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Trulia Foreclosure Survey - May 2011


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Trulia Foreclosure Survey - May 2011

  1. 1. Foreclosure Attitudes Survey<br />May 2011<br />
  2. 2. Expectations for U.S. Housing Recovery Falters<br /> 54% of U.S. adults believe recovery in the housing market will not happen until 2014 or later.<br />
  3. 3. Government Anti-Foreclosure Programs Not Enough<br /> 54% of U.S. adults say the federal government is not doing enough to prevent U.S. homeowners from going into foreclosures<br />17% say too much is being done<br />16% say the government is doing the right amount<br />22% say they’re not sure<br />
  4. 4. Personal Knowledge of Distressed Homeowners<br /> 30% of U.S. homeowners said they are or know someone who is a distressed homeowner<br />
  5. 5. Expectations for Buying a Foreclosure<br />American adults expect to pay 38% less for a foreclosed home than a similar home that was not in foreclosure.<br />Expected Discount for Buying a Foreclosure vs. Similar Non-foreclosure<br />
  6. 6. Methodology<br />This April 2011 survey was conducted online within the United States by Harris Interactive via its QuickQuery(SM) online omnibus service on behalf of Trulia between April 15-19, 2011 among 2,018 U.S. adults aged 18 years and older. The sample included 1,257 homeowners, 906 of whom currently have a mortgage, and 704 renters. Figures for age, sex, race/ethnicity, education, region and household income were weighted where necessary to bring them into line with their actual proportions in the population. Propensity score weighting was used to adjust for respondents’ propensity to be online.<br />All sample surveys and polls, whether or not they use probability sampling, are subject to multiple sources of error which are most often not possible to quantify or estimate, including sampling error, coverage error, error associated with nonresponse, error associated with question wording and response options, and post-survey weighting and adjustments. Therefore, Harris Interactive avoids the words “margin of error” as they are misleading. All that can be calculated are different possible sampling errors with different probabilities for pure, unweighted, random samples with 100% response rates. These are only theoretical because no published polls come close to this ideal.<br />Respondents for this survey were selected from among those who have agreed to participate in Harris Interactive surveys. The data have been weighted to reflect the composition of the adult population. Because the sample is based on those who agreed to participate in the Harris Interactive panel, no estimates of theoretical sampling error can be calculated.<br />
  7. 7. About Us<br />About Trulia, Inc.<br />Trulia is the fastest growing online real estate resource, empowering buyers, sellers and renters with smarter tools to help them find the right home. Trulia helps you find the home that best meets your specific needs. Our smart and personalized real estate search experience brings together local information, community insights, market data and national listings all in one place.  Trulia is headquartered in downtown San Francisco and is backed by Accel Partners and Sequoia Capital.<br />About RealtyTrac Inc.<br />RealtyTrac is the leading online marketplace of foreclosure properties, with more than 2 million default, auction and bank-owned listings from over 2,200 U.S. counties, along with detailed property, loan and home sales data. Hosting more than 3 million unique monthly visitors, RealtyTrac provides innovative technology solutions and practical education resources to facilitate buying, selling and investing in real estate. RealtyTrac's foreclosure data has also been used by the Federal Reserve, FBI, U.S. Senate Joint Economic Committee and Banking Committee, U.S. Treasury Department, and numerous state housing and banking departments to help evaluate foreclosure trends and address policy issues related to foreclosures.<br />About Harris Interactive<br />Harris Interactive is one of the world's leading custom market research firms, leveraging research, technology, and business acumen to transform relevant insight into actionable foresight. Known widely for the Harris Poll and for pioneering innovative research methodologies, Harris offers expertise in a wide range of industries including healthcare, technology, public affairs, energy, telecommunications, financial services, insurance, media, retail, restaurant, and consumer package goods. Serving clients in over 215 countries and territories through our North American, European, and Asian offices and a network of independent market research firms, Harris specializes in delivering research solutions that help us -- and our clients -- stay ahead of what's next. For more information, please visit<br />