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Moving home is more stressful than many life-changing events


by Steve Randall17 Jun 2019

Moving home ins more stressful than starting a family or planning a wedding according to a survey of Albertans.

With Canada’s busiest moving day of the year – June 30 – less than two weeks away, the poll from BigSteelBox found that 75% of respondents reported stress associated with a move with women more likely to say that than men (80% vs. 70%).

“While nearly 60% of Albertans report that they are likely to move within the next three years, we’re seeing a lot of stress among residents when it comes to coordinating the actual move,” says Brian Hawkins, Director of Operations at BigSteelBox. “The biggest cause of stress for movers in Alberta tends to be the tight timeline of a move.”

The survey also found that 59% of respondents have recently moved into a house or duplex, compared to condos (27%). Migration within the province also proved to be less popular, with 61% of Albertans reporting that they moved within their current city.

Most Alberta residents move to be closer to work (26%), and downsizing is the second most popular reason to move (14.8%)

More than half of respondents said they plan to move within 1 to 3 years with keeping the cost down their main priority for the move. However, a third said they would rather renovate their current home than move.

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