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More Americans Want to Call Themselves Texans, According to Relocation.com Moving Survey

NEW YORK, July 7, 2010 - Attracted by its relatively stable real estate prices and lower unemployment rate - 8.5 percent in June - more Americans decided to head to the Lone Star State, according to a new consumer survey conducted by Relocation.com. This shift to Texas represents a 50 percent increase from Relocation.com's February 2010 findings, which had California topping the list of desirable destination states. In the current survey, California falls to third with Florida coming in second and North Carolina and Georgia rounding out fourth and fifth top respectively for the top five U.S. destination states.

Moreover, Relocation.com's survey found that fewer Americans said they were moving due to foreclosure which is indicative of similar trends within the nation's economic status. Only one percent of the 1,068 individuals who completed the survey said they were moving because they had lost their home—a welcome decrease from the five percent who, in the February survey, cited foreclosure as their reason for relocating.

A new survey question about homeownership indicated an encouraging sign: four percent of Relocation's survey participants said they were able to purchase a home for the first time due to the decline in home prices; while another 10 percent moved to a bigger, better home or a more desirable neighborhood.

"These survey findings underscore what we're seeing daily as people look to us for that first step in their moving research,” said Relocation.com Chairman and Founder Sharon Asher. "We're definitely noticing an increase in moving inquiries from households looking to relocate to Texas and Florida with fewer requests to California.

The Relocation.com survey was conducted in early June 2010 and is a continuation of consumer surveys conducted since March 2009 to gauge moving and relocation attitudes and behaviors. For the full survey results, please click here.

About Relocation.com
Relocation.com is the largest online marketplace connecting consumers who are moving locally, nationally or internationally with professionals that can best service their needs. Working with many leading moving and storage companies, Relocation.com provides free quotes from quality, professional companies who can service consumers during their upcoming move. It is focused on helping make the relocation process easier and less challenging for the 40 million people moving each year. Relocation.com offers comprehensive information, tools and resources to help consumers compare, connect and learn about products and services from hundreds of relevant providers. Named in 2009 by Inc. magazine as one of America's fastest-growing companies, the company was founded in 2000 by online moving industry pioneer, chairman Sharon Asher, and is based in New York. For more information, visit https://www.relocation.com/.

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