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Finding a roommate that shares your living style can be a difficult process. Do you know what questions to ask a potential roommate or how to save a friendship after these common disagreements?

  • The Roommate Contract

    Jenna Farmer  Posted by Jenna Farmer on June 11, 2013

    Moving in with someone new can be an exciting yet daunting experience if you aren't sure how to approach him or her about your living arrangements. Often times, roommate quarrels can break out because one roommate used the rest of the laundry detergent without replacing it or was...

  • Splitting Expenses With Your Roommate

    Jenna Farmer  Posted by Jenna Farmer on June 11, 2013

    Don't lose any sleep over dividing everything evenly with your roommate(s). Take a look at the following guide for helpful tips and tricks to start off your new living situation in the right direction.

  • Important Questions to Ask a Potential Roommate

    Nicole La Capria  Posted by Nicole La Capria on June 13, 2013

    Getting a roommate can be a great way to cut expenses when you are moving into your first apartment. However, the money you save on rent may not balance out the aggravation and stress you'll suffer from if you choose the wrong one. It requires a great deal of compatibility...

  • Tips for Finding and Moving In With Roommates

    Nicole Schurott  Posted by Nicole Schurott on October 25, 2018

    A roommate is someone you will be sharing a living space with, so you want to find someone you'll get along with and who is trustworthy. If you don't know anybody like that who can live with you, then you will have to resort to other measures in order to find that person. Read on...

  • How to Deal With an Unruly Roommate

    Nicole La Capria  Posted by Nicole La Capria on June 24, 2013

    Troubles and disagreements can easily arise, and the solution may not always be clear. Problems with roommates should always be addressed promptly, and you should always make sure you are aware of your rights as a tenant in cases of unresolvable differences.

  • Common Roommate Problems and How to Handle Them

    Jenna Farmer  Posted by Jenna Farmer on December 4, 2018

    Living with another person that isn't a member of your family can bring on a whole new set of responsibilities. You may not always see eye-to-eye with your roommate, and as a result, conflict can arise. However, if you make yourself aware of some common roommate problems and how...

  • What to Do About a Former Roommate's Belongings

    Nicole La Capria  Posted by Nicole La Capria on September 5, 2013

    When cohabitation goes sour, your roommate may vacate your shared residence unexpectedly. If your former roommate leaves belongings behind after abruptly moving out, you may wonder what to do with them. Are you required to keep them? Can you sell them or throw them out? An...

  • How to Tell Your Roommate You're Moving Out

    Robert Moreschi  Posted by Robert Moreschi on September 12, 2013

    While there's no doubt that having a roommate to split the rent and divide up the household chores with is beneficial, there will come a time when you need to move out and move on. Whether it's because you need to relocate for a new job or because you've decided that it's time to...

  • Moving in with Your Friends

    Jenna Farmer  Posted by Jenna Farmer on March 21, 2014

    If you're the type of person to do everything with your best buds at your side, you may think that moving out on your own will be no different. This new chapter of your life is exciting, and you'll certainly want to share it with those closest to you. However, if you've never...

  • Red Flags to Spot a Bad Roommate

    Nicole La Capria  Posted by Nicole La Capria on September 11, 2014

    Finding the perfect roommate is a difficult and frustrating task. While living with a friend or already-established acquaintance is often preferred, you may not know anyone looking for a place. If you have to search the internet or newspaper for potential roommates, keep an eye...

  • How to Deal with a Roommate That's a Smoker

    Nicole La Capria  Posted by Nicole La Capria on April 8, 2013

    Living with roommates can be stressful--when you live with someone, dealing with disagreements is uncomfortable and awkward. However, when your roommate's habits intrude on your life and well-being, it is important to address your concerns. If you have a roommate that smokes,...

  • Moving in with Your BFF

    Ana M. Ferrer  Posted by Ana M. Ferrer on March 20, 2015

    Moving in with your best friend can be a dream, because hey, they're your best friend. But no matter how long you've been BFFs, there is still going to be some adjustments in the beginning and things that you might not have thought about. Consider the following a warning if you...

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