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News stories about home flipping

Sep 6, 2018  16:55 ET
Home flipping hits a snag in Q2
The business of buying, fixing up and flipping homes for profit continues to get harder. Profits on home flips, or single-family properties bought and sold within a 12-month period, fell...
Jun 8, 2018  13:05 ET
Tight inventories squeeze home flippers too
Alex Sifakis flips homes in Jacksonville, Florida, for a living, but two years ago he started noticing a problem. It was becoming harder to find properties to buy cheaply, renovate and then sell. ...
Mar 8, 2018  11:20 ET
Home flipping hits 11-year high in 2017
Home flipping —the business of buying, upgrading and rapidly reselling a home —  hasn’t been this busy since the last housing bubble a decade ago. An estimated 207,088 homes were flipped...
Sep 14, 2017  16:45 ET
Home flipping shifts to lower-priced locales
In the sometimes counter-intuitive business of home flipping, pricey California markets like San Francisco and San Jose are places to be avoided right now, and affordable Memphis, Tennessee, is defini...
Jun 8, 2017  13:20 ET
Financed home flips surge in Q1
Home flipping fell to a two-year low in the first quarter, but the number of financed flips is increasing, Attom Data Solutions reported. Home flips — defined as a home sold twice at arm’...
May 30, 2017  17:40 ET
Home prices accelerate in March
Driven by tight inventories, home prices rose at the fastest annual pace in almost three years in March, the S&P Core Logic Case-Shiller price indices reported Tuesday. The national ...
Mar 13, 2017  11:45 ET
Home flipping has best year in a decade
Home flippers were busy last year buying, rehabbing and quickly re-selling properties. Home flipping has been steadily increasing as a business since hitting bottom in 2010, but today’s market shou...
Jan 25, 2017  12:30 ET
Cash sales continue to fall
Cash sales in home purchases continue to decline, according to the latest data from CoreLogic. All-cash sales accounted for 31.8 percent of all home sales in October, down 2.7 percentage ...
Dec 8, 2016  11:15 ET
Home flipping cools in third quarter
Home flipping activity fell off in the third quarter, Attom Data Solutions reported. There were 45,718 single-family homes and condominiums flipped in the third quarter, defined as a pro...
Sep 16, 2016  16:15 ET
Home flippers ringing up strong profits
Home flippers haven’t been this active in years, or made as much money on their deals, according to a new report from Attom Data Solutions.  Still, it isn’t all good news for aspiring ...
Jul 21, 2016  10:50 ET
Harvard: Home repair spending accelerates
Spending on home remodeling and repairs is expected to accelerate and approach the prerecession peak by next year, Harvard University’s Joint Center for Housing Studies reported. “By the...
Apr 1, 2016  13:15 ET
U.S. housing market is officially 'normal,' analysts say
The southwest Florida city of Cape Coral was one of the first housing markets in the state to crash some 10 years ago, and it fell hard when the flow of easy money abruptly stopped. The subprime loa...
Oct 29, 2015  9:15 ET
Home flipping rises in the third quarter, RealtyTrac says
The business of home flipping was up in the third quarter, RealtyTrac reported on Thursday. The share of home flips — homes that are bought and sold within a 12-month period — rose ...
Aug 6, 2015  17:55 ET
Home flipping profits surge, but so do the risks
Home flipping did not flop this past spring. It became a riskier, but more profitable business. That is the conclusion of a new study by RealtyTrac that says total home flips declined...

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