95% of All Renters Surveyed Plan to Move in 2008, Says National Study

By Anuradha Kher, Online News EditorChicago–The two key factors driving more than half (55 percent) of all renters to move in 2008 are relocating for a job and reducing the cost of rent, says a national survey of current renters from Apartments.com. Almost half of all renters (48 percent) surveyed said they are moving to another city or state.These 2008 moving trends also echo the recent workplace findings conducted by a joint survey by CareerBuilder.com and Apartments.com. According to the survey, 14 percent of all employers are willing to pay to relocate new employees from another area to their company location this year.Ninety-five percent of renters surveyed plan on moving in 2008. Only seven percent are moving to buy a home, and almost all are scaling back on overall moving expenses. Seventy percent will not hire a professional moving service.Forbes, in its 2008 report of the Best And Worst Cities For Renters, lists the following cities as the most affordable for renters:1.    Columbus, Ohio 2.    Indianapolis, Ind. 3.    Kansas City, Mo. 4.    San Antonio, Texas 5.    Cincinnati, Ohio 6.    Saint Louis, Mo. 7.    Cleveland, Ohio 8.    Houston, Texas 9.    Dallas, Texas 10.    Salt Lake City, Utah