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So, I'm moving to Austin Texas soon (like next week, I think) and I'll be getting a 900 square foot 2 bedroom/2 bathroom. I was expecting to move with a friend. As you can guess from the title, he's not coming. He found a well-paying job in a nearby city here in Ohio and thus has no reason to move down with me.
However, after running a quick guess at total costs, I'm looking at around $1500/mo. I have to support by myself (rent, utilities, renter's insurance, health insurance, food, hi-speed net connection). Now, I have $14,000 in the bank right now, $1200 coming to me in October, and $12,000 coming to me in January, so I can support that sort of bank for a limited time. The problem here is that I don't want to blow $27,000 I should be investing, and I'm not sure how long it will take me to find a job.
So, for all of these reasons, I need to find a roommate. I'm paranoid about this because of my experiences in college, where I'd seesaw back and forth from having an awesome roomie to a horrible one and by my count I'm due for a horrible one. So, I'm trying to find a website or something where I can get in contact with interested people and then meet them to see if they'll work out. Does anyone know of a site like this and, more importantly, does anyone have advice on this count? This is not only my first apartment but it's my first time really looking for a roommate so I'm pretty much clueless.