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 lives in rural Ohio and ever time he will hear about the amount of money that is needed by people in order to pay their rents, he is always shocked.
The average of $550 per month of mortgage payment and rent in some hometown is considered not that high. From a monthly rent of one thousand dollars, a person could get a small mansion.
There are a lot of people that are placed in a critical point when it comes to money especially if they are needed to pay one thousand dollars of monthly rent, this will make them avoid handling their personal finances properly.
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.
If you really love the place that you are currently living in, then looking for a roommate is still a viable choice even if it is not that convenient. This is in fact true especially if you have bought a home and do not have the opportunity to move to a less expensive place like some renters do.
It is important that you should always consider doing a screening on a potential roommate, and the best place to find one is with your family and friends. That is because of the fact that you will be sharing your living space with that particular person.
2. Reduce the need for space
The writer of this article, Barry Weir, was forced to do this after he got divorced and it gave him no problem at all.
You can always look for a smaller place than the one that you have or even better, you can find a small living space in a less expensive area. You can have your children share rooms if that would be possible.
3. Move to the country or suburbs
There is a very big difference in the cost of living between the suburb and a 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. And you should not forget that this would not need to be a permanent solution, it would just be temporary until you will be financially stable.