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Zillow CEO to moderate housing discussion with President Obama

Public invited to submit questions via social media

President Barack Obama will answer questions from U.S. homeowners, renters and prospective buyers on Wednesday in a 30-minute housing discussion moderated by Zillow CEO Spencer Rascoff. The president and Rascoff, who will be in a room together with a video screen behind them, will discuss consumer housing questions submitted via a variety of social media platforms, including short Vine, Instagram and YouTube videos and Twitter posts bearing the hashtag "#AskObamaHousing" and from questions submitted on Zillow's Facebook page. The event, which will air at 1 p.m. Eastern Time on Wednesday -- a day after the president's housing-focused speech in Phoenix, will be live-streamed on Yahoo. "I'm thrilled for Zillow to host this discussion and help connect U.S. homeowners and renters with the president for a better understanding of how housing policy can impact their future," Rascoff said in a statement. Last July, Rascoff moderated a mortgage refinancing discussion with U.S. Secre...