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Roommate's Musical Tale of Talents Earns Him Top Prize

By January 4, 2013

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Apartments.com yesterday announced the winners of its fourth annual Roommate of the Year contest. This year's grand prize, including a year's rent plus $10,000, goes to Dan Bakst of Tampa, Florida.

Mr. Bakst's video, entitled "The All-Star Roommate Musical," stood out in the way that it"wove a musical tale of his roommate talents, ultimately bringing his jaded roommate around to the conclusion that having Dan as a real roommate is better than having a robot created at home," impressingjudges and thevoting public.

You can view the grand-prize video as well as the four runner-up videos (which earned entrants $500 each) by visitingroommateoftheyear.com.

Finding the right person to share your apartment can seem like a tall order, but here's a three-step plan you can follow to find the perfect roommate.

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