Are Investors Taking Over Your Neighborhood?
Sunday, August 19, 2012
U-T San Diego -- They’ve got the cash and the manpower working in their favor. They’re buying up parts of your neighborhood in hopes of turning quick profits, and in their own words, moving a once-stagnant market forward. For first-time homebuyers, they’re seen as potential hurdles.
“Unlike the dumb money of the 2003-2005 period, I would characterize the buyers of 2008-2012 as pretty sophisticated, often with full-time acquisition staff and more likely to do a lot more research before buying,” said Norm Miller, real estate professor at University of San Diego. (Full Story)