Barry Zigas

Consumer Federation of America

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Director of Housing Policy for the Consumer Federation of America

Barry Zigas on KCRW

Hundreds of thousands of foreclosed homes look like a good investment — not for re-sale, but for rentals on a massive scale.

Is the US Becoming a 'Rentership' Society?

Hundreds of thousands of foreclosed homes look like a good investment — not for re-sale, but for rentals on a massive scale.

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Major investors with lots of cash are scooping up foreclosed homes and converting them into rental properties.

Is a 'Rentership Society' the Next Phase in the Housing Crisis?

Major investors with lots of cash are scooping up foreclosed homes and converting them into rental properties.

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