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Grace Edwards of Connecticut Billed for Street Lamp Electric Use for 25 Years

CHESHIRE, Conn. (AP) - Connecticut Light & Power has reimbursed a woman almost $10,500 after acknowledging it billed her for 25 years for the electricity used to power streetlights near her home. Grace Edwards tells the Hartford Courant she discovered the billing error after a prospective buyer for the house in... Continue Reading »

Utility Bills: How to Estimate Costs for a New Home

After a winter like the one we've just had, a lot of people are fed up with utility bills. The most recent forecasts from the U.S. Energy Information Administration put the cost of home heating for 2011 at $2,400 if you heat with oil--a 26% increase over last year. On average, U.S. households can expect to shell out about... Continue Reading »

From Home Owning to Renting: Where to Begin

You've finally sold your house and have made the decision that you don't want to go through that again. But you've owned a home for so many years now-you can't remember the rules of renting. Whose responsibility is the leaky faucet? Do you have to buy your own clear plastic recycling bags? While some answers will vary... Continue Reading »

Don't Be Surprised by Expenses of Homeownership

When Katie Cody bought her first home, she thought she knew everything there was about taking care of one. As a spokesperson for Lowe's, the national home and hardware chain, she was steeped in the ins and outs of home maintenance. But even she wasn't prepared for everything that comes along with a first home--the work or... Continue Reading »

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