Is the Roommate Route the Best Option for You?

By MyNewPlace Guest Blogger, Ron Leshnower – About.com’s Apartment Living Expert

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There are many great reasons to want to live in an apartment with a roommate. Most of all, roommates provide companionship, which means you won’t have to worry about feeling lonely and you’ll have someone at home to talk to and hang out with. Roommates can also save you money because they contribute each month to the rent, utilities, groceries, and other apartment-related expenses.

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But despite these and other benefits of having a roommate, sharing your apartment with another person might not be the right choice for you. Many people have compelling reasons for wanting to live alone. Many renters are attracted to the extra privacy that comes with having your own place, and they also want to avoid getting into a situation where they’re stuck with a roommate who doesn’t pay the rent, plays loud music, or creates some other problem for them.

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Here’s a helpful resource to help you decide whether you should live with roommates or live alone. Also, learn about the three reasons why some people choose the roommate route that are likely to lead to trouble.

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