Poll: You would like to buy a house in the next…

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You would like to buy a house in the next...

  • Year. (34%, 81 Votes)
  • 2-5 years. (47%, 113 Votes)
  • 5-10 years. (7%, 17 Votes)
  • 11+ years. (1%, 3 Votes)
  • Happy here for the foreseeable future. (11%, 26 Votes)

Total Voters: 240

This poll will be active and displayed on the sidebar through 05.10.2008.

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About The Tim

Tim Ellis is the founder of Seattle Bubble. His background in engineering and computer / internet technology, a fondness of data-based analysis of problems, and an addiction to spreadsheets all influence his perspective on the Seattle-area real estate market. Tim also hosts the weekly improv comedy sci-fi podcast Dispatches from the Multiverse.


  1. 1
    Chris says:

    There’s a difference between when I would LIKE to buy a house and when I WILL buy a house. I would have bought a house 4 years ago had there been reasonable prices. I would buy a house now if I felt prices were reasonable.

    I think most here are in the same boat as me.

  2. 2
    Sorin says:

    Exactly the same situation. If prices made sense, I would buy. Since they don’t, I’ll continue renting and saving thousands a year.

  3. 3
    RickB says:

    Is the math behind this poll all goofed up, or am I dumb?

    * 5-10 years. (7%, 5 Votes)
    * 11+ years. (1%, 1 Votes)
    * Happy here for the foreseeable future. (6%, 4 Votes)

    Total Voters: 68



  4. 4
    RickB says:

    Oops, I am dumb… The small scrolling box the poll is in goofed me up. Sorry.


  5. 5

    “Happy here” could mean happy in the home I own and I’m not buying another or happy paying rent with no intentions of buying?

  6. 6
    Darby says:

    I would LIKE to buy a house, but that doesn’t mean I SHOULD buy a house right now…..

    You have all done a good job convincing me that it’s a good time to wait on buying our first house. No hurry. However, we are discovering that the rental market is LAME right now for renters (us). Ugh.

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