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National Moving Trends

New home sales up 5.7 percent in September

The number of Americans who packed up moving boxes and were handed keys to new homes appears to have increased last month, as sales of newly built single family homes were up 5.7 percent in September, according to the U.S. Department of Commerce.

Housing improving in more markets

Twenty-three individual housing markets are now on the upswing, compared with 12 in September, according to the National Association of Home Builders/First American Improving Markets Index.

Forbes releases best cities for women

Moving trucks may be a more common sight in New York and San Francisco as women on the hunt for success head there to make a name for themselves. A new list from ForbesWoman released a list of top 20 cities that make it easier for women to get ahead.

Unexpected cities top retirement list

Sunny spots dotted with palm trees on the coast of warm oceans typically come to mind when thinking of places to retire, but a new survey reveals something different.

Octomom selling her Orange County home

Nadya Suleman, famously known as the Octomom, has recently put her Orange County, California, home up for sale. After living in the 2,583-square foot home for two years, the four-bedroom and three-bathroom unit is no longer affordable to the single mother with 14 children.

Dixie Chick lists Texas home

Seven acres, six buildings, an entertainment annex and colonnade. It may sound like a lavish inn, but the compound is a private home owned by Dixie Chicks member Martie Maguire and her husband, Gareth.

Rosie moving to Chicago

In advance of her upcoming talk show on Oprah Winfrey's OWN network, Rosie O'Donnell is preparing to move to the north side of Chicago. She's under contract to buy a $2.5 million five-bedroom home in the Lakeview neighborhood.

Businessweek announces best cities

Culture, entertainment, good schools, low crime, lots of green space - all these hallmarks of a great place to live were considered by Businessweek as it prepared its first-ever best cities list, which was announced September 20.

Big moving day approaches

After May 1, the first day of October is regarded as the busiest moving day in Chicago, New City Moving sales manager Sarah-Jayne Ashenhurst tells the Chicago RedEye. But Chicago isn't the only U.S. city with a busy weekend ahead. 

Kid-friendly and homey locations

Annual lists of best places to raise kids often include familiar places: suburbs of America's largest cities, with family-friendly streets still in reach of all the benefits of urban areas.