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Articles relating to "Real estate investing":

How to buy investment property (6/20/2017)
Owning rental real estate has benefits like investment diversification and an alternative income stream, but there are challenges, too - like dealing with tenants.

Most home flippers aren’t who you think they are (6/14/2017)
Of the homes and condos flipped in the first quarter, 70% were purchased by mom-and-pop investors who flipped only one house during those three months.

Investors back away from home flipping (6/13/2017)
ATTOM: About 43,615 single-family homes and condos were flipped in 1Q of 2017, down 8% from 4Q 2016 and 6% from a year ago. It’s the lowest number in 2 years.

Investors focusing on build-to-rent homes (5/26/2017)
Investment firms created a new apartment-rental-type system to manage a lot of single-family homes they bought during the recession; but as existing home inventory dries up, some are turning their rental attention to newly built homes.

Do investors need landlord insurance? (4/24/2017)
Landlord insurance coverage varies based on location; but, in general, it will protect the house, apartment or condo being rented out against “covered perils.”

Investing: What traits maximize home value increases? (4/19/2017)
A home’s value generally appreciates 3%-4% yearly, but a small, two-bedroom home with an open floor plan has three traits that can spark higher price increases.

NAR: Vacation home sales plummet in 2016 (4/11/2017)
Investment buyers picked up as vacation buyers pulled back. Vacation home trends: More took out a mortgage and more planned to use the home for short-term rentals.

ATTOM: Best U.S. markets for buying and selling single-family rentals in 2017 (3/24/2017)
ATTOM report analyzed data in 375 U.S. counties and more than 6,000 U.S. ZIP codes: Last year’s average annual gross rental yield was 9%, down from 9.1% in 2016.

2016 home flipping hits 10-year high (3/9/2017)
Home flipping last year was 3.1% higher year-to-year, and its highest level since 2006. Fla. was one of the top three states nationwide for home flippers.

Study: More owner-occupied homes becoming rentals (3/8/2017)
Which homes tend to become rentals? A study finds that underwater/low-equity homes do, largely because their owners have a lower incentive to keep them maintained and periodically updated.

Real estate investing: Who they are, where they buy (2/23/2017)
How many investor-owned homes in your city? It varies by zip code, but a new heat map lists both the percent and numbers in Fla. A second heat map created by ATTOM also lists, by zip code, the percent of sales flipped by zip code.