#3 – The Price Of Utilities
You might have some monthly charges that will stay the same, like your cable payment, but there are some that will still change. Because you can’t request numbers on rates until you have a house you’ve got your eye on, this can be hard to pinpoint.
There is a way to estimate it, however. If the home you’re moving into is larger by 20% more, you can expect your utility payment to go up about 20%. Be aware, however, that the energy efficiency of both homes plays into this as well. If your home was energy inefficient, you might not pay more in utilities at your next place.