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Old 06-25-2010, 06:06 PM
 
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The Capitol Hill apartments is probably be a bit nicer area than the Rorick, being right next to Central High and the Joslyn Art museum. Also, it looks like there is going to be a pretty major development happening there soon as well.

More housing for downtown? - Omaha.com
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Old 06-26-2010, 10:48 AM
 
Location: Omaha Nebraska and dreamland when I am sleeping
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I would stay away from 114th and West Center Rd

unless I need a good laugh from it's locals there

"Adolph Hitler Made Me Grow It"

"Adolph Hitler Made Me Grow It"
Omaha man gives police a unique excuse for growing marijuana

"Adolph Hitler Made Me Grow It"
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Old 06-26-2010, 05:40 PM
 
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^^ You must mean 14th & Grover, because nothing like that could POSSIBLY be happening as far west as 114th & Grover!

On the other hand, the presence of white supremacists...
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Old 06-27-2010, 02:11 PM
 
Location: Omaha Nebraska and dreamland when I am sleeping
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^^ You must mean 14th & Grover, because nothing like that could POSSIBLY be happening as far west as 114th & Grover!

On the other hand, the presence of white supremacists...
if that happened in the "14th and grover" area. people would have smelled the stuff from the nearby Hendry Doorly zoo and also the CWS.

they are blocks from the area on 14th.


btw: considering that big rotating statue at 114th and center it could be why the guy was growing marijuana there since

that would be the least odd thing going on in that area



song in Honor of 114th and center area



http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AidmtatKjyc


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Old 07-01-2010, 03:17 PM
 
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how much should I estimate for ODDP and Black Hill energy costs? In the winter I don't use too much heat, I'm fine with blankets and electric blanets. In the summer, I do like to keep an apartment around 70 degrees. The apartment I'm looking at is only about 600 sq feet. Any ideas of potential costs? thanks!
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Old 07-01-2010, 03:35 PM
 
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how much should I estimate for ODDP and Black Hill energy costs? In the winter I don't use too much heat, I'm fine with blankets and electric blanets. In the summer, I do like to keep an apartment around 70 degrees. The apartment I'm looking at is only about 600 sq feet. Any ideas of potential costs? thanks!
That's going to depend largely on how well insulated and sealed your apartment is. It will also depend on the efficiency of the furnace and/or air conditioner. It will also depend on whether or not you have laundry facilities in your apartment.

As you know, different rentals handle utilities differently. In my rentals, the tenant pays everything. In other apartments, the owner will pay for everything except - say - electricity.

In Omaha, OPPD (Omaha Public Power District) is your electricity supplier. MUD (metro utilities district) provides gas, water, & sewer.


I'm going to guess that, being a single person who will be gone a lot, you should be able to pay about $100 per month for everything. However, if you want a better idea, call OPPD and MUD, give them the address of the apartment, and ask for past bills.
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Old 07-02-2010, 02:29 PM
 
Location: Omaha, NE
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It also depends on which floor you are on and if you have vaulted ceilings.

We used to live in Thomasville apartments and the combination of the 3rd floor, poor insulation, and poor efficiency furnace and AC made our utilities outrageous. During a hot 90+ degree summer day AC ran constantly and the apartment never dropped below 76 during the day. The furnace kept up OK I guess, but after it shut off it would only take minutes for the drafty place to drop a couple degrees and make it kick back on. The temperature by the windows was totally different than the other parts of the apartment. On a windy day the windows would howl like someone sitting in the room with a harmonica. One day when it was raining hard and windy, the windows let water in. . That was fun.

Anyways. We all had separate OPPD bills, but all the tenants in the building split the one gas bill, which was kind of jank. OPPD during the summer was around $175 dollars and the gas bill was around $20. In the winter the gas went up to around $115, and OPPD down to $50. The apartment was only about 650 square foot.

We now pay less for triple the square foot with vaulted ceilings.
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Old 07-02-2010, 02:36 PM
 
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^^ This is precisely where a lot of renters get royally screwed. UTILITIES.

The first thing that is always looked at is the price per month for rent. A lot of people will choose to rent one apartment over another, because it's $50 per month cheaper - only to find out that the utility bills are outrageous. Then you add to that the fact that, even with high utility costs, some apartments just can't be made comfortable.

I make tenants pay their own heat/utilities because that's the only way they'll be careful. But I am meticulous about energy costs. In one rental house, we have a new high-efficiency furnace, central AC & water heater, and just last fall I added insulation - taking the entire attic to R40. With all the tax credits & rebates, it makes no sense not to do that. Plus, it's just the right thing to do.
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Old 07-03-2010, 02:36 AM
 
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thanks for all the imput =) the apartments were built about 4 or 5 years ago, so maybe that means they might be better insulated and have more energy efficient aspects
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Old 07-03-2010, 07:48 AM
 
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thanks for all the imput =) the apartments were built about 4 or 5 years ago, so maybe that means they might be better insulated and have more energy efficient aspects
Hopefully, yes.

Remember... You can call OPPD and MUD to get information about how much previous tenants had paid.
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