difference between scam and legitimate roommate e-mails

So, right now I have advertisements up on my usual places because a roommate is moving out at the end of June. One go to place is Craigslist. I’ve been in the business long enough to know what’s a scam e-mail and what’s not. It wasn’t surprising that I received my first bit of e-mail […]

What This Blog Isn’t About

by Mike on February 15, 2016

in Announcement

Renting Out Rooms Blog

I get more e-mails than not from folks asking to advertise their spare room on my blog. An example of said e-mail is as follows: I’m trying to rent out my room and I think I keep getting those fakechecks that you guys are talking about. How do set up a profile on this website? I’m […]

dealing with lock outs

Years ago, I had a roommate who constantly locked himself out of the house. To have this happen once in awhile is acceptable, but a few times in a month is just an inconvenience. So to avoid the hassle of driving home to let him back in, I decided to hide a key. There are […]

Kitchen counter top renting out rooms

There are things in my house that’s taking a beating over the years from the roommates. First is the kitchen counter tops. Kitchen countertops I have a simple and basic laminate counter top, which are prone to damage around the seams. To make matters worse, the counter top is white colored, not an off-white or […]

Bank account bonus

I love receiving rent money via electronic transfers, it’s fast, convenient, and happens like clockworks since most of my roommates have it setup automatically through their banks. So rarely, do I ever have to setup a time to collect cash or a check and run to the bank. A few of my roommates decide to […]

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 […]