We started running polls last year. Some have been more successful than others in both wording and results but the prediction polls we’ve collected are worth a look. This poll is from May 2007.
This is what readers thought six months later. Clearly the weakness of the poll is the lack of a distinction of median price or average price. RMLS reported an 8.3% average price and a 1.1% median price increase.
The 2008 RMLS market appreciation poll that has been running for the last month is interesting in that the “market will increase” votes seem to have been pretty evenly distributed into the “remain the same” and two “decrease” categories (48% of all votes in 2008 compared to 55% in 2007).