A house for sale in Lake Forest

The government shutdown is threatening to derail home sales. Above, a house for sale in KB Home's Whisler Ridge community in Lake Forest. (Patrick T. Fallon / Bloomberg / September 23, 2013)

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Is the government shutdown preventing you from buying or selling a home?

The closure of many government agencies is threatening deals because people can't get loans or crucial documents. Are you one of them?

Are you having trouble getting a loan from the Federal Housing Administration? Is your loan held up because lenders can't get paperwork from the Internal Revenue Service or the Social Security Administration? Are you a seller whose buyer is having problems?

I want to hear from home buyers, sellers, Realtors, mortgage brokers or anybody else whose home deal is affected by the government shutdown.

Please tell me your story at walter.hamilton@latimes.com.

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