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Surviving Squatters: Staying Friends as short-term roommates

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We’ve all had friends who’ve been “between things” or in a tough spot for a short time. We want to be generous with our little bit of extra space, so we offer our spare room or couch, and suddenly have a new roommate. Weeks pass, laundry is strewn or dishes stacked, and suddenly our friendship […] read more

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How to Deal with Passive-Aggressive Roommates

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You put your key in the door, rest your hand on the knob and let out a deep sigh before entering. You know that your roommate is lurking somewhere in the darkness with a snide remark that insinuates a bone they have to pick with you, without actually picking it with you. Sharing your space […] read more

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Drawing Boundaries for Your Roommate

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This may be one of the most important issues for apartment dwellers – the drawing of boundaries with roommates. As eager as roomies may be to get along with each other, they need to learn how to mesh with the other person. There will be a learning curve, and boundaries makes it easier. Each roommate […] read more

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Why a Message Board Is Great with Roommates

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When you have roommates, you will undoubtedly see each other and talk on a regular basis. Even if you don’t, there are a number of ways to connect with your roommate these days, be it through text message, social media, email or even phone calls if they don’t happen to be at the apartment. However, […] read more

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Merging Furniture with a Roommate

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Whether you’re going to rent an apartment with a significant other or a friend, there’s one thing a lot of roommates forget to talk about before Moving Day: what furniture do you both have, and what furniture will you actually need? More than likely, you won’t need two sofas and two dining room tables. Read […] read more

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4 Important Questions to ask Prospective Roommates

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A new roommate is both an exciting and nerve-wracking thing to have—but a necessary one. As you most likely know, having roommates allows people to afford apartments with amenities, sizes or locations they could otherwise never afford since each roommate is paying a share of the rent and bills. The only catch is that you […] read more

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What’s Your Roommate Profile?

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Do you love the idea of sharing the rent, but dread the very concept of having to split the apartment down the middle (or in quarters)? This may be due to the fact that you haven’t honed in on your roommate profile—that all-important gauge of the sort of roommate you’d make, and of the personality […] read more

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The Key to Finding a Great Roommate

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Whether you’re looking to make some extra money on the side by renting out a room or looking for a house share, a good roommate is something that will make your life significantly better. Unfortunately, for some people finding the right roommate can seem impossible. The good news is that it doesn’t have to be. With a […] read more

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10 Essential Questions for Prospective Roommates

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We’ve all heard that the fastest way to ruin a friendship is to become roommates. Or is it that roommates are besties for life? Should you risk the friendship for cheaper rent? Or what if you’re moving somewhere totally new and have only Craigslist ads to guide your apartment hunt? Is it possible to find […] read more