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Old 11-13-2010, 01:20 AM
 
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My husband, myself & 13 month old twin sons will be moving to Preston Road in Plano soon, into a 2 bedroom, 2 bath 873 square foot apartment. Just wondering how much we should expect to pay for utilities? We are responsible for water, trash & electricity. Thanks in advance!
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Old 11-13-2010, 08:18 AM
 
Location: DFW - Coppell / Las Colinas
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I would suspect your water & trash should run less then $50 a month. You have no yard to water so it should be the bare minimum.

Electricty can vary a lot by how hot & cold you like to keep your place. We are having mild weather right now and your electric bill should be $75-100 with your big bills coming in the summer running $200-250ish.

Just my guess.
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Old 11-13-2010, 09:48 AM
 
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Preston Road is a really really busy road. Make sure you can get into or out of your apartment complex either with a traffic light or hired policeman directing traffic - if the only way in and out is Preston Road.
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Old 11-13-2010, 11:16 AM
 
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What Rakin mentioned is pretty close to what we have. We live in less then 1000 sq.ft unit,
1. we paid over 2000 kwh (approximately $200+) per month for electricity during summer, for the mild weather (last month) 85+
2. Water and sewage we pay $65 to $75 per month
3. Trash - less than $15 per month

Even high speed internet is also high compared to other parts of the country where we have lived. We pay $65 against $35 we use to pay for the same bandwidth

Enjoy your new place.
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Old 11-13-2010, 11:33 AM
 
Location: DFW - Coppell / Las Colinas
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Even high speed internet is also high compared to other parts of the country where we have lived. We pay $65 against $35 we use to pay for the same bandwidth.
High speed internet shouldn't cost you more than about $30-35 a month unless you need very high speed. The average Joe speed is fairly reasonable.
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Old 11-13-2010, 11:35 AM
 
Location: Dallas
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We have crappy insulation. We pay 150 - 250 average - I have seen bills of 500. Trash/water $45. Our cable/phone/internet plus package from TW is about 120.
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Old 11-13-2010, 11:46 AM
 
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High speed internet shouldn't cost you more than about $30-35 a month unless you need very high speed. The average Joe speed is fairly reasonable.
I have FIOS with there minimum (15 mbps) bandwidth and I am charged $65; I will cal them and check if there is any other program.
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Old 12-01-2010, 03:55 PM
 
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We pay $76 for water, trash and sewage (3200sq ft)
Internet FIOS 15/5 is $54 (Not that impressed with FIOS tho)
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