A record 33.7 percent of Redfin users nationwide looked to move from one metro to another in July, up from 32.6 percent in the second quarter and about 26 percent before the pandemic.
Even with peaks during the pandemic, the share of relocating buyers out of all buyers is at an all-time high.
Miami continues to be the top draw, but Redfin data indicates that interest n Florida appear to be slowing. Two California markets, however, have re-emerged among the most-popular search options.
Sacramento was the second-most popular destination in July, despite less movement into the capital city than a year earlier. San Diego came in third on the list of most popular destinations, the highest ranking it has reached since Redfin started tracking migration data in 2017.
According to Redfin, migration into San Diego has more than doubled from a year ago, with Los Angeles as the most common origin of homebuyers moving there, and Seattle as the most common out-of-state origin.
And after many months at no. 3, Phoenix fell to no. 6 in July, with a sizable decline in out-of-town homebuyers looking to move there.