Seattle Bubble Poll Archive

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Which debt-encouraging tax benefit would you most like to eliminate?

  • Capital gains tax excemption for home sales. (7%, 16 Votes)
  • Mortgage interest deduction. (5%, 11 Votes)
  • Home equity loan interest deduction. (34%, 83 Votes)
  • Deductability of points paid on mortgage. (2%, 6 Votes)
  • $8,000 tax credit for first-time buyers. (8%, 19 Votes)
  • All of the above. (31%, 76 Votes)
  • None of the above. (13%, 32 Votes)

Total Voters: 242

Start Date: March 1, 2009 @ 12:01 am
End Date: March 8, 2009 @ 12:00 am

Favorite Government Bailout (so far)?

  • Foreclosure Prevention Act of 2008 (4%, 4 Votes)
  • Fannie / Freddie takeover (9%, 8 Votes)
  • TARP (15%, 14 Votes)
  • FHFA Streamlined Modification Program (3%, 3 Votes)
  • Super Stimulus (29%, 27 Votes)
  • Proposed Obama Foreclosure Rescue (11%, 10 Votes)
  • Other (29%, 27 Votes)

Total Voters: 92

Start Date: February 22, 2009 @ 12:01 am
End Date: March 1, 2009 @ 12:00 am

Do you think you will lose your job in 2009?

  • Yes (22%, 54 Votes)
  • No (52%, 129 Votes)
  • Uncertain (26%, 63 Votes)

Total Voters: 246

Start Date: February 15, 2009 @ 12:01 am
End Date: February 22, 2009 @ 12:00 am

Potential Buyers Only: Would a $15k tax credit affect your decision to purchase a home?

  • Yes (34%, 93 Votes)
  • No (66%, 180 Votes)

Total Voters: 273

Start Date: February 8, 2009 @ 12:01 am
End Date: February 15, 2009 @ 12:00 am

Which type of comments do you prefer on Seattle Bubble?

  • flat (the old way) (44%, 83 Votes)
  • threaded (the new way) (40%, 74 Votes)
  • no preference (6%, 12 Votes)
  • huh? (10%, 19 Votes)

Total Voters: 187

Start Date: February 1, 2009 @ 12:01 am
End Date: February 8, 2009 @ 12:00 am

Would you rather your employer...

  • Lay off 10% of their employees. (51%, 115 Votes)
  • Cut salaries 10% for everyone. (49%, 111 Votes)

Total Voters: 226

Start Date: January 25, 2009 @ 12:01 am
End Date: February 1, 2009 @ 12:00 am

What year will home prices in Seattle return to 2007 highs?

  • 2009 (2%, 5 Votes)
  • 2010 (2%, 6 Votes)
  • 2011 (5%, 17 Votes)
  • 2012 (11%, 34 Votes)
  • 2013 or later (70%, 221 Votes)
  • Never (10%, 34 Votes)

Total Voters: 317

Start Date: January 18, 2009 @ 12:01 am
End Date: January 25, 2009 @ 12:00 am

Where will the Dow Jones close for 2009?

  • Below 6,000 (17%, 118 Votes)
  • 6,000 to < 7,000 (18%, 124 Votes)
  • 7,000 to < 8,000 (22%, 156 Votes)
  • 8,000 to < 9,000 (20%, 139 Votes)
  • 9,000 to < 10,000 (16%, 112 Votes)
  • Above 10,000 (7%, 55 Votes)

Total Voters: 704

Start Date: January 10, 2009 @ 12:00 am
End Date: January 31, 2009 @ 11:59 pm

What year will home prices in Seattle hit bottom?

  • 2008 was the bottom. (3%, 10 Votes)
  • 2009 (20%, 65 Votes)
  • 2010 (35%, 115 Votes)
  • 2011 (21%, 71 Votes)
  • 2012 (13%, 44 Votes)
  • 2013 or later. (8%, 28 Votes)

Total Voters: 333

Start Date: January 11, 2009 @ 12:01 am
End Date: January 18, 2009 @ 12:00 am

What's your King County SFH median price prediction for 2009?

  • Less than -20% (5%, 31 Votes)
  • -20% to -15.1% (17%, 101 Votes)
  • -15% to -10.1% (39%, 235 Votes)
  • -10% to -5.1% (26%, 156 Votes)
  • -5% to 0% (8%, 48 Votes)
  • 0% to +5% (2%, 14 Votes)
  • +5.1% to +10% (0%, 2 Votes)
  • More than +10% (3%, 9 Votes)

Total Voters: 596

Start Date: January 1, 2009 @ 12:00 am
End Date: January 15, 2009 @ 11:59 pm


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