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Old 02-21-2010, 10:35 AM
Location: Huber Heights
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I'm about to move into the Van Buren apartments in Kettering and I was wondering if anyone could help me out and tell me how about how much I should budget for the gas and electric bill. It's a 2 bedroom apartment with 2 girls if that helps any. Thank You!
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Old 02-21-2010, 03:05 PM
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I know someone who rents a 1 BR at Revere Village in Centerville. That complex was built in the late 70s and is brick and probably somewhat resembles the construction and insulation qualities of the Van Buren Apartments (which are even older.) He pays a combined water+gas bill of about $70/mo in the winter which goes down to $10-20 in the summer, and the peak electric bill in air conditioning season is about $50-$60. I'd expect your apartment in Van Buren to be higher because it's 2 BR (not double, but proportionate to the square footage increase) and also because Van Buren is so old and they didn't insulate much in the 40s and 50s when those places were built.

I'd say budget at least $100/mo for utilities.

You could try calling the utility company (Vectren?) except with all of the privacy crap in place today the utilities don't readily provide utility billing information. Or ask the apartment themselves and demand that they get real when the use the line "it varies for different people." Assuming that they tell you the truth.
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Old 03-04-2010, 01:49 PM
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I would guess 100-150 a month.
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Old 03-06-2010, 12:41 PM
Location: Dayton Ohio
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Van Buren is an older complex. My first husband & I lived there for a few months when we got married in 1981. At THAT time, they had old casement windows, I would hope by now they would have replaced them with something more energy efficient. It's hard to compare though one place to another.
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