Why Investors and “Flippers” are Good For Housing and the Economy

Now that the housing market is returning to “normal” I am hearing people talk more about regulating investors and flippers.  I believe these calls for more regulation are well meaning, but are from a position of basic economic ignorance.  During the recent Great Recession (2007-09), all governments were happy to have anyone, including investors (which are also flippers), enter the housing market.  Now that they think it’s normal, I hear the same old anti-freedom advocates calling for more controls. (Ref 1) Let me explain a little about the housing market.  Real estate is already regulated.  In fact it’s overly regulated.  Every…continue

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