With rent prices soaring, many people are opting to purchase and move into their own homes. In fact, 24% of recent home buyers cited the desire to own a home as the reason why they made the investment that they did. There was a variety of factors that led them to purchase their new homes where they did. Economic development was a major factor. In fact, a recent Pew survey found that 44% of new homebuyers selected where they moved to based upon the amount of job and business opportunities that were available. On top of that, 9% of recent homebuyers said they acquired a new home because they had to move for employment purposes. Furthermore, 8% of recent homebuyers made the investment because they either wanted to be in a better area, or their family situation had changed.
Economic growth and the desire to be in a better area are behind the uptick in people moving out of cities and into the suburbs. In the five year period between 2005 and 2010, the suburbs saw an increase of over 8.8 million citizens. That means that while 9.2 million people moved to more urban areas, 17.9 million people left the city to live in the outlying areas.
Regardless of why people move, there are a number of things they need to do in order to make the process go more smoothly. The first thing they should do is create a checklist for moving. At the top of this list should be to get a number of moving quotes from several different furniture moving companies to determine how much it will cost you. Although it may seem pricey, finding professional movers can make all the difference in how smoothly your move goes.
Once you select the furniture moving company that will assist you with your move, you should ask them for any moving tips or moving solutions they may have to make the job easier on both you and them. You may also want to ask them where you can get boxes for moving or if they supply you with them. Some white glove moving services will box up your belongings for you, eliminating the stress and physical burden a move can cause.
In addition to getting a moving quote for a furniture moving company, your moving checklist may also need to include piano movers. While some moving services provide this benefit, be sure to inquire and find out how much experience they have in moving such a heavy and valuable musical instrument. After all, you do not want the first thing you do after you are all settled in your new home to be that you need to find a piano repair shop. Moving is stressful, do not let your furniture moving company or your piano movers make it more so.