Every year, Allied Van Lines publishes the Magnet State report, or a complete report regarding the information on the moving trends in the past year. This year Allied was glad to team up with Zillow to create an even more accurate representation of the year’s moving trends.Â
The 2021 Magnet States Report shows that consumers continue to flock to Florida, while people moving for work are going to Texas. The Magnet States Report analyzes moves by thousands of Allied customers and Zillow Home Value Index data from January 1, 2021 â€“ November 14, 2021. Historical trends date back to January 1, 2016.
Top Destination States:
Florida: 5, 684 moves
Texas: 4,739 moves
California: 3,253 moves
North Carolina: 2,465 moves
Arizona: 2,299 moves
Where People Moved to Most:Â
Dallas- Fort Worth
Where People Moved Out of:
A showdown to be the top state for business: for work-related moves, Texas (#1) and California (#2) are the top destination states for the last five years.
The top destination market for all those who moved with Allied (corporate and consumer) was Dallas-Fort Worth and the place most people moved out of was Chicago, IL.
The top destination cities for people who moved for work in 2021 were Houston, Tucson, and Chicago.
The top cities that people moved to for reasons other than work in 2021 were: Austin, Chicago, and Denver.
The top city Allied customers moved out of was Chicago for the fifth year in a row. Where did they go? Denver, Los Angeles, and Austin.
The top day of the week for consumers to move was Wednesdays and the summer months (June/July) hold strong as the peak moving season when kids are out of school, making it easier for families with children to move.
The top day of the week for people to move for work has been Fridays for the last five years in the summer months, aligned with the peak moving season.
The average interstate mover in 2021 moved to a ZIP code where homes were about $35,800 cheaper than where they came from, amplifying a trend that first broke out in 2020 when movers began migrating from pricier to much more affordable locales.
The comparable average ZIP-level price decline in 2020 was about $29,500. Before the pandemic, people tended to move to ZIP codes with very similar average prices: the average ZIP-level price change was only a decrease of less than $7,500 each year from 2016 to 2019.
The larger affordability gradient this year was driven by a remarkable rise in the average home value of peopleâ€™s origin ZIP codes: it rose by 14.0%, to reach $480,736. But, reflecting the yearâ€™s hot housing market, the average value of homes in ZIP codes where interstate movers ended up in 2021 also rose substantially; by 13.5%, to $444,932.
The top destinations for net inbound moves in 2021 are mid-priced growing Sunbelt metro areas, while the top origins for net outbound moves are in places that are colder, pricier, or both.
The Dallas-Fort Worth metro area topped the rankings for the most net inbound moves in 2021, pulling in movers, especially from pricey Los Angeles and chilly Chicago, as well as Phoenix.
Chicago tops the list of metro areas that originated the most net outbound moves, sending the most movers south and west to Phoenix, Dallas-Fort Worth, and Los Angeles.
Some of 2020â€™s top destinations have lost their affordability edge, and now theyâ€™re attracting fewer movers.
In 2020, Phoenix had the most net inbound moves, and Austin had the fourth most, out of all metro areas. But in 2021, they slid to the eighth and 10th highest net destinations, respectively. That might be due to the declining number of movers experiencing large price savings, at the local level, when moving there this year.
So far in 2021, people moving into the Austin metro area are moving from ZIP codes with an average home value of $632,779, and moving into ones in the Austin area where homes are worth an average of $608,163, for less than $25,000 of potential price savings. In the comparable data covering the same time frame in 2020, people moving to Austin saw ZIP-level price savings averaging over $140,000.
This year, people moving into the Phoenix metro area are moving from ZIP codes with an average home value of $528,712, and moving into ones in the Phoenix area where homes are worth roughly the same: $526,993, on average, or only about $1,700 less. In the comparable data for 2020, people moving to Phoenix saw ZIP-level price savings averaging over $48,000.
The diminished home price savings for people moving to Austin and Phoenix in 2021 reflects the likely effects of 2020â€™s demand surge, which drove up the cost of homes in those metro areas faster than in any other major metropolitan area, thereby potentially shrinking the pool of movers in 2021.
Just like in years past, people come and go from certain states, but the 2021 Magnet Report continues to show unprecedented moving patterns in relation to the COVID-19 pandemic, which are expected to continue into 2022.Â
Looking for the best Allied movers for your 2022 move? Make sure to do your research and use the Magnet Report to take into account which areas might have the most appeal or the most to offer new residents, and then contact Carey Moving & Storage for all of your relocation needs.Â
You have been wonderful to work with. I was told you would be in contact with me during the move and you definitely kept the promise. Itâ€™s nice to know people meet and exceed expectations. Paul and I are happy with our experience and will definitely use you in the future should we move again.Thank you!
Melissa and Paul
Compliments to Everyone!I am very satisfied with driver Barney and Al. My compliments to everyone
We are settled in, and have time to consider how easily the move was from Vonore, TN to Lansing, MI.The move not nearly as hectic as we thought it would be, this is in part due to the excellent performance by your people, namely Justin Schott the group leader. Justin had a handle on the entire move. Justinâ€™s concerns were that the items be handled carefully and that they be placed where the client wanted them. Tim and Xavier are fine gentlemen, they too had the same concerns as Justin. Cody and Joe did their best to pack our goods so as to have little damage.The named are a credit to the Carey Moving Company. We are happy that we named you folks to do our transfer, thank you.
Frank and Mary Thomas
Pat-As mentioned we have not fully unpacked yet so hopefully all things are here. Other than that confirmation, the fellows who moved us were extremely courteous and mannerly. Much appreciated. They were very careful about not scratching the walls. They were also careful to ask where items should be placed. They arrived on time for delivery.
I would like the manager of the Arden office to know that the staff that handled our move into your storage facility was superb. Kim explained everything very clearly up front and there were no nasty surprises thereafter. Brian bossed the packing day and the loading day with ease and grace and I cannot tell you how relieved I was to know I was in good hands. The others, Lori, Doug, Tom, and Bob were also very good at what they do. Thank you. I look forward to delivery as soon as we find a place. Thank you.
Karen Coler, Hendersonville, NC
I received my shipment on Sunday Feb 23rd. All items were in perfect shape. It was a great experience working with your company. Patrick was very helpful and knowledgeable. Being that I was in South Carolina for a very short time, he succeeded in getting everything set up in a timely manner to be packed and put on the truck. The packers were very nice and efficient and obviously packed items very well. The driver was thoughtful and called me several times to assure me that my items were on the way. He was friendly and efficient when he dropped off the boxes. You were very kind and helpful every time I called with a question and quickly handled all the paperwork.Please pass on our thanks and appreciation to all the people involved in the transport of our items.
Hi again!I need to tell you that I am very pleased with the move. All is great!The gentlemen, Barnie and Allen were absolutely terrific. Very pleasant,careful, patient and hard working.I will recommend Allied for sure!Thanks, LoriHendersonville, NC to Westwood, MAMary Daniels
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