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 »
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Family members are living together more often these days! The number of Americans residing in multigenerational family households continues to rise. But forget Grandma. What about your sibling?
Weigh the pros and cons before you decide to sign on the dotted line and bring back the glory days of your youth. 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 »
Your apartment is a place where you and your roommate can relax and get away from the chaos of the world… usually. Great practical jokes aren’t just for April Fool’s Day! Try these hilarious (but harmless) pranks on your unsuspecting roommate for some guaranteed ROFLs and LOLs. Read the rest of this entry »
Looking for a roommate? Good roommates can be hard to find. And great roommates? They’re like four-leaf clovers. Luckily for you, we can help you find one! Here are our top tips for writing the best roommate ad, so you not only fill your extra room fast, but you fill it with someone that’s a perfect match for your lifestyle. Read the rest of this entry »
Today’s apartment market has put many renters at a crossroads. In markets where rent is exceedingly difficult to afford, many renters are seeking to forego their solitary lifestyle in favor of co-living. And, in cities where finding an apartment is challenging, many are asking friends and family to share some of their valued space. In markets across the country, renters are combining homes through the bonds of friendship, love, or assistance. Read the rest of this entry »
The day has finally arrived. You just moved back to college and into your new student housing apartment. Summer is over and you are gearing up for an action-packed semester. However, the worst-case scenario has come true: you have discovered that one of your roommates is also your worst nightmare. You definitely cannot live like this until December. So what can you do? Use these tips to wake up from the nightmare and into a happier apartment life for the fall semester.
Can the Problems be Resolved?
In many cases, the challenges of a bad roommate are ones of perception. People from different experiences and backgrounds than you often make completely different lifestyle choices. Many times, a meeting of the minds and a discussion about each other’s expectations can provide a mutually beneficial solution. Get everyone in the apartment involved and keep the tone of the discussion light. No one wants to feel confronted. Read the rest of this entry »