Top Twenty Real Estate Relocation Cities in the US -- 2/26/09

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The top twenty real estate relocation cities in the US according to our recent traffic are:


  1. Charlotte, NC
  2. Willmington, NC
  3. Atlanta, GA
  4. Jacksonvllle, FL
  5. Raleigh, NC
  6. Chattanooga, TN
  7. Greensboro, NC
  8. Asheville, NC
  9. Grand Junction, CO
  10. Tampa, FL
  11. Cary, NC
  12. Savannah, GA
  13. Nashville, TN
  14. San Antonio, TX
  15. Maryville, TN
  16. Charleston, SC
  17. Greenville, SC
  18. Hunstville, AL
  19. Albuquerque, NM
  20. Ocala, FL


Despite the recession it appears that several cities in North Carolina remain popular relocation areas.  Nevertheless, nationwide relocation traffic is about one third what we experienced a couple of years ago. And we have seen a substantial decline in activity on average over the past couple of months as homebuyers were waiting for substantial action from the federal government.  The continued decline in home prices and the increase in unsold home inventory have led many potential buyers to delay purchasing decision.

Note that trends in relocation destinations do not necessarily follow local trends in sales.  People relocate due to retirement and/or to follow job opportunities. Despite adverse market conditions in many areas, relocations continue.  Due to economic development in some areas, the trends remain generally favorable for many cities.  For instance, the Mobile Bay area of Alabama is an area for which we are receiving considerable leads.  Even certain areas of Arizona, which have been extremely hard hit by the housing crisis, receive a considerable number of leads on a weekly basis.  BuyersUSA Relocation continues to process a steady flow of homebuyer relocation leads for many areas of the US.  In fact, about 10% of our 5,011 covered cities are still receiving a considerable flow of leads. 

We anticipate that as the impact of the nearly $800 billion economic recovery law becomes a reality during the second half of 2009 that job-related relocation will again become a major factor and may substantially refocus relocations into different areas.  As the recovery in the general economy begins improving the housing market, we anticipate a rising number of relocations.  

BuyersUSA Relocation homebuyer leads are serviced by a network of top real estate agents who cover 5,011 cities.  We are normally looking for additional agents to assist our leads.  To find out more about our service please visit our new member information site


Comments (3)

Heather the Realtor Orlando, Lake Mary
LemonTree Realty - Orlando, FL
First Time Home Buyers, Bank Owned Homes

Im surprised to see Ocala on that list over Orlando. But glad to see two area's just less then 1 hour from Orlando there has to be some trickle effect. :)

Feb 26, 2009 11:39 AM
Lisa Southern
Lisa Southern Real Estate - Raleigh, NC
Lisa Southern Real Estate

I'm glad to live and work in the Triangle...Cary and Raleigh are bustling and have so much to offer its residents!


Feb 26, 2009 12:51 PM
Robert Schwabe
EXP Realty - Orange Park, FL
Orange Park Real Estate

Tim - I'm happy to see Jacksonville in the top 20. It should keep us busy for awhile.

Feb 26, 2009 01:12 PM