New area + Roommates

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    Feb 15, 2010 7:09 PM GMT
    Just moved to a new area... there is a college in the city

    Should I get my own place then search for a roomie ?

    or

    Look for a roomie 1st then decide if I can do it on my own?

    Money is tight but I think that comes with moving in general. So suggestions n tips. Thanks! icon_biggrin.gif

    Thanks bros!
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    Feb 15, 2010 7:53 PM GMT
    I think you should search for a roomie, and then look for a place together. Mainly because you won't have to cough up a lot of money upfront for the deposit+rent by yourself. The other reason is to prevent the "my" apartment excuse, if you two ever get in little disputes.

    Having a roommate will also give you the opportunity to save money. So if you ever decide to move out on your own, you'll have more money saved up.
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    Feb 15, 2010 11:42 PM GMT
    I just Moved to a new city and found a roommate first. It has worked out pretty well for learning the area and meeting new people.
  • ohioguy12

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    Feb 15, 2010 11:55 PM GMT
    whats the best way to find a roommate in a city where you don't know anybody? I ask this because I plan on moving within the next 6 months...
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    Feb 16, 2010 12:05 AM GMT
    I first checked out roommates.com and craigslist and interviewed with some people. Didn't really find a good fit. So, I posted on my facebook that I was moving to a new place and asked all of my contacts if they had any friends in the area. Then I contacted them and asked if they knew anyone looking for a roommate. Really random I know but it worked out great for me.
  • jgymnast733

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    Feb 16, 2010 1:12 AM GMT
    xrichx saidI think you should search for a roomie, and then look for a place together. Mainly because you won't have to cough up a lot of money upfront for the deposit+rent by yourself. The other reason is to prevent the "my" apartment excuse, if you two ever get in little disputes.

    Having a roommate will also give you the opportunity to save money. So if you ever decide to move out on your own, you'll have more money saved up.

    Xrichx- is totally right, his advice is right on the money.....
    He always gives such good advice,,,and cute too..icon_wink.gif