If swing state voters make housing issues their only priority, Gov. Mitt Romney will pick up the majority of Electoral College votes in those states – but President Barack Obama will still have enough votes nationwide to win the election, according to an analysis from RealtyTrac.
RealtyTrac, a distressed listings data provider, crunched the numbers to see which candidate would prevail among real estate voters living in eight toss-up states: Iowa, Ohio, Florida, Wisconsin, Colorado, Virginia, Nevada and New Hampshire. The firm compared the performance of five housing metrics – average home prices, unemployment rates, foreclosure inventory, foreclosure starts and share of distressed sales – between September 2008 and September 2012. [more]