How Big Investors are Changing the Housing MarketIn recent months we’ve seen an increase in housing prices and home sales, but what or whom is responsible for this growth? Well if you’re looking to sell a home, you can thank the mega-investment firms on Wall Street.
Over the past year, large investors have been spending billions of dollars buying houses in some of the worst real estate markets in the US…
How Big Investors are Changing the Housing Market.
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