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Mortgage Industry Saved Headaches as Government Avoids Shutdown

With just hours to spare, Congress overwhelmingly approved a short-term spending bill which would prevent the weekend shutdown, avoiding potential clogs in the mortgage industry. A government shutdown would have slowed the mortgage process and even prevented some buyers from closing, as access to tax information and social security would have been halted during the shutdown. The housing market is stronger now than it was in 2013, and application volume is greater, meaning that that more buyers could have been affected.

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Tax Cuts to Affect Banks

Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin released the president's tax reform plan which could have a significant impact on the mortgage industry and the financial industry as a whole. Calling the tax cuts in President Trump’s reform “The biggest tax cut and largest tax reform in history of this country,” the reform would reduce corporate taxes down to 15 percent, cut the top tax bracket down to 35 percent, and double the standard deduction.

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