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What/Where: $100 1 bedroom to share for a male to share with another male roommate in Long Beach.
Looks Good, Right?: "The apartment is actually quite elegant. The apartment is nicely painted – VERY LIGHT mocha brown with white trim on the cabinets. The bathroom is rustic orange, and the apartment is decorated tastefully with earth tones and soothing colors. The bedroom is spacious, and you would be sharing the bedroom, which has a desk between the beds. There is a 52 inch television in the bedroom, and soon there will be one in the living room as well. Each room is furnished, so there is no need to bring much stuff. In fact I will look favorably on someone who doesn’t. There is a Laundromat on site and the yard of the apartment is manicured with lush greens and palm trees."
The Catch: So why so cheap? Even with a shared bedroom, why the $100 rent? It seems our Craigslist poster is looking for to improve his chi: "I am working with a spiritual mentor, and the objective is to give of myself and my space so that my prosperity increases. This is the reason WHY I am providing a place to stay at such an “affordable” rate." He's like a modern day Robin Hood! More about what he's looking for: "I am looking for a roommate who does what he says and says what he does. It must be a male between the ages of 20 and 30. NO FEMALES. As I am a bisexual male, I prefer straight or bisexual males who use common sense, are clean, contribute to the house and are sociable. Moreover, I prefer a male that is athletic, fit, and can clean and assist with the errands around the house. It would be awesome if the individual that I picked could also hang with me, my friends and business associates when I give get-togethers at my apartment, which doesn’t happen often, but when it does- IT IS A WHOLE LOT OF FUN!"
· Listing: $100 MALE ROOMATE - A NICE COOL AND DYNAMIC DUDE [Craigslist]