Homesharing in LA: Finding a Roommate in Los Angeles

Posted by Silvernest Team on Dec 18, 2020 1:11:03 PM

When it comes to housing costs, Los Angeles is one of the toughest markets in the nation. According to a recent analysis by Zillow Research, LA renters spend 45% of their income on the typical property (spending more than 30% is considered “cost-burdened”). Homeowners in the area aren’t much better off, spending nearly 44% of their income on the typical mortgage (based on current prices). To make matters worse, if you’re among the many San Francisco or San Jose residents found by Zillow to be earning a lower income, you have a whole lot less to live on after paying those high housing costs.  

Intergenerational Living for Lifelong Growth

Posted by Silvernest Team on Jun 29, 2020 12:45:36 PM

Over the last 100 years or so, the American economy—and, in many ways, our culture—has been hyper-focused on efficiency and specialization. Interestingly, this focus has changed our lives and relationships too. In a speech given at the 2019 Aspen Ideas Festival, author and CEO Marc Freedman shared how post-industrialized America began to “specialize” experiences by age in a way that previous societies had not, and the trend has only accelerated over the years. This kind of segmentation is efficient for marketers, education, military service and medicine… but we’ve lost something along the way.

 

10 Ways to Be a Silvernest "Superhost"

Posted by Sue Ronnenkamp on May 28, 2020 8:03:00 AM

During a recent short transition from my last homesharing arrangement to my current one, I stayed at an Airbnb. That’s where I learned about and experienced their "Superhost" classification, and it made me think about what the Silvernest equivalent might look like.

 

7 Smart Tips for Homesharing During COVID-19

Posted by Silvernest Team on Apr 10, 2020 3:37:42 PM

No doubt about it, these are strange days for most of us. COVID-19 is changing daily life very quickly and on a global scale. Naturally, when the rest of the world seems crazy, home is where we feel most comfortable and safe.

 

If you're homesharing or have roommates, shelter-in-place can be stressful—even for the best of friends and most loving of family members. But the truth is, you and your roommate must rely on each other more than ever right now—you’re in it together, quite literally!

 

Here are our tips for making this time at home with your roommate(s) as smooth as possible.

 

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 Create an Attention-Getting Homeshare Listing

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

What makes your house “home?” Is it the memories you’ve made in the surrounding neighborhood or city? Are you still enamored by a favorite feature? Do you find yourself daydreaming in a particularly comfortable spot? For many homeowners, the answers to these questions come naturally. And yet, it can be difficult to communicate those answers in a way that will turn a potential housemate’s head. 

The description you choose for your Silvernest listing is a chance to sell potential renters on the opportunity to share your home. It’s a crucial first impression we recommend you spend some time on, and we’re here to help. Here are five steps to make your homeshare listing stand out from the crowd. 

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 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.