Seattle Bubble Poll Archive

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If a downtown condo cost less than a comparably-sized single-family home (including monthly HOA fees), would you buy one?

  • Yes. (42%, 76 Votes)
  • No. (58%, 103 Votes)

Total Voters: 179

Start Date: March 17, 2013 @ 12:01 am
End Date: March 24, 2013 @ 12:00 am

As a buyer, it's more important to me that I...

  • ...get a low interest rate on my loan. (18%, 22 Votes)
  • ...get a low price on my home. (82%, 99 Votes)

Total Voters: 121

Start Date: March 10, 2013 @ 12:01 am
End Date: March 17, 2013 @ 12:00 am

The ideal lot size I would like to live on is...

  • 3,000 square feet or less. (7%, 10 Votes)
  • 3,001 to ¼ acre (10,890 sqft) (31%, 45 Votes)
  • over ¼ acre to ½ acre (22%, 31 Votes)
  • over ½ acre to 1 acre (10%, 14 Votes)
  • over 1 acre to 5 acres (15%, 22 Votes)
  • over 5 acres (15%, 22 Votes)

Total Voters: 144

Start Date: March 3, 2013 @ 12:01 am
End Date: March 10, 2013 @ 12:00 am

How do you respond to record low inventory as a buyer?

  • Be more aggressive; bid high & strong when you find a home you like. (15%, 31 Votes)
  • No change; it does not affect my strategy. (8%, 17 Votes)
  • Be more cautious; avoid bidding wars and be conservative on price. (28%, 57 Votes)
  • Back off; I am putting my search on hold until inventory improves. (49%, 96 Votes)

Total Voters: 201

Start Date: February 24, 2013 @ 12:01 am
End Date: March 3, 2013 @ 12:00 am

If I had to live in one or the other, I would prefer...

  • Downtown Seattle (63%, 115 Votes)
  • Downtown Bellevue (37%, 67 Votes)

Total Voters: 182

Start Date: February 17, 2013 @ 12:01 am
End Date: February 24, 2013 @ 12:00 am

If I had to choose one, I'd rather have...

  • ...a big house. (28%, 38 Votes)
  • ...a big lot. (72%, 101 Votes)

Total Voters: 137

Start Date: February 10, 2013 @ 12:01 am
End Date: February 17, 2013 @ 12:00 am

If I had $10 million and could only choose one, I would:

  • Buy or build my dream Seattle-area home. (36%, 50 Votes)
  • Start my own company. (64%, 87 Votes)

Total Voters: 137

Start Date: February 3, 2013 @ 12:01 am
End Date: February 10, 2013 @ 12:00 am

Would you ever waive your inspection contingency to buy a house?

  • Yes, it may be necessary to get the right home. (28%, 41 Votes)
  • No, it would never be worth the risk. (72%, 107 Votes)

Total Voters: 148

Start Date: January 27, 2013 @ 12:01 am
End Date: February 3, 2013 @ 12:00 am

When do you think active King County single-family inventory will get back above 4,000?

  • before the end of January (0%, 0 Votes)
  • before the end of February (0%, 0 Votes)
  • before the end of March (5%, 4 Votes)
  • before the end of April (13%, 11 Votes)
  • before the end of May (5%, 4 Votes)
  • before the end of June (6%, 5 Votes)
  • before the end of September (8%, 7 Votes)
  • not until 2014 or later (63%, 55 Votes)

Total Voters: 85

Start Date: January 20, 2013 @ 12:01 am
End Date: January 27, 2013 @ 12:00 am

What's your preferred source of home heat?

  • wood stove or pellet stove (6%, 8 Votes)
  • electric baseboard heaters (1%, 1 Votes)
  • electric blower heaters (1%, 1 Votes)
  • electric in-floor heating (7%, 9 Votes)
  • hot water radiators (13%, 17 Votes)
  • electric ductless heat pumps (8%, 11 Votes)
  • electric central heating (2%, 2 Votes)
  • gas central heating (40%, 52 Votes)
  • something else... (22%, 28 Votes)

Total Voters: 131

Start Date: January 13, 2013 @ 12:01 am
End Date: January 20, 2013 @ 12:00 am


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