Mom, Dad Can you Buy Me a Home?

As housing costs remain high, parents buy homes to give their kids a leg up When Laura Hameister and her family moved to a new home in the San Francisco Bay area more than a decade ago, she and her husband decided to hold onto their old house rather than sell it. Today, Hameister’s younger … Continue reading Mom, Dad Can you Buy Me a Home?

Tiny houses perfect for your mother-in-law, grown kids or guests

Tiny houses perfect for your mother-in-law, grown kids or guests Whether you've got guests, boomerang kids trying to get on their feet, or an aging parent who shouldn't live alone anymore, where to put them may be an issue. The increased popularity of tiny homes means that these days, there are plenty of talented builders … Continue reading Tiny houses perfect for your mother-in-law, grown kids or guests

Dorm Living for Professionals Comes to San Francisco

Dorm Living for Professionals Comes to San Francisco In search of reasonable rent, the middle-class backbone of San Francisco — maitre d’s, teachers, bookstore managers, lounge musicians, copywriters and merchandise planners — are engaging in an unusual experiment in communal living: They are moving into dorms. Shared bathrooms at the end of the hall and … Continue reading Dorm Living for Professionals Comes to San Francisco

Affordability Gap Leads to Rise of Alternative Housing

~I like and encourage this way of thinking as even though I would like everyone I know to be able to experience home ownership, the reality is that is not for everyone. Having alternatives is a great way to look forward to our future as well.~ Affordability Gap Leads to Rise of Alternative Housing As … Continue reading Affordability Gap Leads to Rise of Alternative Housing

How Many Bitcoins Does it Take to Purchase a Home?

How Many Bitcoins Does it Take to Purchase a Home? In the not too distant future, if someone were to ask, “How much did your home cost?” the answer would probably be, “18 bitcoins.” For that’s the going rate for an average American home in cryptocurrency, according to a recent analysis reported by Redfin. Although … Continue reading How Many Bitcoins Does it Take to Purchase a Home?

Converted Malls Could Provide Alternative Housing Solution

~ I have posted this before, because I believe this is a good beginning solution to our housing epidemic ~ Converted Malls Could Provide Alternative Housing Solution According to a June 2017 report by Credit Suisse, as many as 25 percent of America’s malls will shuttered by 2022. That’s a lot of empty real estate, … Continue reading Converted Malls Could Provide Alternative Housing Solution

Searching for a place to age, retirees look to the backyard and build ‘granny pods’

~love this idea~ Searching for a place to age, retirees look to the backyard and build 'granny pods' © Provided by CNBC 400-square-foot "Granny Pods" Like many boomers, Jane Baldwin faced a difficult question: "Where do I go next?"The 67-year-old retiree was living alone in Wyoming, and had grown tired of cold winters. She wanted … Continue reading Searching for a place to age, retirees look to the backyard and build ‘granny pods’

These tiny homes cost less than $20,000 to build

These tiny homes cost less than $20,000 to build A team of architecture students designed a seemingly impossible home. After more than a decade of designing, editing, and reworking, the students at Rural Studio - Auburn University 's architectural-design program - built two cottages in 2016 with raw materials that cost just $14,000 each. (The … Continue reading These tiny homes cost less than $20,000 to build

69% of Millennials Eye Mortgage Alternatives, Including Lease-to-Own

From Yahoo.com 10/2/14 In the pursuit of the Hollywood dream at age 25, Shequeta Smith moved from North Carolina to Los Angeles in 2004. She rented a room from a friend initially but then began visualizing a place to call her own."I wrote down exactly what I wanted on a piece of paper and I … Continue reading 69% of Millennials Eye Mortgage Alternatives, Including Lease-to-Own