A Decade After The Bubble Burst, House Flipping Is On The Rise

A Decade After The Bubble Burst, House Flipping Is On The Rise

A decade after the U.S. housing bubble burst, house flipping is on the rise again. Defined as reselling a house within a year of purchase, flipping is at an 11-year high in the United States and it’s the subject of dozens of TV shows and weekend workshops promising to teach real estate novices how to make a fortune.

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Southern California's house flipping takes a dip

Southern California's house flipping takes a dip

Southern California isn’t exactly flipping over real estate.

The quick-buck, buying-fixing-selling residential real estate bets were a huge part of housing in both the boom and bust periods a decade ago. Today’s market presence of these speedy resales is nowhere near the crazed heights surrounding the bubble and its subsequent bust.

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Investors sold off Memphis homes at rapid clip

Investors sold off Memphis homes at rapid clip

A four-bedroom, two-bath rental in the Fox Meadows neighborhood exemplifies how Memphis has the nation's highest house-flipping rate. 

The Memphis investment-property and management firm Reedy & Co. last year paid $400,000 for a bundle of homes that included the brick ranch-style home at 5737 Scottsdale.

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Home flipping has best year in a decade

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 shouldn’t be confused with the one that overheated and crashed a decade ago, market watchers told Scotsman Guide News.

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Real Estate Investing is Not All Black-and-White. Success is in the Gray Zone

Real Estate Investing is Not All Black-and-White. Success is in the Gray Zone

To the outside observer, real estate investing may look fairly black-and-white. But it’s actually more complicated than that.

There is a gray zone that both constitutes the reason real estate investors exist and is the area in which those investors provide their greatest value.

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Higher Prices Prompt Buyers to Slow Search

Higher Prices Prompt Buyers to Slow Search

Pending home sales softened in November as contracts dipped to the lowest level in nearly a year as would-be buyers were greeted with higher mortgage rates and home prices, the National Association of REALTORS® reports. The Northeast was the only major region in the U.S. to see a monthly gain in pending sales last month.

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