Poll: Fix the housing market
So weigh in. If you had one wish from a genie (a genie who would let you make only housing-related wishes), what would you do to help bring some stability back?
I've included, in no particular order, the answers I've heard from either you folks or economists. But feel free to write in your own wish if it's not there. (If you do, you might want to write it in a comment as well -- otherwise, no one can see it but me.)
UPDATE 2/10 at 6:30 p.m.: Fifty-three percent say faster-falling home values are what the housing-market doctor ordered. Eighteen percent say job gains. Thirteen percent opted for easier credit. "Fewer foreclosures" and "rising home values" got 6 percent and 5 percent of the vote, respectively.
The "other" answers, since you can't see them, are (exactly as written) "cheaper closing costs, lower realtor commissions," "A FREE MARKET!" and "personal responsibility for buyers."