Women Starting Movements Interview with Wendi Burkhardt (Video)

Posted by Silvernest Team on Jan 17, 2020 2:21:00 PM

Watch Sara Connell interview Silvernest CEO Wendi Burkhardt for the Women Starting Movements Series.

 

How to Write an Attention-Getting Homeshare Listing (Video)

Posted by Silvernest Team on Jan 15, 2020 10:30:00 AM

Want to write a great description for your rental listing? Include the size of the home and the space you're offering, take well-lit photos and keep your description welcoming by focusing on the positive! Watch this video for further guidance.

 

How to Create a Homesharing Agreement That Works for You (Video)

Posted by Silvernest Team on Jan 14, 2020 12:39:35 PM

In addition to your legally binding lease, it is important to create a homesharing agreement with your housemate.

 

How Silvernest Supports Your Home Sweet Shared Home® (Video)

Posted by Silvernest Team on Jan 13, 2020 12:37:28 PM

Through a series of preemptive and supportive measures, Silvernest is focused on making your homesharing arrangement smooth. All of the following and more come with your Silvernest membership.

 

How Silvernest Helps Keep You, Your Personal Information and Your Home Secure (Video)

Posted by Silvernest Team on Jan 13, 2020 12:33:04 PM

Trust is vital in homesharing, and your can't have trust without security. That's why our platform and processes are designed to protect you from day one.

 

Can a Housemate Help My Mom or Dad Around the House? (Video)

Posted by Silvernest Team on Oct 10, 2019 2:42:25 PM

A housemate can be a great way to get your parent the help they need around the home, as well as provide them companionship. From helping with grocery shopping, remembering to take medications, or doing chores around the house, knowing that someone is in the home with your parent is a great relief to many adult children.

Making the Most Out of Your Homesharing Relationship (Video)

Posted by Silvernest Team on Oct 10, 2019 12:55:13 PM

From the very beginning of a homesharing relationship, your actions influence the direction and unfolding of your communication. Here are tips for creating harmony in your new shared household.

Share Your Story Podcast Episode 9: Start Homesharing for the Cash. Stay for the Company.

Posted by Silvernest Team on Aug 20, 2019 3:19:03 PM

According to a January 2019 survey conducted by GOBankingRates.com, roughly 50% of Americans 55+ have saved less than $100,000 for retirement. Nearly 33% have saved less than $10,000. These are alarming statistics, to be sure. 

 

Experts in Aging: Shared Housing with Annamarie Pluhar (Video)

Posted by Sarah Oswald on Aug 15, 2019 6:05:29 PM

In the latest installment of our Experts in Aging interview series, we spoke with Annamarie Pluhar, author of Sharing Housing: A Guidebook for Finding and Keeping Good Housemates. For over 20 years, Pluhar has focused her career on providing tips, resources, tools and guidance to people considering bringing someone into their home or renting a space in someone else’s. We spoke about the financial impacts of aging, how increased life expectancy is changing our culture and how homeowners are finding the right housemate.

 

Affordable Housing and Social Isolation Issues in the LGBTQ+ Elder Community

Posted by Jennifer Hammer on Aug 9, 2019 1:37:59 PM

 

 

According to Out & Visible, a 2017 study from SAGE, the number of Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender elders in America is growing rapidly. By 2030, there will be roughly 7 million LGBTQ+ adults over 50 nationwide, more than double the current estimate. 

 

We all need a safe and affordable place to live, with friends and neighbors to share our lives. These are universal human concerns. However, the LGBTQ+ community faces unique housing issues and a greater risk of isolation and loneliness as they age.