Realtors, moving companies and your best friend will tell you that May through September is the most popular time of year to move to a new home.
It’s not hard to see the advantages. Many houses and apartments are on the market, plus there’s the fact there are no blizzards or ice storms going on.
If you’re moving, chances are that you’re not heading for the big city or a small town. The biggest population gains are once again swinging toward the suburbs, according to the U.S. Census.
And you’re probably not going far: Of the 11.7 million people who moved in 2014, 6.6 million did not cross a state line. Another 4.4 million moved within 50 miles of their last address.
Whenever and wherever you are moving, the following tips can help you have a hassle-free move.