Bobby Falvo On Long Island Moving Trends
April 18, 2019
In the article, U.S. Census estimate: Suffolk losing residents, but Nassau gaining, published on Newsday.com, Bobby Falvo of Long Island Moving & Storage weighs in on moving trends.
Expensive housing and high taxes are among the top reasons Long Islanders said they are leaving the state, said Bobby Falvo, president of Long Island Moving & Storage in Hauppauge.
He recalled how a few months ago, a customer said she and her husband were moving to a large house in North Carolina that they bought for $225,000 because they couldn’t afford to buy on Long Island.
“She goes, ‘Bobby, it was a no-brainer,’ ” Falvo recalled. “She said, ‘Here on Long Island, I probably couldn’t touch this house for 600, 700 thousand dollars, and the taxes would be 15,000 [dollars],’” more than 10 times what they would pay in North Carolina.
Florida remains the most common destination for departing Long Islanders hiring Falvo’s moving company, as it long has been, although because of rising prices in south Florida, north and central Florida have gained in popularity, he said. So have North Carolina, Virginia and Maryland, because “they can’t afford Long Island anymore, yet they still have family and friends in New York, so they don’t want to move too far away,” he said.
Read the full article here: https://www.newsday.com/long-island/suffolk-nassau-2018-census-estimates-1.29924912