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Chicago Places Again as Top Moving Destination by U-Haul

April 19, 2014

Studies from moving truck companiesNothing if not consistent, the Windy City again placed as a top destination for those looking to make a move last year. While not the top destination on this year’s list from U-Haul – Houston took that spot – Chicago claimed 4th place, landing in the top five. This is higher than Chicago placed in fellow moving truck company Penske’s same list, where Chicago was knocked down from fifth place in 2012 to eighth place in 2013. Number one on Penske’s list was Atlanta for the second year in a row. Both companies remarked that the Midwest continues to be a strong destination for many American families.

Chicago’s affordability, as has been marked by studies from Zillow and many others, continues to make it desirable place to call home. In addition, it is our hope that continued efforts from the local and Federal government, like the new Welcome Illinois and the Back to Work foreclosure forgiveness program, continue to make great strides toward clearing out vacancies in our fair city. News that blighted homes will start clearing out, too, is great for the city and will help us look forward to a brighter landscape, even if the process is expected to take a number of years.

As we advance through spring and the primary home buying months, we’ll be on the lookout for U-Haul, Penske and other moving trucks headed into the city. What advice would you give to new residents of Chicago when you see one of these trucks roll up into your neighborhood?

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Mitch Levinson is the author of “Internet Marketing: The Key to Increased New Home Sales” published by BuilderBooks. He is an Internet marketing expert with expertise in search engine optimization, website development, email marketing, social media and CRM consulting services. He is known for creating effective programs that can be tracked through analytics to prove effectiveness and ROI. Mitch is founder and president of MLC New Home Marketing and MLC FlatFee Realty, as well as managing partner of mRELEVANCE, LLC, a Marketing, Communication, Interactive agency with offices in Chicago and Atlanta. He currently leads the Chicago team. A Multi-Million Dollar Sales Producer who earned an MBA in Computer Information Systems and eCommerce, he brings a unique perspective and experience to the field of real estate communications. Mitch combines the two interests in order to help home builders and developers gain a competitive advantage through the Internet and technology. When he isn’t behind a computer, he enjoys participating in sports and coaching his kids’ teams. Mitch resides in Arlington Heights, Ill., a northwest suburb of Chicago, with his family, which includes two rambunctious labs. Visit my Google+ profile.

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