government shut-down will be short lived. Confusion may occur due to government agencies that deal with mortgages. FHA, for instance  may be slowed by the government shut-down. Those who are ready to buy and find the house that meets their needs should take the plunge.

Dec 23, 2018 03:10 PM
Dorie Dillard Austin TX
Coldwell Banker Realty ~ 512.750.6899 - Austin, TX
NW Austin ~ Canyon Creek and Spicewood/Balcones

Hasn't happened in the past and don't see it happening now!

Dec 23, 2018 02:01 PM
Raymond E. Camp
Howard Hanna Real Estate Services - Ontario, NY
Licensed Real Estate Salesperson Greater Rochester

I think not.

It's too bad we cannot close it all down and start new with fresh faces!

Dec 23, 2018 12:26 PM
Mel Ahrens, MBA, Kelly Right Real Estate
Kelly Right Real Estate - Hood River, OR
Customized Choices for your Real Estate Needs

Apparently, there are workarounds in place to allow conventional loan closings to move forward.  Before the loans are sold, the missing verifications will have to be obtained though.

Dec 23, 2018 12:24 PM
Sam Shueh
(408) 425-1601 - San Jose, CA
mba, cdpe, reopro, pe

Business is as usual. When Vegas stopped providing full police protection service since cops were on furough. The crime and traffic stats were better when they were operational. 

Dec 23, 2018 11:51 AM
Debbie Gartner
The Flooring Girl - White Plains, NY
The Flooring Girl & Blog Stylist -Dynamo Marketers

Do I think it will impact whether people will buy/sell, no.  Short-term it will have an impact on some people's loans and paper work.  The shutdown is just another sympton of our dysfunctional government and leadership.  But, I believe the bigger/broader issues are already or mostly reflected in the stock market and overall distrust and uncertainty and that is being reflected in the real estate market, especially in the values.


I'm hoping in a few years that things will improve and get back to normal.  I hope it doesn't get any worse than it is now.

Dec 23, 2018 11:17 AM
Roy Kelley
Realty Group Referrals - Gaithersburg, MD

Many families in our area are impacted by the Trump shutdown. This creates uncertainty.

About 25 percent of federal workers may be forced to take furloughs or work without pay, according to Maryland Gov. Larry Hogan, meaning thousands of Marylanders would be impacted.

There are 147,524 federal workers who live in Maryland. The state is fifth in the U.S. and District of Columbia in terms of how many federal workers call it home, behind California, Virginia, the District of Columbia and Texas, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics.

Dec 23, 2018 09:46 AM
Richard Weeks
Dallas, TX
REALTOR®, Broker

I wish we knew

Dec 23, 2018 02:37 PM
Bob Crane
Woodland Management Service / Woodland Real Estate, EXP - Stevens Point, WI
Forestland Experts! 715-204-9671

I'm not too concerned.

Dec 23, 2018 02:08 PM
Joe Pryor
The Virtual Real Estate Team - Oklahoma City, OK
REALTOR® - Oklahoma Investment Properties

It's stupid but we will soldier on.

Dec 23, 2018 12:41 PM
Lyn Sims
RE/MAX Suburban - Schaumburg, IL
Schaumburg Real Estate

I don't see why they should. Maybe a LO can chime in but I don't think that we need to run things by anyone except the tax copy certifications.

Dec 23, 2018 12:27 PM
Gabe Sanders
Real Estate of Florida specializing in Martin County Residential Homes, Condos and Land Sales - Stuart, FL
Stuart Florida Real Estate

Those relying on USDA are out of luck, FHA and VA may be difficult as well.  IRS verification for loans will also become problematic.

Dec 24, 2018 06:38 AM
Annette Lawrence , Palm Harbor, FL 727-420-4041
ReMax Realtec Group - Palm Harbor, FL
Making FLORIDA Real Estate EZ

When the shutdown approaches 30 days FHA and FEMA will present obstacles to closings.

For lenders and insurance companies data approaching 30 days in age becomes unusable.

Dec 24, 2018 06:32 AM
Scott Godzyk
Godzyk Real Estate Services - Manchester, NH
One of the Manchester NH's area Leading Agents

I have not had one person even mention it as a hurdle to buying or selling. 

Dec 24, 2018 04:43 AM
Kat Palmiotti
406-270-3667, kat@thehousekat.com, Broker, eXp Realty - Kalispell, MT
Helping your Montana dreams take root

I do not think buyers or sellers will get nervous about the government "shut down." If they are in the PROCESS of buying a home, there may be some wrinkles if they're in a job where they aren't getting paid at the moment, or if they are using a government sponsored loan. Otherwise, this should not have an impact.

Dec 24, 2018 02:57 AM
Anthony Kirlew
Group 46:10 Network @ eXp Realty - Gilbert, AZ
Helping You Make Fiscally Sound Choices

It's our jor to reassure them that it will not have an impact on them. It's happened before and it may happen again.

Dec 24, 2018 12:37 AM
Inna Ivchenko
Barcode Properties - Encino, CA
Realtor® • GRI • HAFA • PSC Calabasas CA

Old news, nothing new, no one pays too much attention in here on those rumors.

Dec 23, 2018 11:56 PM
Gita Bantwal
RE/MAX Centre Realtors - Warwick, PA
REALTOR,ABR,CRS,SRES,GRI - Bucks County & Philadel


Dec 23, 2018 10:45 PM
Peter Testa
Nationwide Homes - Danbury, CT

I think everything is going to be OK.

Dec 23, 2018 10:00 PM
Maria Sapio
Keller Williams of Central PA - Carlisle, PA
Real Estate Agent- Carlisle, PA. Mariasapio.com

It's doubtful - 

Dec 23, 2018 08:26 PM
Michael J. Perry
KW Elite - Lancaster, PA
Lancaster, PA Relo Specialist

Not sure

Dec 23, 2018 07:59 PM
Lynnea Miller
Bend Premier Real Estate - Bend, OR
Premier Real Estate Service in Central Oregon

I think buyers will still buy and seller will still sell if they have a need.

Dec 23, 2018 07:59 PM
Richie Alan Naggar
people first...then business Ran Right Realty - Riverside, CA
agent & author

married couples shut down often and go on often too...What's to stop? If you don't want to argue don't get married. Add politics to this as it also applies

Dec 23, 2018 07:42 PM
Diana Zaccaro
Tropical Beachside brokered by eXp - Cocoa Beach, FL
"The Accidental Blogger" Cocoa Beach, Florida

I don't think so...it hasn't been an issue previously.

Dec 25, 2018 08:40 PM
Valeria Mola
SIB Realty - Miami, Sunny Isles Beach - Sunny Isles Beach, FL
305-607-0709 SIB Realty Condos for Sale and Rent

I don't think so.

Happy Holidays.

Dec 24, 2018 09:06 PM
Evelina Tsigelnitskaya
SIB Realty - Sunny Isles Beach, FL
www.SIBRealty.org 305-931-6931


Happy Holidays. 

Dec 24, 2018 08:25 PM
Thomas J. Nelson, REALTOR ® e-Pro CRS RCS-D Vets
Big Block Realty 858.232.8722 - La Jolla, CA
& Host of Postcards From Success Podcast


Dec 24, 2018 10:52 AM
Ryan Huggins - Thousand Oaks, CA
https://HugginsHomes.com - Thousand Oaks, CA
Residential Real Estate and Investment Properties

No, unless their job is not being funded.

Dec 24, 2018 09:41 AM
Olga Simoncelli
Veritas Prime, LLC dba Veritas Prime Real Estate - New Fairfield, CT
CONSULTANT, Real Estate Services & Risk Management

No, if I can figure out your sentence...

Dec 24, 2018 09:25 AM
Sandy Padula and Norm Padula, JD, GRI
HomeSmart Realty West & Lend Smart Mortgage, Llc. - Carlsbad, CA
Presence, Persistence & Perseverance

We haven't felt any effect from the shut-down, but then, everyone is in Christmas Mode and not thinking of a home shopping effort.

Dec 24, 2018 07:59 AM
William Feela
Realtor, Whispering Pines Realty 651-674-5999 No.

Not so far

Dec 27, 2018 05:03 PM
Joan Cox
House to Home, Inc. - Denver Real Estate - 720-231-6373 - Denver, CO
Denver Real Estate - Selling One Home at a Time

government should down? 

It won't make a difference to our clients.

Dec 27, 2018 06:53 AM
Kasey & John Boles
Jon Gosche Real Estate, LLC - BoiseMeridianRealEstate.com - Boise, ID
Boise & Meridian, ID Ada/Canyon/Gem/Boise Counties

Will people notice? 

Dec 26, 2018 01:19 AM