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Will this $69 door-security solution halt REO break-ins?

Armor Concepts jams the jamb
Trey Garrison
Vandalism and break-ins can be a big problem for investor-owned and REO portfolios, and one former home flipper developed a solution after he realized that alarm systems don’t really offer any protection.
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Auction.com: Investors still flip for flipping

Still favor fix-and-flip over renting
Ben Lane
Despite rising rents, investors still prefer fixing and flipping houses as opposed to buying a house for the purpose of renting it out, according to a new report from Auction.com. But results vary depending on whether the house was purchased at a live auction or an online auction.
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Cash home sales decline for 23rd straight month

November 2014 cash sales fell 2.7% year-over-year
Ben Lane
The drop from 2013’s total of cash sales marks the 23rd straight month that the amount of cash sales has fallen year-over-year. November’s figure did rise slightly from October’s total of 35.5%, but CoreLogic notes that an increase in cash sales is typical in the fall and winter months.
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Institutional investment in housing drops to 4-year low

Cash sales at 33.9%, institutional down to 4.3%
Trey Garrison
Institutional investors — entities that purchase at least 10 properties in a calendar year — accounted for just 4.3% of all sales of single family homes and condos in the second quarter, according to RealtyTrac’s third quarter 2014 report.
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Cash sales drop to lowest level since May 2010

Continues 18-month streak of year-over-year decreases
Ben Lane
May’s cash sales were down from April, when 36.9% of the sales were all-cash, and down from May 2013, when cash sales made up 37.4% of the total home sales, according to a new report from Corelogic.
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Where is all that investor and all-cash action?

The top housing markets where investors see profit
Trey Garrison
More than four in 10 residential property sales in the first quarter this year were all-cash sales, the highest level since RealtyTrac began tracking all-cash purchases in the first quarter of 2011.
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It’s official: The investors are back

Cash sales reach nearly 43% of all sales in 1st quarter
Ben Lane
“Strict lending standards combined with low inventory continue to give the advantage to investors and other cash buyers in this housing market,” said Daren Blomquist, vice president at RealtyTrac.
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Congressman fires up debate on REO-to-rental

Takano wants answers on potential risks
Trey Garrison
One of the early alarm-sounders on the rise of REO-to-rental is trying to fire up the discussion over what he sees as a potential threat to the housing market in the rise of investor-owned rental homes and the securitization of REO.
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Pending home sales down 10.5% from February 2013

Down 0.8% from January as investor sales dry up
Trey Garrison
Pending home sales fell for the eighth straight month, down 0.8% from the downwardly revised January report and down 10.5% from February 2013, according to the index from the National Association of Realtors.
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Institutional investor home buys hit 22-month low

Property investors still busy in select markets
Trey Garrison
All-cash sales accounted for 44.4% of all U.S. residential sales in January, the seventh consecutive month where all-cash sales have been above the 35% level. Cash sales are usually investor buyers, be they individuals, mom-and-pop investors, or institutional.
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