Flipping Homes in the
Boston Metro Area

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The tenth most populous metro area in the nation, the Boston-Cambridge-Newton metro area has more than 4.7 million residents within its 3,486 square miles. Comprised of seven counties in all: five in Massachusetts and two in New Hampshire, the metro area contains 1.9 million housing units.

The home to General Electric and Liberty Mutual Insurance – both in the Fortune 500 – the greater Boston metro area had a total of 778 flipped homes during the third quarter of 2021.

Q3 2021 Home Flipping Figures for the Boston Market

Total Number of Flips778
Home Flipping Rate3.8%
Flipping Gross Profit$105,750
Gross Return on Investment25.8%

Specific details revealed by ATTOM’s third quarter of 2021 Home Flipping Report for the Boston metro area include:

  • Quarterly change in flipping rate stayed the same
  • Year Over Year change in flipping rate was up 28 percent
  • Median purchase price = $409,250
  • Median flipped price = $515,000

On an annual basis gross ROI decreased 5 percent from the same quarter last year in Boston. Home flips that occurred in the third quarter of 2021 in the metro area were down from their peak that occurred during the second quarter of 2000 when they numbered 909.

Investors paid cash for 52.4 percent of all properties being flipped in the third quarter of 2021, while 47.6 percent of investor purchases were financed during the quarter. Of the flipped homes sold in the third quarter 38.8 percent were sold to cash buyers and 7.1 percent were purchased by FHA buyers.

Flipped homes in the Boston metro area that were completed in the third quarter of 2021 took an average of 153 days to finish.

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