I forget exactly how ours went...
Sun Aug 14, 2022 12:19am

But the previous owners didn't take it out of their name, we transferred the utilities to us when either we moved in or went under contract. I forget exactly when. Either way, there wasn't a point where one party wasn't still paying for the utilities during the purchase/transfer.

Streets here are similar. There's running memes on the Long Island subreddit about our crater pot holes that they just throw big "blops" of asphalt on top of and turn them into mounds. It seems like they're finally getting around to fixing some areas. I can't understand how our taxes can be so high and our roads so bad.

Are you in a city/urban area now?

  • No, it's just the city seems to be cheap. - Puckdropper, Wed Aug 10 2022 2:27am
    They weren't paying for any more gas than they had to, so they shut it off when the owner called to take the utilities out of their name. I've noticed the streets here are similar... They keep adding layers of asphalt but never seem to scrape any off. (Why? That would cost money.) That means the... more
    • I forget exactly how ours went...- Erik_, Sun Aug 14 2022 12:19am
      • That's how it should work - Puckdropper, Sat Aug 20 2022 2:14am
        We had a closing date set on a Monday, couldn't make it because of schedule and closed on the following Friday. By then, the utilities had all been shut off. They were supposed to be on, but the previous owner never changed the cut off date. Your taxes obviously aren't going to their stated purpose.... more
        • the utilities guy come out, turn the stuff off and then come back a week later to turn it back on. That's if they didn't push that bill on to you. Nashville seems like the happening place lately. I feel like I hear a lot of people moving to that area. Next place when/if I move will definitely... more
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