Monday, September 21, 2015

Three Points You'll Want To Consider When Choosing A Roommate

There are a lot of great reasons to rent an apartment; location, price, and amenities are fabulous selling points. Add a roommate into the mix and you’ve got a pretty affordable situation that allows you to save money or even just live on a frugal budget. Given Austin’s rising cost of living, having a roommate makes more sense now than ever.

But finding the right roommate isn’t as easy as inviting your friends or family to come live with you. Even though most of us would prefer to live with someone we know, living with someone new doesn’t have to be all bad. Here are several points you should consider first, in order to figure out who would be the best fit for you. Trust us, this could save you a lot of time, heartache and money.

1. Financial stability - The top of our list is making sure your person of choice, or whoever you are considering to fill the spot, has a steady job and is able to uphold their part of the rent and bills, on time! There is nothing worse than depending on someone and having them flake out on you, leaving you with full financial responsibility and possibly even ruining your credit!

2. Habits - Personal habits are no joke, if someone is the complete opposite of you in the ways of hygiene and cleanliness you might find that it gets on your nerves during the hours you spend at home. Or even that you are the one that ends up cleaning up after their mess!

3. Lifestyle - If your potential roommate has a different set of life goals, or less responsibilities than you, this could mean a certain kind of lifestyle, such as late nights, loud music, and friends over every weekend. You might have an easier time choosing someone that has similar life goals and lifestyle to you. 

If you're looking for an apartment with enough room to split costs with a roommate or two, give us a call at 512 231 1400. We would love to get you set up and the best part is that it comes at no cost to you!