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How do you find rooms for rent in the Bronx?

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Some resources for finding a room to rent include Craigslist, SpareRoom.com and EasyRoommate.com. Searching on all three websites results in the widest array of options.

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On Craigslist, current tenants create listings for rooms with details such as room size, included utilities, which pets the landlord or homeowner permits, and the monthly or weekly cost of renting the room. As of 2015, Bronx rooms for rent on Craigslist range from around $500 per month to $800 or more. Some rooms are only available to renters of one gender for the comfort of the other tenants. Others are only open to students or forbid students from applying. Many rooms require references from past roommates. Nearly all rooms require proof of employment, such as pay stubs or bank statements.

SpareRoom.com is another popular resource that lists rooms for rent. Prices are prominently displayed and range from around $500 per month to $1000 or more. On both SpareRoom.com and Craigslist, many of the rooms are already furnished.

EasyRoommate.com is not as popular as Craigslist and SpareRoom.com, but the listings are sometimes more detailed than listings on other websites. Each listing gives details such as the number and genders of existing roommates, the cost of renting the room and a detailed description of the housing situation. Some state the number of bathrooms, the minimum length of time a new roommate must stay, included utilities, and whether the building has an elevator or gym.

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