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Starting Your Luxury Vacation Rental Business – Exclusive Interview with Ellie Paget of HomeSlice Stays

Curious what it takes to jump into the luxury vacation rental market? There are many factors to evaluate when purchasing your own luxury home to be used as a vacation rental. We sat down with Ellie Paget of HomeSlice Stays to discuss all things lux. Ellie is THE luxury home expert, managing 30+ luxury properties. In this article, Ellie answers a number of our most pressing questions on the [...]

By |2022-11-09T13:50:35-07:00July 29th, 2022|Short-Term Rental Insights|

Summer Essentials: Prepping Your Short-Term Rental for the Busy Season

Positioning a second home or a vacation home as a short-term rental can be a practical and lucrative commercial real estate investment. The revenue from renting helps subsidize the cost of the additional property while generating extra income—provided rental fees are set at the proper rate. Prepping short-term rentals is essential to enjoying a profitable, stress-free peak season. After nearly three years of travel restrictions, this year is bound [...]

By |2022-06-13T16:22:55-06:00June 13th, 2022|Short Term Rental Insurance|

New Rules Passed in Burlington, Vermont Which Include Limiting Short-Term Rentals

The Burlington, Vermont City Council passed the new ordinance on February 22nd, 2022. The hope behind the new ordinance is to curtail the practice of buying properties that will be strictly used as investment properties and short-term rentals.  The Vermont Short-Term Rental Association states that this ordinance prohibits any STR that is not a sublet of the owner’s or tenant’s primary residence unless another unit under the host’s ownership [...]

By |2022-03-30T11:16:54-06:00March 3rd, 2022|Short-Term Rental Regulations|

Chula Vista, California Vacation Rental Laws Went Into Effect Feb. 1st, 2022. Liability Insurance Requirement Included.

This past December, Chula Vista, California passed a new short-term rental ordinance and certain sections of this regulation went into effect on February 1st.  One of the sections that took effect February 1st is Section 5.68.110 - Operational Requirements.  This includes items such as 2-day minimum stays, safety requirements, insurance, quiet hours, maximum occupancies, and more.  It’s important to understand the new regulations and ensure that you’re in compliance [...]

By |2022-03-30T11:24:39-06:00February 9th, 2022|Short-Term Rental Regulations|

Blue Earth County, Minnesota Now Requires Proof of Liability Insurance in New Vacation Rental Regulations

Blue Earth County, Minnesota has recently implemented new regulations for short-term rentals in rural areas.  After complaints regarding how poorly vacation rentals are being operated, the county realized that something had to be done about it.  The new ordinance now includes application requirements, as well as a $700 fee. All vacation rentals operating prior to the effective date of the standards outlined in the New Ordinance shall be in [...]

By |2022-03-30T11:28:32-06:00January 27th, 2022|Short-Term Rental Regulations|

Are You Aware of the Liability Insurance Requirement in the NEW Vacation Rental Laws Passed in Encinitas, California?

As of December 8th, 2021, the City of Encinitas, California passed new vacation rental laws under Ordinance NO. 2021-22.  The city believes that the amended laws will lead to better regulation of vacation rentals, as neighbors have started to complain.  Complaints have ranged from excessive noise complaints to disorderly conduct as well as traffic concerns.  Within the new short-term rental laws, they have included regulations relating to quiet hours, [...]

By |2022-03-30T11:32:03-06:00January 13th, 2022|Short-Term Rental Regulations|

Hosts in Kennebunkport, Maine, Is Your Short-Term Rental Licensed? Application Deadline Dec. 31st, 2021.

Is your vacation rental licensed?!  If not, you’ve got till December 31st, 2021 to apply, otherwise, you will be in violation of the new ordinance that was approved last June.  The goal of license requirements for short-term rentals is to ensure that Kennebunkport, Maine neighborhoods are not overly impacted by vacation rental operations.  By requiring licenses for all vacation rentals, the town will be able to better track and [...]

By |2022-03-30T11:35:35-06:00December 21st, 2021|Short-Term Rental Regulations|

Short-Term Rental Regulations Passed in Summit County, Colorado

The Summit Board of County Commissioners in Colorado passed new short-term rental regulations and plans to make adjustments based on concerns expressed by the public.  The new regulations now separate unincorporated Summit County, Colorado into two zones; resort and neighborhood.    New Short-Term Rental Regulations - Licensing Short-term rentals in the resort zones now include Copper Mountain, Keystone, Peaks 7 and 8, and Tiger Run.  These zones will continue [...]

By |2022-03-30T11:38:07-06:00December 1st, 2021|Short-Term Rental Regulations|

Short-Term Rental Regulations Approved in Salida, Colorado

The Salida City Council of Colorado has been constantly working on adjusting their short-term rental regulations and in their last meeting, they approved amendments to the recently updated short-term rental regulations.  The newly approved amendments were approved on Nov. 16th and will go into effect on Dec. 19th, 2021.  Amendments to Short-Term Rental Regulations Below you can find the underlined changes to Section 6-6-20 and Section 16-4-190 regarding short-term rental regulations.  Section [...]

By |2022-03-30T11:39:02-06:00November 17th, 2021|Short-Term Rental Regulations|

Man Drowns at Vacation Rental Due to Owner Negligence. Family Calls for Waterfront Safety Regulations.

This past September, in a very unfortunate event, a 30-year-old Airbnb guest, Vinod Deonarine, drowned after taking out a canoe that was provided by the vacation rental he was staying at.  Incidents like these are such a tragedy and echo the need for the vacation rental industry to focus more on safety requirements.  What Exactly Happened?  Vinod Deonarine was enjoying his stay at a waterfront vacation rental off Fox Lake, IL when he and his friend decided to take the canoe that was provided by [...]

By |2021-12-21T13:14:38-07:00November 15th, 2021|Short Term Rental Insurance, Vacation Rental Safety|
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