The U.S. Census reports similar findings. Their 2010 “Lifetime mobility in the United States” report concludes that 58.8 percent of all Americans are currently living in the state in which they were born. Inter-state and cross-country moves are become fewer and fewer as Americans choose to stay close to home.
With a shrunken economy, and little to no job prospects, people are choosing not to take on a cross-country move. Additional stresses, such as family commitments, the high cost of cross-country moves, and the inability for some families to sell their homes, are shortening moves to the average of just 12 miles in 2011, according to the National Association of Realtors Survey of Homebuyers and Sellers.
Moving companies in Naperville, Chicago, Minneapolis, and throughout the country are feeling the difference. With the average cost of inter-state moves significantly higher than local moves, moving services are being forced to hustle to make up the difference.
“We’re seeing more and more local moves. This is great for our customers choosing to stay local because their costs for our moving services are significantly lower than the costs for out-of-state moves. We are very optimistic about this new moving trend. We like to keep busy and help families move where they need and want to go,” said E-Z Movers.
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E-Z Movers, Inc. is a full service moving company based in Chicago, Illinois. The company has been moving businesses and families since 1997. E-Z Movers, Inc. takes pride in its work and is not satisfied until we completely please our customers. E-Z Movers, Inc.’s trained crews will professionally pack your goods for local, long distance, or commercial moves. A combination of low rates and a professionally trained crew guarantees a faster, more careful, and less costly move.