Affordable Housing Tips: Read All About It!

Here’s where you’ll find all the news, tips and solutions we’ve researched and written about. Our goal is to help you beat the high cost of housing… all while still having a comfortable and safe place to call home.

And don’t forget to check out our Affordable Housing Tips Radio Show. We broadcast our show on KZZH 96.7 FM, Humboldt County, California. You’ll find the most recent episodes below. Or click here to see a complete listing of all our shows.

One of Humboldt County's (CA) top realtors talks to us about affordable housing, how to find a great realtor, and more!

Housing market predictions, public service power outages, and other factors affecting California’s real estate are some of the things we discuss in our interview with … Listen Now


Improving tenant-landlord relations! World peace to follow? New program at a California university tackles an age-old issue.

A new program hopes to improve student / landlord relations by helping them understand each other’s position. Read More


Minneapolis is changing the rules for housing. Will this help those looking for affordable housing?

Find out how housing choices in Minneapolis might change with new zoning regulations and changes to rental policies. Read More


Bernie Sanders’ $2.5 Trillion Affordable Housing Plan

It’s a lot of money, but who will pay for it and what will it achieve? Bernie reveals a few details… Read More


Just what we need: artificial delays in getting much-needed housing built

Housing made more UN-affordable by misuse of enivronmental regulations Read More


Can Home Sharing Help Ireland’s Affordable Housing Crisis? THE HomeShare Interview, Part 2

Director of Irish home share agency talks about getting her government’s attention and helping with the affordable housing crisis. Listen now! Listen Now


Recently hatched chicks symbolize how your nest egg could be wiped out by this Medicare myth. Don’t Let This Medicare Myth Wipe Out Your Retirement Nest Egg

What you don’t know about Medicare could cost you a small fortune. Learn how to protect your retirement dreams. Read More


Interview: Irish reality TV series about home sharing is coming soon!

Irish home share agency founder talks about consulting for new reality TV series about home sharing. Listen Now


Take a closer look at this surprising housing lottery fact. 7 Surprising Facts Anyone Entering a Housing Lottery Should Know

These housing lottery facts spotlight little-known secrets about this growing trend in housing. Millions have affordable new homes. Will you be next? Read More


ICON built the first permitted 3D printed house in America in 47 hours for about $10,000. Amazing! This 3D printed house was built in just 47 hours for only $10,000.

Our question and answer guide gives you all the details on this exciting affordable housing trend. Read More


World famous Hollywood sign Podshare: Little Privacy, Big Savings.

Housing in Los Angeles costs a fortune. Podshare lets you keep part of that fortune in your pocket! Read More


“Offbeat and Unique” Affordable Housing Solutions

In this episode, we discuss zombie properties, housing lotteries and “odd couple” sharing arrangements. Tune in now! Listen Now


PACE is an affordable housing alternative that lets seniors age in place at home. How PACE Helps Seniors Save Money and Live Safely and Happily at Home

Discover the affordable housing alternative that lets seniors age in place and avoid expensive nursing homes. Read More


Friendly neighbors in cohousing Find out why cohousing enthusiasts love their "intentional communities"!

Would you enjoy cohousing? If you agree that “Your neighborhood is too important to be left to chance,” you just might! Read More


A converted school bus is also called a skoolie. Turn a school bus into a budget-friendly, tiny house? Lots of folks say “YES!”

Yearning to see the world, but low on funds? An affordable “skoolie” could help turn your travel dreams into a reality. Read More


A renovated zombie property might be a good option for some folks looking to find an affordable home. Would You Live in a “Zombie Property?” These Might Tempt You…

With low prices and modern amenities, renovated “zombies” are becoming a favorite among bargain house hunters. Read More


Experts worry we could see a resurgence of zombie foreclosures if the housing market collapses. How Zombie Foreclosures Haunt Homeowners

The number of zombie foreclosures reached an all-time high during the Great Recession. Could they make a comeback if the latest housing bubble pops? Read More


Free Rent in Dublin, Mansions in Vancouver, Homelessness in Seattle

What do these all have in common? We cover them all in our Affordable Housing Tips Radio Show, episode 103. Tune in now! Listen Now


Yellow caution tape represents the need to be careful when selecting a home sharing agency. Warning: Be Careful Which Home Sharing Agency You Choose

Not all home sharing agencies are alike. The customers of this San Francisco company found out the hard way. Read More


Coliving members having a good time! Coliving is a great idea -- but will you like it? Our big Q and A guide can help you decide.

Is coliving for you? Find out how Millennials and others are simplifying the move to the big city and making new friends along the way. Read More


Win an affordable housing lottery and you'll save money on housing. Affordable Housing Lottery: 7 Tips for Winning Your New Home

Winning an affordable housing lottery is a daunting task. But these tips give you a leg up over the competition. Read More


Winning a housing lottery can be well worth the time and effort. Want to Win a Housing Lottery? Check out this Q&A Guide

You might be surprised how you could turn a housing lottery into a bargain-priced home. Read More


What causes homelessness in Seattle? Homelessness in Seattle Caused by Drugs? Well, maybe not…

Homelessness in Seattle caused by drugs? Or is housing just too damned expensive? Read More


Rent control in Oregon is now the law of the land. But will tenants really benefit? Rent Control in Oregon Signed into Law—Will Renters Benefit?

For some, rent control in Oregon seems like a good idea. But is it really? Will renters benefit and if so, for how long? Read More


Some mansions are now cheap homes for rent in Vancouver. Surprise! Mansions Now Among the Best Cheap Homes for Rent in Vancouver

Beer budget but champagne tastes? Not to worry — new tax laws mean some lucky folks can now afford to rent luxury homes! Read More


Could you live in a shipping container home? Check out this question & answer guide!

A shipping container home is made from what the shipping industry calls “intermodal steel building units” (ISBUs) or what most people refer to as shipping … Read More


Irish Home Share Reality Show Gives Young People Chance to Live Rent Free

Scoring a rent-free home could be a cause for celebration for young people participating in Ireland’s new TV show. There’s just one catch… Read More


Attention Students: 7 Ways a Senior Home Share Saves You Money

Are you a student? Do you have friends or family members who are students? A great way for students to save money on housing is … Read More


Home Sharing: An Affordable Housing Solution for All Ages

A great affordable housing option for some people is home sharing. Home sharing can reduce housing costs, help with the work involved in maintaining a … Read More


7 Hidden Costs of Building a Shipping Container Home

Don’t get caught off-guard by the cost of building your dream shipping container home. Check out these 7 hidden costs and prepare your budget in … Read More


Google, Shipping Containers and Government Shutdowns

In this episode, we discuss why Google is building 1,600 affordable housing units, how one hotel is using shipping containers for a portable guest experience … Listen Now


Big Bucks from Microsoft, California Sues One of Its Own

In this episode (#102) we talk about big bucks from Microsoft for affordable housing, then we move on to California’s new governor and his “carrot … Listen Now


Microsoft Affordable Housing News Roundup: Microsoft Antes Up a Half Billion Dollars for Affordable Housing

A lot has gone on in the world of affordable housing recently. First, we talk about Microsoft’s half a billion dollar investment. Then we report … Read More


Google reveals affordable housing plan. News Roundup: Would You Live in a Home Built by Google?

In this news roundup, we discuss Google’s plans for affordable housing, surprising uses for shipping containers, the impact of the government shutdown on HUD housing, … Read More


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