Founded in 1890, Peasley Moving & Storage has successfully weathered many history-changing events including the Great Seattle Fire, WWI, the Spanish Flu of 1918, the Great Depression, WWII, the 2008 recession, and 9/11 among many other public crises. The health & safety of our customers, staff, service providers, and local community are paramount and we continue to adhere to all directives from local, state, and federal government agencies.
Although many unknowns still remain, rest assured that Peasley Moving & Storage will be timely and transparent in our communications regarding servicing your moving & storage needs. Our professional relocation consultants will work diligently to offer creative solutions in the event your project is impacted by the current health crisis.


All Peasley Moving & Storage Employees are instructed and expected to follow the guidelines provided by the CDC. This includes:

  • Staying home from work if ill, experiencing COVID-19 symptoms, or having been exposed to someone with the virus
  • Washing hands frequently with soap or using proper hand sanitizer when soap is not available
  • Maintaining a 6’ social distance from others to the highest degree possible
  • Wearing appropriate face masks when/if requested or required

Peasley Moving & Storage continues to take the following steps:

  • Regularly refreshing and reinforcing prevention guidelines among all staff members to reduce the risk of spreading infection
  • Daily monitoring of staff for symptoms of illness and sending anyone with symptoms home
  • Offering customers the option of contact-free virtual estimate appointments – More Information About Virtual Estimates
  • Following all guidelines and protocols required by Retirement Living Communities, Apartment Complexes, Condominiums, Commercial Buildings, etc.
  • Upon request and at no charge, our crew members can wear masks while performing your move. Please simply notify your Relocation Consultant if this is your preference.

Peasley Moving & Storage requests the following of our customers:

  • If you have a scheduled estimate appointment or booked move, please notify us immediately if you or any members of your household have been exposed to COVID-19, tested positive for COVID-19, or are experiencing symptoms including cough, fever, or difficulty breathing. Please rest assured there is NO CHARGE to reschedule your estimate or move due to illness – we will work together to find an alternate date that works for you.
  • Please use disinfectant/cleaner to wipe down commonly touched surfaces, objects, door handles, etc. at your residence.
  • Please make a sink, hand soap, and paper towels available to your outside salesperson and moving crew for handwashing during their time within your home.
  • Please keep all windows open throughout the moving process as this allows for greater airflow and reduces the containment of germs.
  • Please maintain a social distance of 6’ or greater during both your in-person estimate appointment and while moving services are being performed.

Here are some informative and helpful resources about COVID-19:

The team at Peasley Moving & Storage. is proud to continue offering our wide range of services in accordance with the necessary precautions outlined above. Whether you are planning to move your household or business down the street, across the country, or around the world, we’re here to make the process seamless & safe for you, just as we’ve done for well over a century!

~ Peasley Moving & Storage  

Buying a vacation home overseas – how to do it?

Everyone dreams of the perfect place to spend their vacation. For some, it’s a cozy little cabin in the woods. A secluded and quiet place where they can disconnect from the hustle and noise. For others, it’s the other way around. Those who thrive in crowds and love partying will often go for big tourist destinations – vibrant, alive, and lively. Regardless of which one you are, the US will have something for you. However, that “something” sometimes isn’t enough. If you’re the person that loves traveling, immersing in different cultures, or crave the exotic, staying within the borders just might not cut it. In this case, buying a vacation home overseas becomes an option that beats all others. So, here’s some advice Peasley Moving & Storage ID compiled to help you through this convoluted and challenging process.

Buying a vacation home overseas isn’t something you want to rush into blindly

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An informed decision is a good decision. So, do the research before buying a vacation home overseas.

As with any big investment, buying a vacation home overseas requires a lot of planning. Mainly because the process isn’t as straightforward in other countries, as it is in the US. You’ll have to account for many things, the starting price being the least of your concerns. Things like local laws, taxes, and, even competition will all play a critical role in this escapade. While there’s no doubt the result will be more than satisfactory, the way of getting there can be paved with challenges. Therefore, the best way to save yourself a lot of pain and disappointment is to stay informed.

Different country – different laws

A legal barrier is the greatest challenge to overcome when buying a vacation home overseas. Each country has its own set of laws and regulations in place, some of which can be quite restrictive. Some countries outright prohibit foreigners from owning property within their borders. Others can limit your choices of not only where, but also what type of property you can buy.

Next, the course of action itself may vary drastically from country to country. Some boast a straightforward process, not unlike that of the US. But, in some countries, you’ll have to jump through dozens of legal hoops before the property is officially yours. A process that can take upward of two years to complete. More, in extreme cases.

Now, we know how this sounds discouraging. But, not everything is so bleak, as there’s always a way to overcome the obstacles.

Hiring professionals is the best course of action

As an example, let’s say that a person is planning a relocation from the US to Spain. This endeavor carries many difficulties with it: logistically, organization-wise, even legally. With so many different aspects that one has to tackle in a short amount of time, it can easily become overwhelming to handle it all. And even if you do manage to do so, the chances of making mistakes and sabotage your entire relocation are very high. However, this is where the help of others comes into play as the smart call to make.

When you have a team of people that understand the entire process of having to relocate to a different country and start a new life there, you find yourself in a much better position to make the transition easier and simpler. So, there are two simple steps that you need to make to ensure success in your international move:

  1. Find a real estate agent in the US or the country you are moving to. Buying a vacation home overseas requires knowledge of domestic and foreign procedures regarding property acquisition. That is something a professional real estate agent can help you with.
  2. Hire professional movers. By hiring Idaho international movers, you avoid having to stress over the logistics of getting your belongings shipped from the US to the country where your new vacation home is.

Expenses to be aware of

And, no – we’re not talking about the price. Now, we’re talking about everything else, including:

  • Mortgage;
  • Downpayment and;
  • Taxes;
  • Moving and/or shipping items.
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Aside from the price, there are a lot of additional expenses you’ll have to take care of.


If you don’t intend to dish out cold-hard cash for your vacation home, you will encounter another tripping stone. The thing is, most US banks will rarely if ever, give you a mortgage on the property outside of the state. This means you’ll have to apply for a loan from a foreign bank, which is a whole other world of legal and bureaucratic procedures. In most cases, this will mean higher interest rates, as well as higher downpayment. This brings us to the next point.


In America, an average downpayment is at around 6% of the borrower’s loan value. You won’t be so lucky when buying a vacation home overseas. Foreign countries will likely expect a downpayment of around 30% of the total value. However, in some, it can go up to a whopping 50%.


Regardless of the country you buy your vacation home in, you’ll be eligible for extra taxes when buying or selling. And, of course, there are standard property owner’s taxes. However, there’s a silver lining here. Depending on the country, standard taxes can be simply ridiculous. Think a couple of dozen dollars a year. So, it’s worth thinking twice about a destination, before jumping the gun.


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A good moving and shipping company will make your life a whole lot easier.

The last thing you must include in your calculations is the cost of moving or shipping belongings to your new vacation residence. Both are grand undertakings, involving a lengthy journey and a ton of paperwork. Therefore, it’s critical to have a moving company with ample experience with door-to-door international shipping. They will save you a lot of time and nerves, as you won’t have to worry about the safety of your belongings.


If you only want to send items, without taking a trip yourself, you can do this via freight shipping Boise companies. This is an excellent option, too, for the same reasons as above. However, since you won’t come along, it’s important to come up with a solution that will allow the movers access to your property. So, communicate with them, your real estate agent, or the person in charge of maintaining your vacation home to avoid unnecessary delays.

Buying a vacation home overseas can be a magnificent investment

The best thing about buying a vacation home overseas is the sheer versatility it offers. You can rent it while not in use, thus boosting your income. It can double up as a valid retirement option, that will provide more bang for your buck. Of course, there’s always the security that owning an additional home carries. Benefits are astronomical and, whatever the initial reason for buying you had, it will certainly offer much more.

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