There is some speculation that governments manipulate economies and housing markets to curry favour with voters as we approach general elections. Does the state of the housing market impact your voting intentions?
Do you not think that governments can create a small window of opportunity where investors/voters feel happy and content (and more likely to vote for them)? Interest rates are a crude tool but tax giveaways also sway voters minds and can take the pressure of mortgage/rental costs.
Its called the feel good factor and does impact short term voting intentions - why change a government if you feel wealthier, happier and positive about the future. However, on the flipside of the coin, if things are going badly come voting day then the government of the day stands little chance of being voted back in.