Roommates

6 Best Things About Having a Roommate
6 Best Things About Having a Roommate

6 Best Things About Having a Roommate

  |   By AuthorMy First Apartment
When you first move in with a roommate, you may think that you are going to hate sharing your space because you always had your own place. Let me convince you how much fun it is going to be to have a roommate. With a roommate you’ll have: 1. Someone to do things with The…
The Art of Rejecting A Potential Roommate
The Art of Rejecting A Potential Roommate

The Art of Rejecting A Potential Roommate

  |   By AuthorMy First Apartment
Once you move into your first place, like clockwork, you will likely hear from a friend or a friend of a friend who asks if they can move in with you for a short time. Maybe they’re between jobs or almost have enough money to move into their first place, or are simply looking for…
5 Things You Need to Know about Your Future Roommates
5 Things You Need to Know about Your Future Roommates

5 Things You Need to Know about Your Future Roommates

  |   By AuthorMy First Apartment
So you are looking for your first apartment and you don’t know where to start. Well, here are 5 things anyone looking for a roommate share should find out about their future roommates. Rent Payments You must know how they will pay the rent and when. Are they getting any help paying the rent?  If…
What You Forgot to Ask Your Potential Roommate
What You Forgot to Ask Your Potential Roommate

What You Forgot to Ask Your Potential Roommate

  |   By AuthorMy First Apartment
I’m sure you’ve already asked your potential roommate all the basics. You know where they’re from, how late they stay up, and how messy they are. You’ve talked about their party habits, whether they have a significant other, and their favorite hobbies. But there are a few topics that probably haven’t come up yet. Here are…
From the MFA Mailbag: Can We Overcharge New Roommates for Rent?
From the MFA Mailbag: Can We Overcharge New Roommates for Rent?

From the MFA Mailbag: Can We Overcharge New Roommates for Rent?

  |   By AuthorMy First Apartment
Eve asks: “Hello, my friend and I are thinking of renting out our spare bedrooms in our apartment. We live in an area were rent easily goes for $2,500+ for a two bedroom. We got an amazing deal with only paying $800, as the landlord has known us for quite a while. We were thinking…
Are You a Bad Roommate?
Are You a Bad Roommate?

Are You a Bad Roommate?

  |   By AuthorMy First Apartment
First, let me say that this is NOT an attack on any of my previous roommates! They were all great people who I was lucky to live with. However, there were things they did that I didn’t like, and by identifying the issues I had with them, I can ensure that I (and hopefully you!)…
Do’s and Don’ts of Befriending Your SO’s Roommates
Do’s and Don’ts of Befriending Your SO’s Roommates

Do’s and Don’ts of Befriending Your SO’s Roommates

  |   By AuthorMy First Apartment
Dating someone who has their own place generally means you’ll start spending a lot of time there! New relationships are exciting, especially when you just can’t wait to see each other again. But, most people live with roommates in their first few apartments! Your significant other’s roommates will start to play a role in your…
Four Expense Splitting Apps To Make Collecting Bills A Snap
Four Expense Splitting Apps To Make Collecting Bills A Snap

Four Expense Splitting Apps To Make Collecting Bills A Snap

  |   By AuthorMy First Apartment
Living with roommates is a fact of life for most of us. That means the occasional headaches, like divvying up utilities, calculating rent portions, and incessant communication are also a part of our daily lives, for better or for worse. Expense splitting apps are making that less of a headache, thank the stars. From easily…
Couples: Must-Discuss Topics Before Moving In Together
Couples: Must-Discuss Topics Before Moving In Together

Couples: Must-Discuss Topics Before Moving In Together

  |   By AuthorMy First Apartment
If you and your significant other (SO, for short) have made the decision to live together, congratulations! It is a very exciting time and a huge step in any romantic relationship. Living together brings a whole new wave of intimacy, partnership, and information into your relationship and is a ton of fun! However, before moving…
Living with Roommates Who Have Different Incomes
Living with Roommates Who Have Different Incomes

Living with Roommates Who Have Different Incomes

  |   By AuthorMy First Apartment
Living with a roommate is a blast, especially when you become close enough friends to start to spend time together outside of your four walls. Oftentimes, friends come from different places and backgrounds with unique interests and career paths, meaning you may be both different and alike. One thing that’s bound to be different between…