Living in FSU off campus housing can greatly benefit you. Off campus housing has more space. You will also have more freedom and privacy. However, there are several things that you will need to know before you decide to live off campus.
Choose Your Roommate Wisely
Living with the wrong roommate can make your life a nightmare. That is why it is important to make sure that you pick someone whose lifestyle habits match yours. Are you a night or morning person? Are you a clean person? Do you frequently have guests over? Those are questions that you will need to ask a potential roommate.
Create a Budget
It is a lot easier to budget if you live in a dorm because all of your expenses are already paid for. However, if you live off campus, then you will be responsible for paying for your own groceries, rent and utilities. That is why it is important for you to create a budget. It will be a lot easier to make your money stretch when you have a budget.
Get Renters Insurance
Your property manager is only responsible for repairing damage that is done to the property itself. Your personal belongings are not covered by your property manager’s policy. That is why it is important for you to get renters insurance. Not only does renters insurance cover your belongings, but it can also cover liabilities.
For example, if someone is hurt at your home and attempts to sue you, then renter’s insurance can cover it.
Get to Know Your Neighbors
It is important to get to know your neighbors. Good neighbors will help you stay safe. You can also socialize with them.