Finding fortunes in foreclosures

By Adam Pincus | July 25, 2012 04:30PM

From the July issue: While much attention has been paid to the buying and selling of trophy Manhattan properties as the market recovers, some outer-borough real estate players are reaping enormous returns on a different kind of investment: They’re buying formerly distressed homes and quickly flipping them.

According to an analysis of city property records by The Real Deal, these New York City– and Long Island–based firms are, in many instances, doubling their money in just a few short months by scooping up underwater one- and two-family homes. [more]