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.
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 are in a situation where the cost of rent for your house is more than you can deal with, then below are five methods in order to bring it back down.
Methods on how to lower housing costs.
1. Find 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 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 you will be sharing your place with that person.
2. Lower down 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 might consider looking for a much smaller place than the one that you currently have, or even better, you can find a small living quarter in a less expensive area. You can have your children share rooms if that would be possible.
3. Move to the country or suburbs
The cost of living in the suburb is way cheaper as compared to the cost of living in the city. If you are renting some space to live in, then you can save a lot of money if you will move farther away from the city. 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.