Surveys show doubts about stimulus

Trulia, HomeGain studies target consumers, Realtors

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Recent surveys of Realtors and consumers by two real estate Web portals reveal some skepticism about the government’s effort to turn the economy and housing markets around — and suggest consumers put less faith in incentives for homebuyers than the industry.

A twice-a-year online survey commissioned by Trulia Inc. found that only 5 percent saw economic incentives for homebuyers as the single most important step the Obama administration could take to restore "the American Dream of homeownership."