How did you find your roommates?

Monkeys, How did you go about finding roommates for your first job out of college? I'll be going to a city without many graduates from my school and I'm wondering how people found similar people to live with.

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Dec 29, 2017

Grindr

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Dec 29, 2017

don't shit where you eat

Dec 29, 2017

Craigslist for years. But, check out a lot of places and meet a lot of people.

"If you always put limits on everything you do, physical or anything else, it will spread into your work and into your life. There are no limits. There are only plateaus, and you must not stay there, you must go beyond them." - Bruce Lee

Dec 29, 2017

Craigslist. There are creepers on there, but trust me when I say that living with someone you met on Grindr is a recipe for strife. Go with your gut, and when in doubt, bail. You may also want to see some sort of financial info like a paystub (and be prepared to share your own) and lay down the ground rules ahead of time.

Dec 30, 2017

Bumble BFF

Dec 31, 2017

Get a lease for a 3-4 bedroom. Find roommates to cover the rent mostly to fully. Live for free. You're welcome

heister:

Look at all these wannabe richies hating on an expensive salad.

https://arthuxtable.com/

Dec 31, 2017

This always ends up being a bad idea

Dec 31, 2017

How? You're saying the cons will outweigh the pros in the long run? Yes, it's harder than dropping half your check on a condo. Do you want to build wealth or not? When I started thinking about getting into real estate, nobody said, 'Oh that's fucking awesome that you're going to take control of your life while adding value to society!' They said, 'You're going to have to deal with maintenance calls at midnight and go bankrupt.' Well they're still fucking wage slaves and I run 4 businesses now.

heister:

Look at all these wannabe richies hating on an expensive salad.

https://arthuxtable.com/

Dec 31, 2017

Hi Bud,
Try out www.diggz.co they are fairly new to offer services in Houston but there are some good prospects. It's fairly simple to browse through roommates, free to use, and no need to download anything. On Diggz you can find someone with a room, someone that's looking for a room, or pair up with someone and find a place of your own.
Good luck!

Dec 31, 2017

Back in ye' old days, when I moved to a new city I used the Roomster site. It's designed for roommate situations in specific, and way more streamlined than Craigslist. In addition, they verify user profiles, so you know the person you are connecting with is a) real, and b) you can see some info about them before you meet. I actually ended up finding a great living situation through there once.

Check it out. Hope it helps!

Dec 31, 2017

PM Sent hellzno

NYC
Midtown, Murray Hill
Late July star
Lease start: July 1 or anytime in July
IBD FT
Total roommates 3-4
Male seeking male roommates
PM me

Dec 31, 2017

hey I'm a 1st yr analyst finance professional looking to live in midtown as well. around same time as well - july 1 lease date. i dont know how to use this PM function yet, but email me at [email protected]

Dec 31, 2017

I'm starting IBD FT this summer and looking for 1-2 flatmates in London.

Start date: July first
Preferred lease start: mid-June
Male
Area: Central London (West End, Covent Garden, Soho etc..) but am pretty flexible and willing to move further down towards London Bridge area if people are going to be in CW.

PM me if interested, cheers.

Dec 31, 2017

My roommate is moving to WA and I need to sublet half of my 2-BD apartment in Paulus Hook, Jersey City:

-Tax-free Paulus Hook; five minute walk from PATH to WTC and 33rd street.
-Your share of the rent: $910/month
-Spot opens up in late April/early May. (need to double-check).
-Lease ends September 1st.
-12th floor in a high rise; decent view of Hoboken and North Jersey.
-Parking available, but very walkable section of town.
-Laundry in building.

24/Male. Work in options trading in mid-town; 40 minutes door-to-door to Times Square.

Willing to consider summer interns, too. Just need to fill the spot for the summer.

Dec 31, 2017

Preferred Areas: Midtown, Murray Hill, Queens, Jersey City
Lease Start: Mid-July (or August 1st if beginning of month)
Position: FT Analyst - Quant
Total Roommates: 2-3
Gender: Male
Budget: upper bound of $1,500, but would strongly prefer something closer to $1,000

PM if interested.

Dec 31, 2017

City: NYC
Preferred Areas: midtown, Union Square, Murray Hill, West Village (fairly open as to location but no Queens/Jersey)
Start Date: mid-July
Lease Start: July 1st
Position: FT IBD Analyst
Office Location: midtown (near Grand Central)
Total Roommates: 3-5
Your Gender: male
Roommate Gender: male
Budget: $1000-$1500
Contact: PM

Dec 31, 2017

Do some leases actually start the middle of the month?

Dec 31, 2017

yes usually they're on the 15th or 1st

Dec 31, 2017

I'm looking for a female roommate ...

City: NYC
Preferred Areas: midtown, Union Square, Murray Hill, West Village (fairly open as to location but no Queens/Jersey)
Start Date: anytime - I am already working..
Lease Start: anytime... I am just looking for a new place that will take my little dog
Position: FT IBD Analyst
Office Location: flatiron district
Total Roommates: 2
Your Gender: female
Roommate Gender: female
Budget: $1000-$1500
Contact: PM

might be willing to sign a year lease - or sublease from someone ....

Dec 31, 2017

City: NYC
Preferred Areas: Murray Hill, Midtown East
Start Date: April 12th
Lease Start: May 1st (flexible)
Position: FT Analyst - PE
Total Roommates: 2-6
Your Gender: Female
Roommate Gender: Female Preferred
Budget: upper bound~$1,700 (lower is better)
Contact: PM

Dec 31, 2017

Did you find a roommate yet? I have a room available in Murray Hill for $1370... just posted an ad on here... email me if you're interested at [email protected]
Thanks!

Dec 31, 2017

as a young finance student it really bothers me to see bankers shopping around for bargains... (lower is worse)

Dec 31, 2017
Barcadia:

as a young finance student it really bothers me to see bankers shopping around for bargains... (lower is worse)

That was the slogan three years ago, but the fact is that the 30 years of crazy consumer spending is over. Bankers tend to be better at understanding personal finance than a lot of folks and might be more inclined to follow the old rule of not spending more than 30% of your take-home pay on housing. That works out to $1200/month for most first-year analysts.

Folks are looking to save money and keep expenses under control. The last thing we want to do is end up like our parents.

Dec 31, 2017

City: San Francisco
Preferred Areas: Nob Hill, Russian Hill, SOMA (or others)
Start Date: Mid July
Lease Start: Mid August
Position: FT Analyst - IBD
Total Roommates: 2-4
Your Gender: Male
Roommate Gender: Male
Budget: ~$1,000 (lower is better)
Contact: PM

Dec 31, 2017

just a heads up to you guys. I'll entering ft this yr also, and last year I went looking at appartments with my buddy who was starting ft. I'll give you my brief experience.

Basically, with few exceptions if your looking at <1,300/1,400 and want to live in a decently nice place then youll either be looking for a 1 to 2 convert where there is a big living dinning space and you can put up those (fake, but real) walls and create another bedroom, or your place is not going to be so nice and a lot of you rich kids parents may not like it when they're visiting. However, if your in long island city, astoria, sunnyside, or parts of brooklyn 1/2 stops away from manhattan, and jc, then a 2 bedroom for 2,000 is totally reasonable.

If in manhattan the best places in my opinion for better prices(again in general terms) are murray hill (but by 1/2nd ave and a 8-12 min walk to the train...which is freaking far bc i lived at the nyu dorms last summer there and is was a good 12mins to the subway), fin. district (personal fav if i get a place in manhattan), or ues/ spanish harlem by mt. sinai hospital area.

there are deals to be found throughout manhattan, and youll just have to get lucky to find them.

i'll be living with a friend from hs and probably will be in brooklyn, astoria/lic, or jc looking for a 2 bedroom for ~2k starting in a few weeks

everyone has their own opinions about whats best, just thought i would be helpful because so many of you have been to me on this board and im just trying to give back.

i go to school i nyc so if you have a questions just send me a message and maybe i can help.

gluck everybody
-sorry, i wrote this very quickly

Dec 31, 2017
samiam1234:

Basically, with few exceptions if your looking at <1,300/1,400 and want to live in a decently nice place then youll either be looking for a 1 to 2 convert where there is a big living dinning space and you can put up those (fake, but real) walls and create another bedroom, or your place is not going to be so nice and a lot of you rich kids parents may not like it when they're visiting. However, if your in long island city, astoria, sunnyside, or parts of brooklyn 1/2 stops away from manhattan, and jc, then a 2 bedroom for 2,000 is totally reasonable.

In terms of JC, if you're in IBD and work in the numbered streets, it would probably be wise to consider Hoboken, too. Downtown Hoboken costs about $100/month more than JC but it's worth every penny at 2 AM when the train from 33rd street stops there for 15 minutes before continuing on to Newport and Grove Street.

I normally advocate being thrifty your first year, but if you can find a walk-up in Hoboken that will cost you less than $1200/month in rent, the extra $100 is worth every penny if it saves you 15 minutes every evening.

Dec 31, 2017

City: London
Preferred Areas: Square Mile, within 1 mile of St. P's or Liverpool Street
Start Date: mid July
Lease Start: mid/late June
Position: FT Analyst - IBD
Total Roommates: 2-4
Your Gender: Male
Roommate Gender: Any
Budget: upper bound PS300/week
Contact: PM

Just my 2c.

Dec 31, 2017

Financial district has the lowest rents of any decent neighborhood in Manhattan believe it or not, and the listings are mostly luxury buildings that have your gym, doorman, roof deck, lounge, dry cleaning, etc.

Know friends who found a huge 2 BR convert 3 for 3300 in a nice new development down off of Wall Street.

Dec 31, 2017

From what I've seen FiDi certainly is the cheapest. I'm willing to sacrifice ~$200-$300 more to live in midtown so I can walk to work.

Dec 31, 2017

City: NYC
Preferred Areas: Anywhere along the westside subway, that will give me a straight shot to Tribeca.
Start Date: June 28th
Lease Start: June 15th
Position: FT analyst - Sales and Trading
Total Roommates: 1-2
Your Gender: Male
Roommate Gender: No preference
Budget: 0-$1500 lower the better obviously
Contact: PM

Hey guys. Please just PM me if you are interested. Then we can move on from there. I am just looking for someone that will be comfortable to live with, no hassles. Pretty laid back, but not a frat boy, so nothing too crazy in the apartment. We will probably barely see each other anyway...haha. Anyway let me know!

Dec 31, 2017

Is there a consensus on living w/ coworkers? Yay or nay? Assume you somewhat know the person beforehand

Dec 31, 2017
DaCarez:

Is there a consensus on living w/ coworkers? Yay or nay? Assume you somewhat know the person beforehand

If you just work for the same firm, that's probably ok.

I've never seen anyone live with someone who works on the same team. It would be very difficult if you didn't absolutely enjoy your work to have work follow you home every evening. CC: doing homework while sitting on your bed during the day makes it harder to fall asleep at night.

Dec 31, 2017

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Dec 31, 2017

Looking to sublet for the summer during training if anyone's roommate isn't moving in until after the summer

City: NYC
Preferred Areas: Murray Hill, Midtown East, or anywhere with easy access to downtown
Start Date: June 28th
Lease Start: June or July
Position: FT IBD
Your Gender: Female
Roommate Gender: no preference
Contact: PM

Dec 31, 2017

City: Charlotte
Preferred Areas: Uptown (walking distance to banks)
Lease Start: June 1
Position: FT IBD Analyst
Total Roommates: 2-4 (including myself)
Gender: Male
Roommate Gender Preference: Male
Budget: <$800
Contact: PM
Other: 23yr old incoming analyst. Easy going. Partying is encouraged on the weekends.

Dec 31, 2017

^ you have no idea about banking do you

enjoy weekends partying with excel

Dec 31, 2017

that made me giggle to myself.

Dec 31, 2017
boutiquebank4life:

^ you have no idea about banking do you

enjoy weekends partying with excel

Be serious; he's going to Charlotte, he'll have no idea about banking when he finishes his analyst stint either

Dec 31, 2017

^^^^^ lol. mean

"Whenever I'm about to do something, I think, 'Would an idiot do that?' And if they would, I do NOT do that thing."
-Dwight Schrute, "The Office"-

Dec 31, 2017

City: NYC
Preferred Areas: Midtown west, west village, chelsea, tribeca, battery park, financial district (Anywhere near the ace or 1)
Lease Start: After June (Prefer mid June or July 1st)
Position: FT Analyst - IBD
Total Roommates: 2-4
Your Gender: Female
Roommate Gender: female preferred
Budget: ~$1000-1300
Contact: PM
other: building with laundry and gym.

Dec 31, 2017

City: NYC
Preferred Areas: Chelsea, Flatiron, Greenwich Village, Union Square, Nolita, Murray Hill (anything on the 123/NRW mostly, but open to suggestions)
Start Date: June 23-28
Lease Start: After June (Prefer mid June or July 1st)
Position: FT Analyst - IBD
Total Roommates: 4
Your Gender: Female
Roommate Gender: Female
Budget: $1,000 - 1,500
Contact: PM

Dec 31, 2017

NYC
Looking at Murray Hill, Midtown East/West, Chelsea, Gramercy areas...or suggestions..

Starting July 7th
Leasing maybe mid June or beginning of July

Looking for 1 roommate but will do threesome
I'm female
Gender preference: just not a slob

Budget: 1200-1500

Contact: PM

Dec 31, 2017

City: NYC
Preferred Areas: Chelsea, Flatiron, Greenwich Village, Union Square, Nolita, Murray Hill, East Village, West Village, LES
Start Date: July 1st
Lease Start: After June15th or so
Position: FT Analyst - IBD
Total Roommates: Doesn't Matter (I already have one lined up but he wont be moving in until August)
Your Gender: Male
Roommate Gender: Male or Female
Budget: $1,000 - $1,700
Contact: PM

Dec 31, 2017

City: NYC
Preferred Areas: Very flexible
Start Date: Aug 2
Lease Start: July 1 or Aug 1
Position: FT Analyst - IBD
Total Roommates: 2-4
Your Gender: Male
Roommate Gender: Doesn't matter
Budget: $1,300 - $1,700
Contact: PM

Dec 31, 2017

City: NYC
Preferred Areas: West Village, anything north of Canal St. and west of Park St. except Chelsea
Start Date: late June
Lease Start: June15th
Position: FT Analyst - IBD
Total Roommates: Doesn't Matter
Your Gender: Male
Roommate Gender: Male Preferred
Budget: $1,000 - $1,750
Contact: PM

Dec 31, 2017

Do you think it's better to have many roomates so that when you are off work at least someone is always hanging out? Is it good if you all are basically doing the same thing just at different banks or is it just better to live with people that are actually doing something different with their lives?

Dec 31, 2017

City: Charlotte
Preferred Areas: Uptown (walking distance to Hearst Tower)
Lease Start: July 1st 2010
Position: FT IBD (M&A) Analyst
Total Roommates: 2-3 (including myself)
Gender: Male
Roommate Gender Preference: Male or Female
Budget: <$1000
Contact: PM

Dec 31, 2017

City: NYC
Preferred Areas in order: Midtown West, South, East, Murray Hill
Start Date: July 1
Lease Start: Preferrably mid June
Position: FT Analyst - IBD
Total Roommates: 2-4
Your Gender: Male
Roommate Gender: No preference
Budget: <1,500
Contact: PM

Dec 31, 2017

City: NYC
Preferred Areas: Battery Park City, Financial District (open to suggestions)
Start Date: July 19
Lease Start: early or mid July
Position: FT Analyst, IBD
Total Roommates: 2-4
Your Gender: Male
Roommate Gender: No preference
Budget: $1,500-2,000 (flexible)
Contact: PM

Dec 31, 2017

City: NYC
Preferred Areas in order: Midtown, Chelsea, Gramercy, West Village
Start Date: July 26
Lease Start: July 1 or July 15
Position: FT Analyst - ER
Total Roommates: 2-4
Your Gender: Male
Roommate Gender: Male
Budget: ~$1,500-2,000 (lower is better)
Contact: PM

Dec 31, 2017

City: NYC
Preferred Areas: Midtown, Murray Hill, Financial District, flexible
Start Date: June but training takes a few weeks in Chicago
Lease Start: July 1
Position: FT Analyst, Consulting
Total Roommates: 2-4 (have a friend who is also interested)
Your Gender: Male
Roommate Gender: No preference but if I had to absolutely choose, please be a hawt victoria secret model or undercover CIA agent
Budget: $1000 - $1,300
Contact: PM

From what I understand, I'll be traveling most of the week, just want a nice (hopefully classy) apt to chill in during weekends (and hopefully I'll be back for the weekends). PM moi.

Dec 31, 2017
Dec 31, 2017

City: San Francisco
Preferred Areas: SOMA, Mission, FiDi
Start Date: June 1
Lease Start: Anytime June to August
Position: FT Analyst - Private Equity
Total Roommates: 2-4
Your Gender: Male
Roommate Gender: No preference
Budget: ~$1,500 (lower is better)
Contact: PM

Dec 31, 2017

Hey guys
I have a room available in Murray Hill - it's on 27th & Lexington - GREAT area for upcoming professionals. Near everything.
The room is only open for a female. The rent is $1370 per month plus utilities which range from 80-100 per month depending on weather. The price range most of us newly entering grads are seeking.
It's got everything you need - doormen, laundry in building, dishwasher, central air/heat, one other female working professional, no pets, 14th floor, furnished (except room) - The whole nine yards!!
Please email me at [email protected] if you are interested in it - we can talk more about it.
The room is available now - and we are hoping to get a longer term tenant - til Jan 2011, but may be open to shorter term.
Talk soon and good luck!

Dec 31, 2017

City: NYC
Preferred Areas: Midtown, Midtown West, Murray Hill, Financial District... very flexible
Start Date: July 19
Lease Start: July 1
Position: FT Analyst - IBD
Total Roommates: 2-4
Your Gender: Male
Roommate Gender: Doesn't matter, but I am very neat/clean
Budget: $1,000-$1,500
Contact: PM or aim - ar49ers

Dec 31, 2017

City: NYC
Preferred Areas: Midtown, Gramercy, Chelsea, Flatiron, Union Square,
Start Date: July 6th
Lease Start: After June (Prefer June 1st or June 15th)
Position: FT Analyst - IBD
Total Roommates: 3
Your Gender: Female (I have one roommate so far but looking for a 3rd)
Roommate Gender: Female
Budget: under $1200
Contact: PM

Looking for a 3 bedroom currently with 1 bath. PM if you are interested in joining the current duo. We're not using a broker and trying to be as cheap as possible w/o living in a dump you know.

Dec 31, 2017

City: NYC
Preferred Areas: Murray Hill or Gramercy (but willing to look at other places in midtown/lower east)
Start Date: 1st week of July
Lease Start: late June or 1st week of July
Position: FT Analyst - IBD (same with roommates)
Total Roommates: 4 (we have 3 already)
Your Gender: Male (same with roommates)
Roommate Gender: Doesn't matter, but you must be fun
Budget: $1200-1500
Contact: PM

Dec 31, 2017

City: NYC
Preferred Areas: Midtown West, East Village,
Start Date: June 28th
Lease Start: sometime in June
Position: FT Analyst
Total Roommates: flexible
Your Gender: Male
Roommate Gender: Male
Budget: $1100-1300
Contact: PM

Dec 31, 2017

City: San Francisco
Preferred Areas: SOMA, FiDi, Nob Hill, Russian Hill
Lease Start: Will be in NYC for training until late August
Position: FT Analyst, IBD
Total Roommates: 2-4
Your Gender: Male
Roommate Preference: Fun normal guys, clean is a plus
Budget: ~$1,500
Contact: PM

Dec 31, 2017

City: San Francisco
Preferred Areas: Somewhat close to Financial District; flexible
Start Date: Late July/Early August
Lease Start: TBD
Position: FT IBD Analyst
Office Location: California Street (Financial District)
Total Roommates: 3-5
Your Gender: Male
Roommate Gender: Male
Budget: $1000-$1500
Contact: PM

Dec 31, 2017

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Dec 31, 2017

City: NYC
Preferred Areas: Midtown / Murray Hill / somewhere round there
Start Date: mid-July
Lease Start: July 1 (hopefully)
Position: FT IBD Analyst
Office Location: Midtown
Total Roommates: 2-4
Your Gender: Male
Roommate Gender: Male pref., but females are cool as long as no raging hormonal breakdowns
Budget: $1000-$1500
Contact: PM

Dec 31, 2017

City: NYC
Preferred Areas: Murray Hill, Gramercy , Mid town east
Start Date: last week of July
Lease Start: 1st week of July/mid July
Position: Analyst (Consulting) , no preference for positions held by roommates.
Total Roommates: 2-3 (incl. myself)
Your Gender: Male
Roommate Gender: Doesn't matter. You should be clean (not smell like shit), keep the house clean, and be fun!
Budget: $1200-1500
Contact: PM

Dec 31, 2017

NYC
FT analyst
Around midtown but flexible as long as I can get to my office fairly easily/quickly
Male
2-3 m or f roommate
1600 flexible
Start lease mid-june

Dec 31, 2017

NYC
FT analyst
Start date; Mid-July
Lease start: July 1st at the earliest.

Currently have a 2br in a luxury apartment in midtown west on hold. The place is about $1400 a month per person (a little less or more depending on which unit we pick), doorman, rooftop lounge, incredible views of the Empire State Building, Hudson River, and more. I have units held, but need another person before I can sign. The building is brand new and just opened this spring.

I'm also open to looking at other places you might have in mind in different areas, for around the same price range. My priority is finding a roommate.

Dec 31, 2017

City: NYC
Preferred Areas: Midtown / Murray Hill / Midtown East
Start Date: mid-July
Lease Start: July 1
Position: FT IBD Analyst
Office Location: Midtown
Total Roommates: 1-2
Your Gender: Female
Roommate Gender: Female
Budget: $1000-$1700; quite flexible
Contact: PM

Dec 31, 2017

City: NYC
Preferred Areas: Midtown / Murray Hill / FiDi / Flexible
Start Date: July 1
Lease Start: before July 1
Position: FT IBD Analyst
Office Location: Midtown
Total Roommates: 1-2
Your Gender: Male or Female
Roommate Gender: Male
Budget: $1000-$2000;
Contact: PM

Dec 31, 2017
Dec 31, 2017

--TEMPORARY OPENING--

If anyone needs a place to stay for a few weeks in NYC/Paulus Hook Jersey City to look for an apartment, I have an opening for exactly one month on July 1st. I've also got a friend you can stay with after that if you still haven't found a place.

Rent would be $200/week. Proof of employment at a well-known employer who conducts background checks and first week's rent would be all that's required. If you need proof that I work for a well-known firm that does the same thing, I'm happy to provide that, too.

Dec 31, 2017

This is pretty late guys but...

City: NYC
Preferred Areas: Midtown, Flatiron, anywhere with the 6 train (open to suggestions)
Start Date: June 14th
Lease Start: June 14th
Position: Summer Analyst
Total Roommates: 2 (including myself)
Your Gender: Male
Roommate Gender: No preference
Budget: $700-$1,500
Contact: PM

Thanks

Dec 31, 2017

City: NYC
Preferred Areas: Midtown, Murray Hill, Chelsea, Gramercy (open to suggestions)
Start Date: July 24th
Lease Start: July 1 or later
Position: Credit Trading Analyst
Total Roommates: 2-4 (Including myself)
Your Gender: Male
Roommate Gender: No preference
Budget: ~$1,500 (lower is better)
Contact: PM or email ([email protected])

Dec 31, 2017

City: London
Preferred Areas: City, Liverpool street
Lease Start: August/September
Position: FT Analyst, IBD
Total Roommates: 2-4
Your Gender: Male
Roommate Preference: Any
Budget: GBP250-300pw
Contact: PM

Dec 31, 2017

Figured I would try to revive this a bit --

City: NYC / Hoboken
Preferred Areas: NYC - Midtown (Very flexible, closer to Penn Station the better) -- Hoboken - No preference
Start Date: Currently employed, just looking to refresh the lease
Lease Start: November 1
Position: FT PWM Analyst
Office Location: NJ
Total Roommates: 2-4 (including myself)
Your Gender: Male
Roommate Gender: Male or female, preferably male
Budget: $800 - $1200
Contact: PM or email ([email protected])

Plus I have a sweet leather couch, just sayin'

Dec 31, 2017

City: London
Preferred Areas: The City, Spitalfields market, LS etc..
Start Date: Currently employed, just need a new place for Jan. 1st 2011
Lease Start: Jan 1, 2011
Position: FT IBD BB Analyst
Office Location: City
Total Roommates: 2-4
Your Gender: Male
Roommate Gender: Male or female
Budget: flexible
Contact: PM or e-mail ([email protected])

Cheers.

Dec 31, 2017

Hello,

If someone is looking for a stylish flat in London for a start in August let me know. Budget 300-400 per week per person (less if SW1 or SW6).

City: London
Preferred Areas: SW1, SW3, SW7, SW6, W8
Start Date: August
Lease Start: August 1st
Position: FT IBD Analyst
Office Location: City
Total Roommates: 2-3
Your Gender: Male
Roommate Gender: Male or female
Budget: 300 - 400 per week
Contact: PM

Dec 31, 2017

PM'd

Dec 31, 2017

You could probably find people at your school (classes, groups, etc) or, as unattractive as it may be, CraigsList. Or even here on WSO

Dec 31, 2017

I lived with Craigslist randoms for a couple years in my early/mid 20s (a bunch of fully-furnished ~4 month sublets) without any real problems. I suggest living with attractive girls, as that will drastically improve your social circe (but it'll making shitting in your apartment awkward at times).

Dec 31, 2017

Yes, I'm currently in the same boat. From what I've seen, craigslist is the place to go. Are you in consulting and just want a room?

More housing options should be on the market nearing new years, as people generally don't move during the winter.

Consider living in Jersey City or Hoboken? They are up and coming, close commute, and rent is slightly cheaper...slightly.

Dec 31, 2017

Yes, I'm currently in the same boat. From what I've seen, craigslist is the place to go. Are you in consulting and just want a room?

More housing options should be on the market nearing new years, as people generally don't move during the winter.

Consider living in Jersey City or Hoboken? They are up and coming, close commute, and rent is slightly cheaper...slightly.

Dec 31, 2017

Living with attractive girls sounds awesome. Sign me up.

Dec 31, 2017

living with girls is a terrible idea. Hoboken doesnt seem bad, but I just assumed everyone in Hoboken just goes to NYC for the nightlife.

Dec 31, 2017

Guys- want to live with attractive girls? Lower the rent and I'll find you some great tenants no prob.

I have yet to visit Hoboken, but have friends that live there and commute to the city. They love it.

Dec 31, 2017

I'm jealous of people in NY because of https://www.welive.com/

Dec 31, 2017

Interesting. Thanks!

Dec 31, 2017

Interested as well. Moving to New York next year and would like to get a couple of roomates. Would like to spend about $1,200 in rent and live in Midtown or close to the green line.

Dec 31, 2017

Surely you can get a pretty baller pad for 4,800 a month (4 people?)

Dec 31, 2017

Good question... I'd like to live ideally with 2 more people and pay $1,200 each. Is this reasonable? How good (or bad) would be a $3,600 3-bedroom apartment in Manhattan?

On the other hand, if I were to live with 3 more people, rent will be in total $4,800 for a 4-bedroom. Do you think we can get a decent 4-b apartment for this amount of money?

Finally, if I had to pay around $1,500 and share my apartment, I would frankly rather rent my own studio. That's why $1200-1300 (total rent $4000 max for 3-people, $5000 max for 4-people) is my limit for a shared apartment.

Any comments on this?

Dec 31, 2017

That is certainly doable. Just make sure you check to make sure that the maintanence fees aren't too high per month. Check this site out:

http://www.anchornyc.com/index.htm

Dec 31, 2017

Same boat here. I would like to live with 2-3 roomates preferably in IB in Midtown and spend around $1,200.

Dec 31, 2017

i just made this... ibroomies.exofire.net. what do you think?

Dec 31, 2017

Definitely $1,200/person should be the maximum, at least from my perspective, that a person should pay to share an apartment. You can find a studio in Manhattan for $1,500 and, if you're lucky, even less. Thus, if you're going to pay more than $1,200, it makes more sense to just live by yourself.

Dec 31, 2017

After working long hours in the office, you're going to want to come home to a nice pad. Sack up the money because it's worth it. Me and 3 buddies pay 1,500 and we have a 2 story apartment with 4 bedrooms, 2 bath, kitchen, living room, and a 20 by 10 balcony on the roof.

Dec 31, 2017

Tightmonkey, where do u live ?

Dec 31, 2017

I checked the website--http://www.anchornyc.com/index.htm
They have really sweet deals--at least that's what they seem to be. Very nice 3-b apartments for $3000-4000 (=about $1200/roomate), and 4-b for $4000-5000 (also about $1200/roomate). Definitely nicer apartments than what you can get if you live on your own.

Dec 31, 2017

I am starting in NY next year and am looking for a place around Midtown as well, if anyone is interested give me a shout and we can chat. I haven't found a place yet but was looking for potential roommates.

Dec 31, 2017

You sure you want bankers for roommates?

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We are excited to formally extend to you an offer to join Bank of Ameria

Dec 31, 2017

Wouldn't banker roommates be good? That way no one has time to trash the apartment. If you have a roomie working 9-5 then they have more time to party and tear up the living room/kitchen.

Dec 31, 2017
PaperTrail:

Wouldn't banker roommates be good? That way no one has time to trash the apartment. If you have a roomie working 9-5 then they have more time to party and tear up the living room/kitchen.

Exactly.

Dec 31, 2017

NY is tits

Dec 31, 2017

Anyone interested in getting a place in the Financial District/Tribeca area?

Dec 31, 2017

PMed a few of you that sounded interested. If you guys are still looking for stuff, let me know. We can match people by preferences and personalities etc if there's a bunch of us.

Dec 31, 2017

cdnbanker i am pretty interested in FIDI but i'm not looking for housing yet.

Dec 31, 2017

Anyone interested in long term housing (not just for the summer) starting June/July 2010, PM me your email address.

I will gather everyone's emails so you guys can match up where you want to live, prices, etc.

Dec 31, 2017

urbanhostess has a connection website - some firms use it

1200 is LOW for NYC. before the crisis - it was impossible to get a place for under 1,500 each shared and converted (2 in a 1 bedroom, etc). You can do that in the upper east side, and some other lower rent areas, it is very difficult to find a one bedroom for under 2400 with decent space.

my two bedroom costs more than 3,600 - good luck getting a 3 under 3,600.

also - if you're working banking hours - get a doorman. they can hold your drycleaning and packages for you until you get back home.

if you're sharing an apartment, utilties go down as well per person.

in addition - in NYC, people do not refer to the subway line by colors - by numbers or street route. 4,5,6 (more common) or the Lexington avenue line (less common) vs. the "green line".

Dec 31, 2017

Is anyone still looking for roomates in NYC who would be interested to move in by July 1st?

Dec 31, 2017

good idea, except it would require a much large member base.

Disclaimer: The post above has been made by someone who is not currently employed in IBD, and has not had an interview yet...

Dec 31, 2017

I am a 2007 analyst and would be interested in hearing back from others looking to share an apartment in NYC starting June 2006.

Dec 31, 2017

I am also a 2007 analyst and am trying to figure out my living situation in NYC. I think my start date is around August 1, 2007.

Starting a roommate finding topic/group is a good idea.

Dec 31, 2017

Why not reach out to some of the new analysts at your bank?

Dec 31, 2017

that means you would have to talk to people

Dec 31, 2017

Hank, the banks do not hand out that information. At least I know that my bank won't give it out.

Dec 31, 2017

They won't give you that info.

Dec 31, 2017

whats a reasonable amount to spend in NY housing. it is awful to note that most of the time you wont be in the house, so y pay $2K

Dec 31, 2017
bluechip:

whats a reasonable amount to spend in NY housing. it is awful to note that most of the time you wont be in the house, so y pay $2K

because you don't want to spend an extra 2 hours commuting, when you could use that time sleeping.

If you work 9 to 2, would you rather leave home at 8:45 and come from work at 2:15?
OR
would you rather leave home at 7:45 to catch a train, and be home at 3:00(or later since at night train service is much more rare).

And yes I know you get the black car at night, but it'll still take a good amount of time to drive you home

Dec 31, 2017

Hi I am a 2007 analyst. I am also looking for a roommate. I would love to talk to anybody in the same boat. My training starts next summer as well.

Dec 31, 2017

personally I would pick a roommate that isn't in IB.

Think about it, if you pick a roommate in IB, your work life and your home life will be the same. Same boring people, and same boring discussions about IB.

But if you pick one thats not in IB, you'll get the information on whats happening in the world outside of IB, and the person might actually throw parties/invite women to the house.

  • its a good idea to have someone who'll actually be able to stay home to take care of emergencies etc.

But thats just my 2 cents.

Disclaimer: The post above has been made by someone who is not currently employed in IBD, and has not had an interview yet...

Dec 31, 2017

Good point.

Dec 31, 2017

what are the chances of finding a 1-bdr for $1500 in midtown or murray ?

Dec 31, 2017

If you live with a roomate who is not IB he/she wont really understand where you're coming from.
Eg when you dont have time to wash dishes/get toilet paper.

Also might be really loud or annoying when all you want is a few hours of sleep. (ie after pulling a few all nighters, even if its thursday or fri night)

Dec 31, 2017

Try Educational Housing Services. They might still have some rooms left.

Dec 31, 2017

Thanks, any other replies?

Dec 31, 2017

anybody from your school interning - might want to see where he/she got apartments

Dec 31, 2017

i think NYU has some good deals for summer interns. i think they have a bunch of dorms open downtown that have AC which is always decent

Dec 31, 2017

As far as I know, it's too late to get dorms from NYU unless you're planning on taking a class there. That process started in February and their spots for people who weren't taking classes filled up pretty quickly.

Dec 31, 2017

Yeah, NYU is out. The timeline didn't work there either. My peers at other banks are using NYU. This is so frustrating.

Dec 31, 2017

Stay at a hostel as a final bet, don't you have at least 1 friend or family member in NYC though.

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Dec 31, 2017

Does your bank not have a program that involves them setting you up with housing summer. A lot of banks take blocks of rooms at NYU or have deals with other places. Talk to HR at your firm.

Dec 31, 2017

If I find a place by then, you can crash on my floor for $700/month.

Only conditions are that you have to do my laundry, wash the dishes and cook food for me. Oh yea and keep the house clean.

Dec 31, 2017

Seanc, I can do that for 700/month :D
MS doesn't help with housing and they don't release other interns' name, so HR is not helpful at all. Even if NYU's timeline worked, they're full. Still looking for a roommate...

Dec 31, 2017

Thanks Rickets, but de Hirsch is booked.

Dec 31, 2017

You sure about that? MS has a block of rooms reserved at the Water St NYU apartments this year.

Dec 31, 2017

Ok, they have dorms reserved for this summer? Even though internships go longer than the dorms are available? Thanks, killermike, hope they have something still.

Dec 31, 2017

Yeah, but I'll cross that bridge when I get there

I'll probably just end up crashing at a friend's place

Dec 31, 2017

I think that the places reserved on water st. are usually for the ms prime brokerage interns and interns in other divisions housed downtown. I believe that ms usually has some housing reserved in midtown on the west side for interns working in times square.

Dec 31, 2017

as long as you have 40x monthly rent in your bank account/ will be making that or if you have a guarantor that will vouche for 80x monthly you will be fine.

Dec 31, 2017

yeah we're fine with the lease. My question is do you think it will be hard to find another two people to room with us? Anyone had success on Craigslist or anything?

Dec 31, 2017

I'd be interested depending on the location? Thanks.

Dec 31, 2017

it probably won't be a problem as long as the rent is reasonable.

Dec 31, 2017

madgames I pmed you if you're interested...

Dec 31, 2017

If you post on craigslist under the rooms/shared section, you should get a ton of replies. I know because I have been looking for a room, and every person I met with told me the response from craigslist was overwhelming. Sent you a pm.

Dec 31, 2017

are you talking east side or west side?

Dec 31, 2017

west side...holla

Dec 31, 2017

craigslist is an option. Lots of people on that site, but make sure you spend some time with your future roommates before deciding to move in.

urbanhostess has a section for working professionals to find rooommates, but it usually is an employer paid for service.

Dec 31, 2017

Are you in banking? Most find their roommates within their own training class.

Dec 31, 2017

craigslist. lol. scan people who post their own looking for housing/room mates so u can scan them yourself

Dec 31, 2017

if I had to I'd post on WSO. I'd trust a WSO member over someone on craigslist....and hten at least you have some stuff in common/they are probably going to work for a BB too.

Dec 31, 2017

sorry for second post

i meant if you can't find one in your school...if you go to a target there will be tons of kids going to NYC to do banking etc

Dec 31, 2017

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Nefarious-:

http://www.blackpeoplemeet.com/

I laughed.

Dec 31, 2017

Classic.

Dec 31, 2017

what's your range?

Dec 31, 2017
cold pizza:

what's your range?

looking to spend $1200-$1500/mo

Yeah I tried FB too. Guess I'll have to keep plugging away through C-list

Dec 31, 2017

I'll live witchu.

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