- The sales price for investment properties rose for the second consecutive year. The share of investment buyers who paid all cash for their home purchase remained steady from 2011 at 49 percent.
- Investors in 2012 remained active in buying distressed properties that were on the market. Twenty-four percent of investment property buyers purchased a home in foreclosure, and 23 percent purchased a short sale property.
- Similar to vacation property buyers, this is a slight decline, which is reflective of fewer distressed homes on the market available for purchase.
- The typical investment buyer plans to own their investment home for eight years.
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