Over the past couple of years, we’ve all gone through and adapted to a huge amount of change in a short period of time, thanks to the COVID-19 pandemic. These changes only continue into 2022, as does their effect on the job market, housing market, and other variables in everyday life.
Since the onset of the pandemic in 2020, the housing and job markets have experienced particularly unprecedented changes, due to remote work environments. In 2020, many offices went remote, which freed many workers from being tied to their commute or to a central office or headquarters.
On top of this, many offices then decided to keep their remote setups and permanently have their employees work from home, which gave workers a never before seen amount of freedom in where they live and how they live.
As a result, the housing market in 2020 and 2021 saw a huge amount of fluctuation and change, caused by not only the pandemic itself, but by moving patterns that previously had never occurred before.
With so many people no longer tied to their workplace’s location, people started moving to the areas they’d always wanted to live in but couldn’t due to work obligations. People also just decided to move to get to better climates, more ideal locations, or areas that are more spread out than densely populated cities.
If we’ve learned anything over the past couple of years, it’s to embrace and accept change, no matter what form it might come in. This is especially true when it comes to our changing home situations, employment opportunities, and just suddenly having the freedom and ability to move wherever you want, without being tied to your commute or to a central job location.
So will these trends continue, and are buyers and renters’ motivations still the same? In short, yes. Thanks to research done by Allied x Zillow, we’ve determined that these moving trends will continue into 2022, and that there are certain states in particular that will be hotspots in the housing market this year.
The most popular states to move to in 2022 are:
- North Carolina
So what’s the big draw with these states? Why do people want to move there? Let’s find out!
Why People are Moving to Florida in 2022
Florida has been known for a while to feature some of the country’s most beautiful beaches, as well as tons of top attractions in its cities. The state also offers a low cost of living and a more laid back lifestyle, which is appealing to buyers.
Why Move to Texas in 2022
Texas is also a big draw in terms of a lower cost of living and the offering of a more laid back lifestyle than busy Northern or Western cities. Texas is currently in the midst of an economic boom, thanks to companies like Tesla, Oracle, Charles Schwab and more recently setting up their headquarters in its varied cities.
Why People are Moving to California
While Florida or Texas may have California beat in terms of cost of living, California’s spread out landscape, large cities, beautiful weather and diversity in climate and nature are huge selling points for renters and buyers in 2022, as well as it’s large job market.
Why Makes Arizona a Great Place to Live
In a change of pace, Arizona may not offer a ton of beaches, but it is known for its beautiful desert scenery, warm weather, low housing costs, and chiller lifestyle.
Why People are Moving to North Carolina this Year
Our state, North Carolina, is also a huge destination for transplants this year! Our housing market is heating up thanks to the state’s beautiful cities, great beaches, and cheap housing prices.
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