Moving is something that we will all experience at some point in our lives. Many relocate for a change of scenery, employment, to be closer to relatives, to downsize or to upgrade a home. According to the 2017 census, 21.7% of Americans moved within the last year. With the housing market rapidly recovering, experts predict that the number of Americans that move each year will continue to rise within the next five years. So, what did prompt Americans to move last year? Check out of list of the top 3 reasons why Americans moved in 2017.
Employment Opportunities: With the economy slowly recovering and jobs becoming more readily available, one of the most prevalent reasons Americans moved is to make more money. An individual may be satisfied with their career, but at the end of the day, income is an important factor for everyone. Therefore, most of the individuals who move have most likely received a promotion in a new area, which required them to make a move.
Better Education: Education is one of the most valuable investments in our country. Families and young adults all over our nation move to different areas to receive a better education, with hopes of a brighter future.
A New Lifestyle: Quality of life is valued more than ever in this modern age. Individuals are seeking lower cost of living, better work opportunities, more time to spend with family, and financial security. Many Americans are also moving to be closer to relatives and are seeking homes in areas with warmer climates.
No matter what the reason may be for a move, it is important that your move is planned and executed with ease. The experts at Fry-Wagner having been moving people all over the country for over 100 years! If you are planning a move in 2018 call your friends at Fry-Wagner to learn more about our move process or to receive a free in-home estimate today!