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March 13th, 2009

Our HASP survey says…

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As subscribers of our weekly Market Trends newsletter know, we run a three-question survey which we run two to three weeks to gauge what our readers think of whatever topic we think is interesting.

The most recent survey — which began three weeks ago but runs through Sunday night, so there’s still time for you to chime in — asked our readers what they thought about the recently-unveiled “Homeowner Affordability and Stability Plan.”

The results were interesting:

Survey results

When asked Do you approve of the “Homeowner Affordability and Stability Plan” unveiled this week?, a resounding 82% said “No.”

A multiple-choice question wanted to know What do you like about it? A minority believed that HASP will shore up property values and/or help restore the housing market. But the last choice — “I don’t like it” — was the choice of 72% of you. (Maybe you’ll be attending one of the nationwide Tea Party protests this weekend.)

The last question asked What do you NOT like about it?; over half felt that “It rewards the wrong kinds of behavior;” over a third believed that “It’s not fair to responsible homeowners;” while less than 9% felt that “I don’t get anything out of it.”

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