Politics and Local Laws are Influencing Where People Relocating
Category: News & PoliticsVia: robert-in-ohio • 3 weeks ago • 20 comments
By: Andrew Dorn
Large numbes of people and businesses are moving their homes and headquarters respectively out "blue" states and into "red" states for a variety of reasons.
What are those reasons?
No state taxes?
Right to Work Laws?
Corporate tax benefits?
Local and State laws?
A record share of homebuyers relocated to a different metro area in 2023, and a new survey suggests politics may be one of the big reasons why.
One-third of real estate agents said they have worked with a client over the past year who decided to move “primarily because of state or local laws or politics,” according to real estate brokerage Redfin .
“State laws differ on partisan issues like abortion and gun control, with many Americans reporting they would prefer to live in a place with laws that align with their own views,” Redfin said in the report. “On a similar note, many Americans prefer living in a place where their neighbors have similar political views.”
The pandemic-driven rise in remote work has given Americans more flexibility to move, and many are taking the opportunity to find like-minded communities.
Last year, some of the most common migration routes were from blue states to red or purple states. That shift was largely due to housing affordability but also because some homebuyers wanted to live in a more conservative place, Redfin noted.
Redfin agents say they have noticed more people relocating for political reasons since the pandemic.
Discussing the issue, the whole issue and nothing but the issue presented in the article will be greatly appreciated.
Be vocal, be adamant and steady in your views but also be civil in the presentation of your position.