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Old 05-18-2009, 01:42 PM
 
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Where is the best place to look for a roommate if living out of state and wanting to move to new york city.
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Old 05-18-2009, 03:13 PM
 
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craigslist.
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Old 05-24-2009, 01:00 AM
 
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It really sucks that Craigslist is the only option. So many scams.
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Old 05-25-2009, 02:37 PM
 
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There are a lot of scams on craigslist, but for rooms/shares/roommates I think there are actually less scams than there are if you're looking for a whole apartment.
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Old 05-25-2009, 03:00 PM
 
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This is probably true.

I moved into a Condo (rental) that was apparently under foreclosure before I even moved in.
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Old 05-26-2009, 08:19 AM
 
Location: Hallandale, FL
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Roommates, roommate finder and roommate search service

My friend used it with good luck in Atlanta. Unsure about NYC, but worth a try.
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Old 05-26-2009, 01:55 PM
 
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LOL..noooooooooooooooooooooo do NOT use craigslist.org for finding a roomie...I have THREE..count 3!!!...days until this psychotic hooch moves outta my place. The best rate to find a roomie is in someone elses house or apt! I will NEVER again rent to anyone...I don't care WHAT I have to do. Lesson learned.
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Old 05-26-2009, 03:24 PM
 
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Craig's List is the standard place to go, and although there is a lot of publicity about scams, it's a small proportion of the ads. Remember, you're going to meet someone in person, not just send a check, so that reduces the likelihood of a scam right there.

And depending on your age, you might also want to check the local colleges/grad schools to see if someone is looking for a roommate.
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Old 05-26-2009, 04:21 PM
 
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Yeah, most of the scams on craigslist involve people wanting you to send personal information/money before you ever meet someone in person. That's a big no-no. Also people refusing to talk on the phone in my opinion is a good signal that something shady is going on. After a couple emails you should get their phone number to set up a time to meet.

To be especially careful about safety, you can meet the person in a public place like a coffeeshop before you go look at the apartment, and/or bring a friend with you to look. And obviously trust your instincts. If something seems shady, it probably is.

I've used craigslist for roommates for years now and never had any really bad experiences, although I'm a pretty laid back guy in general so I know it doesn't work for some people. The key is to be upfront about what your expectations are for a roommate as far as cleanliness, work schedule, sleeping schedule, sex life, noise, smoking, pets, alone time, parties, family, utilities, shared spaces, cooking, etc. You can't be shy or passive-aggressive about that stuff.
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Old 05-26-2009, 07:39 PM
 
Location: New York City
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I've always had luck on Craigslist. Just trust your instinct. However, no one is going to have you move in without meeting you first. I wouldn't try and do it long distance. You're asking for a scam.
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