The Joy of Transferring Utilities

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Real Estate Agent with Keller Williams Realty

Well, I just had to experience something the hard way and thought I might be able to save someone else from having to experience the same thing.

If you're purchasing a new home, you know that part of the process is calling all of the utility companies to make sure that service is transferred into your name the day that you and the seller have previously agreed upon.

Well...here's a little tip for you...if the property you're moving to has both electric and gas service, you're going to want to make sure that you call and establish the electric service first.  Here's why...the electric has to be on first, before the gas can be turned on.

(By the way, in Johnson County, your electric company will more than likely be either Johnson County REMC or Duke Energy.  The gas company is probably to be Vectren).

So...we already know that waiting on hold forever and a day to talk to the utility companies is a pain in the neck in the first place...don't make it worse by having to call the gas company twice (once to set it up and once again because you didn't call the electric company first).

Hope that helps and please, be sure to enjoy the lovely elevator music while you're holding... Para Espanol o primo "dos"... :)

For more tips on the Home Buying Process, click here.  For a complete list of all Greenwoood and Johnson County utility phone numbers, click here.

 This information was originally published at:  http://ishopgreenwood.com/2009/01/15/the-joy-of-transferring-utilities/

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Robert May
Verico Canada First Mortgage/ Rainbow Realty - Lethbridge, AB
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utility transfer never seems to go as smooth as it should.

Jan 17, 2009 08:36 PM #1
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Shawna Ebersole
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Isn't that the truth?  Ha! :)

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Danny Gerald
Carpenter Realtors - Greenfield, IN

I have never really thought of that before. Luckily , everything has always worked out for me in the past, but I will start doing this for sure.

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