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Old 03-10-2014, 02:16 PM
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We are looking into buying a house for our college daughter to live in Grand Junction. Can anyone give me an idea of monthly utilities in the area? Its a 1900 sq' home built in 1940's but has central ac and vinyl windows.

Being from Southern California its hard to even guess what others pay.

I would love to know:
Homeowners Ins.

Thank you!
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Old 03-11-2014, 09:18 AM
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Most utility companies will tell you what the bills were in the previous year on any given property. Your realtor should be able to help you with that, as well as give you some idea of the cost of home owner's insurance. You haven't gotten many responses so far because utilities costs are dependent on so many variables that it's difficult to give any sort of reasonable estimate without knowing things like how well insulated the house is, the age of the appliances, are the hot water heater and clothes dryer electric or gas, etc., etc. In addition, it will depend on what your daughter sets her thermostat at. Will she be longing for the warmth of southern Cali and keeping her place at a balmy 80 degrees in the winter or is she a more frugal type who will never let the heat go over 65 degrees? Same for the AC. Go to the home pages for the city of Grand Junction and for Mesa County. You can probably find listings for the local utilities company there and get your answers straight from the horse's mouth.
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Old 03-11-2014, 10:36 AM
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I live in Mesa County outside of GJ. Water has gone up a few dollars in the past couple years. Right now my bill is $19 a month provided I don't go over 3000 gallons. When you do go over they charge $3.70 per 1000 gallons on top of the basic rate.

Regarding lights, gas, and homeowners insurance, hopefully one of the other Mesa county residents can weigh in here. I live simply with a 14' by 70' mobile, January's bill for lights and gas combined was just under $200 and February's was $155.
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