What you said about home prices
As of 9 a.m. today, 77 percent of you declared falling home prices to be a good thing. Twenty-three percent of you say it's bad.
That might suggest that a lot of you are trying to buy a home, especially your first home.
But the other nugget I draw from this is -- in case it wasn't clear already -- you're not in lockstep on this issue. Seventy-seven percent may be a significant majority, but almost a quarter of folks is nothing to sneeze at. And both sides have cogent points to make, because some of you have made them here already.
If you wonder why I do my best to present information without saying "this is good" or "this is bad," well ... this is why. It's sometimes clear that something is good or bad for a particular group, like borrowers, but often the ripples are pretty complex. (And besides, I'm a reporter, not a columnist -- damn it, Jim -- and so I really need to stay away from opinionatin'.)
But that's OK. You get to bring your own opinions. And I'm always interested to hear them.