Home flippers: these are the best states for ROI

May 18, 2018 - 2 min read

Raking in returns

For home flippers seeking big returns, it seems Pennsylvania is the place to be. According to a new ranking, the average house flip brings in a 162.4 percent return on investment and nets owners more than $105,000 in profits.

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Top spots for home flipping

According to the ranking, Pennsylvania house flips average about $224,090 to purchase and take about 199 days to complete. Owners bring home $105K in profits - an ROI of more than 160 percent.

Colorado home flippers also see significant ROIs, with an average 155.6 return on their properties and about $74K in profits.

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Flippers in Maryland stand to gain the most profit on their properties. The average house flip in the state nets the owner more than $109,000 and a 109.6 percent ROI.

Other states to make the list were Tennessee, New Jersey, Louisiana, Virginia, Florida, Illinois and Kentucky.

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The quickest flips

Tennessee properties flip the fastest, according to the ranking, averaging about 147 days per house. Homes in Florida take less than a week more, at 151 days, while those in Louisiana take 166 days.

The average time to flip for all 10 states is 180 days – or about six months. In the states worst for home flippers, properties average 203 days per flip, more than three weeks longer.

States ranked among the worst for flippers included Mississippi, Hawaii, Montana, Wyoming, South Dakota, Idaho, Utah, New Mexico, North Dakota and Missouri. Mississippi home flips average only a 4.3 percent ROI and $9,000 in profits. In Montana, flippers see just a 12.9 percent return on investment and $30K in profits.

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Aly J. Yale
Authored By: Aly J. Yale
The Mortgage Reports contributor
Aly J. Yale is a mortgage and real estate writer based in Houston who has contributed to Forbes and worked for organizations such as The Dallas Morning News, PBS, NBC, and Radio Disney.