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America on the Move: Every year 45 million Americans move. So where is everyone going? Find out the top 10 winning and losing states where people move to. 

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The Cost of Moving: Moving will cost you; there's no way around it. Contain costs by choosing the move method that makes the most sense for you. Know what you are taking, where it's going and how to move it. 

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Migration Trends: Where are People Moving?: Find out the top five inbound and outbound U.S. states and cities. Look at seasonal moving trends and the top 10 moving dates of the year.

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U.S. Migration Patterns: A look at migration patterns and the top reasons for moving. Understand the different patterns by region and scroll through the top 17 reasons to move on a national basis.

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Is the American Dream Still Attainable: Many people are relocating to less expensive, more inland locations. When finding the right place to live there are three home paths to choose from; build, buy existing or rent.

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Moving Plans: The plans people make when moving according to a 2012 survey. More people are sharing living quarters and leaving their homeowner status for rentals due to affordability and employment issues.

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Regional Moving: An Atlas Van Line study finds that on a worldwide basis, most moves occur within individual regions. Find the origins and destinations of international migrants against the Human Development Index.

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How far will people move?: The majority of moves are considered local (within the same city) followed by long distance moves of 500 miles or more, nearby cities and then regional moves.

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Move statistics: More than 40 million people move in the United States each year, half of which occur between May and September. See more statistics that include, stress levels, move costs and more.

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How does your home compare with the typical American home?: See how your house matches up against the average U.S. home along with mortgage statistics over the past three years.

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Why People Move: A look at the top four reasons why people move and the major purchases they typically make. View the top four cities and the top five states that they move to.

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A Guide to Moving Taxes: Moving requires a lot of work, money and emotional energy. The good news is that moving for a number of reasons can trigger new tax eligibilities.

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Staged and Sold: Staging is the act of preparing your home for 'show' to prospective buyers. If done properly, staging has been statistically proven to sell homes faster and for more money!

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Fight for Your Right to Move: Choosing the wrong moving company can quickly make an uncomplicated journey a nightmare. This how-to guide can help make your move scam-free by teaching you what you need to know.

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Save the Trees: Recycle your moving boxes! The average move requires 60 boxes, which is equal to more than half of a one-ton pine tree. During your lifetime you are likely to move 11 times, which is equal to 7 trees!

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Trends in Relocation: The growth of global relocation continues largely due to emerging market needs. A look at management challenges, acceptance changes and reasons why employees transfer. 

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Should You Buy or Rent?: Trying to determine if you should buy or rent? Look at price to rent ratios and determine what is best for you. Find out the five most affordable and least affordable locations. 

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Move Acronyms

AMSA  American Moving & Storage Association

CWT   Cost per one hundred pounds

DOT    Department of Transportation

PBO    Packed By Owner

SIT     Storage In Transit

 


Real Estate Acronyms

BPO   Broker Price Opinion

CMA  Comparative Market Analysis

FDR   Formal Dining Room

MLS   Multiple Listing Service

TI      Tenant Improvement

 


Relocation Acronyms

CRP   Certified Relocation Professional

COLA Cost of Living Allowance

FMV   Fair Market Value

MVA   Market Value Analysis

PCS   Personal Change of Station (military)

 

 

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