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Old 02-02-2010, 01:45 PM
 
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I am looking at purchasing a home in Cedar Park, moving out of my apartment complex (FINALLY!) and had a few questions for anyone who can help..

The home I am looking at is about 2200sq/ft in Cedar Park (2 story) built in 1995... I am looking for others who have close to the same square footage who can tell me:

1) What their electric bill averages in the summer/winter time
2) What their gas bill averages in the summer/winter
3) What their water bill averages in the summer/winter

Any help would most certainly be appreciated! Looking forward to getting in my own house!
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Old 02-02-2010, 01:50 PM
 
Location: Austin
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In order to make the numbers useful, you need to know how many people live in the houses you're asking about. All bills will vary if you get a quote for a family of 5 and you're just one person.
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Old 02-02-2010, 02:01 PM
 
Location: Cypress, TX
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Also, if it's the same there as in Phoenix, you should be able to contact the utility company and ask for the average over the past year on that particular house.

Good luck!
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Old 02-02-2010, 02:04 PM
 
Location: Austin
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Also, if it's the same there as in Phoenix, you should be able to contact the utility company and ask for the average over the past year on that particular house.

Good luck!
With the privacy laws from 2001'ish time frame, utility companies can no longer provide this information.
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Old 02-02-2010, 02:14 PM
 
Location: Cypress, TX
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With the privacy laws from 2001'ish time frame, utility companies can no longer provide this information.
Awww... bummer! That makes it so much easier.

I guess then, sorry for the misinformation!

I do know that we when sold one of our homes in Phoenix, a potential buyer's agent asked if we would be willing to provide some of our utility bills. We certainly weren't obligated to, but were willing to oblige. Maybe the seller would also be willing?
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Old 02-02-2010, 02:58 PM
 
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Thanks for all replies thus far! I should say that it's for 2 people only, but we plan on having our first child this year too, so that'll add a 3rd later on in the year
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Old 02-03-2010, 01:53 PM
 
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Anyone?
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Old 02-03-2010, 02:16 PM
 
Location: Austin
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I'm just speculating, but with so many newer homes in the area, people don't want to assume their bills on a 5 year old home would compare to your example of a home built in 1995. I can tell you that the bills in my 2000 built house were more than twice as much as my 2009 built house. Materials change over the years, and the people reading your post just might not have anything to contribute.

Have you asked the listing agent to ask the sellers for information?
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Old 02-22-2010, 12:12 PM
 
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I am looking at purchasing a home in Cedar Park, moving out of my apartment complex (FINALLY!) and had a few questions for anyone who can help..

The home I am looking at is about 2200sq/ft in Cedar Park (2 story) built in 1995... I am looking for others who have close to the same square footage who can tell me:

1) What their electric bill averages in the summer/winter time
2) What their gas bill averages in the summer/winter
3) What their water bill averages in the summer/winter

Any help would most certainly be appreciated! Looking forward to getting in my own house!

Auh.... sounds like my old house I just sold recently (lol), but mine was 2300 sq ft, and newer @ 2002.

Anyways... not a lot of options you have.
Your electric company will be PEC and gas more then likely will be TXU.

My 2-story in the summer was an average:
Electric: $260.00 AC at about 79 degrees.
Gas: $12.00

Winter:
Electric around $55.00
Gas right at about $230.00

Expect to spend a budget around $300-$350 for summer n winter. Keep changing that return filter out ever 2-3 months.

As for water / waste (trash / recycle); it's with City of Cedar Park. On avg it's right about $68.00 (you can also donate to our fire dept). So I usually just pay flat our $70-$75 for it
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Old 02-22-2010, 01:17 PM
 
Location: Central Texas
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You can ask the sellers for the information and if they haven't kept their bills, they can get it from the utility company - it's done all the time in this area. The utility companies won't give it to just anyone calling up, but they certainly do to the people who have paid the bills.
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