A couple of online users have pointed out during a recent money discussion that their rent is half of the monthly income of one person.
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.
But because of the need to pay one thousand dollars or more on a monthly rent is really tough for most people, that will result to them having to avoid taking charge on their personal finances.
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. Getting 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 it is not a really convenient choice, it is still very viable if you really love the place where you are living in. This is quite true especially if you have purchased a home and do not have chance to move to a much lower cost place like renters often 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. Transfer to the country or suburb
You will pay a lot less if you live in the suburb as compared to the budget you will need when you live in the big city. If you are one of those people that are renting a place to live, then you can save a lot of money if you will move farther away from the city. 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.