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Three Benefits of Having a Roommate

Benefits of Having a Roommate

When planning on moving to a new apartment, considering looking for a roommate has a few benefits! Consider the following information as to why having a roommate may be beneficial to you:

  1. Saving Money: Having a roommate can help with saving money each month as most costs should be split. If you are a first-time renter or in a hunch to save some money, consider living with someone to reduce the rental price and additional living costs per month.
  2. Having Someone Around: Living alone does have its benefits but living with someone can also enhance your social skills, social settings, and possibly create memorable friendships. Additionally, having a roommate can help you split house rules, chores, and possibly share things with one another. In need of cutlery or utensils? Maybe your new roommate has a few to spare.
  3. Safety: Some people are concerned for their safety and their apartment’s safety when living alone. Having someone living with you, especially ones with different schedules from you, can reduce your worries and prevent any safety hazards from the outside world.


  • You will have to search less than the average renter when considering roommate rentals.
  • You should consider certain qualities and expectations of a roommate early on in process of finding one.
  • Expect some individuals to back out if you do not meet their preferences. Not everyone fits well together!

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