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Survey: Nearly Half of Homeowners Plan to Move This Decade

Phil Hall
Feb 12, 2020
Photo credit: Getty Images/Robert Daly

A new survey conducted by LendingTree has determined that 45 percent of homeowners have plans to move to a different house sometime before 2030, while 22% haven't set any expectations. The survey, which polled 1,552 adults, found 22 percent of respondents not setting any plans for relocation during the 2020s. For those that planned to move out of their home during the decade, 16 percent planned to move to a new house in their current location, 15 percent planned to move to a new city within their current state and 15 percent were planning to move to another state.
 
As for the reasons for moving, 30 percent of respondents were in search of an area with a lower cost of living, 28 percent were seeking better job opportunities, 21 percent wanted to be closer to their children and 18 percent were planning to retire.
 
The survey also found about one in six homeowners planned to return to renting at some point over the next 10 years.

 
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