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Old 03-04-2012, 08:00 AM
 
Location: Texas
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My husband and I are looking at homes in the Rosenberg area and are trying to get an idea of utility bills in this area. We live near San Antonio in a 2/2 apartment, so we are prepared for a pretty drastic increase when moving into a 4/3 2600 sq. ft. house.

Can anyone help me out with avereage water/sewer bills? Even the minimum amount prior to actual usage (trash service fees, base charges, etc.) would be greatly appreciated.

Also, what is the average electricity usage for a 2600 sq. ft. home?
I understand that this amount is NOT exact. We do not run the a/c as often as most of our friends/family. Our home will also be quite energy efficient.
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Old 03-04-2012, 10:52 AM
 
Location: Pearland, TX
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Dunno about sewer. If it's in the trash bill it's about $15.

Plan on a high of about $250 summer electric bill.

Water: Depends. If you have a sprinkler system, plan on $80 - $90. If not, $60 - $70.

Ronnie
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Old 03-05-2012, 09:47 AM
 
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We are also moving to Rosenburg area. Utility charges all depend usage and home construction.

HoustonRonnie is correct in hois estimate.

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Old 03-05-2012, 10:00 AM
 
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Apartment to House your utilities are always a lot lot more. But at the end of the day it all depends on the home construction and what your habits in the home are. Someone that puts there AC at 72 vs 78 degrees is going to be a big differences. Set aside worst case senerio of what you think it will be in your budget. Owning and maintaining a home is much more expensive than renting.

Also make sure to set aside up to 2% of your home value every year for maintenance and repairs. For example on a 200k home, maintenance and repair of up to 4k for all the honey do jobs and fixes.
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Old 03-05-2012, 11:25 AM
 
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Apartment to House your utilities are always a lot lot more. But at the end of the day it all depends on the home construction and what your habits in the home are. Someone that puts there AC at 72 vs 78 degrees is going to be a big differences. Set aside worst case senerio of what you think it will be in your budget. Owning and maintaining a home is much more expensive than renting.

Also make sure to set aside up to 2% of your home value every year for maintenance and repairs. For example on a 200k home, maintenance and repair of up to 4k for all the honey do jobs and fixes.

You don't need 2% in a new home
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Old 03-05-2012, 01:40 PM
 
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You don't need 2% in a new home
They did not say if it was a new construction or not and I also said "UP TO 2%". Besides new homes still need maintenance such as landscaping and heating/cooling checkups, payment to have a home inspector to come back out when your warranty is about up, ect. ect. But I will agree on a new home while in warranty maintenance cost is much lower but that is only a year or two. After that anything is fair game to break.
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Old 03-07-2012, 12:25 PM
 
Location: Houston
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I was about to ask new or resale?
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