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Old 02-10-2008, 03:47 PM
 
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I currently own a home in Mecklenburg County, a little less than 2100 sq ft. Looking at homes in Union County/Waxhaw area. The homes are between 3100 - 3500 sq ft. My January "08" gas bill was $220 (heat, hot water, and stove). Could someone in Union/Waxhaw with a home 3,000-3500 sq ft. that could provide an estimate on your gas/electric/water/sewer/garbage? We generally keep our heat at 70 degrees in the winter(67 at night), and are usually the last ones to turn on our air in the Spring and first to shut it off in the Fall, we like fresh air as long as possible! Household is usually occupied by 3-4 people (depends on family staying with us, generally just 3 of us). Trying to get a feel for the potential additional costs of trading up to a bigger home. Thank you.
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Old 02-10-2008, 05:24 PM
 
Location: Trinity Florida
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our house is almost 3100 sq ft, we are in Waxhaw/Marvin, and it has been ranging between 150.00 and 225.00 we keep it on 72...that is heating, A/C for last summer was no more than 260.00 sometimes it was 230.00..if your buying a home between 3000 and 3500 sq ft I suggest you stick with 9 or 10 ft ceilings to keep the costs down. We pay for garbage 76.00 for 3 months...my water well that depends without sprinklers there are 4 of us in our household our water bills Per Month are 80.00 to 100.00

Honestly if your paying that now for a 2100 sq ft house than it shouldnt be a problem for a house the size you are looking to buy..also are considering New Construction or Resale?

they are making the new homes energy efficent now I have a few friends in new homes and their heating and air bills arent thru the roof either and there homes are in the range you are looking for...

Hope this helps..you can DM if you have anymore questions
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Old 02-10-2008, 05:41 PM
 
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Thanks berryjuice4life,

We are looking at new construction. Don't want the headache of a lot of repairs from a resale. Our current home is 11 years old, we bought it 7 years ago. Have replaced HAVC, dishwasher, microwave, and all the flooring. Don't want to replace roof and hot water heater. Rather buy new and mantain to my standards, then not knowing what the previous owners did or didn't do!
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Old 02-11-2008, 06:39 AM
 
Location: Charlotte (Berewick)
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I lived in Union County for about 6 years. Now living in Meck. Water is a tad bit cheaper in Meck. Gas and electric are about the same. Garbage is much more expensive in Meck though (paying $55 quartely for garbage, was paying like $15 in Union).
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