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Old 12-10-2013, 07:59 PM
 
Location: Needham, MA
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My house was built in 1888 and it's beautiful. The woodwork is natural untainted oak and we heat with natural gas. The vast majority of homes in MA heat with natural gas. My home will be here in 200 years, too many homes out west won't.
As much as I disagree with many of the things liberl8 has said here, he/she is correct in that heating with oil is far more common in this part of the country than many other areas.
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Old 12-10-2013, 08:01 PM
 
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As much as I disagree with many of the things liberl8 has said here, he/she is correct in that heating with oil is far more common in this part of the country than many other areas.
It's down to around 30% and the number keeps dropping.
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Old 12-26-2013, 05:21 AM
 
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can anyone give me a rough estimate on how much it will cost to move, including truck, movers, packaging etc for a 5 bedroom house from Vegas to Boston? thanks
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Old 12-26-2013, 10:42 AM
 
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can anyone give me a rough estimate on how much it will cost to move, including truck, movers, packaging etc for a 5 bedroom house from Vegas to Boston? thanks
I bet a moving company could. Why not call and get a few quotes?

And a couple other things, this is the Boston Forum not a moving forum. We live here, which doesn't make us knowledgeable about what it would cost to move here from a different area. I mean even if we were aware of moving costs here, how would we know what the moving costs would be in Vegas? Different area of teh country = different prices. And lastly, this was a thread that had to do with something completely different than what you're asking, making it more conducive to staring another thread (in a different forum).

OK, now that I'm done with that I'll try to take a stab at an answer to your question. I moved 4 yrs ago from about 6hrs away, 3 bedroom house. Cost us about 3.5k if I recall correctly so it would of course be at least that much for you. I would guess you're looking at around 6k but it's just a guess based on not much. If I were you I would also explore the possibility of moving your stuff cross country by train - less expensive but longer amount of time. We used professional (and insured) movers but could have saved a good deal of $ if we rented our own truck, hired some people from craigslist or a local college to load it, drove it here ourselves and then hired other guys to unload. But, that's a big hassle and can be a risk. A friend of mine tried that to save some $ and the guys he hired never showed up. It was a big deal, he ended up not really saving anything, tons of heartache, and many logistical issues. We decided to pay the extra $ for a well regarded company to ensure a smooth transition and it was a good decision.

Best of luck and please place $50 on black for me.

Edit: We did save a couple hundred dollars on some things though, such as packaging. We got our own from Home Depot and packed a good chunk of our place - let the pro's handle the rest.
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Old 12-26-2013, 01:19 PM
 
Location: Needham, MA
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I bet a moving company could. Why not call and get a few quotes?
I would agree. It's a longshot that anyone who reads this will have relocated from Boston to LV and have any idea what the cost of such a move would be. Call several moving companies and get multiple quotes. A big factor in the amount of the quote is: who is doing the packing. If you pack the boxes yourself it will be far cheaper than having the movers pack everything. However, if you do pack the boxes yourself and something gets damaged the movers will be less likely to cover the damage.

Also, when your belongings arrive in LV make sure to inspect everything thoroughly. Almost everyone I know who's moved cross country has had some level of damage done to their possessions.

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Edit: We did save a couple hundred dollars on some things though, such as packaging. We got our own from Home Depot and packed a good chunk of our place - let the pro's handle the rest.
Home Depot had the best prices on boxes that I could find when I moved last year. Far cheaper than Staples or the moving companies. I actually got a lot of my boxes free from a friend who's company gets a lot of incoming shipments and ends up having to recycle the boxes afterward. I also know a lot of people who've had great luck posting on local electronic bulletin boards getting boxes for free from someone else who recently moved.
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Old 12-27-2013, 12:00 PM
 
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My home will be here in 200 years, too many homes out west won't.
And why would that be exactly? All american homes are built in the same way - plywood frame with fake brick or plastic planks over it. That's how Europeans built temporary housing for refugees.
I agree that your home will be around for long, but not because it's built as a proper house - West coast living standards are so much higher that nobody would live there in a house like yours 50 years ago (other than homeless) - they would demolish it and build a modern energy efficient and health friendly house.
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Old 12-27-2013, 12:06 PM
 
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And why would that be exactly? All american homes are built in the same way - plywood frame with fake brick or plastic planks over it. That's how Europeans built temporary housing for refugees.

Have you even been to Mass? Doesn't sound like it.
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Old 12-27-2013, 12:10 PM
 
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Have you even been to Mass? Doesn't sound like it.
I just came back from another business trip to MA. Why?
Oh, I think we will see another post from a new englander living in some abstract world like "all our houses are built from brick to the highest standards..."
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Old 12-27-2013, 12:10 PM
 
Location: a bar
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And why would that be exactly? All american homes are built in the same way - plywood frame with fake brick or plastic planks over it.
He said his home was built in 1888. Plywood wasn't used in home construction until after WWII.
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Old 12-27-2013, 12:14 PM
 
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He said his home was built in 1888. Plywood wasn't used in home construction until after WWII.
Well if that's so then it's wood frame which is already rotten - no way this will last another 200 years.
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