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Flipping Moves on Up as Profits Rise 19 Percent


Higher prices and fewer foreclosures have not put a dent in the flipping business.  In fact, last year saw 156,862 single family home flips — where a home is purchased and subsequently sold again within six months — in 2013, up 16 percent from 2012 and up 114 percent from 2011, according to RealtyTrac’s Year-End and Q4 2013 Home Flipping … Read More »

Big Investors Target Pricey Neighborhoods

Hedge funds and other large investors do much better by buying up rentals in higher rather than lower income neighborhoods, according to a new report sponsored by RealtyTrac. The preference for pricey may be contributing to the deterioration and loss of low-cost rental housing, labeled grave concerns by the Harvard Joint Center for Housing Studies. Read More »

Fed Economists Sound the Alarm on Investors

Real estate investors large and small have helped clear foreclosure inventories, supported prices in ailing markets and renovated sizable portions of the nation’s housing stock. However, if their share of the housing stock or debt financing grows, they could pose significant risk to the nation’s financial stability, a new study by two Federal Reserve economists concludes in what is believed be the first study exist on the effect of single-family-real-estate business investor activity on housing markets or other outcomes. Read More »

Hedge Fund Purchases Plummeted in October

Institutional investor purchases in October were lower than a year ago and represented only 6.8 percent of all home sales in October, a sharp drop from a revised 12.1 percent in September and down from 9.7 percent in October 2012. Read More »

Climate Improves for Luxury Buyers

One-third of consumers with a gross annual household income of $250,000 or more say they are considering the purchase of residential property in the next 12 months for personal use or as an investment Read More »

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