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House Flipper Lending Hits 13-Year High: What Can Possibly Go Wrong?

• https://moneymaven.io/mishtalk by Mish

The flippers are back and the competition fierce as there are fewer and fewer foreclosed properties to bid on. Haven't we been down this road before?

As the competition heats up, Lending to House Flippers Hits a 13-Year High.

It is getting much harder to profit on house flipping today. Home prices are high, there are very few distressed or foreclosed properties available to buy cheaply, and the competition among investors is fierce.

The good news is, mortgage rates are historically low for bank lending, and private lenders are eager to invest their cash somewhere other than the volatile stock and bond markets.

The dollar volume of financed flip purchases in the second quarter of this year jumped 31% annually, from $6.4 billion to $8.4 billion, according to ATTOM Data Solutions.That is the highest level since the third quarter of 2006.


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