Questions - Housing - March 15-16, 2011
55% Still See Buying Home As Family’s Best Investment
31% Say They Owe More on Their Mortgage Than Their Home Is Worth
Just 44% Now Expect Their Home To Be Worth More in Five Years
National Survey of 1,000 Adults
Conducted March 15-16, 2011
By Rasmussen Reports
1* Looking ahead over the next year, is the value of your home likely to go up, go down, or remain about the same? (Answered by 720 Adult Homeowners)
2* What about over the next five years? Is the value of your home likely to go up, go down, or remain about the same? (Answered by 720 Adult Homeowners)
3* Is the value of your home worth more than the amount you owe on your mortgage? (Answered by 720 Adult Homeowners)
4* Over the last six months, have you missed or been late on a mortgage payment? (Answered by 720 Adult Homeowners)
5* Looking ahead, how likely are you to miss or be late with a mortgage payment in the next six months? (Answered by 720 Adult Homeowners)
6* If someone cannot afford to make increased mortgage payments, is it better for the government to assist them in making their payments or should they sell their homes and find a less expensive home?
7* Generally speaking, is this a good time for someone in your area to be selling a house?
8* Is buying a home the best investment most families can make?
NOTE: Margin of Sampling Error, +/- 3 percentage points with a 95% level of confidence