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"You don’t need to own a second home to become a landlord. A finished basement with a separate entrance, a tiny home or an accessory dwelling unit built in your backyard can be turned into a rental suite or independent home."
" You can also take in a housemate in exchange for monthly rent, with common areas of the home shared. Linda G. was looking for ways to supplement her income when she ran across Silvernest, a company that matches older homeowners with housemates and assists in setting up a lease or home sharing arrangement. The arrangement has worked well for her beyond providing extra money."
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“Pre-Screened means we verify the applicant's identity to the best of our ability before they are presented to you! We analyze and match their name, previous addresses, date-of-birth, telephone number, email address, and social security number to thousands of records to verify their identity. After you've decided to contact a potential housemate you have the option (highly encouraged) to run a very strict background screen on the housemate. You can request this background screen by clicking "request background screen" within the housemate's profile on your dashboard.”
Older adults who are looking to find a roommate create a profile based on their personal preferences. Those looking to rent out a room or a portion of their home do the same.
The website then pairs up ideal matches and sends an alert for a possible match which can be viewed by both parties.
The website pre-screens applicants but further screening at the expense of the renter is encouraged.
The homeowner is charged a monthly fee in addition to any automated rental payment fees. There is no charge to the renter unless further security screening is desired.
Silvernest can handle rent through its automated rent payment system.
Some benefits of senior home sharing may include:
Reduced rent in exchange for home maintenance, cleaning and other around-the-house help from their housemate
Aging in place ‘at home’ rather than a senior living facility if desired
Senior Home Sharing and Senior Cohousing
WATCH VIDEO ON SILVERNEST HOMESHARING
Silvernest: The Modern Way to Roommate from Silvernest on Vimeo.