Where Are Americans Moving?

first_img Data Provider Black Knight to Acquire Top of Mind 2 days ago Servicers Navigate the Post-Pandemic World 2 days ago The South is rising for U.S. homebuyers looking to move to another state or region, according to a state migration study by LendingTree.The study indicated that of the 12.1 percent homebuyers across the country who change states, most preferred to head south, with Florida being the No. 1 destination for the migrant population of 15 of the 50 states that were reviewed.For the study, LendingTree reviewed over 2 million new purchase mortgage loan requests for primary residences in all 50 states until November 2018 to find the most popular new locations for homeowners in each state along with the states with the highest percentage of requests to move to other parts of the country.Of all purchase mortgage requests during the study’s period, 9.1 percent were for Florida. For out-of-state movers, 12.4 percent of requests were for Florida, the study found. Texas had the highest percentage of residents looking to move within state lines with 93.4 percent of purchase mortgage requests from individuals of the Lone Star State being for properties within the state. Texas also beat Florida in the number of people from other states looking to move.Alaska topped the list of states where residents were looking to move away with only 75.2 percent looking to stay on in the state. Washington was the preferred state for residents looking to move out of Alaska.When adjusted for population size, the study found that South Carolina scored the highest as “mortgage loan requests were 52 percent greater than suggested by its share of the national population.” Florida, Delaware, Georgia, and North Carolina were also among the top states when viewed by this metric. North Dakota led the states that were least popular by this metric followed by Hawaii, Minnesota, California, and New York.Click here to read the full study. Data Provider Black Knight to Acquire Top of Mind 2 days ago December 5, 2018 3,946 Views Demand Propels Home Prices Upward 2 days ago Homebuyers Inbound LendingTree migration Outward Migration Residents 2018-12-05 Radhika Ojha Where Are Americans Moving? Subscribe Tagged with: Homebuyers Inbound LendingTree migration Outward Migration Residents The Week Ahead: Nearing the Forbearance Exit 2 days ago Radhika Ojha is an independent writer and copy-editor, and a reporter for DS News. She is a graduate of the University of Pune, India, where she received her B.A. in Commerce with a concentration in Accounting and Marketing and an M.A. in Mass Communication. Upon completion of her masters degree, Ojha worked at a national English daily publication in India (The Indian Express) where she was a staff writer in the cultural and arts features section. Ojha, also worked as Principal Correspondent at HT Media Ltd and at Honeywell as an executive in corporate communications. She and her husband currently reside in Houston, Texas. Related Articles Demand Propels Home Prices Upward 2 days ago Servicers Navigate the Post-Pandemic World 2 days ago The Best Markets For Residential Property Investors 2 days ago  Print This Post Governmental Measures Target Expanded Access to Affordable Housing 2 days ago in Daily Dose, Featured, Market Studies, News Home / Daily Dose / Where Are Americans Moving? The Best Markets For Residential Property Investors 2 days ago Previous: Top 5 Affordable Markets Next: The Mortgage Law Firm Announces Expansion Governmental Measures Target Expanded Access to Affordable Housing 2 days ago Share Save About Author: Radhika Ojha Sign up for DS News Daily last_img read more