A move-in-pricing model that looks at the cost of moving an entire household can help predict the costs of an entire house moving, according to a new paper by a team of researchers at the University of New South Wales and the University at Buffalo.
The researchers analyzed a new, nationally representative survey that included information on the size and type of the house, its number of bedrooms and whether or not the family has pets.
They found that moving an individual’s home is a highly expensive activity for most households.
The researchers looked at the average price of moving a house and found that it was the second-most expensive activity, after housekeeping, for most families, after food preparation.
The average cost of a move-out, which includes moving a family’s possessions out, was around $500.
Moving a house also comes with many challenges, including dealing with weather, trash and mould.
Moving a house can take several months, and the researchers found that many households didn’t even realize they were moving until they were nearly done with the house.
The study was published in the Journal of Housing and Urban Development.