I have been working with investors as well as homeowners in the past few years, through the crisis, and I do agree that investors had a very good and favorable role in the recovery. This is why I am always curious to see the exact role and impact investors have on the market.
The California Association of Realtors just released a survey of the types of purchases investors have been making. Here are some of the interesting point:
Investors have played a key role in the California housing
market recovery for the past four years.
Two-thirds (66 percent) of investors who worked
with a REALTOR® indicated they are going to keep the property for more than a
year, while about one-fourth (26 percent) of investors intend to flip the
property within a year.
Additionally, three-fourths of investors are of the small
mom-and-pop type, owning 1-10 other investment properties, with 15 percent
owning just one property, 46 percent owning 2-5 properties, and 14 percent
owning 6-10 properties.
properties purchased by investors, single-family homes were the preferred
property type, with 78 percent of transactions involving single-family homes.
Multifamily properties comprised 14 percent, 7 percent were other property
types, and bulk sales made up only 1 percent.
More info on this C.A.R.'s 2013 Investor Survey Results.
Thanks for reading,
Silicon Valley real estate specialist
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