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?

Packable Tiny Homes!

Flat-pack tiny homes you can build in a flash Stylish and speedy prefab tiny homes ~as you know I am a big proponent of tiny homes that add extra housing space to your current residence or allowing you to live that minimalist lifestyle you have been working towards!~ Building your dream home from the ground … Continue reading Packable Tiny Homes!

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

Los Angeles to take steps to curb homelessness

~ what an innovative idea ~ To curb homelessness, LA law would let some housing projects skip environmental review In a unanimous vote Wednesday, the Los Angeles City Council gave the green light to two laws meant to create more homeless housing. As the Los Angeles Times reports, one of the laws would allow certain … Continue reading Los Angeles to take steps to curb homelessness

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

How Cities Get ‘Granny Flats’ Wrong

How Cities Get 'Granny Flats' Wrong Nov 22, 2017 A Vancouver designer says North American cities need bolder policies to realize the potential of accessory dwellings. If you walk down just about any residential alley in Vancouver, you’re bound to run across one of the city’s thousands of accessory dwelling units (ADUs), known locally as … Continue reading How Cities Get ‘Granny Flats’ Wrong

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’