August 10, 2006 at 11:46 AM #7163
On another thread, some of us were discussing an ad hoc survey to determine general sentiment about housing.
Here is the question:
“Do you think housing is a good investment over the next year? Over the next five years?”
Ask your neighbors, acquaintances (grocery checker, x-ray technician, other parents at kids’ practices, etc). Do not get into debates or try to change their feelings, just make note. Report back on this thread, along with your geographical area. I’ll tabulate and present the results.
I’d like the answers to be distilled into three categories:
The more people that do it, the better our results will be!August 10, 2006 at 11:52 AM #31579
I asked this on the thread:
Should we also ask people if they think a recession might be in the works?August 10, 2006 at 11:55 AM #31580
My thought is we should keep this really simple. Could we save the recession question for a later survey? If people feel like they’re being serveyed, they may not give off-the-cuff answers; they may start thinking too much.August 10, 2006 at 12:09 PM #31582
Yeah (early 20s male soccer coach)
Mild No (early 20s female soccer coach)
No Way! (30s business woman with high $ SD properties)
little laugh then a No (30s soccer mom)August 10, 2006 at 3:14 PM #31607(former)FormerSanDieganParticipant
This is a great idea !
I think this survey will provide anecdotal evidence to support what the ultimate survey is already saying …
The ultimate survey is to ask all SD county property owners if they actually purchased a property in July 2006 and compare it to the number who actually purchased in July 2005. This survey says that 37% fewer people made purchases.August 10, 2006 at 3:20 PM #31609lindismithParticipant
how do you want the answers? Just posted here online?
I think this might take me a week or so to get.August 10, 2006 at 3:30 PM #31610
Sure, online on this thread is good. That way anyone wanting to see the raw data can search the forums for “survey”.August 10, 2006 at 3:36 PM #31615
We could do a running tally. Each person report 2 yes, 5 nos, etc. Then tally the numbers at the bottom.
For total of
10 yes, 2 maybe, 8 no
(just examples, not actual numbers)August 10, 2006 at 4:30 PM #31623powaysellerParticipant
PD, could we add more info about each participant if we have it, like age/race, renter vs. owner, occupation, comments. Then VCJIM can tally it as he wants. So far, the younger people, who are not as well read, are not as well informed. So far, they tend to think it’s a great time to buy, but none of them have the money to buy. The educated people, w/ money to buy, are staying away from housing. That’s why a profile matters.August 10, 2006 at 5:58 PM #31641North County NativeParticipant
9 women, all early 30’s and late 20’s – all said not to buy – no way!
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