What You Need to Know About Moving Out From a “Landlord’s” Perspective

What You Need to Know About Moving Out From a “Landlord’s” Perspective

I am not a landlord, but my mother is and I live in one of her rentals. My grandmother worked in property management and was a landlord as well. My mother owns three rental homes, I live in one of them. These are ten tips I picked up from them throughout the years and some fairly recently, since I am directly related to my landlord. Continue reading “What You Need to Know About Moving Out From a “Landlord’s” Perspective”

How to be a Good Roommate

How to be a Good Roommate

How to be a good roommate and communicate with roommates that drive you insane.

I have had many roommates and each one provided a different experience. I had some really good ones, I have also had some pretty bad ones. I have a post on finding and selecting roommates here.

Assuming you are in the process of finding roommates, or you already have a roommate and may be experiencing conflict, I will explain how to prevent conflict to the best of your ability and how to deal with conflict. There are a few things to consider first: if this person Continue reading “How to be a Good Roommate”

Roommates: How to Look For Them and How to Pick One

Roommates: How to Look For Them and How to Pick One

I have lived away from my parents for over two years now. In this period, I have had seven roommates. Only two of them were insufferable. The two I have now are pretty nasty, but they are getting better (at a snail’s pace). Regardless, they are leaving soon and I’m going to start the roommate search process up again.

I found four of my roommates on craigslist. I have had two female roommates, two roommates over the age of 30, and one that was a foreign exchange student. The roommates I did not find on craigslist were Continue reading “Roommates: How to Look For Them and How to Pick One”