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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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Investors’ Home Purchases Total $1 Trillion Since 2011

Since 2011, investors have purchased more than 950,000 homes; and with 370,000 purchases so far this year, they have already surpassed the number of purchases they made in either of the past two years, according to a new report from RealtyTrac. In total, investors have spent $1 trillion acquiring single-family residences since 2011.

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High-End Home Flipping on the Rise

Real estate investors made an average gross profit of $54,927 on single-family home flips in the third quarter, RealtyTrac reported Thursday. The tracking company's data indicates investors' Q3 profit was up 12 percent from the average gross return a year earlier, driven in part by an increase in high-end flips of homes that were sold for $750,000 or more and concentrated in California and New York.

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Housing Analyst Raises Concerns of Artificial Price Appreciation

With home prices continuing to rise at accelerated rates, John Burns Real Estate Consulting is warning clients in certain areas--particularly in California and Florida--to be mindful of the artificial price boosts home flippers can bring to the market. In a recent report, one of the firm's analysts said the popularity of home flipping in the media is fueling exaggerated expectations of returns from amateur investors.

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Flipping on the Rise in Most Markets as Profits Skyrocket

Single-family home flipping is on the rise as flippers see growing profits from their endeavors in most markets, according to a report released by RealtyTrac. The volume of house flipping increased 19 percent from the first half of this year to the first half of last year, according to RealtyTrac. At the same time, profits from flipping increased 246 percent. Over the first half of this year, investors earned an average gross profit of $18,391 per home flipped, up from $5,321 in the first half of last year and a vast improvement from the first half of 2011 when flippers lost an average of $13,206 on flips.

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Investor Activity Falls Sharply in May

As prices rise, investors are having a harder time justifying housing market purchases, according to a recent Campbell/Inside Mortgage Finance HousingPulse Tracking survey. In May, the share of home purchases from investors fell to the lowest level in more than three years, dropping to 20.2 percent from 22 percent in April, according to the survey.

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California Flipping Activity at Highest Level Since 2005

Real estate sales have been weakening in California, but ForeclosureRadar found flipping activity in the state reached its highest level since September 2005. In March 2013, sales for distressed and non-distressed transactions decreased 12.9 percent from a year ago, according to a property report from the analytics firm. On the other hand, flipping activity, which ForeclosureRadar defined as reselling a property within six months, nearly tripled over a one year period ending in March after accounting for 5.2 percent of total sales.

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NAR: Investment-Home Sales Decline in 2012; Median Price Rises 15%

Investment-home sales in 2012 were down slightly from the year before but remain elevated, while the median price increased, according to a survey from National Association of Realtors (NAR). Sales for investment homes fell 2.1 percent to 1.21 million, down from 1.23 million in 2011. Overall, investment sales accounted for 24 percent of sales in 2012, the second highest share since 2005, NAR data revealed. The median price paid for investment homes increased 15 percent to $115,000 in 2012 compared to $100,000 in 2011, NAR reported.

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Report: Why Investors Should Consider Properties in Small Towns

Major metro areas such as Phoenix and Atlanta aren't the only places where investment opportunities abound. Small towns with populations between 200,000 and 500,000 have plenty to offer investors despite their smaller size, according to a quarterly report from Local Market Monitor (LMM) and HomeVestors of America, Inc.

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Researchers Suggest ‘Kelley Blue Book’ of Real Estate to Limit Bubbles

A study completed by the University of Miami School of Business Administration suggests that fragile market bubbles could be prevented if the public were aware of how assets are valued. The research, set to be published in the Journal of Financial and Qualitative Analysis, analyzed China's 2007 stock market. The study found that stocks with a bigger amount of analyst coverage experienced significantly smaller bubbles than those that weren't covered as well.

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