Items Tagged with 'investor sales'


  • CoreLogic: Paying cash for houses lowest in nearly 10 years

    Cash sales now on track to hit pre-crisis level in mid-2019
    Last year, the share of homes bought with cash fell to the lowest level since 2007, a new report from CoreLogic showed. But that's not the only data point that fell to a nine-year low last year. For the full-year 2016, the distressed sales share was also the lowest annual distressed sales share since 2007.
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  • RealtyTrac: All-cash sales at lowest since late 2009

    Institutional investor share at 15-year low
    Just under a quarter – that is 24.6% – of all single family home and condo sales in May were all-cash purchases, down from 28.5% in the previous month and down from 30.4% a year ago. Distressed sales are drying up. Want to know more?
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  • Investors still flip for flipping

    Still favor fix-and-flip over renting
    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 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
    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%
    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
    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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  • It’s official: The investors are back

    Cash sales reach nearly 43% of all sales in 1st quarter
    “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
    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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