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Old 07-03-2010, 07:04 PM
 
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Hi.

I am consider to re-location into arizona. I wanted to know what the average electric bill for A/C usage for about 600-700 Square feet apartment.

any honest comments will be appericated

also what do you rate for the neigbor at north 7th st and bell street, that are about north from "north mountain park"

regards
Dracimus
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Old 07-03-2010, 08:04 PM
 
Location: Phoenix
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I have lived in various apartments over the last few years, my typical APS Power bill would be around $80-$120 in the summer, and $40-$60 in the winter.

I used to live on 9th St and Bell, and on 7th St and Bell, and I can tell you that this is a low-income area for the most part, hopefully you are aware of this. The majority of residents are people in high school/college, hispanics and illegals, and a ton of white trash. I fell into the poor college student group, luckily I was able to get out of this area recently.
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Old 07-03-2010, 09:17 PM
 
Location: Anchored in Phoenix
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My SRP bill due on July 15 is $54.07. But I use little electricity and have the air conditioner temperature set up to 78 when I'm not home, and I'm gone several days per month. It's a 2 bedroom 2 bathroom apartment unit on the second floor in Phoenix. I think it's 1,000 square feet. I think the bill would be $150 otherwise (if I'm home more often).
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Old 07-03-2010, 10:12 PM
 
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I had a one bedroom apartment at Bellridge (844 E Bell) and my winter bill was around $50 and $150-$175 in the summer with the AC set at 75 or lower. I disagree with Karmaphx. I lived there for years and never had a problem. The only problem I ever had was some dumb kids wrote f... you on my car using toothpaste.
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Old 07-03-2010, 10:39 PM
 
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I had a one bedroom apartment at Bellridge (844 E Bell) and my winter bill was around $50 and $150-$175 in the summer with the AC set at 75 or lower. I disagree with Karmaphx. I lived there for years and never had a problem. The only problem I ever had was some dumb kids wrote f... you on my car using toothpaste.
You lived in the tweaker towers and never had any problems? That's really surprising, when did you live there? The area has been bad for years.

I had nothing but bad experiences in the two apartment complexes I lived in in the area.
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Old 07-03-2010, 10:52 PM
 
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You lived in the tweaker towers and never had any problems? That's really surprising, when did you live there? The area has been bad for years.

I had nothing but bad experiences in the two apartment complexes I lived in in the area.
I lived there from 2000-2002. I honestly did not have any problems other than the toothpaste incident.
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Old 07-03-2010, 11:06 PM
 
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LOL... 2000-2002 is outdated.

I am considering the apartment at Monte Viejo on breadsley road. any opinion. I have seen apartment review about noisey, parking. I am not worried about noisey since I am hearing impairment.

also what about lucera apartment that are right next to Mesa Post office.

alot of in my mind to move to Arizona from Chicago due to low cost living.
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Old 07-03-2010, 11:38 PM
 
Location: Anchored in Phoenix
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I tend to not reveal my Phoenix apartment name for fear demand for it will go up. But it's ranked high in the apartment ratings web site. Very quiet place. Been renting there for five years and ate popcorn while watching the SFH home prices in the area drop from the $350s in 2006 to around $200s now. Yet the quality of people in my apartment complex are good. Life does not get much better than this. Renting is freedom.
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Old 07-04-2010, 11:41 AM
 
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It's better than buying at the bubble, but in the long run; renters will lose.
A neighbor has an almost identical unit to mine. He pays 620 in rent; I pay hoa of 138.33 + 50 in re taxes. I paid 22K for my unit. So right there I am getting a huge, tax free, dividend on the first. Also, who has better appliances? I do. Who has better HVAC? I do. Who has better paint and flooring? Me. Who has the washing machine? Whose plumbing is in perfect working order?

You folks keep right on renting, I will need the income, when I retire at age 50.
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Old 07-04-2010, 02:29 PM
 
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A lot of your electric bill will depend on the age and condition of your A/C unit. During the summer, an average bill range for the size of apartment you described may be $140-200, and during the winter from $70-100. You may want to practice turning your water heater off if you leave for long periods of time.
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