How to Attract and Keep the Best Tenants and Guests

There’s no doubt that rental properties are a hot commodity. As great as this is for today’s investors, the reality is that there will always be a demand for rentals, regardless of trends. Even with rental homes in high demand, you can’t assume that just any property will be profitable. An empty property doesn’t turn a profit, which is why it’s crucial to attract good tenants and guests, not to [...]

By |2020-10-26T09:34:30-06:00October 26th, 2020|General|

New Airbnb Laws Hosts Need to Know in Traverse City, MI

Stringent Airbnb laws have arrived in Traverse City, MI, “Cherry Capital of the World”. Prior to listing your property online, hosts like yourself must submit a short-term rental application and obtain a short-term rental license from the city. The application must include the following details:  The vacation home rental is occupied and operated in zoning districts as authorized by the Zoning Code of the City of Traverse City. A [...]

By |2020-10-22T09:32:21-06:00October 22nd, 2020|General|

New Short-Term Rental Laws Hosts Need to Know for Fort Pierce, FL

Fort Pierce finalized short-term rental laws in April this spring including limiting rentals to specific zones within the City. If you’re not sure which zone your short-term rental is in, visit this website: www.paslc.org.  As the hub of St. Lucie County, Fort Pierce sees a huge influx of short-term rentals, particularly as we edge into the fall and winter bird travel season. With this in mind, hosts should pay [...]

By |2020-10-13T10:14:10-06:00October 13th, 2020|Regulations|

Could New Airbnb Laws Be Coming to Eugene, OR?

The Emerald City prepared a draft ordinance for Airbnb and other short-term rental use properties. In the future, key requirements may include a short-term rental license and restrictions to keep the license in force.  With the explosive growth of short-term rental properties, communities are struggling to find common ground short-term rental laws.  We’ve found a theme of requirements including rental limits, owner-occupancy, licensure, and insurance requirements. Eugene’s current Airbnb [...]

By |2020-09-22T09:18:09-06:00September 22nd, 2020|Regulations|

Arvada, CO short-term rental regulations for Airbnb hosts

There have been a few big changes since the October ordinance on short-term rental properties. With a quick Airbnb search, there are over 300 active short-term rental properties in Arvada. Given the growing short-term rental market, City officials determined regulations were unavoidable. Beginning August, Requirements for Airbnb properties include the following:  Hosts are required to secure a short-term rental permit prior to listing their property Hosts can rent no more [...]

By |2020-09-02T11:51:50-06:00September 2nd, 2020|Regulations|

The Finances of Becoming an Airbnb Host

As the owner of a vacation property, you’re probably only using the space for a few weeks or months throughout the year. If your property is sitting vacant for long periods of time, you should consider becoming an Airbnb host. This way you can make the most of your rental property and earn an extra income without having to do a ton of work. Even if you already rent [...]

By |2020-08-26T14:45:38-06:00August 26th, 2020|Regulations|

5 Areas in Your Vacation Rental Airbnb You Should Check Regularly

Every vacation rental owner understands how important it is to make their property stand out. Not only do you have to offer great amenities in order to maximize revenue, but you also need to make sure they are up to par each time you are having guests. This checklist will help you ensure the safety and security of your vacation rental. AC, Heating, and Kitchen Appliances A faulty HVAC [...]

By |2020-08-19T15:54:35-06:00August 19th, 2020|General|

Savannah, GA vacation rental insurance requirement for Airbnb hosts

If you’re a vacation rental host in Savannah you’ll want to review regulations affecting Airbnb properties across the city. Hosts like yourself must apply annually for a short-term rental certificate to operate your Airbnb business, and provide the name, address, telephone number and email address of the 24-hour contact. Additional requirements include the following:  Proof of the owner’s current ownership of the short-term vacation rental unit; For condominiums, hosts [...]

By |2020-08-12T09:24:38-06:00August 12th, 2020|Regulations|

Hartford, CT enforces regulations on Airbnb and vacation rentals

If you are a host in Hartford, it’s time to review the restrictions on your vacation rental business. The City looked to municipalities across the US to determine appropriate regulations for short-term rentals in their community. Currently, the city requires you to secure a zoning permit which is valid for three years while addressing additional short-term rental concerns with the following restrictions: Before offering short-term rentals, hosts are required [...]

By |2020-08-12T16:30:55-06:00August 4th, 2020|Regulations|

Pool Safety Standards Every Vacation Rental Host Should Consider

In such a competitive industry, you’re always thinking of ways to separate yourself from the crowd. One of the more obvious ways of doing so is highlighting the many amenities your property has to offer. With summer at its hottest, promoting a pool can certainly set you apart but what you may not think of right away is the risk associated with this particular amenity. Amenities such as a pool [...]

By |2020-10-09T08:44:29-06:00August 3rd, 2020|General|
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