SEMINOLE, COUNTY, Fla. (WFTV) -- The government teeters on the brink of a partial shutdown Monday. After several talks over the weekend, House Republican and Democrat senators are still at a stalemate, with a midnight deadline.
The bitter dispute over Obamacare is spilling out on the airwaves.
"The President is the one saying, 'I will shut down the government if you don't give me everything I want on Obamacare," said Sen. Rand Paul.
To keep the government open, house Republicans want to delay the health care law by one year, and repeal a tax on some medical devices.
"It is wrong to do a shutdown of government as the lever to make change," said Sen. Tim Kaine.
However, Senate Democrats and Obama are refusing to budge.
A shutdown would also mean delayed mortgages for first-time home buyers. If a deal isn't reached, home sales in central Florida could take a hit.
It could mean a headache for people looking to buy a home because that process could end up being delayed and there's a chance interest rates could go up.
Rick Nayar from Centurion Realty Group said with a government shutdown, federal loan processing could be seriously delayed.
"What if they were moving out of their rental place and were getting ready to move into their new place that's closing Oct. 1? Now they can't do that," said Nayar.
That could push back closing dates, and if there are a number of offers on one home, Nayar said a seller could decide to go with a different buyer whose money is not tied up in the mess.
"The problem is going to be when we get into two weeks or three weeks or four weeks," said Nayar.
In spite of possible problems, Nayar said he feels the market over all won't tank and that home prices should stay close to where they are.
However, he said the sooner things get back to normal the better everyone's confidence will be in the market.