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®.

 

A Homesharing Program to Give Colorado Educators Affordable Housing

Posted by Lisa Smith on May 20, 2019 2:36:55 PM

Silvernest and Teach For America are partnering to bring affordable housing to educators in Colorado!

 

5 Ways to Make Money with the Extra Space in Your Home

Posted by Kate Cygan on May 13, 2019 4:34:18 PM

For most people, our homes are our biggest tangible assets. So it seems like a no-brainer to put them to work and make a little money if we can. Airbnb is a big success story, but not everyone wants to rent out their homes for vacationers. Luckily, turning your house into a short-term vacation rental isn’t the only way to make money with your extra space—and we’ve got five creative ideas that prove it.

 

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.

 

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? 

Data Shows Why Shared Housing Makes Sense

Posted by Carol Marak on Apr 30, 2019 12:59:43 PM

 

Most U.S. cities have a high population of residents living alone. For some individuals, it’s status, and for others, their life just turned out that way. Although a few prefer singlehood compared to being married, I’m part of the latter group. Living alone carries a heavier burden for the single segment. An individual is solely responsible for rent or mortgage, income and property taxes, utility bills, car expenses, and insurance bills. Sharing doesn’t exist, not even for tough decisions.

Home Sharing: The New Retirement Solution

Posted by Annamarie Pluhar on Apr 30, 2019 12:56:51 PM

 

Arnie calls her home “my accordion house” and laughs.

It’s a huge Victorian building in the center of Concord, New Hampshire. She inherited it from an aunt who lived on the second floor until her death. When her husband died at an early age, she was suddenly a widow of very limited means. Committed to keeping the home she loves, she got creative, renting every single bit of it in a number of innovative ways. She loves living with home-mates.