Fresh Start: Top Five Cities People Are Moving To

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Ready for a fresh start and a change of scenery? People pick up and move to new cities every day but do you know what cities they're moving to the most? Move, Inc., the media leader in connecting consumers with the when, where and how to move, shares the trend of the top five cities people are moving to across the nation. According to Moving.com, part of the Move Network, the five cities in order of popularity are Chicago, Houston, Austin, Los Angeles and Atlanta. This week's Trend Spot, http://trends.move.com, focuses on those cities and a starter home that's available in each.

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    Affordable in the Windy City: Just outside of Chicago, IL, a large city where home prices are still reasonable, this Cape Cod-styled starter home has plenty of personality and functionality to boot. With features like three bedrooms, two bathrooms, oak floors, dining room, and pool this $219,900 home is a find. http://homes.realtor.com/prop/1078744165

Master's Domain: With a master suite featuring a whirlpool tub, a separate shower, and double sinks, this Houston, TX home is the perfect fit for those wanting to move to a new city. Houston is one of the top job-generating markets in the country. The $215,000 home boasts five bedrooms, four bathrooms, a game room, slate floors, high ceilings, a fireplace, Energy Star(R) appliances, a kitchen with center island, a water softener and purification system, and a two-car garage. http://homes.realtor.com/prop/1077738912

Entertainer's Dream: Families who like to entertain guests will love this three-bedroom, 2.5-bathroom home in Austin, TX. Austin boasts relatively low taxes, which certainly is a reason to have friends over to celebrate. With features like a kitchen with breakfast bar and center island, a dining room, a game room, and a covered patio, a family can make sure all guests are having a good time in this $192,500 home. http://homes.realtor.com/prop/1078149256

Retro Charm: This Los Angeles, CA home features a complete retro kitchen and a detached wooden workshop. The lush backyard is a plus in a city where sun and warm weather are a standard. The $527,000 home also has three bedrooms including a large master suite, two bathrooms, hardwood floors, custom tile and is walking distance from the local elementary school and shops. http://homes.realtor.com/prop/1074030918#Detail

Down-Home Comfort: The growing city of Atlanta, GA is known for its high construction rate, so join in on the boom. Bungalow-style, two fireplaces, hardwood floors, and a front porch make this $169,000 home the epitome of down-home comfort and charm. Other features include four bedrooms, two bathrooms, dishwasher, dining room and central air conditioning. http://homes.realtor.com/prop/1075944964

REALTOR.com(R), operated by Move, Inc. and Move.com homes and rentals featured on Move Trend Spot are based on the most comprehensive nationwide database of available properties and their amenities as of April 16, 2007. Added research has been provided by National Association of Realtors for this week's Trend Spot. Additional comparisons and lists showcasing trends in consumer preference, interest and demand for Real Estate properties are available at http://trends.move.com.

ABOUT MOVE, INC.

Move, Inc. (NASDAQ:MOVE), the media leader for the when, where and how to move, provides homebuyers and renters with the real estate and community information, and professional connections they need before, during and after a move. The Company operates Move.com(TM) (http://www.move.com), the most comprehensive real estate search site for rentals and homes to buy and REALTOR.com(R) (http://www.realtor.com), the official Web site of the National Association of REALTORS(R). Move also operates Welcome Wagon(R) (http://www.welcomewagon.com), a 78-year old neighborhood expert that provides new movers with valuable and comprehensive information about businesses and professionals in their new communities. Move.com is the official new homes Web site of the National Association of Home Builders. Move also operates Moving.com (http://www.moving.com), SeniorHousingNet(TM) (http://www.seniorhousingnet.com), TOP PRODUCER(R) Systems (http://www.topproducer.com), FactoryBuiltHousing.com (http://www.factorybuilthousing.com) and Home Plans (http://www.homeplans.com). On the Net: http://investor.move.com.

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