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Relocation to Michigan becoming a more popular option

A large number of people are set to move to Michigan in the coming years.

A large number of people are set to move to Michigan in the coming years.

An influx of jobs in the state will result in a surge of people moving to Michigan over the next few years, real estate professionals told the Detroit Free Press.

A number of companies are moving to the area over the next few years, including GE, Harman International and General Dynamics Land Systems, the paper reports. Overall, at least 2,500 jobs are moving into the state - which was hard hit by the auto industry's struggles - over the next few years.

"I'm really seeing a broad mix" of people looking for homes, said Deborah Ronayne, a Realtor with Keller Williams told the paper. "I have a larger percentage of people moving in rather than moving out. So that's good news."

Ronayne told the paper that so far this year, 19 percent of her home sales have been for people moving into the area, while just 11 percent have been residents moving out.

Nationwide, an increasing number of people are choosing to bring their moving boxes to a newly constructed home. Statistics from the U.S. Census Bureau show that the number of new houses being constructed in July rose 1.7 percent compared to June.ADNFCR-3450-ID-19926750-ADNFCR