Seattle Bubble Poll Archive

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Is Washington State's economy inherently stronger than the nation as a whole?

  • Yes (24%, 40 Votes)
  • No (66%, 112 Votes)
  • Maybe / Don't Know (10%, 18 Votes)

Total Voters: 170

Start Date: August 2, 2009 @ 12:01 am
End Date: August 9, 2009 @ 12:00 am

Which is likely to generate the strongest downward pressure on Seattle-area home prices going forward?

  • Bank-owned inventory coming on the market. (33%, 66 Votes)
  • Currently stalled new construction being built. (2%, 4 Votes)
  • Currently vacant new construction hitting the market. (1%, 2 Votes)
  • Tighter financing / down payment requirements. (31%, 61 Votes)
  • Continued layoffs at local employers. (31%, 62 Votes)
  • The expiration of the $8,000 tax credit in November. (2%, 3 Votes)

Total Voters: 198

Start Date: July 26, 2009 @ 12:01 am
End Date: August 2, 2009 @ 12:00 am

In the last year, your personal net worth has...

  • Increased. (49%, 101 Votes)
  • Decreased. (39%, 81 Votes)
  • Stayed about the same. (12%, 25 Votes)

Total Voters: 206

Start Date: July 19, 2009 @ 12:01 am
End Date: July 26, 2009 @ 12:00 am

Will Boeing (mostly) leave the Puget Sound region by 2030?

  • Definitely not. (3%, 4 Votes)
  • Probably not. (24%, 37 Votes)
  • Maybe? (14%, 22 Votes)
  • Probably. (40%, 61 Votes)
  • Definitely. (19%, 30 Votes)

Total Voters: 154

Start Date: July 12, 2009 @ 12:01 am
End Date: July 19, 2009 @ 12:00 am

Is it the government's job to incentivize home ownership?

  • Yes (11%, 17 Votes)
  • No (89%, 140 Votes)

Total Voters: 156

Start Date: July 5, 2009 @ 12:01 am
End Date: July 12, 2009 @ 12:00 am

Do you personally know someone who has walked away from a mortgage they could afford to pay?

  • Yes (29%, 39 Votes)
  • No (71%, 94 Votes)

Total Voters: 133

Start Date: June 28, 2009 @ 12:01 am
End Date: July 5, 2009 @ 12:00 am

Now is a better time to buy than... (check all that apply)

  • 2008 (57%, 120 Votes)
  • 2007 (67%, 142 Votes)
  • 2006 (59%, 124 Votes)
  • 2005 (36%, 76 Votes)
  • 2004 (13%, 28 Votes)
  • 2003 (4%, 9 Votes)
  • 2002 (1%, 2 Votes)
  • 2001 (1%, 3 Votes)
  • 2000 or earlier (4%, 8 Votes)
  • None of the above. (10%, 22 Votes)

Total Voters: 211

Start Date: June 21, 2009 @ 12:01 am
End Date: June 28, 2009 @ 12:00 am

NBER will declare the current recession to have ended sometime in 2009.

  • Likely. (35%, 40 Votes)
  • Unlikely. (65%, 75 Votes)

Total Voters: 115

Start Date: June 14, 2009 @ 12:01 am
End Date: June 21, 2009 @ 12:00 am

Best way to determine fair price for a property?

  • Rental income must be >= payments. (27%, 50 Votes)
  • Pre-bubble sale price + appreciation. (42%, 77 Votes)
  • Recent sales of similar properties. (19%, 34 Votes)
  • Asking price less a fixed percent. (2%, 4 Votes)
  • Zillow it. (3%, 5 Votes)
  • Other... (7%, 12 Votes)

Total Voters: 182

Start Date: June 7, 2009 @ 12:01 am
End Date: June 14, 2009 @ 12:00 am

The biggest home price drops around Seattle...

  • ..are behind us. (30%, 70 Votes)
  • ...are yet to come. (70%, 163 Votes)

Total Voters: 233

Start Date: May 31, 2009 @ 12:01 am
End Date: June 7, 2009 @ 12:00 am


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