Choosing a Roommate

 

 

Nothing is worse than having a hard day of work or school and coming home to find another set of issues.  Picking the right roommate can prevent unnecessary stress in your life, and can be a great experience if you and your roommate get along well.  

 

The golden rule of choosing a roommate is to remember that good friends do not always make the best roommates.  Many more factors that friendship go into sharing a living space with someone.  Some key points to think about when selecting your next roommate:

 

How do they live?  

 

Are they morning people or night owls, and how does that compare with you?  

 

Does your prospective roommate enjoying going out frequently or staying home?

 

Does he or she watch a lot of TV?

 

Are they tidy or messy?

 

Are they loud or quiet?


 

If given the chance to visit your candidate in their current living space, do so and take note of the space’s appearance.  It may tell you a lot about their cleaning habits (or lack thereof).  

 

After figuring out how compatible you are, it is also a good idea to do a criminal background check or even request a credit report on your new roommate.  Once everything is sorted out and you have made your decision, put responsibilities as clearly as possible in writing, so there aren’t too many gray areas.  It’s better to be clear up front than to run into disputes later on.  

 

If you’re having trouble finding people to interview for the roommate position, many websites offer free roommate finding services that match people based on schedules, age, and interests.  It may be a good idea especially if you’re new to an area.  

 

Apartments in Area:

Johnson City Apartment - The Reserve

1 to 3 BDRM apartment in Johnson City, TN from $895 to $1359


Bristol Apartment - Shelby Heights Apartments

1 to 3 BDRM apartment in Bristol, TN from $653 to $850


Church Hill Apartment - The Landings On Silver Lake Apartments

1 to 3 BDRM apartment in Church Hill, TN from $635 to $835


Johnson City Apartment - Fox Glen Townhouses

1 to 3 BDRM apartment in Johnson City, TN from $520 to $790


Johnson City Apartment - The Haven at Knob Creek Apartments

1 to 3 BDRM apartment in Johnson City, TN from $799 to $1199


Johnson City Apartment - Evergreen Terrace Apartments

1 to 2 BDRM apartment in Johnson City, TN from $445 to $690


Kingsport Apartment - Brandy Mill Apartments

1 to 3 BDRM apartment in Kingsport, TN from $709 to $1300


Johnson City Apartment - Homestead Properties

1 to 2 BDRM apartment in Johnson City, TN from $515 to $1150


Johnson City Apartment - UDC

1 to 3 BDRM apartment in Johnson City, TN from $525 to $895


Kingsport Apartment - Allandale Falls Apartments

1 to 3 BDRM apartment in Kingsport, TN from $530 to $749


Johnson City Apartment - Greenwood Farms Apartments

1 to 2 BDRM apartment in Johnson City, TN from $590 to $690


Kingsport Apartment - Crosscreek Apartments

1 to 2 BDRM apartment in Kingsport, TN from $639 to $779


Jonesborough Apartment - Wolfe Development

1 to 2 BDRM apartment in Jonesborough, TN from $675 to $825


Johnson City Apartment - Ridgeview Apartments

2 BDRM apartment in Johnson City, TN from $625


Johnson City Apartment - Sterling Hills Apartments

1 to 3 BDRM apartment in Johnson City, TN from $485 to $875



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