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View Poll Results: Which of the following makes you more likely to spend money?
Your home's value increases by 20% a year wages stay flat 1 5.56%
Your wages increase by 20% a year and your home stays at same price 13 72.22%
Wages increase by 20% and your home decreases by 20% 4 22.22%
home value increases by 20% and your wages decrease by 20% 0 0%
Voters: 18. You may not vote on this poll

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Old 02-21-2007, 09:43 AM
 
Location: Heartland Florida
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Just curious, which of these make you feel more wealthy, the value of your home goes up or your wages go up?
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Old 02-21-2007, 09:54 AM
 
Location: Port St. Lucie and Okeechobee, FL
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I can't spend any increase in the value of my home until I sell it; the increase is on paper, only.

Because I'm retired, I mentally translated your reference to "wages" as "income".

I still couldn't vote, because there are two answers that refer to income going up. My response would be, I might spend more if my income went up; it doesn't matter what happens to my house value. {edit} OK, I voted for wages going up and house value going down; that's the worst case scenario with regard to home value.
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Old 02-21-2007, 09:59 AM
 
Location: Heartland Florida
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The word wages does refer to income, including retitrement, investment returns, anything taxable by IRS. Like you I agree, home values are nothing but air till sold, it's the money in my wallet that matters.
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Old 02-21-2007, 11:49 AM
 
Location: WPB, FL. Dreaming of Oil city, PA
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This is why I voted for an increase in wage or income. Considering ill be buying an inexpensive house, even a 20% increase in the house value arent that much. Ill just get slapped with higher property taxes anyway. Plus it dont matter till I sell the house and its value can go back down. Wages I can invest with capital gains
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Old 02-22-2007, 01:42 PM
 
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wages(salary in my case) increased by 25% and my home value increased bye 33%
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Old 02-22-2007, 02:24 PM
 
Location: Scottsdale, AZ
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wages(salary in my case) increased by 25% and my home value increased bye 33%
He was asking what makes you feel rich. You and I are not rich but what gives you the perception of feeling like you have $$$?
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