Name: Debbie Saslaw
Location: Brooklyn, New York
I have lived in New York with roommates for ten years, most of which were spent in a rent-controlled Williamsburg apartment that had every problem imaginable: bedbugs, mice, leaky ceilings, fires in the building, sketchy neighbors, a revolving door of couch-crashers, etc. I held onto it for a long time because of the price, and never thought I could find another deal in the same neighborhood. But when it was time to make the move, I scoured the internet and pestered brokers and found a perfect one bedroom.