Homebuyers Want Transparency On Utility Costs

Nationwide data, now available in the ATTOM Data Warehouse, includes annual and monthly electric bills, natural gas bills, and water and sewer bills

By Peter Fabris, Contributing Editor | November 11, 2016

House hunters are increasingly demanding transparency into the true cost of owning or renting a home—and that includes utility costs. Nationwide data, now available in the ATTOM Data Warehouse, includes annual and monthly electric bills, natural gas bills, and water/sewer bills, along with any neighborhood-level utility costs. Utility costs are 25% of housing expenses, according to UtilityScore’s founder and CEO Brian Gitt, and they are often more expensive than property taxes and insurance combined.

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