Seattle Bubble Poll Archive

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I do most of my home searching...

  • ...on a desktop or laptop computer. (79%, 81 Votes)
  • ...on a tablet computer. (15%, 15 Votes)
  • ...on a smartphone. (3%, 3 Votes)
  • ...in a newspaper. (3%, 3 Votes)

Total Voters: 102

Start Date: June 16, 2013 @ 12:01 am
End Date: June 23, 2013 @ 12:00 am

Buyers: What interest rate would price you out of the market?

  • 4.5% (12%, 13 Votes)
  • 5.0% (19%, 22 Votes)
  • 5.5% (6%, 7 Votes)
  • 6.0% (16%, 18 Votes)
  • 7.0% (11%, 12 Votes)
  • 8.0% or above (23%, 26 Votes)
  • I'm paying cash, rates don't affect me. (13%, 15 Votes)

Total Voters: 113

Start Date: June 9, 2013 @ 12:01 am
End Date: June 16, 2013 @ 12:00 am

Outside of work, I drive to my destinations...

  • 100% of the time (21%, 25 Votes)
  • 80% to 99% of the time (36%, 43 Votes)
  • 60% to 79% of the time (7%, 8 Votes)
  • 40% to 59% of the time (12%, 14 Votes)
  • 20% to 39% of the time (6%, 7 Votes)
  • less than 20% of the time (18%, 23 Votes)

Total Voters: 120

Start Date: June 2, 2013 @ 12:01 am
End Date: June 9, 2013 @ 12:00 am

If all else was equal, I would prefer:

  • a home on a corner lot (49%, 59 Votes)
  • a home on a mid-block lot (51%, 62 Votes)

Total Voters: 121

Start Date: May 26, 2013 @ 12:01 am
End Date: June 2, 2013 @ 12:00 am

If I had to choose one, I would rather...

  • ...rent a home in my dream neighborhood. (72%, 62 Votes)
  • ...own a home in a less than ideal neighborhood. (28%, 25 Votes)

Total Voters: 86

Start Date: May 19, 2013 @ 12:01 am
End Date: May 26, 2013 @ 12:00 am

Which do you think is better for the economy?

  • home ownership (43%, 45 Votes)
  • renting (12%, 12 Votes)
  • it's a wash (45%, 47 Votes)

Total Voters: 104

Start Date: May 12, 2013 @ 12:01 am
End Date: May 19, 2013 @ 12:00 am

What's the best outdoor activity around Seattle?

  • hiking (42%, 49 Votes)
  • bicycling (9%, 10 Votes)
  • boating / kayaking (17%, 20 Votes)
  • skiing / snowboarding (9%, 11 Votes)
  • rock climbing (3%, 3 Votes)
  • something else... (16%, 19 Votes)
  • I'm agoraphobic, you insensitive clod. (4%, 4 Votes)

Total Voters: 116

Start Date: May 5, 2013 @ 12:01 am
End Date: May 12, 2013 @ 12:00 am

Old or New: If you had to pick one, which would you prefer?

  • A well-restored & modernized old home (1920 or older) (60%, 88 Votes)
  • Similarly-sized new construction from a reputable builder (40%, 59 Votes)

Total Voters: 146

Start Date: April 28, 2013 @ 12:01 am
End Date: May 5, 2013 @ 12:00 am

Neighborhood Smackdown: Greenlake vs. U District

  • Greenlake! (85%, 88 Votes)
  • U District! (15%, 15 Votes)

Total Voters: 103

Start Date: April 21, 2013 @ 12:01 am
End Date: April 28, 2013 @ 12:00 am

What is the most important quality in a buyer's agent?

  • good at finding listings (2%, 2 Votes)
  • strong negotiation skills (26%, 25 Votes)
  • helps the deal close smoothly (9%, 9 Votes)
  • knows the neighborhood (1%, 1 Votes)
  • helps you assess homes (46%, 44 Votes)
  • has the most experience (4%, 4 Votes)
  • low price / commission rebate (12%, 12 Votes)

Total Voters: 96

Start Date: April 14, 2013 @ 12:01 am
End Date: April 21, 2013 @ 12:00 am


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