More people moving into Philadelphia

Julian Grefe, the office manager for highly rated Old City Movers in Philadelphia said that they are seeing an increased number of people moving from New York or Washington D.C. to Philadelphia. Neighborhoods see fluctuating traffic; areas that weren't as popular ten years ago are now becoming hot spots. Real estate prices are one factor that can contribute to this.

Grefe says that they see many people coming from out of town and moving into older properties in Philadelphia. These homeowners need to remember that there are differences between newer houses in the suburbs and older places downtown. “They don’t realize that an oversized new couch isn’t going to fit through a small doorway in a house built in the 1700’s,” Grefe says.

Tony Mastrocco, the owner of A. Mastrocco Jr Moving & Storage in Warminster [Pa.] says that with consumers’ finances and the status of the housing market, they’ve been seeing increased requests for storage in transit moves. “Storage in transit means that we keep furniture on truck for a day or two while issues are being settled,” he says. There is an extra charge for this, which can range from $150-195 a night depending on the truck being used. Mastrocco says that not all movers have enough equipment and trucks to be able to do this, so it is important to ask about the service ahead of time.


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