Published on February 14, 2022

5 Moving Trends in 2022


For close to two years now the housing market has been affected by the pandemic. Due to more opportunities to work remotely, a desire to move to less densely populated areas, and a multitude of other reasons, the moving industry has seen a lot of changes. A Mother’s Touch Movers in Melbourne, FL is a leader in the moving industry and we have assisted residents all over Florida with their moving needs throughout all of these changes. We are moving experts, and because of that, we catch onto trends in moving before many others notice. So, we have put together a list of five moving trends that we think will occur in 2022.

#1 – Home Inventory Will Improve

As the year 2021 went on, it became clear that it was a seller’s market. Metro areas in Florida were especially tight as there was a multitude of potential movers seeking homes. People from within the state were flocking to make offers on the houses that came on the market and the demand far exceeded the inventory. However, there is some good news. Over the last three months, there has been a rise in inventory for the first time in a very long while. Those looking for a residential move in 2022 can expect a bit more of a buyer-friendly market a more housing options to choose from. We’re not saying that things will go completely back to normal in 2022, but with rising inventory levels the market is certainly headed in the right direction.

#2 – Most Moves Will Take Place Within the Same Area

While the general thought is that most people are planning long-distance moves, even cross-country, at A Mother’s Touch Movers we have noticed a different overall trend over the last year or so. The reality is that the majority of the people that we have helped move over the last year as well as those that will be moving this year will remain in the same metro area, or within the state. That being said, even before the pandemic, many people were moving out of dense metro areas and into suburban areas and very few were doing the opposite. People want a balance; they want to be close to work, but still have a little extra space. We feel that trend of desiring more space will continue in 2022.

#3 – People of All Backgrounds Will Continue to Move

In 2020 and 2021 people of all ages and backgrounds had a desire to move. Based on demographic trends of those who moved over the last two years individuals and families have continued to move in large numbers. From professionals to retirees, we’ve seen a wide range of people seeking our moving services. Each one has a different reason why they are looking to move. Many singles and young adults will make their first move in 2022 and we are excited to help them with all of their moving needs. Whether you’re a younger person looking to relocate for new employment opportunities, or a retired couple seeking to enjoy retired life on Florida’s sunny beaches, A Mother’s Touch Movers is here to help.

#4 – Work From Home Opportunities Will Continue to Increase

Migration trends in the, not just in Florida, but also in the United States overall will be influenced by the continued opportunity for remote work. Many individuals currently working at home expect to continue, and many businesses have shifted to more of a hybrid model. For this reason, employees don’t have to adhere to high housing costs and have the freedom to move to more financially advantageous areas and less expensive homes. The ability to avoid a commute, have a more flexible work schedule and prioritize family is an increasingly appealing prospect for many people. For those who don’t already enjoy work from home and remote work opportunities, it may drive them to relocate to areas in Florida where those job prospects are higher such as Jacksonville which is a rising star in the department.

#5 – Being Closer to Family Will Remain a Major Moving Factor

It’s been proven time and time again that being close to loved ones is the major reason why people remain in their hometown or move back to their hometown after previously moving away. This fact has held true over the last couple of years and it has shown no sign of changing in 2022. It’s also interesting to note that it’s not just children who are moving back to their old stomping grounds, older folks are also moving back. Some people are moving back in with family in order to lower expenses, and others have a desire to be closer for family functions or to support older relatives. Still, others have a desire to bond with siblings and extended family. No matter the reason, people are moving back home and that trend is one that will continue for many years to come.

So, whatever your reason for moving, or where you are moving to, A Mother’s Touch Movers is here to help. We are Central Florida’s moving industry leader with the know-how it takes for moves both big and small. We would be glad to assist you with your moving needs from start to finish. Contact A Mother’s Touch Movers in Melbourne, FL today for an estimate on your next move.

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