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2013 Relocation Real Estate Market Spotlight

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Four under-the-radar markets for relocation include: Sumter County, Florida; Sugar Land / Fort Bend County, Texas; Statesboro, Georgia; Hays County, Texas.

One in three Americans would consider moving to another state in the next one to two years for financial as well as lifestyle considerations, according to a new survey by ERA Real Estate and HGTV. For more information about 2013 Relocation trends view: http://www.slideshare.net/ERARealEstate/2013-real-estate-relocation-trends-final

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2013 Relocation Real Estate Market Spotlight

  1. 1. RELOCATION REAL ESTATE 4 UNDER-THE-RADAR MARKETS TO CONSIDER
  2. 2. RELOCATION: 4 MARKETS TO CONSIDER ARE PEOPLE MORE APT TO MAKE A BIG MOVE NOW? YES! Why? ERA Real Estate / HGTV survey reveals an appetite for exciting opportunities and experiences. Where? ERA Brokers help uncover great moves to consider.
  3. 3. RELOCATION: 4 MARKETS TO CONSIDER WHY? RENEWED INTEREST IN RELOCATING  U.S. unemployment is declining .  Real estate values are improving.  According to U.S. Census data, “migration” is on the rise. The number of people who moved out of state or region in 2012 increased 6% over 2011.  ERA Real Estate brokers are citing an increased interest in selfdirected relocation.  A recent ERA Real Estate survey of HGTV.com Consumers found that in in 3 Americans would consider moving to another state in 1-2 years.
  4. 4. RELOCATION: 4 MARKETS TO CONSIDER WHERE? BUT WHERE WOULD YOU MOVE IF YOU RELOCATED? ERA REAL ESTATE IDENTIFIED 4 UNDERTHE-RADAR RELOCATION MARKETS TO CONSIDER . . .
  5. 5. RELOCATION: 4 MARKETS TO CONSIDER THE VILLAGES, SUMTER COUNTY, FLORIDA At The Villages, you’re not just buying a home, you’re buying a lifestyle. Broker Gus Grizzard of ERA Tom Grizzard, Inc. is seeing internet inquiries about the area increase 30%, likely due to: Great weather and beautiful scenery adds to the allure of The Villages and the average sale price $206,000 YTD – is right.      Attractive cost of living Highly sought after schools Civic club with activities to suit a variety of interests Golf amenities 3 separate town squares with nightly entertainment Image courtesy of Sumter County Chamber of Commerce.
  6. 6. RELOCATION: 4 MARKETS TO CONSIDER SUGAR LAND / FORT BEND COUNTY, TEXAS Broker Joe Benes of ERA Benes Realty is seeing an uptick in relocation to Sugar Land / Fort Bend County due to economic development and:    Beautiful weather and numerous cultural opportunities makes Sugar Land / Fort Bend County a great place to live.   Job opportunity, because Fort Bend is a suburb of Houston The cost of housing is below the national average Amenities such as minor league baseball, fresh water lakes, golf, nightlife Proximity to beaches – only 50 miles from the Gulf Coast Good school system Image courtesy of Sugar Land Town Square.
  7. 7. RELOCATION: 4 MARKETS TO CONSIDER STATESBORO, GEORGIA According to Broker Patricia Hirsch of ERA Landmark Realty, Statesboro is a very progressive area with various financial and lifestyle benefits, such as:   This home in Statesboro is listed for $245,000 – a bargain for a large yard and nice weather. And there are more bargains to be had the average sale price is $151, 330 YTD.   Low taxes and affordable housing Georgia Southern University is located in town and creates job opportunities, offers sporting events and provides performing arts shows Residents can enjoy nearby coastal areas without the threat of severe weather (i.e. hurricanes) at home – Savannah is 50 miles away and Jacksonville, Fla. is a two hour drive Great schools, strong university system, etc. Image courtesy of ERA Landmark Realty.
  8. 8. RELOCATION: 4 MARKETS TO CONSIDER HAYS COUNTY, TEXAS According to relocation director Brenda Wall of ERA Colonial Real Estate, Hays County has an abundance of positive reasons for people to relocate to the area:    In Hays County, you can live just outside the city limits and still enjoy a beautiful yard. The average sale price of a home is $283,179 YTD.   You can still get a nice home at a decent price Great, year-round weather It’s part of the Greater Metro Area – job opportunity, close commute, nightlife and culture offerings Plenty of open green space, lakes and rivers for people to enjoy recreation Many musical festivities including the nearby Austin City Limits Music Festival (Austin is the music capital of the world) Image courtesy of ERA Colonia Real Estate.
  9. 9. RELOCATION: 4 MARKETS TO CONSIDER ERA REAL ESTATE’S 2013 RELOCATION FINDINGS HAVE BEEN FEATURED IN THE NEWS RECENTLY, INCLUDING: • MARKET WATCH • REAL ESTATE ECONOMY WATCH • HOUSING WIRE • LOCAL NBC AFFILIATES
  10. 10. RELOCATION: 4 MARKETS TO CONSIDER READ MORE RELOCATION INSIGHTS FROM ERA REAL ESTATE: • LOOK FOR OUR RETHINKING RELOCATION – 2013 DRIVERS: OUT OF MARKET MOVES DECK ON SLIDE SHARE • REVIEW OUR RELOCATION INFO-GRAPHIC, CLICK HERE

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