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Despite drop in pending home sales, California Realtors positive on spring buying season

Affordability and inventory shortages still major concern
Housing inventory shortages and affordability concerns dampened California’s strong start to the new year. But regardless of the dip, California Realtors are still positive about the upcoming spring home-buying season and expect improved market conditions in the near term.
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Realtors pick their top 10 hottest housing markets for 2017

This is where homes fly off the market
While January is typically the slowest month of the year for real estate, the market remained strong at the start of 2017. Homes flew off the market faster than the previous year at home prices that were 10% higher than the previous year. Here are the top 10 markets for the start of the new year.
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NAR begins search for new CEO

Stinton is stepping down
A “diverse member search committee” will work with with Heidrick & Struggles, a provider of executive search, leadership consulting and culture shaping worldwide, to recruit candidates for the CEO position, the trade group said in an email. They begin their search immediately.
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Realtor.com predicts these 5 housing trends for 2017

Millennials, home prices, interest rates
The housing market is on the edge of 2017. A quick look back on 2016 shows a year filled with thoughts on Millennial homeownership, low interest rates and drastically low inventory. What changes do you think next year will bring for housing?
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Top 5 interview questions to ask your Realtor

Agents give insight into what you should look for
Navigating your first home purchase can be a complicated process, so it's important to get the right Realtor on your side. Here are the top five questions you should ask your agent in the interview process, according to some experts.
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Zillow partnering with Facebook to increase real estate agents' reach

Listing information can now be targeted to specific Facebook users
In a move that shows how much better companies are getting at reaching their desired audiences no matter where they are, Zillow announced a partnership this week with Facebook that will allow Realtors and real estate agents to target potential homebuyers directly on their Facebook feed.
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Zillow: We use the best fraud prevention system available

Who do you believe?
After some real estate agents complained about receiving phishing emails instead of leads from Zillow, the company responded by saying not only does it do everything it can to prevent these scam emails from going through, but it has one of the best filters in the industry. Zillow argues that scammers are only an occasional occurrence.
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Is Zillow's lead generator filled with scammers and spammers?

Users complain real estate ad service poorly filters potential fraud
Zillow thrives on advertising dollars from real estate agents who are looking to get more leads from homebuyers and sellers. A new discovery, however, suggests that the online real estate listing service may be vulnerable to scammers and spammers. Here's what HousingWire found.
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