As house prices skyrocket, some Aussies consider big moves

Nov 25, 2021
Homeownership was already out of reach for many young Australians. Then the pandemic hit.
Prices are rising at breakneck speed in places like Sydney's eastern suburbs, spurred by a housing shortage and low interest rates.
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Americans didn't move nearly as much as you may've thought during the pandemic

Nov 18, 2021
What happened wasn't migration, it was mobility.
New Census data show surprisingly low relocation rates over the pandemic. Above, a mover places boxes in a moving truck in New York City.
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Searching for a rental as prices rise ... and rise

Sep 6, 2021
In Spokane, Washington’s hot rental market, finding an affordable home is “like a full time job” said Spokane Valley resident Kali Capps.
Because of Spokane, Washington's hot rental market, sales representative Kali Capps opted for an apartment out of her price range because “it was the absolute only option that we had,” she said.
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Communities lure remote workers with cash and perks

Jul 26, 2021
We’re talking anywhere from $2,000 to $20,000, plus park passes or camping equipment to sweeten the deal.
Trying to leverage workers' ability to connect with their employers from anywhere, places like Topeka, Kansas, are offering incentives to relocate.
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Rents are rising again, making it hard to find an apartment

Jul 22, 2021
Bidding wars to rent? One would-be renter says that's going on in Houston, Texas.
While rents in urban areas dipped during the pandemic, they're climbing back up and inspiring rental bidding wars in some markets.
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Zillow confirms people are moving to smaller cities and bigger homes

Jun 14, 2021
Cities in the South and Southwest were already growing, but the pandemic accelerated the trend.
According to North American Van Lines, people left Chicago, New York, Los Angeles, San Diego and San Francisco at the highest rates.
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Income influenced where Americans moved in 2020

May 11, 2021
Many relocated from larger cities to smaller ones with lower costs of living and less stringent COVID-19 regulations.
For high earners who are able to work remotely, the desire for a different lifestyle may prompt a relocation.
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Number of Americans moving homes hits lowest level in 73 years

Dec 16, 2020
Migration patterns could change in a work-from-home world brought on by the pandemic.
A pedestrian walks by a building advertising an apartment for rent on Sept. 1, 2020, in San Francisco, California.
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The pandemic is affecting why and where we move

Oct 16, 2020
A new Marketplace-Edison Research Poll found the flexibility to work anywhere as a factor.
"Fourteen percent of those that move with us are saying one of the primary reasons was due to COVID,” said Tricia Schuler, marketing director for United Van Lines' parent company UniGroup. Above, a moving crew loads a truck in Manhattan in March.
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How COVID-19 has changed where Americans live

Jul 7, 2020
Almost a quarter of adults have either moved because of the pandemic or know someone who has.
The biggest share of the movers was young people ages 18 to 29.
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