Gorilla Flips Homes as Rebound Revives Rapid Trades

Gorilla Flips Homes as Rebound Revives Rapid Trades

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Real estate professionals and amateurs by the thousands jumped into flipping before the housing collapse, artificially inflating demand as U.S. home prices doubled as measured by the S&P/Case Shiller 20-city index between January 2000 and July 2006.