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Hedge Funds Buying Real Estate

By HousingBoom   2013 Jan 1, 9:10am   ↑ like   ↓ dislike   820 views   1 comment   watch (1)   share   quote  

http://news.firedoglake.com/2012/11/15/hedge-fund-blackstone-buying-100-million-in-foreclosed-homes-every-week/

Let’s forget the past, and look forward, and check out this housing boom, ay? It’s tiring to have to keep explaining this, but the housing “recovery” comes from two factors. One, banks have intentionally kept a lot of their inventory off the market. A LOT. Millions of homes. This, combined with the underwater homeowner catch-22 of not being able to list their home when they owe more on the mortgage than it’s worth, has led to artificially constrained supply. Then, on the demand side, institutional investors are scooping up homes in distressed sales and short sales, usually for cash, which...

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1   HousingBoom   2013 Jan 1, 9:11am  ↑ like   ↓ dislike   quote   top   bottom   home   share  

Hedge Funds are interested in a quick profit so once the housing market starts its downturn again, then KABOOM!!!

All of these firms will release their inventory and prices will plummet. Manipulation at its finest!

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