Please let us know of
services that we failed to mention.
The bible of apartment listings is published online every Tuesday at
Noon. New listings are added every night at Midnight except for weekends.
Whether online or in print, it is the single most essential resource
*The following sites
advertise themselves as "free" - and they are, kind of. It
is free for you to submit an ad for a roommate and to preview room listings
but the contact information for any available rooms WILL cost you. That
is where they get you. *
For $59, this nationwide service gives you 24/7 access to current and
detailed apartment share listings for 45 days. They will also notify
you via e-mail of any shares that meet your search parameters. The bonus:
if within two months you are ready to hang yourself in the apartment
they helped you find, they will open up their databases for you again
For a one time registration fee of $99, RoommateAccess will provide
you with frequently updated and more detailed listings, but you will
have to go to them: they provide no e-mail notification service. However,
you will be able to fill out a personal profile, which they will use
to create matches with like-minded potential roomies.
$100 gets you anytime access to their database for three months. Personal
profile and e-mail notification are included. If they do not provide
you with ten matches within the first month, they will refund you 50%
of the registration fee.
At $39.99 for three months, Greendemon is the bargain of the bunch.
Unfortunately, their database consists mostly of people looking for
apartments. "I Have the Apartment Already" postings can run
the gamut from someone's life story to a minimal description of the
apartment and nothing about the person who lives there. Proceed with
Gay roomate resources:
Rainbow Roommates: www.RainbowRoommates.com
Gay Roommate Information Network http://home.earthlink.net/~gayroommate
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| January 2001| Issue 10