Report Would You Buy A House? in House prices and the economy Posted April 4, 2006 The poll answer of choice is a forgone conclusion in my opinion, because it has given knowns as "Rummy" would say. Which are houseprices wont fall [ excluding inflation] with a 20K bonus at the end of it. Come on not many would take the renting option all things considered. By the same token you could ask if the market was going to correct in the follwing 12 months at a rate of 20% would you still be prepared to buy now. Again the 20% correction is not up for dispute, it's a given. Edit: of course many FTB'ers can not afford to buy Full Stop. Also if getting on "The Ladder" means bringing kids up in Chavs Ville would it be worth it? However 1% HPI per year is not a lot. Renting is still cheaper than buying. Some of your 20k will be used up this way. I was wondering at what point people thought buying a house was a good idea, compared to saving or investing the difference between rent and mortgage repayments. So I dont agree that the result was a foregone conclusion and am surprised by the voting so far. If you were to put your deposit of 20k into shares you would need to see growth of 100% over 10 years and then would be CGtaxed on the 20k you made, maybe that is what people are thinking. Weve had all the "how much do you think prices will drop" polls before, I was wondering what people thought about stagflation.