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Philadelphia Moving Guides and Tips |
The city where our nation's independence was established over 200 years ago, Philadelphia is a national treasure and full of great American landmarks and cultural diversity around every corner. Located conveniently close to several other major cities like New York, Baltimore, and Washington D.C. Philadelphia is a great place to move to, and this guide will help to better prepare you for when it comes time to make that move.
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While getting quotes online is a time saver, you should always insist on an in-house estimate before committing to a moving company. The movers need to assess the size and weight of your items in order to determine an accurate price.
Moving Licensure, Insurance and ... |
Every reputable and reliable moving company will be required to have certain types of licensure and insurance in order to operate. This guide will help you familiarize yourself with these regulations so you can learn all about the proper licensure and insurance required of moving companies by the federal government.
Reasons for Moving |
There are many reasons why a person or a family might choose to move. These reasons can range from personal and financial reasons to employment reasons and even a simple lifestyle change or change of scenery. Getting a better grasp and understanding of these reasons might help you better prepare for your move.
Get Multiple Estimates |
When moving, make sure you get at least three estimates from different companies so that you can properly compare their services with your budget.
|Recent Moving Reviews|
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Interstate Relocation Systems LLC
|Our experience with (IRS) Interstate Relocation Systems was terrible. Readers, be informed of hidden additional charges that customer service does not inform you upfront. Their moving quote will initially seem very attractive when compared to other movers. Tyler, our customer representative, said that it was not necessary for a representative to come to our house to give an estimate. For our previous in-state and interstate moves, a representative had come to our home to provide more detailed estimates of ALL charges, reflected on the contract. Additionally, Tyler commented that the ICC (interstate commerce commission) ratings showed zero problems when comparing IRS to other movers. We found out later that the ICC ratings only cover large interstate trucks, but IRS is a transhipper, using small trucks and contracting with independent long-haul truckers who do the actual move. Therefore, IRS is not impacted by ICC ratings. Our charges kept increasing when the packers arrived. Tyler did not mention charges, such as long-carry and stairs fees that were not in the estimate, eg. $50 per EVERY SEVEN STEPS (referred to as one “flight”), and $100 for EVERY 50 feet a piece of furniture or box must be carried (known as “long carry”). If we were properly informed upfront, we may chosen Interstate or we would have identified another mover who would have been more forthcoming with an honest estimate taking into account ALL hidden charges. As Interstate is merely a transhipper, Joseph, responsible for our delivery, had no incentive to provide us a decent service. Because of his poor attitude, and outright deception, we lost several items including a window fan and two lamps. Joseph did not return calls to provide estimated delivery dates until we complained to customer support. Joseph felt no need to inform us he would be delivering our goods in an 18-wheeler (53-foot) truck until a day before he came. Since an 18-wheeler could not feasibly park on the road outside, he chose to transfer our items without permission to a smaller truck AT OUR EXPENSE in spite of my communication with him that the police agreed to direct traffic until the movers unloaded on to the sidewalk. I also obtained permission for them to park their truck to an empty lot across the street which I informed Joseph. Despite this arrangement, he called back at the last minute to say that the police presence was not needed and he was bringing a smaller truck. I became suspicious and called the police to assist. Without their presence the move-in would have been a disaster. There were missing items. Joseph dismissed our concern about missing items. IRS an undesirable operation because I do not lay blame on the movers or Joseph entirely, who are very likely 3rd and 4th party contractors. I fault the owner, operations, administration, customer service of IRS for operating a dishonest, predatory and exploitative business. Since delivery, Tyler has not returned phone calls|
|Review by : Sunitha
Posted on : 1/7/2017
|Not A Happy Move.|
OBriens Moving & Storage
|Buyer beware! My wife and I recently used O’Brien’s to complete a local move on 12/30/16. This company appeared to be professional at first. A very experienced man came to our home with an iPad and took specific notes about what they would be packing for us. But that was the only professional part. The crew forgot pieces for our wardrobe boxes so they had to use a box with a piece of tape across the top instead of a pole. We also requested a box for our 55” TV and expensive painting, and neither was provided. The TV was wrapped in a blanket and placed in “the bin” which was not covered or protected in any way. One mover tried to load the painting without any wrap or packaging of any kind! I stopped him right there and asked that something be used to protect it. He cut up some cardboard and taped it around the painting. Our furniture was not wrapped or protected so drawers were sliding open as they carried dressers up and down the stairs. A deep gash was left on our front door as they carried our couch (that will be coming out of my security deposit). My wife’s new floor-length jewelry box was dented when the crew was disassembling the dresser next to it. When we confronted them about the dent, the mover claimed it was just a “$5 fix” but did not apologize or take responsibility! It was one terrible mistake after another. I could have rented a U-Haul and completed the job better with a couple of friends. This became a very stressful day and I would not suggest this company to anyone.|
|Review by : Ben
Posted on : 1/4/2017
|They were unreliable.|
Viking Van Lines LLC
|On them... they never did get back, really give me the date. I kept calling back waiting on the date for them to bring my furniture out. They gave me... they did give me two different dates, and I was waiting on them. They told me they would have them here on one, and then they called back and said it's going to be another date. So that's the experience I had with them. |
|Review by : Jeffrey
Posted on : 1/5/2017
Pennsylvania Moving Companies and PA Relocation Services
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Moving to Pennsylvania?
Pennsylvania is located in the Northeastern and Mid-Atlantic regions of the United States and the Great Lakes Region. Some of the states that share their borders with Pennsylvania are Delaware to the southeast, West Virginia to the southwest, Ohio to the west, Maryland to the south, New York to the North, New Jersey to the east. It is the 33rd most extensive, 9th most densely populated and 6th most populous of the 50 United States. The capital of the state is Harrisburg.
Things to Know When Moving to Pennsylvania
Pennsylvania has a diverse topography and also features a variety of climates. The majority of the state has a humid continental climate with the exception of the southeastern corner. The Greater Philadelphia area shows characteristics of a Humid Subtropical climate, and this climate also covers much of Delaware and Maryland. The state shares its shoreline along with Lake Erie and 57 miles along the Delaware Estuary.
Towards the mountainous interior of the state, the climate becomes markedly colder. The number of cloudy days in the state increases, and winter snowfall amounts are also greater. The snowfall recorded annually in particularly in cities near Lake Erie is over 100 inches (254cm). An average of 10 tornadoes touchdown each year, and the entire state is also subjected to severe weather from spring through summer into fall. (Helpful Link: Pennsylvania Weather
- Registering your Car: Upon your arrival in Pennsylvania after moving to the state permanently, you have a total of 20 days to update your registration and have your vehicle registered in the state before you may be required to pay a penalty. The price to register your vehicle in Pennsylvania is $36 and the process is similar to the process for titling your car, so both tasks can be completed at the same location at the same time. (Helpful Link: Pennsylvania DMV)
- Obtaining a Pennsylvania Driver’s License: A Pennsylvania Driver’s License can be obtained at any Pennsylvania DMV location. The state requires new Pennsylvania residents to update their license from their previous state to a Pennsylvania driver’s license within 60 days of moving. If you fail to update your driver’s license within this 60-day window, you may have to pay a fine. (Helpful Link: Pennsylvania DMV New Residents Information)
- Real Estate: The average listing price for homes in Pennsylvania is $253,602, while the median sales price is just over $179,900. The Pennsylvania Association of Realtors is the official real estate resource for the state of Pennsylvania and their member page can be found here.
- Moving and Storage: Here are some of the tips for our readers who would want to choose a moving company or storage for moving into Pennsylvania: Always be aware of policies and practices of the company; Check for references and insurance; Be clear about the services provided by the company and how they are providing it; Be clear about the dates pick up and moving dates; Moving company must be able to provide all carts and dollies. (Helpful Link: Pennsylvania State Moving Resource Page)
- Being one of the largest states in sheer land size, Pennsylvania has a vast education system that is separated amongst hundreds of individual school districts spread out over the state. In addition to a public school system, Pennsylvania also has several world-renowned colleges and universities. The state boasts about 500 public school districts, over 1,000 private schools, publicly funded colleges and universities and over 100 private institutions for higher education. Some of the most well-known colleges in the state include the University of Pennsylvania, which is a member of the Ivy League, Penn State University, Carnegie Mellon University, the University of Pittsburgh, Temple University, Villanova University and St. Joseph’s University. (Helpful Link: Pennsylvania Schools)
As of 2011, Pennsylvania was ranked 27th out of 50 states in violent crime, with a total of less than 30 violent crimes for every 100,000 people in the state.
Economy of Pennsylvania
The various sectors of economy on which the state of Pennsylvania depends upon are:
- Banking Pennsylvania is also home for first Nationally Chartered Bank in 1863
- Agriculture Pennsylvania ranks 19th overall in agricultural production
- Gambling casino gambling has been legalized in 2004
- Film Pennsylvania film production tax credit began in 2004 and stipulated the development of film industry in the state.
As of 2012, the unemployment rate in Pennsylvania is 7.6%. The civilian labor force in the state of Pennsylvania is composed of over 6 million individuals, 5.7 million of which were gainfully employed as of late 2011. (Helpful Link: Pennsylvania Department of Labor
Average IncomeThe average per capita
income of Pennsylvania ranks it 29th among the 50 states, with its per capita GSP of $39,830.
The Gross State Product (GSP) in 2010 is of $570 billion, which makes the state rank 6th in nation. If the state is taken as an independent country, the economy of the country would rank as 18th largest in the world.
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