The moving trends are people are moving long distance and downsizing. Forty million people move each year which is about 15% of the population. One story homes and Smart homes are the newest trend. Long distance moves accounts for 60% of the population and Local moves accounts for 40% of the population. Friday and Saturdays are the most popular days to move and May through August are the most popular months to move.
How People are Relocating
Hiring a professional mover is the most reliable and efficient way to move. Some choose to rent a moving truck and have partial assistance with their move. Do it yourself is the less expensive yet the most work to move.
Why People Move
Everyone would like a better quality of life. Employment opportunities can create promotional opportunities, and higher salaries. Cheaper housing and easier commute are many reasons people are moving. Marital status changes and attending colleges can also lead to relocation.
Where People are Moving
Moving to the Mountain West and to the Pacific West are the most popular areas to relocate. Retirement, family life and change of lifestyle cause people to move to these areas. The top states for moving are California, Texas, Georgia, Florida and New York. Texas is very popular for the employment availability, economically cheaper, home and land availability, Texas has lower tax rates, easier building permits and do not have state taxes. Moving can be very stressful yet exciting also with all the new opportunities available. You have to make the choice to move what’s best for you and your family.