A construction crew working for Anton Downing, right, and his twin brother Anthony work on a bedroom of an apartment building that they are currently rehabbing in the south side, in Chicago, Saturday July 11, 2020. Credit: Abel Uribe / Chicago Tribune via AP

The real estate boom is attracting buyers who are snapping up homes to turn into rental properties or to rehab and flip for a profit.

About 3 percent of homes sold nationwide are flipped, according to research firm ATTOM Data Solutions, with a gross profit topping $63,000. Other homes are being turned into short-term rentals, which Forbes magazine said gain more income than long-term home rentals.

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