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How To Lower The Housing Costs

Some people that were in a recent money discussion pointed out that the half amount of the monthly income of one person is the price of their rent.

The writer of this article is currently living in a rural area in Ohio and he always is shocked when he hears about the amount of money that are needed by people to pay their rents.

In some places, the average of $550 per month on rent as well as payment for mortgage are considered not that high. A thousand dollar per month on rent would get a person a small mansion.

But because of the need to pay one thousand dollars or more on a monthly rent is really tough for most people, that will result to them having to avoid taking charge on their personal finances.

If you do not have the right amount of money to handle the monthly rent for your housing, then below are ways on how you can solve your problem.

Ways to lower your costs for housing

1. Look for a roommate
A lot of people would consider having a roommate as one of the easiest method to save money on the rent for housing without having to do some big sacrifices.
Even if having a roommate is really not convenient, it is still a viable option especially if you really love the place where you are currently living in. This is quite true especially if you have purchased a home and do not have chance to move to a much lower cost place like renters often do.
It is important that you should always make sure that you screen the possible roommates, the best place to find one is with the family and friends that you have. That is because you will be sharing your place with that person.

2. Lower down the need for space
Barry Weir, which is the writer of this article, did this after he got divorced and it worked perfectly for him.

You should consider looking for a place that is much smaller than the one that you currently have or even better, you can find a smaller place in an area that is low-cost. If it is possible, you might want to let your kids share a bedroom.

3. Move to the country or suburbs
You will pay a lot less if you live in the suburb as compared to the budget you will need when you live in the big city. You will be able to save a lot of money if you will move away from the city if you are one of those who are renting some space. You should take note that this is not a permanent solution, you should consider this as something that is temporary until you will be financially stable.