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Where are the Best Markets for Flipping?

While house flipping activity overall is down considerably from its peak reached 11 years ago, plenty of opportunities remain for flippers to turn a healthy profit.

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Investors Prefer Flipping Over Hold-to-Rent Strategy for Third Straight Quarter

According to the report, investors bidding at live events are more likely to flip the properties they purchase based on survey responses collected in the second quarter of 2015. Respondents noted a preference toward flipping over holding to rent in every state where Auction.com conducted live events.

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Survey: Flipping Trend Continues to Gain Momentum Among Investors

Overall, 53.5 percent of investors surveyed said they preferred flipping, while 44.8 percent said they intended to rent the houses they purchased. A larger portion of real estate investors (55 percent) and investors working on behalf of another investor (66.3 percent) said they intended to flip, while a majority of investors making a one-time purchase (66.9 percent) said they intended to rent.

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Survey: Investors Still Prefer Flipping Despite Rising Rents, Low Vacancy Rates

In its February 2015 Real Estate Investor Activity Report, Auction.com reported that overall, 56 percent of investors preferred flipping compared to 42.8 percent who preferred renting. The percentage of investors surveyed in February who preferred flipping was 6 percentage points higher than in Q4 2014.

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Real Estate Capital Firm Provides Online Information on Bulk REO Properties for Investors

The practice of purchasing bank-owned properties in bulk quantities has become popular among investors in recent years, particularly at the height of the foreclosure wave in 2010 and 2011, because the properties can be bought at a fraction of the market value and then flipped for a profit.

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Sixteen Charged in Nationwide House Flipping Telemarketing Scam

Sixteen individuals have been charged in relation to a telemarketing scheme to sell houses to investors in most of the U.S., including Michigan, according to a joint announcement by U.S. Attorney for the Eastern District of Michigan Barbara McQuade and Special Agent in Charge of the FBI Detroit Field Office Paul Abbate.

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Home Flipping Ramps Up in 2013

RealtyTrac released on Thursday its Year-End and Q4 2013 Home Flipping Report, which shows single-family home flips—in which a home is purchase and sold again within six months—totaled 156,862 last year, up 16 percent from 2012 and 114 percent from 2011.

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