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Things to Consider When Finding a Roommate

Homes.com ForRent.com NATION'S LEADING APARTMENT RESOURCE THINGS TO CONSIDER WHEN FINDING A ROOMMATE Finding the perfect roommate can seem like an impossible mission. The key is communication to determine if your next roommate is right for you. FOLLOW THE CHART BELOW TO HELP YOU DECIDE. 1 WERE YOU ALREADY ACQUAINTED WITH THIS PERSON? M YES, we've met. M NO, he/she is a total stranger. V YES we're BFFS / Bros, "1 DO NOT LIVE WITH If you're already good friends-the friendship can get rocky when you're roommates. THIS PERSON. %@$#! 2 DO YOU HAVE SIMILAR SLEEP PATTERNS? 2] V NO, one's a night -(IS THE PERSON WILLING TO COMPROMISE AND owl; the other's an early riser. M YEP! WORK AROUND THE OTHER PERSON'S SCHEDULE? MYES. M NO. DO NOT LIVE WITH THIS PERSON. Your routines are very different-you can end up constantly bothering each other. ARE YOU BOTH NONSMOKERS? [3] M YEP. V NO, we V NO, one of both smoke. us smokes. DO NOT LIVE WITH THIS PERSON. Some of the other person's lifestyle choices don't match your own preferences. - κΈ° NO . CAN YOU AGREE ON SOME SMOKING GROUND RULES? 141 - YES. DO YOU BOTH DRINK SOCIALLY? (5] M YES, occasionally. M ONE DRINKS, the M NAH, we're both other doesn't. perpetual DDs. DO YOU BOTH LIKE TO PARTY? M YES. Crank up the M NOPE. We like Spotify playlist. M One of us does, quiet nights in. the other doesn't. IS IT IMPORTANT FOR YOU TO HAVE SIMILAR SOCIAL LIFESTYLES WITH YOUR ROOMMATE? YES. I'm looking for a BFF / Bromance. It doesn't matter. DO NOT LIVE WITH THIS PERSON. Contrasting personalities could become exhausting if you're looking to bond or spend time with your roommate. DID YOU GET A GOOD FIRST IMPRESSION? (6] M YEAH, the person seemed nice / responsible. V WELL, the person was late / disrespectful /a Nickelback fan. They may not DO NOT LIVE WITH respect deadlines, which could lead to late bill paying. THIS PERSON. 6 WILL THE PERSON GIVE YOU PREVIOUS ROOMMATE REFERENCES? (7) M YEAH, calling now! M WEIRDLY, no. This could be a red DO NOT LIVE WITH flag that the person hasn't been a great roommate in the past. THIS PERSON. ROOMMATE MATERIAL. CONCLUSION Make sure to consider all of your roommate requirements and preferences before starting your search. Then, ask any questions you feel are necessary to determine whether or not this person would make a good roommate. AFTER ALL, YOU'LL HAVE TO LIVE WITH HIM OR HER, SO DO WHAT YOU CAN TO ENSURE IT WILL BE AN ENJOYABLE EXPERIENCE FOR THE BOTH OF YOU. Homes.com ForRent.com NATION'S LEADING APARTMENT RESOURCE There are millions of great apartments to rent and homes to buy nationwidel Use Homes.com and ForRent.com to get started today. [1] http://www.askmen.com/money/how_to_300/376_how_to.html [2] www.sa.sdsu.edu/housing/Roommate_Survey.doc 3 13] http://home.howstuffworks.com/real-estate/find-compatible-roommate.htm [4] http://lifehacker.com/5611551/how-to-be-a-good-roommate-and-deal-with-those-who-arent [5] http://realestate.msn.com/article.aspx?cp-documentid=19550432 [6] http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2005/08/11/AR2005081101691.html [7] http://realestate.msn.com/article.aspx?cp-documentid=19550432 SOURCES

Things to Consider When Finding a Roommate

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Finding the perfect roommate can seem like an impossible mission. The key is communication to determine if your next roommate is right for you.

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