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Cleveland is most popular choice among Detroit residents looking to move, according to report

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Posted at 11:49 AM, Jun 18, 2021
and last updated 2021-06-18 11:49:50-04

CLEVELAND — Detroit residents looking to leave Michigan and buy a home consider Cleveland as their top destination, according to a report by Redfin real estate brokerage.

Movement from one metro area to another has trended upward since the beginning of the pandemic as Americans take advantage of the flexibility around remote work to live somewhere that’s more affordable, closer to family and has warmer weather.

The share of homebuyers looking to relocate to a different area is still well above pre-pandemic levels, said Redfin chief economist Daryl Fairweather.

New York, San Francisco, Los Angeles, Washington D.C. and Denver were the top places Americans looked to leave in April.

The data showed 30.6% of Redfin users searched for a home outside their metro area in April, up 26% in April 2020.

1. New York — buyers moving to Boston.
2. San Francisco — buyers moving to Seattle.
3. Los Angeles — buyers moving to Las Vegas.
4. Washington, D.C. — buyers moving to Salisbury, Md.
5. Denver — buyers moving to Seattle.
6. Seattle — buyers moving to Phoenix.
7. Chicago — buyers moving to Cape Coral, Fl.
8. Milwaukee — buyers moving to Chicago.
9. Boston — buyers moving to Portland, Maine.
10. Detroit — buyers moving to Cleveland.

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