PacratOld and CrankyPremium,MVM
reply to GlassyMcPete
Re: Buying a new home but not going to move in right away I agree with leaving the utilities on, but turning things off at the service entrance, yourself. You're not planning to move in for some time, but I guarantee that you'll be visiting the property and it'd be a real pain if you didn't have power or heat available to you immediately. Maintaining minimal service wont be that costly, compared to having everything turned off and then have to have everything turned back on. You're only talking about a month or so. Hell, I might even think of leaving a light or two on, on a timer, so that the home appears to be occupied during you absence.
Keep your eye on the ball, your shoulder to the wheel, your nose to the grindstone, and your ear to the ground. Now, try to work in that position!!!