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Old 01-19-2013, 09:57 AM

RE: Any tips on buying a house?

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Originally Posted by Jakejake
When I sold my previous house, the buyer asked to see my utility bills, so he could be sure of how much to budget. You could try asking to see those. You won't set your thermostat exactly the same of course, but it will give you some idea of heating and cooling costs.
Great tip!!

Our second home was about 3,400 sq ft with 14' ceilings on the first floor. We had concerns about the utilities as well. The seller said the wood burner/blower would hear the house sufficiently enough to not use the heat....NOT!! Our first winter yielded $700-800 electric bills.
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