D-FW ranked ninth nationally for home flips in the most recent quarter.
Home flippers aren’t taking time off for the pandemic.
The number of house flips — and sale profits — is up from a year ago in Dallas-Fort Worth and nationwide.
Nationwide home flips were almost 6% higher than year-ago totals in the second quarter, according to a new report by Attom Data Solutions.
And in Dallas-Fort Worth, home flips were up 4.7% year-over-year.
Second-quarter home flips were down from the first quarter in both North Texas and nationwide.
“Far fewer house hunters were out in the market looking for homes, which probably cut into the pool of potential buyers that investors could tap,” Attom Data’s Todd Teta said in the report. “But at the same time, home flippers who were able to close deals did better than they had done in a year and a half.
“That likely flowed in large part from extremely low interest rates that enticed buyers who remained employed and were willing to house hunt within social distancing requirements.”
Demand for houses pushed up the profits flippers got from their sales.
The typical gross profit flippers made was $67,902 — up $6,000 from second quarter 2019.
In the D-FW area, flippers on average made $48,492 in gross profits — 19% more than in second quarter 2019. The median price of North Texas homes sold by flippers in the most recent quarter was $250,492.
Attom Data found almost 1,100 D-FW home flips during the most recent quarter. That’s about 6% of total home sales during the period.
The D-FW area ranked ninth nationally for home flips.
The most flips during the quarter were in Phoenix (2,448) and Atlanta (2,420).
D-FW was the only Texas market to land in the top 10 list for flips. Houston ranked 17th with only 750 flips.
To count in the numbers, a house had to be purchased and resold during a 12-month time frame with an arm’s-length transaction.