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RISMEDIA, April 19, 2007-People pick up and move to new cities every day but where are they moving to the most? Move, Inc., shares the trend of the top five cities people are moving to across the nation. According to Moving.com, part of the Move Network, the five cities in order of popularity are Chicago, Houston, Austin, Los Angeles and Atlanta. This week's Trend Spot, http://trends.move.com, focuses on those cities and a starter home that's available in each.

Affordable in the Windy City: Just outside of Chicago, IL, a large city where home prices are still reasonable, this Cape Cod-styled starter home has plenty of personality and functionality to boot. With features like three bedrooms, two bathrooms, oak floors, dining room, and pool this $219,900 home is a find.

Master's Domain: With a master suite featuring a whirlpool tub, a separate shower, and double sinks, this Houston, Texas home is the perfect fit for those wanting to move to a new city. Houston is one of the top job-generating markets in the country. The $215,000 home boasts five bedrooms, four bathrooms, a game room, slate floors, high ceilings, a fireplace, Energy Star® appliances, a kitchen with center island, a water softener and purification system, and a two-car garage.

Entertainer's Dream: Families who like to entertain guests will love this three-bedroom, 2.5-bathroom home in Austin, Texas. Austin boasts relatively low taxes, which certainly is a reason to have friends over to celebrate. With features like a kitchen with breakfast bar and center island, a dining room, a game room, and a covered patio, a family can make sure all guests are having a good time in this $192,500 home.

Retro Charm: This Los Angeles, CA home features a complete retro kitchen and a detached wooden workshop. The lush backyard is a plus in a city where sun and warm weather are a standard. The $527,000 home also has three bedrooms including a large master suite, two bathrooms, hardwood floors, custom tile and is walking distance from the local elementary school and shops.

Down-Home Comfort: The growing city of Atlanta, GA is known for its high construction rate, so join in on the boom. Bungalow-style, two fireplaces, hardwood floors, and a front porch make this $169,000 home the epitome of down-home comfort and charm. Other features include four bedrooms, two bathrooms, dishwasher, dining room and central air conditioning.

Realtor.com®, operated by Move, Inc. and Move.com homes and rentals featured on Move Trend Spot are based on a nationwide database of available properties and their amenities as of April 16, 2007. Added research has been provided by National Association of Realtors for this week's Trend Spot. Additional comparisons and lists showcasing trends in consumer preference, interest and demand for Real Estate properties are available at http://trends.move.com.

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