In Atlanta, by comparison, about 25 percent of users were from outside the region, most commonly New York.
The data implies that regions like Atlanta “are poised to build” more housing, the study said.
In the meantime, a steady influx of new residents likely means higher prices for homes and apartments.
The median sales price of a metro Atlanta home is up 5.9 percent — faster than average wage growth — during the past year, according to the most recent report by Re/Max Georgia.
Rents are also up, but less than 3 percent on average, according to Abodo. Atlanta is now the 16th most expensive place to rent, according to the company.
Top ten locations for home search:
1. San Diego
3. Las Vegas