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Americans Want Relatives to Live Close By, Within Reason

The desire to be close, but not too close, to family members could be influencing the migration habits of homeowners and aspiring homeowners.

According to a survey by Ally Home [1], 67% of 2,000 respondents said they wish they lived within a 45-minute drive to relatives, which is a significant shift from the original survey [2] conducted in April 2019, when only 27% of respondents said they wanted to live that close to family.

That said, 43% of respondents say family members should not live close enough to just "pop in and say hi," up from 37% who felt this way in April 2019.

"The pandemic has changed our lives in so many ways, particularly in keeping families apart for extended periods of time," says Glenn Brunker, President of Ally Home. "Priorities have shifted for many Americans who now desire to live closer to their families, and finding their next home may be challenging in today's real estate environment. It's important for consumers to do their homework upfront before starting their home search to understand the process and requirements."

Here are a few key findings from Ally Home: