Posts Tagged: Roommates

What Are The Best Ways To Find New Roommates?
What Are The Best Ways To Find New Roommates?

What Are The Best Ways To Find New Roommates?

  |   By AuthorMy First Apartment
In 2017, 32 percent of the U.S. population lived in shared households. In other words, nearly one in every three Americans has a roommate or a housemate. Yet almost anyone who’s lived with other people will agree that finding someone to live with is one of the biggest challenges of looking for an apartment. Once…
What Should You Do If Your Roommate Is Moving Out?
What Should You Do If Your Roommate Is Moving Out?

What Should You Do If Your Roommate Is Moving Out?

  |   By AuthorMy First Apartment
Having a roommate is one of the easiest ways to keep living costs low. You’ll split the rent and utilities, and you might share responsibilities for stocking household goods. If you’re especially apt on making your roommate situation as financially fair as possible, you might just wind up splitting all expenses with your roommate –…
What Makes a Good Roommate?
What Makes a Good Roommate?

What Makes a Good Roommate?

  |   By AuthorMy First Apartment
Living with someone is a huge commitment; you have to share space, interact and deal with finances together. Sometimes you are thrown into a situation where you don’t have a choice of who you live with, but for when you do have a choice, you may be wondering – what makes a good roommate? Good…
Quick Guide to Living With Siblings
Quick Guide to Living With Siblings

Quick Guide to Living With Siblings

  |   By AuthorMy First Apartment
Moving into your first apartment can be made easier if you have siblings who have already forged the path for you! Living with siblings, whether they are older and more established or around the same stage of life as you, can help mitigate the cost of living alone and add some fun to your situation.…
Moving In with New Roommates
Moving In with New Roommates

Moving In with New Roommates

  |   By AuthorMy First Apartment
Living with roommates is a rite of passage for many first apartment dwellers and a great way to make moving out on your own more affordable. Often, you get together with friends, find a place, and all move in together, but what do you do when you find the perfect place that already has roommates…
Confronting Annoying Roommate Habits
Confronting Annoying Roommate Habits

Confronting Annoying Roommate Habits

  |   By AuthorMy First Apartment
There are perks of living with a roommate… and for a lot of people, splitting bills is at the top of the list. The happy-go-lucky roommate situations that grace television shows are much more rare than the roommates that simply live together instead of sharing their entire lives. That’s no problem! But, what happens when you…
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…
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!)…