The report noted that overall, 11.6 percent of Americans moved from 2010 to 2011. This was approximately 35 million consumers, and the lowest figure in history. Only 30 years ago, the figure was close to one in five Americans annually.
"There's economic uncertainty in all areas," Deborah Meyer, chief marketing officer for PulteGroup, the largest developer of 55-plus communities, told USA Today. "Even though desire is as high as ever, they're delaying. The volume isn't what it was."
Though the number has declined, some people are still moving, the report noted. North Carolina is gaining approximately 9,000 net people each year while South Carolina is earning a net of 6,000 annually.
Despite older consumers not being eager to make a move, it may be due to them ensuring their finances are in order. By speaking to a retirement specialist, these consumers may witness an increase in confidence and be more motivated to make a move to their dream retirement spot.