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The cost of living in KC is one of the lowest in the country, which is why millennials are starting to call KC “home,” especially around River Market and Westport. Those moving between Kansas and Missouri shouldn’t expect to pay an extra fee for crossing state lines, a representative from PurpleHeart Moving said. According to them, price is dictated by mileage.
When choosing which side of State Line to live, it’s important to know the tax differences. Though the variances are small, taxes make a big impact once a year. Because the metro area is booming with jobs, many people work in the city on the Missouri side but live in the KC suburbs. Moving could either simplify or complicate your taxes, depending on where you work.
KC housing market
Houses here are selling fast—same-day fast. For buyers, it can be overwhelming to tap into the hot market. Experts say that buyers must be prepared to see a house and make an offer immediately, often over asking price because four to six other buyers will be doing the same thing.
The hottest areas of the city include Westport, Waldo and Brookside. These neighborhoods are mostly older or renovated homes and buyers won’t be charged extra fees from moving companies. If you move to the Downtown or River Market areas, which have mostly high-rise apartment buildings, you may run into unexpected “stair fees” and “long carry fees” if the truck has to park away from your building.
When moving long distance and in need of temporary storage, Colonial Van Lines has you covered. Customers love their professionalism, customer service and that they are up-front about every step of the moving process so you know what to expect, when to expect it and at what cost.
Mile High Van Lines
Founded in Denver in 2008, Mile High Van Lines has expanded its service area for state-to-state moves. Interstate moving services can include packing and extra furniture protection. A consultant assigned to you will make your move less stressful. Customer reviews say Mile High movers are timely and hard working while customer service is attentive and professional.
For state-to-state moves, American Van Lines is a national company offering residential, corporate and military relocation. Last-minute moves are considered for no additional fee. Fragile items, such as pianos, fine arts and antiques are moved by trained and certified professionals. American Van Lines prides themselves on a fleet of modern trucks with air-ride suspension so your belongings arrive no worse for wear.
You Move Me
You Move Me's clear pricing structure guarantees a quote free of gimmicks and hidden fees. As a local company, You Move Me treats each customer to coffee on moving day and a housewarming gift to welcome you to KC. For seniors moving into a new home or a senior community, You Move Me partners with Senior Move Managers, a national association dedicated to providing safe, reliable moves for seniors.
Aardvark Moving offers both local and long-distance options for those in the Kansas City area. Since opening in 1999, Aardvark has relocated more than 10,000 happy families. Customers agree they are professional and handle everything with care.
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