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Old 08-25-2009, 12:55 AM
 
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Hello, I am new on this forum. I would like to ask your opinion guys. I lived in Perrysburg area and on the process of moving to another apartment. I found one that is all electric including the heat but the water is free. and wall air conditioned. so I will only have one utility bill which is electric only.This apartment is 966 sq.feet. and then the second apartment that i like best is i will pay all the utilities(Gas,Electricity,water). but this one is central air. this one is 885 sq.feet. So what do you think is more cheaper the 1st apartment which i only have one utility bill or the second apartment that i need to pay for all the utilities? as what i have heard, gas is cheaper now especially here in toledo. any suggestions will be highly appreciated. Thank you
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Old 08-25-2009, 05:58 AM
 
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Hello, I am new on this forum. I would like to ask your opinion guys. I lived in Perrysburg area and on the process of moving to another apartment. I found one that is all electric including the heat but the water is free. and wall air conditioned. so I will only have one utility bill which is electric only.This apartment is 966 sq.feet. and then the second apartment that i like best is i will pay all the utilities(Gas,Electricity,water). but this one is central air. this one is 885 sq.feet. So what do you think is more cheaper the 1st apartment which i only have one utility bill or the second apartment that i need to pay for all the utilities? as what i have heard, gas is cheaper now especially here in toledo. any suggestions will be highly appreciated. Thank you
It's hard to do that comparison without knowing a few additional facts, but based on what you've provided, I'd guess it would be close to equal, although I'm not familiar w/Toledo water rates (I'd guess $25-$35/month?). But if either apartment is on the corner of the building compared to being between two or more other units, that can make a significant difference in figuring the amount of heat/air you will need to use. When I lived in an apartment in NE Ohio, I had electric heat, and the nice thing about it was, you can turn it up in the room your in, and down in the rooms you're not, where if you have a furnace, the whole apartment is set to the certain temperature, not a big deal if you're a family living in an apartment; but if you're just a single person living there, it could be a factor.
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Old 08-25-2009, 05:20 PM
 
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we are paying $40 a month for our water. the difference between these two apartments is that the 1st apartment is far from the city which is also nice because we don't need to pay the city tax. It seems a nice area but i don't know if it is safe or quite there because its only a mile from college and ive seen lots of teenagers there. The second apartment is way too nice compare to the 1st one.well it is basically a duplex with an attached garage. no one above us and the environment is really nice. I felt safe there. The tenants are mostly families/older people. and i can tell it is very safe and nice community. very near to the store but we need to pay the city tax. I am having a baby soon so safety is my 1st priority. This apartment is $50 higher for the rent compare to the other apartment.
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Old 08-26-2009, 05:50 AM
 
Location: Columbia, SC
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we are paying $40 a month for our water. the difference between these two apartments is that the 1st apartment is far from the city which is also nice because we don't need to pay the city tax. It seems a nice area but i don't know if it is safe or quite there because its only a mile from college and ive seen lots of teenagers there. The second apartment is way too nice compare to the 1st one.well it is basically a duplex with an attached garage. no one above us and the environment is really nice. I felt safe there. The tenants are mostly families/older people. and i can tell it is very safe and nice community. very near to the store but we need to pay the city tax. I am having a baby soon so safety is my 1st priority. This apartment is $50 higher for the rent compare to the other apartment.
That's a whole other dynamic when you bring safety concerns into the mix. I'd definitely say for $50 (unless you absolutely can't afford that) your sense of safety/security is worth it regardless of electric or gas heat. That said, why are you limiting your options to just 2 different places? Is it close to work or family? If you can, I'd suggest finding something out in the burbs of Toledo, I'm sure you'll still pay a city tax if you live within cities such as Maumee, Perrysburg or Oregon, but there are some township areas that have been developed for instance east of Perrysburg in Perrysburg Twp. where you would pay no income tax and are decent areas to live in - just an idea. I'm sure you have reasons as to why you looked at the 2 you have though.
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Old 08-26-2009, 10:16 PM
 
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That's a whole other dynamic when you bring safety concerns into the mix. I'd definitely say for $50 (unless you absolutely can't afford that) your sense of safety/security is worth it regardless of electric or gas heat. That said, why are you limiting your options to just 2 different places? Is it close to work or family? If you can, I'd suggest finding something out in the burbs of Toledo, I'm sure you'll still pay a city tax if you live within cities such as Maumee, Perrysburg or Oregon, but there are some township areas that have been developed for instance east of Perrysburg in Perrysburg Twp. where you would pay no income tax and are decent areas to live in - just an idea. I'm sure you have reasons as to why you looked at the 2 you have though.

Thank you for you reply. I've checked tons of apartments in perrysburg and maume area and i am now down to the two apartment that i really liked. and yeah $50 bucks is nothing when it comes to safety. So i choose the the second apartment because i am just so comfortable in the area. Thank you so much for your input.
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