Over half of Americans say they’d move for nicer weather

By: James Abbey, February 3, 2016

Online moving quotes give homeowners several options to consider if they're ever looking to relocate. According to a new survey, it wouldn't take much for Americans to at least contemplate the possibility of pulling up the stakes.

Over 50 percent of homeowners say they would move to another state if it had favorable weather conditions, a recent poll from Harris Interactive found. Additionally, 4 in 10 said that they would uproot for a job opening that was better than their current position.

Family members are also "move-worthy." Slightly more than one-third said they'd change addresses if doing so brought them closer to loved ones, The Harris Poll revealed from the survey.

Finances play into several different decisions when it comes to moving, whether that's through a job or the cost of buying a house. Free home values are available anywhere, but some parts of the country have lower asking prices than others. According to the National Association of Home Builders, the typical single-family residence costs less in the West than it does in the Northeast. The national median costs buyers approximately $225,000.