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About the same.
25% (34 votes)
Much worse off.
21% (29 votes)
Much better off.
20% (27 votes)
Better off.
20% (27 votes)
Worse off.
14% (19 votes)
Total voters: 136

Have rising residential property values left you better or worse off financially?

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