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Sharing an Apartment Made Easy

Posted On: Tuesday, June 11th, 2019

Sharing an apartment with roommates is a great experience. Not only does it save money, but it provides a social atmosphere that is often missed out on when living alone. However, issues with roommates can occur even in the best roommate situations. Knowing how to resolve them, or prevent them ahead of time, can make sharing an apartment easy and stress free.

Be Clear with Expectations and Set Ground Rules

Most issues that occur with roommates tend to stem from not being clear about expectations before moving in. When getting to know your roommates, try to get an understanding of what they expect from you as a roommate and vice versa. How often will you and your roommates clean? How will guests and visitors be handled? How early or late do your roommates generally go to sleep? What are your roommates’ views on pets? Asking these questions can help you and your roommates to understand each other, create compromise and establish rules ahead of time so that problems don’t arise later. (more…)

Ways to Find A Roommate

Posted On: Monday, May 27th, 2019

Sometimes the most stressful part of planning to move into a new apartment isn’t budgeting costs or figuring out moving plans, its finding someone to live with. Finding a roommate can be difficult, especially for those who may not be from the area or know anyone there. Luckily, thanks to the interconnectedness of today’s technology, there are several platforms to help make the roommate search process a whole lot easier.

Craigslist

Craigslist is the world’s largest classified section online, which makes it a great place to find just about anything, including roommates. On Craigslist, users can either enter a listing of their own, or browse other listings that are already created. The amount and type of info that is posted depends on the user. The key here is to search for postings that are thorough with details about what the poster is looking for. The more detailed information that is posted, the more high-quality and legitimate the poster likely is. (more…)

Apartment-Friendly Workouts That Don’t Wake the Roommate

Posted On: Monday, July 30th, 2018

Apartment Friendly WorkoutsHaving a roommate to split the bills and to have ‘Netflix and Chill’ nights with is great for your budget and bonding, but not for your fitness. Our apartments are located in amazing areas with high walkability scores, plus 77 & 65 Prospect Street also offers access to a fully equipped fitness center. Let’s be honest, sometimes you just don’t want to leave your apartment!

There are tons of ways to stay fit without leaving your cozy apartment. An early-morning workout offers an ideal chance to work in some fitness time without distracting your roommate. While jumping jacks and burpees may be out of the question, there are several roommate-approved workouts for an all-over body tone and cardio blaster. (more…)

Splitting Expenses with Roommates – There’s an App for That

Posted On: Wednesday, February 21st, 2018

Roommate AppsHaving roommates has lots of great benefits, but it also requires compromise and open communication. Keeping the money flow even among roommates seems to be a common problem. To help alleviate stress, we’ve found some useful apps for roommates that will divide expenses evenly, whether it’s rent, groceries or dinner and a movie. With these apps, you can stop any conflicts before they occur.

These apps split costs automatically and track who has paid and who hasn’t. You can even send IOU reminders directly from the app to your roommate. We have found apps that are perfect for roommates who want to avoid the back and forth drama, who just want to spiltbills easily, and for those who want to be really fair about splitting all costs. (more…)