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Shutdown Causing Headache for Home Buyers

SPRINGFIELD, Mo. -- The government shutdown means some home loans are not being processed, so many people trying to buy a home cannot close on their sales until after the shutdown ends.
SPRINGFIELD, Mo. -- The government shutdown means some home loans are not being processed, so many people trying to buy a home cannot close on their sales until after the shutdown ends.

Kyle and Ida Houck are deciding where to put the Christmas tree and where the baby's room will go.

They are first time home buyers. Their offer has been accepted on a house in Clever.

"It's very exciting to finally find that house that is really your dream home," Ida Houck said.

"You just get a feeling this is where you could finish your family and start a new life," Kyle Houck said.

But for now everything that will go in their new home is still in boxes.

Before they move in, their USDA home loan needs to be approved.

But that won't happen until the government shutdown ends.

"It's an annoyance to say the least," Kyle said.

The USDA office is closed for business.

Right now the couple and their son live with Ida's parents.

"We are currently living with my in-laws who are great people, it's just tight quarters," Kyle said.

"In a very small area we literally have our closet on a pole in our bedroom," Ida said, "We want to get out and be on our own."

Until the USDA office re-opens, their closing date will come and go.

"I'm a little anxious and frustrated," Ida said.

And this young family's new life in their own home will have to wait.
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