25 Top Flipping Markets

RealtyTrac predicts that investors in 2013 will turn their attention to buying and flipping homes. In case you’re not familiar with the term, the real estate data company describes flipping as buying a property and selling for a profit within 90 days. RealtyTrac looked at more than 600 metro areas and put together a list of the top 25 markets where single homes were flipped in 2012. It also pinpointed the top 25 markets where investors made the most money.

Cities in California and Florida dominate the list of where single homes were flipped:

  1. Orlando, Florida
  2. Las Vegas, Nevada
  3. Phoenix, Arizona
  4. Tampa, Florida
  5. Memphis, Tennessee
  6. Miami, Florida
  7. Lakeland, Florida
  8. Nashville, Tennessee
  9. Sarasota, Florida
  10. Tucson, Arizona
  11. San Diego, California
  12. San Jose, California
  13. Sacramento, California
  14. San Francisco, California
  15. Ventura County, California
  16. Inland Empire, California
  17. Modesto, California
  18. Santa Rosa, California
  19. Bakersfield, California
  20. Cape Coral, Florida
  21. Seattle, Washington
  22. Stockton, California
  23. Vallejo, California
  24. Denver, Colorado
  25. Detroit, Michigan


If you’re thinking about buying and selling quickly, take a look at our video How Do I to Find Foreclosures as well as the Free Downloadable Guide and our Mortgage Fees video and Free Downloadable Guid


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