Post-Harvey real estate investing: a Chronicle investigation explained – Houston Chronicle

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Real estate investors rushed to buy flooded houses after Hurricane Harvey, buying many for dimes on the dollar.

Major institutions as well as mom-and-pop investors picked off hundreds of homes throughout the region, turning neighborhoods into rental enclaves.

RELATED: Flooded Meyerland houses to sell at auction

A few months ago, Chronicle investigative reporters David Hunn and Matt Dempsey set out to find out how many investors were out there, who they were and where they were buying.

Their investigation was published last week. They join Nancy Sarnoff on Looped In to explain how they did it and what they found.

Photo: Jon Shapley

Signs reading “For Rent” and “For Sale” line the streets in the Bear Creek neighborhood, Tuesday, April 17, 2018, in Houston.

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