Seattle Bubble Poll Archive

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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

Buyers: During a home tour, how do you get information about the house?

  • printed materials you brought (15%, 6 Votes)
  • printed materials from the listing agent (25%, 10 Votes)
  • real estate apps on a smartphone (38%, 15 Votes)
  • QR codes (0%, 0 Votes)
  • something else... (22%, 9 Votes)

Total Voters: 40

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

What Home Magazines do You Read?

  • Better Homes and Gardens (5%, 2 Votes)
  • Good Housekeeping (2%, 1 Votes)
  • Real Simple (2%, 1 Votes)
  • House Beautiful (0%, 0 Votes)
  • HGTV Magazine (2%, 1 Votes)
  • others... (31%, 13 Votes)
  • none (67%, 28 Votes)

Total Voters: 42

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

My Super Bowl Prediction:

  • Seahawks by 7 or more (33%, 36 Votes)
  • Seahawks by less than 7 (35%, 38 Votes)
  • Broncos by less than 7 (4%, 4 Votes)
  • Broncos by 7 or more (28%, 31 Votes)

Total Voters: 109

Start Date: January 26, 2014 @ 12:01 am
End Date: February 2, 2014 @ 12:00 am

If I had $1 million to invest, I'd put it in...

  • real estate (29%, 24 Votes)
  • stocks (38%, 31 Votes)
  • bonds (6%, 5 Votes)
  • commodities (5%, 4 Votes)
  • venture capital (2%, 2 Votes)
  • Bitcoin (2%, 2 Votes)
  • something else... (18%, 14 Votes)

Total Voters: 82

Start Date: January 19, 2014 @ 12:01 am
End Date: January 26, 2014 @ 12:00 am


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