To match Feature USA-HOUSING/INVESTORS

 
To match Feature USA-HOUSING/INVESTORS
Real estate investor Lance Young supervises his contractors in the basement of one of the houses that he has purchased to renovate and resell in the Washington suburb of Arlington, Virginia, June 29, 2011. Young buys several discounted or distressed houses a year and then tries to make a substantial profit after performing major renovations on them. Often blamed for helping to create the U.S. housing boom and crash by driving up prices, investors are now welcomed as one of biggest supports for the battered property market. Picture taken June 29, 2011. To match Feature USA-HOUSING/INVESTORS REUTERS/Jim Bourg (UNITED STATES - Tags: BUSINESS)