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Dealing with Roommates: How to Share Your Studio

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It is a challenge to share a studio with a roommate or two, but it is possible. However, there are many factors that need to come into play for a successful, symbiotic relationship and/or living arrangement to occur. Friend or Faux Living with a friend or family member in a small space is often somewhat […] read more

5 Dorm Room Storage Options

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There are a lot of pluses to living in a dorm room at college. The dorm provides great social interaction (depending on your floor), a convenient temporary living space, and three squares a day, if you opted for the campus meal plan. However, there are some challenges to dorm living, and not all of them […] read more

Is Dating My Roommate a Good Idea?

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If roommate romance is on your mind, you have probably found yourself daydreaming about the dating my roommate scenario. Here is what you should consider before you make the leap from roommates to romance. 1 – Secrets Are out in the Open If you date your roommate, be aware that it is much more difficult to […] read more

What to Include in a Roommate Agreement

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So you and your roommate have taken the first step and decided to create a roommate agreement. As you begin drafting the document, it’s best to sit down and make a list of all issues to be covered. No issue is too big or too small, and the more comprehensive you make the agreement, the […] read more

Sharing an Apartment: The Pros and Cons of Living with a Co-Worker

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Sharing an apartment with a co-worker can be either a positive or a negative experience. If a co-worker approaches you with the idea of living together, make sure you think the decision through. Before you decide to move in, debate the pros and cons of cohabitation with a co-worker, which include: Pro 1. A Responsible […] read more

Sharing an Apartment: The Pros and Cons of Married Roommates

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When you’re looking to cut back on your rental costs, married roommates might provide you with the opportunity to save quite a bit on your monthly costs. However, you should carefully consider the pros and cons of cohabitation with a married couple before you post that ad or consider your married friends’ offer. Pro 1. […] read more

Choosing a Roommate: Friend or Stranger?

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Roommate situations are, more often than not, the result of need and not choice. So, while the act of deciding to live with a roommate is an inherently simple one, the act of finding and choosing the right roommate is far more complex. Sharing your living space with someone, even a close friend, can be […] read more

Find a Roommate: A Look at the Top Roommate Websites

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Finding a great roommate can be a crucial part in your quality of life. A bad roommate can make living downright miserable. A roommate that you can't trust can add unwanted stress to your life. Finding a trustworthy, fun roommate is much easier than in the old days where you had to put an ad in the newspaper or hang a flyer on a bulletin board with your phone number on 15 tabs of paper. There are many websites that can assist you in finding exactly what you are looking for. read more

Tips for Splitting Rent Among Roommates

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Dirty dishes, late-night noise, unwanted guests: These roommate conflicts pale in comparison to disputes over paying rent. When you first move in to a new apartment, or if new roommates join you in your current place, you'll have to work out the best way to split the rent among all the tenants. Resolving this issue amicably and openly sets the stage for good roommate relations in the future. Unfortunately, there is no blueprint for how rent should be split. The lease given to you by your landlord will usually indicate the total amount of rent due each month but will not provide guidance on how to split the rent. Here are some typical ways tenants divide rent and some other factors to consider. read more