It's really more a matter of building / complex features and amenities - of expenses. Buildings with elevators, pools, and the like will have higher fees. Self-managed associations will probably have lower expenses since at a minimum they're saving the fee paid to a management company.
Your fee relative to your neighbor's condo fee will be dependent on the relative value of your unit to the others. That typically is most easily calculated by square footage, all other thing being equal. The condo docs specify your percentage of ownership and the fees are based on the budgeted expenses for the association - your condo fee is your % of the total projected expenses.
Some associations opt for a bare bones budget and keep fees low - which means you should be budgeting for expenses that come up and needed to be assessed for. Others build up large reserve funds with the hope that projects can be funded from reserves.... more
It is amazing, but it's already under agreement with a signed Purchase & Sales agreement. If you would like me to help search for something else just as spectacular, please send your email address to me along with your price point and a list of the features you would like to have in your new home. I look forward to helping you find your new home. Cheryl Cheryl.email@example.com... more
Along with what Ron and Debbie say, your Realtor should have helped you transfer over the utilities. That is, your Realtor should have provided you with the phone numbers and contact information before closing so that the utilities could be switched over into your name.
If that wasn't done, it's still likely that your Realtor has a list of all the services (electric, gas, water, etc.) and contact information for them. Otherwise, contact your city government for that contact information.