Property taxes might be the biggest consideration, repairs and maintenance another depending on the age of the home.
Utilities and maintenance costs are usually not a huge factor.
Please feel free to contact me at (310) 584-7721 or email at Dcgoldstarrealty@gmail.com if you have questions. I would be happy to answer any questions. if you are looking to purchase a home I would be happy to show you some properties. Call me and let me know your price range and search criteria.