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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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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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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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