Flipping Homes in the
Philadelphia Metro Area

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Philadelphia Area Flipping Properties Latest
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The nation’s seventh largest metropolitan area with a population of over 6 million people, the Philadelphia-Camden-Wilmington metro area encompasses 4,603 square miles and includes 11 counties.

Ranked fourth among the nation’s top 10 metros by population for the most flipped homes during the third quarter of 2021, the median flipped home that was purchased in the metro area was built in 1955 with an average size of 1,420 square feet.

Q3 2021 Home Flipping Figures for the Philadelphia Market

Total Number of Flips1,265
Home Flipping Rate4.1%
Flipping Gross Profit$127,600
Gross Return on Investment88.7%

Other highlights from ATTOM’s third quarter 2021 Home Flipping Report for the Philadelphia metro area include:

  • Quarterly change in flipping rate was down 8 percent
  • Year Over Year change in flipping rate was down 35 percent
  • Median purchase price = $143,900
  • Median flipped price = $271,500

Home flips in the Philadelphia metro area were down in the third quarter of 2021 from their peak that occurred during the second quarter of 2005 when they numbered 2,073.

Investors paid cash for 70.1 percent of all properties being flipped in the Philadelphia metro area in the third quarter of 2021, while 29.9 percent of purchases were financed during the quarter. 25 percent of flipped homes sold in the third quarter of 2021 were purchased by cash buyers while 16.3 percent were purchased by FHA buyers.

Flipped homes in the Philadelphia metro area that were completed in the third quarter took an average of 167 days to finish.

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