On Wednesday while I was driving back from dropping Jay off at the airport I had the radio turned to a channel that had a morning talk show on. I love listening to talk radio and local news radio is my favorite.
The DJ's were discussing a study about people moving in and out of states. They were discussing what states everyone was leaving and what states everyone was moving to.
I heard people were moving from Ohio and lots of moving into the state of Wyoming, you know because of that, what is it a mine, or gas or oil?
I thought I would find the report and see how Washington was doing. One of my market areas has a high rate of people moving in and out due to military relocation.
Is Washington losing or gaining residents? I guess you could figure that out with a relocation household moves study.
I know a little about relocation, being a military family we have moved across the country several times. Look here I even had a photo of an Atlas Van Lines truck getting ready to move us from 29 Palms, CA to Bremerton, WA. How funny!
Atlas Van Lines survey is based on 80,289 Interstate and Cross-Border Household Goods Relocation
from January 1, 2011 through December 31, 2011.
Looks like Washington is about even with almost as many people moving in (2,752) as people moving out (2,604) which places it in the "balanced" category on the Atlas Van Lines survey.
The annual study shows that the majority of the Western states remain balanced with only two states changing status. Utah is now an outbound state and Wyoming is now balanced.
Being balanced is probably a good thing! CLICK THE PICTURE TO SEE YOUR STATE.
Author:Jo SossJo Soss is the designated Broker and the owner of Homefront Realty in Bremerton Washington. Selling real estate in the greater Puget Sound area since 1994 she has vast knowledge in all aspects of a real estate transaction. Using today's technology with her signature personal service allows her to achieve complete customer satisfaction.
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