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Old 01-06-2014, 06:15 PM
 
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Has anyone ever used Craigslist to find a roommate? My concern is safety. Moving in with someone I don't know. Someone suggested it and I wanted to get others opinions.
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Old 01-06-2014, 08:35 PM
 
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If this is your only option, make sure you run a credit and especially a criminal check on the potential roommate...good luck!
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Old 01-06-2014, 09:03 PM
 
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Not my only option...just an idea.
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Old 01-06-2014, 09:28 PM
 
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I did several times, back around 2004-2005 when CraigsList was still a bit "underground" and mostly geeky and intelligent people. Now that it is full of whackos and scammers I would advise being more careful and probably ignore any inquiry that sounds even a bit fishy.
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Old 01-06-2014, 10:21 PM
 
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oh i will. as i said its just an idea. not sure yet. i graduate next may. i am working full time and going to school. so i am doing my research on my school breaks. i really like the arboretum apartments (had my contact with cmpd run the address) its safe. its a lil over 700 a month. i can afford that. the roommate was just an idea a friend gave me. but anyway enough ramblin. Thanks for the input. I appreciate your comment.
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Old 01-06-2014, 10:55 PM
 
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There are other roommate sites you can use, just google for them. I would go that route over craigslist.
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Old 01-07-2014, 09:56 AM
 
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I found roommate.com after i posted this. i will look for others as well. thank you.
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Old 01-07-2014, 10:47 AM
 
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Hate to break it to you but someone with a good credit score and pretty much any employment aren't in the market for a roommate. Roommates are people who you divide living expenses with, not someone you're processing for a job, loan, or lease..

When you consider how the credit system actually works it's also a stupid metric to use in anything but a lease or loan.. It's actually the logical downfall of a lot of infrastructure in America..

A more intelligent suggestion: Meet them somewhere public and see how they communicate and dress and verify their employment with check stubs..
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Old 01-07-2014, 10:53 AM
 
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Hate to break it to you but someone with a good credit score and pretty much any employment aren't in the market for a roommate. Roommates are people who you divide living expenses with, not someone you're processing for a job, loan, or lease..

When you consider how the credit system actually works it's also a stupid metric to use in anything but a lease or loan.. It's actually the logical downfall of a lot of infrastructure in America..

A more intelligent suggestion: Meet them somewhere public and see how they communicate and dress.
Not true at all. I have a credit score > 800 and several years ago, I was in the market for a roommate so financially responsible, non-leveraged renters do exist. I found my roommate back then by answering an ad in the Charlotte Observer. Credit score is at least a way to see if your potential roommate has the inclination to pay his bills. Doesn't have any bearing on personality compatibility, which you alude to in your last sentence so I agree that you would need to meet prior to renting to determine compatibility.
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Old 01-07-2014, 10:57 AM
 
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You never know how a roommate situation will work out until you live with them.
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