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Finding Roommates

During the times I've posted an advertisement looking for a roommate, I've never fallen victim to a scammer(knock on wood).  A reader, Nise from Georgia recently contacted me about rental agreements because her roommate was moving in rather soon.  I began to ask the reader questions and it resembled the likings of a scammer.  I [...]

I receive e-mails on a daily basis on various questions, concerns, and thoughts related to renting out a room in your house. One particular comment I received from a newbie “live-in landlord” was: “…..for some reason the majority and most prospective of the interested renters are older than I had expected ( high 50's to [...]

I received an e-mail this week from a reader feeling discouraged from the lack of responses to his roommate advertisement.  His initial e-mail didn’t state how long his advertisements were online for, but after following up, his advertisements were “live” for about a week and half.  Now, a week and half isn’t a terrible long [...]

I found this craigslist posting via tweet.  It's has got to be one of the funniest Craigslist advertisements I've read.  This guy is describing himself for landlords to reply.   Konichiwa bitches. Are you looking for the most kick-ass fucking roommate that ever lived? If so, look no further. You fucking found him. I'm a [...]

Over the past few years, I’ve posted countless number of Craigslist advertisements either to look for roommates or to sell stuff.  Naturally as you do something over and over again, you learn stuff along the way.  With posting advertisements on Craigslist and replying to inquiries, there are some tools and resources I learned to use [...]

After you’ve given the “MTV Cribs” tour to a prospective roommate, you’ll most likely have an idea whether that person is a fit or not.  In some cases, just to be certain, you may want to contact a few people on their reference list (if they provided one).  With a reference list in hand, the [...]