Government Shutdown Affecting Your Move? Get 15% Off

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NOT BREAKING NEWS: This just in a week ago, the government has shutdown.

It seems that by now everyone is fully aware that there’s a government shutdown. Even my little sister called me the other day to ask me what it was all about. (See what I mean?) Yet, it seems that most people haven’t really felt its effects. However, for those of you who have been affected by it, you know first hand what an inconvenience it can be, especially if you’re moving. HireAHelper has already begun to see cancellations because of the shutdown:

government shutdown cancellation email

Talk about disappointing. Buying a house is one of the most exciting things you can do.  Just imagine being in escrow and everything is going right. You received a positive appraisal. You secured financing. You passed all inspections. You removed all contingencies. What could go wrong from here? The government’s gonna shut down…haha, yeah riigh….wait, what’s that?

government shutdown cartoon

Talk about frustrating. Jumping through all the hoops to buy a home is stressful enough, and then it’s immediately accompanied by the stress of trying to plan and coordinate a move. Now, add in a dash of government shutdown, and your moving recipe is ruined and your frustration is through the roof.

In order to help out those people whose moves have been affected by the shutdown, HireAHelper is offering them 15% off their order.

That’s right. It’s not your fault your move was disrupted (well, unless you’re in Congress. That reminds me. Time to add some fine print: members of Congress are not eligible for this offer). Just send proof that your move was delayed by the government shutdown, and when this whole thing blows over we’ll do our part to try and make a frustrating situation suck less.

So, when will the shutdown end you ask? No one knows. However, if this shutdown lasts much longer, it looks like these effects could impact more and more people. According the American Moving and Storage Association:

FHA borrowers, who account for about 15 percent of the market, may have additional problems. The U.S. Housing and Urban Development says FHA has “limited staff” during the shutdown and that the closing of FHA-insured loans may be delayed.  Even so, bigger lenders are closing such loans because they have authority from the FHA to assure the agency that the loan has been checked.  About 80 percent of FHA loans are endorsed by lenders with that authority, according to HUD, but smaller lenders may not have that authority, so their FHA business could be affected more.

We certainly hope we don’t see too many more cases like Randy’s. We’re sad to see that our customers are already feeling the effects of this shutdown, and we wish we could do more to counter it. If your move has been derailed because of the shutdown, feel free to vent in the comments below!  We empathize with your frustrations.


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