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Jul 12, 2022

Feathering the Nest: A Look at Silvernest's Brand Refresh

Christine Ramirez

When faced with uncertainty, it can be helpful to focus our energy on things we can control. It’s why some of us work on organizing our home when we’re faced with a stressful life event or waiting for news of a big decision. The twists and turns of the...

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How to Create an Attention-Getting Homeshare Listing

What makes your house “home?” Is it the memories you’ve made in the surrounding neighborhood or city? Are you still ...

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Homesharing in LA: Finding a Roommate in Los Angeles

When it comes to housing costs, Los Angeles is one of the toughest markets in the nation. According to a recent...

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Bringing in a New Roommate: Preparation Dos and Don’ts

When people ask how to prepare for a roommate, most of the time they’re thinking about things like rearranging...

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Relationships and Family (3)

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Homesharing for Veterans: Companionship Is Half the Battle

When military members serve their country, they have a brigade, a battalion, a shipmate, a battle buddy and many other forms of community and connection. But after they hang up their beret or Kevlar, they have a different battle to fight: loneliness.  

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Envisioning Your Ideal Housemate: Must-Haves vs. Can't-Live-Withs

Friend of Silvernest Annamarie Pluhar has been homesharing for twenty years and now helps housemates with expert tips and advice through her website, www.sharinghousing.com. Below are her tips for determining what you want in a housemate and identifying...

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Finding Freedom in Lifelong Friendships

Ubuntu

What’s this? It’s a South African term that means: “People are not people without other people.” As Desmond Tutu points out in The Book of Joy, human beings are social animals and we flourish best in community. This is where we feel truly human...

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Aging Solo? Where You Live Matters.

In my book, Who Will Take Care of Me When I’m Old? I write about an incident that continues to haunt me to this day.

 

In 1995, my hometown of Chicago experienced a social nightmare. On July 13, the heat index peaked at 119°F—a record high for the...

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