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Finding Roommates

When my roommate in my basement room moved out, I was in Africa and wasn’t home to find a suitable replacement. Instead of having the basement room go empty, I enlisted my other roommate to find a replacement roommate. To add incentive to his search, I offered a 20% commission of the first two month’s [...]

I’m writing this post as I’m sitting in the airport in D.C. waiting to board my flight to South Africa where I’ll explore some of the continent and climb Mt. Kilimanjaro. Needless to say I’ll be in and out of e-mail and phone contact, yet I’ll have a roommate moving out and hopefully a new [...]

One of my frequently visited post details the scam that “live-in landlords” are target for.  The scam e-mails are inevitable.  If you’re posting a room or entire dwelling to rent, you’ll be targeted.  There’s nothing you can do receiving what seems like a constant stream of scam e-mails. However, many folks have commented to the [...]

The past few weeks I’ve been on the search for a new roommate because one of my roommates moved out today.  I posted the room on my go to sources – Craigslist and roommates.com.   Craigslist is probably by far the most popular way to advertise, but it’s not without its faults. Craigslist is prone to [...]

I don’t want to alarm anyone, but I wanted to share a story I stumbled upon about a fellow who rented out his entire home via Airbnb.  It’s not the same situation as being a “live-in landlord."  When you rent out your entire home, you relinquish control because you’re not there to oversee what goes [...]

Last week I sent out an e-mail asking readers to provide some feedback on questions or other insight a newbie “live-in landlord” might want to get from a more experience live-in landlord.  The questions I received were pretty good.  I’m still trying to sort through my e-mails, but I thought I share a question from [...]