The latest Auction.com’s Real Estate Investor Activity Report indicates that house flipping increased 6.5% in the first quarter of 2015 compared the fourth quarter of 2014. According to the report, many investors prefer to flip properties as opposed to renting them. Experts cite tight inventory as a prime factor which can make it difficult to rent houses at a reasonable rate.
Many investors believe that their best opportunity in this housing market is buying, fixing and re-selling investment properties. Of course, rising rental rates are also an inducement for home buying.