Investors still buying up single-family homes
The Charlotte metro area continues to be a hotbed of institutional investor homebuying, according to a report released Thursday by RealtyTrac. Among the 50 metro areas with populations of 1 million or more, Charlotte in September ranked 5th in the rate homes bought by institutional investors, at 17 percent. The only regions with a higher rate were Atlanta, Las Vegas, St. Louis and Jacksonville, Fla., which ranged from 23 percent to 29 percent. Close behind Charlotte were Memphis, Tenn., Richmond, Va., Dallas and San Antonio, Texas.