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Roommates are a good way to cut costs by sharing expenses. As you start your roommate search, determine what type of person you want to live with.
Whether that person is your best friend or someone who answers an ad, you should interview the person carefully. Make sure you are compatible. It can save a lot of frustration and problems down the road.
The Roommate Interview Questionnaire is useful to get a conversation going. Remember, just because someone is a good friend does not mean they would make a good roommate. Make sure you are on the same page about issues such as noise, cleanliness, overnight guests, smoking etc.