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Roommate Finder

As NYC rents continue to increase, having someone to help split the potential cost of rent can either help lessen your own financial burden or allow you to afford a much nicer apartment in the neighborhood you want. The real question is - how do you find the perfect roommate? Here at RentHop we'll connect you with a roommate specialist who will assist you in that search!

Don't stress out, though. We're here to help. To find a roommate, click below
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3 hours  |  Score: 100
17 Cornelia Street, Apt 1
Bushwick, Northern Brooklyn, Brooklyn
$1,050 Room 2 Bath
By Daeniel Francisco
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Laundry in Unit
6 hours  |  Score: 96.6
600 Park Pl
Crown Heights, Central Brooklyn, Brooklyn
$850 Room 1 Bath
Pamela Frank, Crown Heights Expert
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1 hour  |  Score: 93.4
921 Washington Avenue, Apt 2B
Crown Heights, Central Brooklyn, Brooklyn
$1,375 Room 3 Bath
By Samantha Bracero
Open House:  Tue, Jun 25, 7:00pm - 7:30pm
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  Elevator · Laundry in Unit
16 hours  |  Score: 91.6
1439 Myrtle Ave, Apt 2
Bushwick, Northern Brooklyn, Brooklyn
$1,200 Room 2 Bath
Tiffinie Kish, Bushwick Expert
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2 hours  |  Score: 91.5
600 Saint Marks Ave, Apt R1
Crown Heights, Central Brooklyn, Brooklyn
$1,200 Room 2 Bath
By Gordon Lewis
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  1,100 ft²
3 hours  |  Score: 91.5
1803 Atlantic Ave, Apt 3
Bedford-Stuyvesant, Northern Brooklyn, Brooklyn
$775 Room 2 Bath
By Gillian Anderson-Mann
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1 hour  |  Score: 91.3
East 15th street
East Village, Downtown Manhattan, Manhattan
$1,600 Room 1 Bath
Jonathan Hernandez, East Village Expert
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  1,000 ft² · Elevator
1 hour  |  Score: 90.7
Broad st
Financial District, Downtown Manhattan, Manhattan
$2,000 Room 2 Bath
James Mercure, Financial District Expert
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  1,000 ft² · Doorman · Elevator · Laundry in Unit
3 hours  |  Score: 90.2
202 East 110th Street, Apt 12
East Harlem, Upper Manhattan, Manhattan
$1,000 Room 1 Bath
By Jeffrei Guerra
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  110 ft²
2 hours  |  Score: 89.8
1484 Amsterdam Avenue
Manhattanville, West Harlem, Upper Manhattan, Manhattan
$875 Room 1 Bath
Sherif Hamoda, West Harlem Expert
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4 hours  |  Score: 89.5
274 First Avenue
Stuyvesant Town - Peter Cooper Village, Midtown Manhattan, Manhattan
$1,650 Room 1 Bath
By Jennifer O.
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  980 ft² · Elevator
2 hours  |  Score: 88.3
East 20th street
Gramercy Park, Midtown Manhattan, Manhattan
$1,600 Room 1 Bath
Alex Kim, Gramercy Park Expert
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  Doorman · Elevator
22 hours  |  Score: 86.9
556 Lafayette Ave, Apt 2
Bedford-Stuyvesant, Northern Brooklyn, Brooklyn
$775 Room 1 Bath
By Mel Rose
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4 hours  |  Score: 99.2
60-70 69th Ave, Apt 2B
Ridgewood, Northwestern Queens, Queens
$1,550 Room 1 Bath
Darien Sutherlann, Ridgewood Expert
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  800 ft²
59 mins  |  Score: 86.0
1st Ave.
East Harlem, Upper Manhattan, Manhattan
$1,250 Room 1.5 Bath
By Fernando "Julian" Forero
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  940 ft² · Elevator · Hardwood Floors
3 hours  |  Score: 85.9
705 Saint Marks Ave, Apt 4A
Crown Heights, Central Brooklyn, Brooklyn
$950 Room 2 Bath
By Jacob Poore
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17 mins  |  Score: 97.2
87 Starr St, Apt 3R
Bushwick, Northern Brooklyn, Brooklyn
$1,300 Room 3 Bath
By Deborah williams
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1 hour  |  Score: 84.3
W 179th St
Washington Heights, Upper Manhattan, Manhattan
$900 Room 1 Bath
Brett Diggs, Washington Heights Expert
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  Pre-War · Hardwood Floors
2 hours  |  Score: 84.1
Gramercy Park, Midtown Manhattan, Manhattan
$1,700 Room 1 Bath
By Evelina Palankerina
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  1,000 ft² · Doorman · Elevator
2 days  |  Score: 83.1
944 Columbus Ave #6
Manhattan Valley, Upper West Side, Upper Manhattan, Manhattan
$1,658 Room 2 Bath
By Stacy
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Roommate Finder

More About Roommates

Having roommates has now advanced from being a pleasantry to a necessity, especially in New York City. If you're lucky, having roommates may be the most cost efficient and enjoyable living situation for you, sadly, there is no such thing as having perfect roommates and problems tend to arise when you need to share your space with others. To save yourself from future roommate issues, you might want to have a roommate contract in place to ensure a functional relationship with your roommates. The word "contract" might sound scary, but it will definitely come in handy from time to time. Make sure to cover quiet hours, visitor rules, what to share (cooking oil, coffee), what not to share (shampoo or your Chanel N°5 L'eau), and address them in the contract. You will be surprised how beneficial it could be.

However, having a roommate contract doesn't mean you'll necessarily be safe from all future roommate conflicts. Remember, communication is key to a successful, health and strong roommate relationship. You are adults, not some mind-readers or psychics. Instead of wasting time being passive-aggressive or speculating, put in the effort and take the time to tell each other how you feel. Approach your roommate and voice any issues or problems that are damaging your quality of life. Sometimes, roommates can become besties, and it's all about being open to express your feelings, whether good or bad, in a mature way.

If, unfortunately, you and your roommate do not get along with each other, and one of you intends to move out before the lease expires, do your research before you make any moves. If you plan to sublet your room, check with your landlord first. Many landlords do not allow subletting, and it would be unwise to break the lease, as they might penalize you. The penalty for breaking a lease can be anywhere around 1 to 3 months of rent. You also might have to forfeit the remainder of your security deposit. Best case scenario, one of you can stay in the apartment until the lease expires, and the landlord will give you the blessing to find someone else to sublet the room.

But what if the landlord refuses your request? This basically means that you will be stuck in the same apartment, until the lease expires. In this case, pluck up your courage and deal with your serious roommate hate. It might be awkward when you first approach your roommate, but keep in mind that it is for your own good. If the issues are more about differences in habits or personalities, be straight-forward and tell your roommate exactly what bothers you the most. Give your roommate some time to digest and express his/her concerns, and perhaps, you can reach a consensus and keep the peace until the lease expires. Again, communication is huge in a roommate relationship.

After the talk, take a vacation to reward yourself for the effort you put in, and spend some time to prepare yourself. It is never easy to live with someone, and it is even more challenging when you don’t get along with your roommate. But things will eventually come around.

Keep in mind the following things before you make the "long-term commitment":

  1. Start early.

    Rushing only makes things more complicated and difficult! Give yourself enough time to search for the right person to room with. Look beyond your friend circle, and be patient. Chances are that you'll find out more about what type of person you really want to share an apartment with once you start looking.

  2. Find out how your prospective roommates live.

    Most roommate horror stories show you how dangerous it can be to live with someone who has different living habits. Get as much information as possible - no one will be a perfect match, but ask yourself if these habits are things you can live with

  3. Ask what they expect from you.

    Just like being in a relationship, sometimes you will have to compromise to keep the peace. To make your life easier, set the right expectations first to avoid future disasters. When the time comes, answer as accurately as you can.

  4. Listen to your guts.

    Finding the perfect roommate is like dating. Sometimes, red flags and no-nos will present themselves organically. If something does not feel right to you, or if it makes you awkward or nervous, trust your instincts.

  5. Be upfront about “the money stuff”.

    Money matters can strain an otherwise happy roommate relationship. Talk to your prospective roommate about every bill, figure out how much of the rent each person is responsible for (including estimating monthly bills such as rent and utilities), and be clear about how you want it handled.

  6. Do multiple interviews.

    Remember, a roommate relationship can be really intimate, and you must be cautious. Don’t ever offer a room to someone after one meeting, and for your safety and quality of life, meet up in person before moving in together.

  7. Ask for references.

    Just as landlords will ask for references, you should ask for references from your prospective roommates, too. Speak with their previous roommates or landlords so you have all you need to know about them.

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