"There is this kind of middle man investor who is doing the flipping," says RealtyTrac's Daren Blomquist, who ran a webinar last month titled, "Why Property Flipping is Flying High in 2012." Blomquist says the difference for today's flippers is that they must add value to the home before selling, because price appreciation alone won't net the profit they seek. That means rehabbing, which can be pricey, depending on the condition of the property. Many of the distressed homes now that flippers seek have been either ransacked by former owners or left vacant and untended for years.

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