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President Obama’s new mortgage plan that will allow more underwater homeowners to restructure their Fannie/Freddie mortgages will:

  • Slow multifamily growth because it well help the market swing back to homeownership. (16%)
  • Help multifamily growth because Gen-Y does not see the importance of homeownership. (15%)
  • Have no impact on multifamily. (37%)
  • It's too soon to tell. (32%)

Total Voters: 246

Start Date: Oct. 27, 2011 @ 9:50 am

Standard & Poor's U.S. debt downgrade will have:

  • a large impact on the multifamily industry (23%)
  • a negligible impact on the multifamily industry (47%)
  • no impact on the multifamily industry (30%)

Total Voters: 141

Start Date: Aug. 17, 2011 @ 4:42 pm

In many parts of the country, summer weather means escalating water costs. How will your operations team offset these expenses?

  • Incentivizing residents to change their behavior (7%)
  • Fine-tuning irrigation system performance and/or implementing native/drought-resistant landscape options (19%)
  • Maintaining proper water level and temperature in pools (1%)
  • Simple retrofits or replacements of plumbing fixtures (10%)
  • A combination of the above (60%)
  • Other practices (email dmosher@multi-housingnews.com to share your story) (3%)

Total Voters: 68

Start Date: Jun. 1, 2011 @ 11:04 am

Some apartment communities are using Groupon to entice prospects to visit their properties. What are your plans for including social commerce partnerships into the marketing mix?

  • We have already implemented (9%)
  • We will implement in the next quarter (7%)
  • We will implement in 2012 (8%)
  • We have no plans at this time; more data is needed (76%)

Total Voters: 76

Start Date: Apr. 14, 2011 @ 3:47 pm

As the parties in Washington battle over budget proposals, neither party is touching non-discretionary spending. Should defense spending be off limits when it comes to cuts?

  • Yes. Defense spending should be off limits. (16%)
  • No. Defense spending should be subject to review. (84%)

Total Voters: 277

Start Date: Feb. 15, 2011 @ 12:31 pm