I receive a lot of e-mails asking me for help in finding a roommate. Even though, there’s a time investment to responding to these e-mails, I like to help people out when I can and respond to each one of them. I applaud their resilience in making some extra income and believe it will better […]

I never had a couple as roommates before. The only experience I had was when one of my roommates was in the midst of purchasing a house with his girlfriend. His girlfriend’s lease expired before they could move-in to their house while my roommate was on a month-to-month agreement with me. You can probably guess […]

Years ago before Net Flix or Apple TV was commonplace as a refrigerator in a home, folks would download full-length movies or whole TV series illegally. One of my roommates at the time was just doing that and as a result, my cable Internet provider shutdown my service abruptly. I called and inquired about the […]

The Rooms I Rent Out

by Mike on August 17, 2015

in Renovations, Type of Rooms

Large Bedroom renting out rooms

A lot of people e-mail me asking for help renting out their spare room. Besides having a mindset of sharing your personal space with roommates, which I stated in my Quick Start Guide, you’ll need a spare room to rent out. Now every “live-in landlord” I’ve interacted with has a different definition of a spare […]

My Most Popular Roommate Sources

by Mike on June 22, 2015

in Uncategorized

The number of roommates I found from online

I’m in the process of updating some illustrations and text in my Better Guide to Finding to Roommates Online. As I do this, I’m looking back on the 16 different roommates who cycled through my house and I thought I write a post detailing the numbers of where I found my roommates.  For those that […]

Everyone’s ideal roommate is someone that pays rent on-time, in-full, and lives somewhere else. This is ideal because you still reap the financial benefits of roommates without dealing roommate issues. One of these issues may be dealing with a roommate that is a slob or just plain negligent about cleaning up after themselves. During each […]

Horrible Roommates while renting out a room

A few weeks ago a reader suggested I do a post on all the bad roommates I had. Fortunately, I never had any terrible roommates. So I reached out to you guys to tell me some horror stories(I don’t mean to scare anyone from becoming a live-in landlord) and you guys came through! Though, it’s […]

The following is a guest post from Kristy Hessman from Hotpads.com where she is the lead writer.  The site aims to deliver a real estate market place for both renting and selling.  Currently, the site targets the larger markets in the U.S.  She graciously offered to write a post on her personal experience renting from […]