It’s a match made in heaven. You and your best friend binge-watch the same shows, order the same thing at Chipotle, and even use the same type of laundry detergent. So, what could possibly go wrong if you two tried to live together?
Before you sign a lease with your best friend, weigh the pros and cons to make an informed decision. Living with your best friend can be an incredibly rewarding experience…or it can leave you spelling B-Y-E to your B-F-F. Read the rest of this entry »
Can you do the splits? No, not that kind! Not banana splits, either. We’re talking about splitting the rent fairly with your roommates. Don’t let this issue ruin what could be an extremely rewarding (and cost-effective) living experience. Here are some fair ideas for splitting apartment rent between you and your roommates. Read the rest of this entry »
A former college roommate is looking to establish himself in a new city—your city. Being a nice person, you agree to give him a place to crash temporarily, but just until she gets set up at his new job and finds an apartment of his own.
Her share of the rent is always late—if it arrives at all. She’s noisy, she eats your food, and her friends are inconsiderate. Let’s face it: your roommate is a nightmare. If you’re already at the point where you’re wondering, “how can I evict a roommate that’s on the lease?” We’ve got answers for you. Read the rest of this entry »
Worried about living alone in your apartment? Fear of being lonely is a huge reason young people think twice about flying solo in an apartment. Whether you’re a freshman on campus or a fresh college grad moving into the professional world, living alone can be a life-changing experience. Read the rest of this entry »
Roommates can be a major blessing if you want to save a little on rent or see a friendly face around. But living with someone new can be tricky as well. Will they do the dishes? Do they have pets? Will they play dubstep at 2 am?
Even if you find a perfect roommate (check out these apartment ad tips for help with that!), it’s important to set some ground rules. Save yourself serious headaches down the line by following this roommate rules list. Read the rest of this entry »
Renting an apartment with friends and strangers alike can be a blast… until it’s not. Depending on your situation and personality, you might find that you’re better off flying solo. We’ll help you weigh the pros and cons to decide. Read the rest of this entry »