Seattle Bubble Poll Archive

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Deck or Big Yard (If you had to choose)?

  • deck (24%, 17 Votes)
  • big yard (76%, 53 Votes)

Total Voters: 70

Start Date: April 27, 2014 @ 12:01 am
End Date: May 4, 2014 @ 12:00 am

Would you choose to live in the Seattle area if you could start life over & end up in any metro area of your choosing?

  • yes (58%, 90 Votes)
  • no (42%, 68 Votes)

Total Voters: 156

Start Date: April 20, 2014 @ 12:01 am
End Date: April 27, 2014 @ 12:00 am

What's the most important "extra room" to have in a house?

  • formal dining room (15%, 15 Votes)
  • office / study (49%, 49 Votes)
  • den (18%, 18 Votes)
  • mud room (5%, 5 Votes)
  • something else...? (13%, 14 Votes)

Total Voters: 99

Start Date: April 13, 2014 @ 12:01 am
End Date: April 20, 2014 @ 12:00 am

Do you consider natural disasters when buying a home?

  • No. (10%, 26 Votes)
  • Yes. (90%, 231 Votes)

Total Voters: 253

Start Date: March 30, 2014 @ 12:01 am
End Date: April 6, 2014 @ 12:00 am

You want to buy a home but can't afford one around Seattle, so you...

  • ...slowly save up for years until you can. (45%, 57 Votes)
  • ..."drive till you qualify," e.g. buy in Sultan or Puyallup. (17%, 22 Votes)
  • ...move to a less expensive part of the country. (13%, 17 Votes)
  • ...accept that you'll just keep renting indefinitely. (25%, 33 Votes)

Total Voters: 128

Start Date: March 23, 2014 @ 12:01 am
End Date: March 30, 2014 @ 12:00 am

What's your preferred kitchen countertop?

  • granite (40%, 34 Votes)
  • formica (10%, 8 Votes)
  • corian (12%, 10 Votes)
  • stainless steel (1%, 1 Votes)
  • hardwood (6%, 5 Votes)
  • other... (31%, 26 Votes)

Total Voters: 84

Start Date: March 16, 2014 @ 12:01 am
End Date: March 23, 2014 @ 12:00 am

I'd never buy a house that doesn't have...

  • a big yard (17%, 15 Votes)
  • a large kitchen (26%, 23 Votes)
  • a fireplace (8%, 7 Votes)
  • a basement (8%, 7 Votes)
  • a garage (56%, 49 Votes)
  • a view (10%, 9 Votes)

Total Voters: 87

Start Date: March 9, 2014 @ 12:01 am
End Date: March 16, 2014 @ 12:00 am

What's the best way to invest in real estate?

  • local rentals (49%, 34 Votes)
  • remote rentals (6%, 4 Votes)
  • fix-and-flip (6%, 4 Votes)
  • buying stock in REITs (16%, 11 Votes)
  • other... (3%, 2 Votes)
  • Investing in real estate is a bad idea, never do it. (20%, 14 Votes)

Total Voters: 69

Start Date: March 2, 2014 @ 12:01 am
End Date: March 9, 2014 @ 12:00 am

30-year mortgage interest rates will be ___ by 2015.

  • below 4% (8%, 8 Votes)
  • 4% to 4.99% (36%, 35 Votes)
  • 5% to 5.99% (47%, 45 Votes)
  • 6% to 6.99% (4%, 4 Votes)
  • 7% or higher (5%, 6 Votes)

Total Voters: 96

Start Date: February 23, 2014 @ 12:01 am
End Date: March 2, 2014 @ 12:00 am

Do you personally know someone that has bought Seattle-area real estate in the last three years as an "investment"?

  • Yes (50%, 42 Votes)
  • No (50%, 42 Votes)

Total Voters: 84

Start Date: February 16, 2014 @ 12:01 am
End Date: February 23, 2014 @ 12:00 am


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