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Renting a room off of Craigslist?

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Renting a room off of Craigslist?

Postby stiles » Thu Mar 21, 2013 1:42 pm

Is this too sketchy? I'm trying to move out to Los Angeles and I realized that a nice way to save money until I get a little more on my feet would be to rent a room instead of my own place. Is this a good idea even and if so is it a bad idea to do off of craigslist? What other website? A lot of the places are a lot cheaper than renting a whole unit obviously and frequently you can avoid the security deposit. Is this a good idea or should I just splurge on my own place?
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Renting a room off of Craigslist?

Postby cruim » Thu Mar 21, 2013 1:53 pm

Many people rent a room when they are young. The problems are obvious: lack of privacy; not enuf room in the refrigerator; lack of adequate parking. But the cost of a studio apartment in the safe parts of LA is $1,000. Very small..... 400 sq ft. You can rent a room in LA for $500.

The LA area has 8 great websites for finding rentals; but only Craigslist has the roommate offerings. In some apartment complexes, the bulletin board next to the mailbox will have rooms for rent. Don't forget to check out mobile home communities, too.
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Renting a room off of Craigslist?

Postby inteus » Thu Mar 21, 2013 1:59 pm

I have done this many times. Just go there first And make sure it's legit
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