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Hawaii Severely Limits Short-Term Rentals To Mostly Benefit Hotels

By Jon Anderson | July 6, 2019 | Comments Off on Hawaii Severely Limits Short-Term Rentals To Mostly Benefit Hotels

Hawaii has had a complicated relationship with the short-term vacation rental market. Back before Silicon Valley got its claws into the process, these types of arrangements were called B&Bs (bed and breakfasts). Stereotypically, older ladies with a penchant for macramé would rent rooms and provide a meal or two – hence the name. In recent […]

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Sleep This In Seattle: Precious Houseboat on the Market

By Bethany Erickson | July 5, 2019 | Comments Off on Sleep This In Seattle: Precious Houseboat on the Market

Ever want to carefully straddle the line between landlubber and seafaring romantic? We have the property for you, plus a penthouse in Barbados, Airbnb going way luxe, and the tiny house life in New Zealand. Here’s what we’re reading. What are YOU reading?

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Don’t Let Your Airbnb Guest Ruin Your Rep

By secondshelter2 | May 24, 2019 | Comments Off on Don’t Let Your Airbnb Guest Ruin Your Rep

Like many, you may be using your second home as a part-time income generator, too — utilizing Airbnb, VRBO, or another platform to rent out your vacation home to other vacationers. And maybe you’ve had a great run of good luck, but all it takes is one noisy set of short-term tenants, or one raucous […]

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Not Done With the Starks? You’ve GOT To See These Five Spots

By Bethany Erickson | May 20, 2019 | Comments Off on Not Done With the Starks? You’ve GOT To See These Five Spots

If the series finale of Game of Thrones was not enough for you, we have just the story for you. Check out that, plus some great travel recommendations, a warning about Airbnb, and a great Cliff May original up for grabs. This is what we’ve been reading. What are you reading? Can’t Quit Game of […]

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What Do Airbnb Guests Want? Turns Out, Wifi

By Bethany Erickson | May 17, 2019 | Comments Off on What Do Airbnb Guests Want? Turns Out, Wifi

What makes a traveler choose Airbnb over a hotel? A variety of reasons, one survey by IPX1031 revealed, including privacy and better options. And with many second home owners opting to take advantage of the relative ease short-term rental companies like Airbnb provides in earning a little income from a property that sometimes sits dormant, […]

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Local Poison: Foreign Investment And Short-Term Rentals

By Jon Anderson | September 28, 2018 | Comments Off on Local Poison: Foreign Investment And Short-Term Rentals

In the good old days, the wealthy used to scoop up gold and jewels and flee in the dead of night before poor, angry peasants descended upon their estates. Today, the million-dollar jewels are often red carpet loans where today’s décolletage is rented like a yesteryear billboard. Hiding assets from pillagees, modern-day pillagers have offshore […]

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