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Q2 2014 U.S. Home Flipping Report

U.S. Home Flipping Drops Below 5 Percent of All Sales in Second Quarter, to 2-Year Low

By RealtyTrac Staff August 20, 2014 Nearly 31,000 single family homes were flipped nationwide in the second quarter of 2014 representing 4.6 percent of all U.S. single family home sales, down from 6.2 percent from a year ago. Investors averaged a gross profit of more than $46,000 per flip on homes flipped in the second quarter of 2014, a 21 percent gross return on the initial investment. The average gross return was down from 24 percent in the first quarter and down from 31 percent a year ago, which was the peak in percentage return on flips nationwide since RealtyTrac began tracking the flipping data in the first quarter of 2011. Read Complete Article Print Email

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