The big day is finally here! I got to my polling place at 5:50am and was third in line. Glad I am an early riser because the line was growing fast. It was so cool to see all the people in my neighborhood out walking to the polls, out doing something together.
I heard something funny yesterday on the news, a commenter said "the only reason we have elections is to see if the polls were right".
So in that spirit, here are some interesting tidbits a recent Zillow poll found about the candiates and their relation to real estate. Homeowners were asked who they were going to vote for in the presidential election, based on that, here’s what we found:
- Half (50%) of McCain voters believe their own home’s value has decreased over the past year, 18% think the value has remained steady, and 32% think their home’s value has increased.
- More than half (56%) of Obama voters believe their own home’s value has decreased over the past year. 16% think the value has remained steady, and 28% think their home’s value has increased.
- 22% of McCain voters believe their home’s value will increase in the coming 6 months, while 42% believe it will stay the same, and 36% believe their home’s value will decrease.
- Among planned Obama voters, 19% think their home’s value will increase, 37% think it will stay the same, and 44% think it will decrease.
Don't forgot to pick up your freebies these places are offering today to voters- Starbucks is offering a free cup of coffee, Krispy Kreme is giving away star-shaped doughnuts and Ben and Jerry's is offering a free scoop of ice cream. Coffee, doughnuts and ice cream- that's my kind of meal!