Sarah Oswald

Sarah Oswald
Sarah is the Community Manager at Silvernest. Additionally, she is a relationship coach and wedding officiant! She lives in Oakland, CA.

Recent Posts

Experts in Aging: Peter Kaldes (Video)

Posted by Sarah Oswald on Jun 28, 2019 3:35:06 PM

We interviewed President and CEO, the South Florida Institute on Aging (SoFIA), Peter Kaldes, about his ideas regarding Rethinking Aging. Watch a preview of our Experts in Aging interview with him below.

Experts in Aging: Joy Loverde (Video)

Posted by Sarah Oswald on Jun 14, 2019 4:05:38 PM

We interviewed author and aging expert Joy Loverde about how to make the most of our later years. Watch a preview of our Experts in Aging interview with her below.

Finding a Compatible Housemate: The First 10 Things to Consider

Posted by Sarah Oswald on Jun 10, 2019 9:09:00 AM

Intrigued by homesharing but wondering how to find a housemate you can trust, get along with and perhaps even become friends?


The truth is, as with any relationship, the definition of a good housemate is entirely subjective and very personal. That means the number one thing to look for in a housemate is alignment. Whatever your personal preferences and perspective, look for someone who is aligned with most or all of them—especially with those that are most important to you.

 

Housing Solutions for the Bay Area: Why Not Homesharing?

Posted by Sarah Oswald on May 3, 2019 5:58:18 PM

The San Francisco Bay Area is a desirable place to live, to say the leastIts natural beauty and thriving job market attract people from around the world. But with all the migration to the Bay comes a well-publicized housing crisis. One study recently proclaimed San Francisco's the highest rents on the planet. Single-family homes are selling for an average $1.35 million, and paying $3,500/month in rent is the norm. So what can be done? And is the solution right under our noses? 

Homesharing Harmony: Designing a Shared Home

Posted by Sarah Oswald on Apr 30, 2019 12:56:07 PM

Beginnings of a homesharing experience are important. They hold the potential to form a solid foundation for a great relationship. It’s important to treat your new housemate relationship with tenderness and care, while also setting the tone for the future you’d like to create. In other words, start off on the right foot in order to lay the tracks for a successful and sustainable living situation!

Homesharing Harmony: Move-In Day

Posted by Sarah Oswald on Apr 30, 2019 12:55:30 PM

Great relationships are built on solid foundations. This is especially true when it comes to homesharing. Do you want a great housemate? Start by being a great housemate!

 

There is no better time to make your intentions known than on move-in day. If you are welcoming someone into your home, take a moment to consider the combination of uncertainty and excitement that person is likely feeling. Creating a space that invites warmth and connection will go a long way toward ensuring a smooth transition. Here are some tips for making the most of move-in day.

 

Silvernest Story Collection: Share Your Home. Share Your Story.™

Posted by Sarah Oswald on Apr 10, 2019 1:49:47 PM

Do you have your own homesharing story? Complete the form below to become a featured Silvernester!

Homesharing Goes Hollywood: Our Favorite TV Examples

Posted by Sarah Oswald on Jul 31, 2018 2:16:59 PM

Homesharing has been around for years and has inspired some of America’s most beloved TV and movie characters. Here are a few of our favorite housemates from over the years. Who are your favorites?

 

Finding Freedom in Lifelong Friendships

Posted by Sarah Oswald on Jun 29, 2018 12:47:35 PM

Have you ever caught up with a friend after years of being apart, but everything falls into place and it’s as though no time had passed between you? Nothing feels better than the love and understanding of an old friend. The nature of our friendships is really interesting because we often prioritize them after our romantic partners, parents and children. We tend to them when we have the time. We have times of year—holidays and celebrations—that bring family together in an organized way. But the time we spend with our friends is completely voluntary.