Our HASP survey says…by Tim Manni
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:
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.”