We're in the middle of Winter here, that's for sure! We've been pleasantly surprised with our utility bills. In December our gas bill was $50 and electric was $30. In January our bill for gas is $88 and electric is $38. Looking back at our utility costs last year for our former house we were paying close to $300 or more!!
I would say our usage is probably pretty average. We use our gas fireplace a fair amount of time and keep our thermostat programmed pretty low at night and when we're not home. And our house now is alot more "tighter" then the old house!
Our taxes here are pretty low too. We pay our property taxes separate from our mortgage. Right now they are $400 a half. We compared this with our old property and it's about $200 less a year. The neighboring county is upwards of $2400 a half!!
Our 10 month inspection is in a couple of weeks. Ryan Homes contacted us a week or so ago to get this scheduled. They said they would be at our house on average 4 hours or more on this day. We haven't started our list yet but plan on doing it tomorrow!!