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BRYANA

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January 8 2013 10:31 AM   QuickQuote Quote  
If you are a homeowner, what do your utilities run on average?

I have no idea how much things like water/electric/etc run and I'm trying to figure out how much I should expect to pay when we find a house that we want to buy.
WREN
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January 8 2013 10:36 AM   QuickQuote Quote  
All those bills are going to vary depending upon how big the house is, how well its insulated, and whether or not your house is all electric like ours or uses gas as well. Water for 2 of you shouldn't be that bad though. I think we pay around $120 for every 3 months. Our major culprit is the long showers we take.
Dianana
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January 8 2013 10:36 AM   QuickQuote Quote  
I pay a $115-125 water bill every 3 months. Our electric varies from season to season, the most it's ever been was $250 in the summertime. I need the air going when it's swamp ass outside.
Jess.
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January 8 2013 10:37 AM   QuickQuote Quote  
Water: Aqua, about 25/mo
Sewer: $55/quarter
Electric/Natural Gas: 90-120/mo
cbrickhouse
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January 8 2013 10:38 AM   QuickQuote Quote  
apx 120-150 water/trash every three months
electric - anywhere from 180-300

do not buy a house with oil heat. terrible.
BRYANA
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January 8 2013 10:40 AM   QuickQuote Quote  
I know it'll vary a lot but I figured I'd get some numbers because I don't even know what a "normal" price for would. I can look at houses and use mortgage calculators all day but it won't matter if utilities on top of the mortgage price me out of it.

Alot of the houses I've been looking at online are cape cods that aren't very big, and I think we just decided that were going to go look at one that I just found and that one is a rancher (with a wood stove) so obviously that would mean smaller bills.
Captain Ahab
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January 8 2013 10:46 AM   QuickQuote Quote  
water: 15-30
electricity: 50-190
oil: twice a year, two 80 gallon tanks @ fuel prices
sewage: 53
tom.
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January 8 2013 11:55 AM   QuickQuote Quote  
Originally posted by: BRYANA

I know it'll vary a lot but I figured I'd get some numbers because I don't even know what a "normal" price for would. I can look at houses and use mortgage calculators all day but it won't matter if utilities on top of the mortgage price me out of it.

Alot of the houses I've been looking at online are cape cods that aren't very big, and I think we just decided that were going to go look at one that I just found and that one is a rancher (with a wood stove) so obviously that would mean smaller bills.

you get an awesome tax return for owning, if that's any consolation. also, dat escrow.
Jess.
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January 8 2013 11:58 AM   QuickQuote Quote  
Originally posted by: tom.

Originally posted by: BRYANA

I know it'll vary a lot but I figured I'd get some numbers because I don't even know what a "normal" price for would. I can look at houses and use mortgage calculators all day but it won't matter if utilities on top of the mortgage price me out of it.

Alot of the houses I've been looking at online are cape cods that aren't very big, and I think we just decided that were going to go look at one that I just found and that one is a rancher (with a wood stove) so obviously that would mean smaller bills.

you get an awesome tax return for owning, if that's any consolation. also, dat escrow.



I'm excited for my return this year. Going to spend it on a tropical trip.
tom.
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January 8 2013 12:00 PM   QuickQuote Quote  
yeah, i was all like, "man, this punta cana trip is going to crush my pockets," but then i remembered that sweet sweet tax return, so i'm indirectly doing the same.
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