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Sdamenon, Home Buyer in Arizona

How much approximately will be the cost of water, sewer & garbage for a single family home?

Asked by Sdamenon, Arizona Mon Mar 31, 2008

How much approximately will be the cost of water, sewer & garbage for a single family home?
A condo charges $200-250 for HOA, whereas a single family home charges around $30-50. Considering that we pay additional for water, garbage & sewer for a home with a very small yard, any idea how much the total will come up to?

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Some other costs to consider with a condo that are included in the dues are:

Blanket insurance policy, common area maintenance, exterior maintenance of the unit, roof repair/ replacement, pool/ spa maintenance (extra if heated), gated community or not, additional ammenties.

If you had all of the above items in a single family home, it would far exceed the monthly dues, but if your single family home doesn't have a pool/ spa, gated community, fitness center or HOA all together, then the single family home would be a wiser choice.

A moderate sized home with a small yard would probably run you about $75 - $100 / month for water/ sewer/ garbage.
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Sdamenon
IT all depends,
I don't pay for water and sewer to the city,
However I pay dues to my association, which cover water and sewer.
Pool, green lasdcaping, how much water do you use?
try the below addresses, copy and paste
Best Wishes

http://phoenix.gov/menu/resutilwaterserv
htmlhttp://www.scottsdaleaz.gov/utilities/locations.asp
Web Reference: http://ownyourhomeaz.com
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Hi Sdamenon,

Good thoughts to consider before thinking of a home vs condo.. However it's really hard to pin point a specific set of numbers in general for expenses such as water, sewer and garbage. Every property is different. When was it built? Which way does the property face? What type of insulation does it have? Type and age of windows? What is the age of the air & heating systems? Age of water heater?

Typically, in considering a specific property, often you can request the previous utility records from an owner. If they have them unavailable, sometimes with their permission, you can get them directly from the utility company. However, do be aware there are several factors to consider in looking at someone else's utility bills. What are their habits? How many are living in the home? Do they run the air and heat regularly? Do they take long showers? An owner's utility bills are relative to that particular families usage habits. Their habits may be completely different than yours will be.

Best wishes to you,

Sandy Shores, Realtor
M & M Real Estate, Inc
Residential, Investment & Relocation
Brevard County
Florida's Space Coast
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