Do you want to be paid to move? These 13 places will pay you to come and move.
Bankrate, the personal finance site, compiled a list of places, such as Vermont, that will reimburse you if you move. Recently, Vermont launched a program as a way to attract new residents. The program will pay people who work remotely for a company from another state to move to Vermont. The state will pay those residents up to $ 10,000 in two years.
Some of the other places include:
The state has an initiative called Alaska Permanent Fund, which allocates a full dividend from the state's oil wealth fund to each resident.
The city has a program, the Tulsa Remote Control, that will pay people $ 10,000 to move to Tulsa. The program also includes rents with discounts of up to three months and a calendar of events that take place in the area. The program is funded by the George Kaiser Family Foundation.
The state offers a program, Geek move, that was launched to attract computer developers to move there for $ 1,250 "for relocation costs." The program also offers a forgivable mortgage of $ 10,000.
The city seeks to attract recent college graduates with an offer of up to $ 10,000 to move to the city. The program, the Talent Attraction Program Scholarship, will pay that $ 300 per month in increments.
The Canadian province offers students $ 15,000 USD in tax credit through its Graduation Retention Program. To be eligible, people must have graduated "no more than seven years of a qualified post-secondary program" and must be residents of the area or be willing to move there.
The city hopes to attract newcomers by giving the new residents free lots of property ranging from 12,000 to 35,000 square feet.
The South American country launched Start-Up Chile in 2010 to attract entrepreneurs. Technical workers participating in the program can receive up to $ 80,000 without capital. Those interested can also obtain training and work visas.
The small town offers new residents a free lot like Lincoln, Kan. The lots are approximately 80 by 120 feet.
The city launched a program to obtain new residents by granting them a housing construction refund. The refund is calculated "based on the estimated final market value of the home".
The town, with a population of 240 people, will offer new residents $ 25,000 per adult and $ 10,000 per child to live there. Those who want to move must be under 45 and commit to live there for 10 years. The town also requires that those buy or build a house valued at $ 205,000.
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The city offers a program that gives potential homeowners a $ 5,000 loan for their future residences. To qualify, those interested must attend a tour. The city also offers another option, the Vacants to Value program, which awards that $ 10,000 for a down payment.
The city is offering potential new residents by offering interested parties $ 910 to $ 2,775 to move there. The requirements include that those interested should become city citizens, rent a house and obtain an income of at least $ 8,425 USD.
The Associated Press contributed to this report.