Seattle Bubble Poll Archive

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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

Most probable outcome of massive government spending & bailouts?

  • Japan-style "lost decade" (47%, 85 Votes)
  • 2nd Great Depression (22%, 40 Votes)
  • Recovery in <5 years (20%, 37 Votes)
  • Other... (11%, 19 Votes)

Total Voters: 181

Start Date: May 24, 2009 @ 12:01 am
End Date: May 31, 2009 @ 12:00 am

Guess the maximum 1-month total closed SFH sales in King Co. for 2009:

  • 1,250 or less (43%, 53 Votes)
  • 1,251 - 1500 (31%, 38 Votes)
  • 1501 - 1,750 (11%, 13 Votes)
  • 1,750 - 2000 (10%, 12 Votes)
  • 2000 - 2,250 (6%, 7 Votes)
  • 2,251 or more (0%, 1 Votes)

Total Voters: 123

Start Date: May 17, 2009 @ 12:01 am
End Date: May 24, 2009 @ 12:00 am

How many properties are on your Redfin / Estately watch list?

  • <10 (38%, 40 Votes)
  • 10-25 (19%, 20 Votes)
  • 26-50 (15%, 16 Votes)
  • 51-100 (15%, 16 Votes)
  • 101+ (13%, 13 Votes)

Total Voters: 105

Start Date: May 10, 2009 @ 12:01 am
End Date: May 17, 2009 @ 12:00 am

The government should... (check all that apply)

  • Prosecute bank executives for fraud. (71%, 151 Votes)
  • Prosecute bank rank & file employees for fraud. (31%, 65 Votes)
  • Allow foreclosures to happen. (85%, 180 Votes)
  • Prosecute Bernanke, Paulson, and/or Geithner. (41%, 86 Votes)
  • None of the above. (2%, 4 Votes)

Total Voters: 212

Start Date: May 3, 2009 @ 12:01 am
End Date: May 10, 2009 @ 12:00 am


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