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Questions about co-living

Grace360

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I don't know if anyone even knows about this, but worth a shot. So I'm currently saving in order to move out at 18. Fast approaching, I have about a year to save.

But here's the deal. I hate the South, I know because I live here. I don't wanna move to another part of it. I don't wanna live in the middle of nowhere. But everywhere else seems to be too expensive or too cold. Now cali is beautiful but its out of my budget. The only way I could possibly move there is if I do co-living. That way the rent is much cheaper but some spaces are shared. Now I'm an introvert usually. That seems like a nightmare but who knows. I have no idea what that would look like. Like is it a good idea or is it not worth it? I imagine it's like college or something. Then again I don't have experience with that either.

Anyway. If that situation sounds familiar I would love some insight. I have lots of options and also no options.
 

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Who would you live with? A stranger? You have to be extremely careful with that. I've never had roommates, but my brother did in the past and he's been screwed over many times. Depending on the arrangement, there may or may not be much you could do from a legal standpoint if the roommate bounces and sticks you with the full rent amount.

I'd not necessarily recommend making such a huge move until you've been on your own a bit in your current locale. I know you said you don't want to be there, but moving across the country (or a few states away, whatever the case) may lead to more problems and less potential solutions.

That's just my take on it.
 

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Who would you live with? A stranger? You have to be extremely careful with that. I've never had roommates, but my brother did in the past and he's been screwed over many times. Depending on the arrangement, there may or may not be much you could do from a legal standpoint if the roommate bounces and sticks you with the full rent amount.

I'd not necessarily recommend making such a huge move until you've been on your own a bit in your current locale. I know you said you don't want to be there, but moving across the country (or a few states away, whatever the case) may lead to more problems and less potential solutions.

That's just my take on it.
Good take. So essentially your saying I should stay in the south when I move out, see how it is for maybe a year or so, then venture out when ready?
 

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Good take. So essentially your saying I should stay in the south when I move out, see how it is for maybe a year or so, then venture out when ready?
Sure. That way you're close enough to home in case you do need to go back temporarily. It will give you a feel for what it's like out here in the real world, without risking everything. It wouldn't be great to be stranded hundreds of miles from home.
 

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Sure. That way you're close enough to home in case you do need to go back temporarily. It will give you a feel for what it's like out here in the real world, without risking everything. It wouldn't be great to be stranded hundreds of miles from home.
Maybe. Although, going back home? Very unlikely. I will try to avoid it at all costs. The reason I wanna move out so early is actually because of the people I live with. Still, good idea to stay close. Looking into Georgia and Texas
 
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