Investors buying fewer homes for flipping

Although the number of flips declined last year, the average gross profit for these projects is up.

By Peter Fabris, Contributor | January 9, 2015

Fewer investors are buying homes to resell them within a year, according to a third-quarter report from RealtyTrac. About 4% of single-family homes were flipped over the summer, the lowest level since 2009. Flips are down from 5.6% in the third quarter of 2013. While the number of homes being bought to flip is down, the average gross profit per flip is at a record high $75,990.

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