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The Next Gen of Renters: Mom and Dad

Posted by Silvernest Team on May 23, 2019 9:52:48 AM

This is a guest post from RentCafe.com, a nationwide apartment search website.

 

America’s older population is growing at a very fast pace, and today’s demographics look substantially different than they did only a decade ago. In fact, U.S. Census data shows more than 22% of the current population is over the age of 60.

 

The overall aging of the population is not merely an outcome of the economic hardship following the 2007 Great Recession, reflected in declining birth rates, but also a result of the baby boom cohort, America’s largest living adult generation, passing age 53 in 2017. Advances in healthcare and technology have also helped to spur longevity.

 

How Do I Ensure I Find a Compatible Housemate? (Video)

Posted by Silvernest Team on May 21, 2019 7:03:34 PM

Homesharing can have big economic impacts for both homeowners and renters. This video explains how much Silvernest users can expect to earn or save by creating a Home Sweet Shared Home®.

 

All About Rent: How Much You Can Earn, Save and More (Video)

Posted by Silvernest Team on May 10, 2019 5:05:17 PM

Homesharing can have big economic impacts for both homeowners and renters. This video explains how much Silvernest users can expect to earn or save by creating a Home Sweet Shared Home®.

 

Mother's Day: Thoughts on Homesharing for Mom

Posted by Silvernest Team on May 10, 2019 1:41:02 PM

Mother's Day is a day to honor the mother figures in our lives. Yours may be near, far or no longer with us. She may be your mother-in-law or your grandmother, or part of your chosen family. Whoever the mother figure is in your life, we hope you'll celebrate her this weekend and reflect on the power of that relationship. 

How Do I Protect My Parents on Silvernest? (Video)

Posted by Silvernest Team on May 10, 2019 1:37:23 PM

For many adult daughters and sons, the idea of Mom or Dad renting out a room in their home to an unknown person is concerning, to say the least. This is not unreasonable—they have likely heard about (or personally experienced) horror stories of questionable roommates from sites like Craigslist. What if the housemate is untrustworthy? What if they take advantage of my mom's generous heart? What if they are careless with my dad's prized collections?

You Are Not Alone: Empty Nest Syndrome Is Common. Here’s How to Cope.

Posted by Silvernest Team on May 9, 2019 11:24:51 AM

Well, here you are: The last kiddo has left home and you’re feeling pretty blue. Maybe you’re worrying all the time. You’re probably a little lonesome (or a lot). You may feel like it, but you are not alone.

 

Benefits of Shared Housing at 50+

Posted by Silvernest Team on Oct 14, 2017 11:13:00 AM

While it's easy to understand the benefits of homesharing from a logical perspective, not everyone is ready to open their home to a roommate. Most of us had roommates in our twenties, so what’s stopping us from doing the same later in life?

 

Is Homesharing Right for You? Three Questions to Ask Yourself

Posted by Silvernest Team on Oct 3, 2016 3:01:53 PM

Today there are a staggering 40 million adults over age 50 who live alone. Think of it. This has never happened before in our history as a species. Remember going to the grandparents house as kids, and the house was FULL of people? Aunts, uncles, cousins, neighbors coming over for coffee in the morning and playing cards with cocktails after supper. The home was a place filled with ringing doorbells and ringing telephones, slamming doors and laughter galore.