Investors take advantage of housing market
Tuesday, April 03, 2012
Investors are scrambling to buy up as many houses as possible, in light of recent economic and industry news.
Homes prices are down from their peak by more than a third and the market is flooded with foreclosures, which is bringing investors out of the woodwork who are interested in getting a good deal on these properties, according to The New York Times.
In response, Waypoint, a real estate group, signed a $400 million deal with GI partners, a private equity firm, in an effort to buy as many as 15,000 new homes by the end of the year, the news source stated.
“We realized that there is a tremendous amount of brain damage around acquiring single-family homes, renovating them and renting them out,” Colin Wiel, a Waypoint co-founder, told the news source. “We think this is a huge opportunity and we are going to treat it like a factory and create a production line to do this.”
The latest Mortgage Monitor report from Lender Processing Services revealed the foreclosure starts and sales reported for February reversed the increases recorded in January, and mortgage originations declined for the fourth consecutive month.
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