short-term rental

Struggling To Obtain a Loan for Your Short-Term Rental Business? Host Financial Can Help.

As a company that specializes in short-term rental insurance, we understand how important it is to work with companies that also specialize in other short-term rental products, like Host Financial.  Host Financial is a financing company that is tailored directly toward short-term rental owners because they understand how hard it can be to obtain a loan for this kind of investment property.  They understand the short-term rental market and [...]

By |2022-08-09T09:56:40-06:00August 9th, 2022|Short-Term Rental Insights|

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 |2022-07-29T14:16:00-06:00July 29th, 2022|Short-Term Rental Insights|

Airbnb Security Cameras & Surveillance is a Bad Look for the Vacation Rental Industry

Both Airbnb & Vrbo promote their "free" liability insurance which extends to all bookings via their platforms. However, both specifically exclude violations of privacy, as seen below. EXCLUSIONS - Personal and Advertising Injury: Injury or alleged injury caused by slander, libel, violations of privacy, advertising, or wrongful eviction. If their free liability insurance does NOT COVER any potential liability exposure for invasion or violation of privacy, such as Airbnb security [...]

How to Find the Right Short-Term Rental Space

Getting into the world of real estate investment and short-term rentals can be a great way to establish an additional income line while also building relationships with members of your community. How many times have you thought about investing in a short-term rental, but you didn’t know where to start? Platforms like Airbnb, TripAdvisor, and Vrbo have revolutionized the vacation industry, allowing everyday people to operate their own private [...]

By |2022-03-17T14:32:25-06:00February 24th, 2022|Short-Term Rental Insights|

A Guide to Financing Vacation Rentals

So you’ve decided to add vacation rentals to your investment portfolio.  Proper has a great, comprehensive insurance solution for you.  But, what about financing? This article lays out your basic financing options to start and grow your vacation rental portfolio.  Vacation Rental Financing Solutions  You have five main options to finance the purchase of vacation rental property: Second home loan, agency investment property loan, jumbo loan, bank loan, or [...]

By |2022-03-17T14:32:49-06:00February 8th, 2022|Short-Term Rental Insights|

Your Guide to Purchasing a Second Investment Property

Want to add a second property to your investment portfolio? There are a few things that you will want to know. Since you already own a rental home or building, you already understand some of the basics. However, there are a few crucial steps to take on that secondary investment. From determining your spending to managing other expenses, make sure to consider these facts before buying your second investment [...]

How Remote Work is Changing the Short-Term Rental Industry

During the pandemic, people have realized how convenient it is to work from home and enjoy having the freedom to travel but still work.  The digital nomad has changed the way many short-term rental owners operate their home because now they’re renting for mid-term stays and have created a comfortable workspace for their guests.  Remote work is becoming increasingly popular in the rental industry and it’s not looking to go away anytime soon.  Operating as a mid-term rental can increase the risk of acquiring a “squatter”, it’s important to [...]

By |2021-12-21T08:32:18-07:00June 28th, 2021|Short-Term Rental Insights|

How To Turn Your Residential Property Into a Lucrative Short-Term Rental Hot Spot [Updated 2022]

You might have a guest house or other outbuilding on your property that is pretty much going to waste. Have you ever considered converting it and renting it out for short-term stays? It is a great way to bring in some extra income and become engaged with the emergent short-term rentals industry. Companies like Airbnb, TripAdvisor, and Vrbo have capitalized on the gig economy to help homeowners profit from [...]

Increasing and Securing Your STR Revenue Stream [Updated 2022]

Whether you’re a new rental property owner or have been in the game for a long time, there are always new things to learn and progress that can be made. It’s important to regularly check in on your short-term rental (STR) properties and see if you are really getting all you can from them. There may be some opportunity to change things up and begin to see more income.   [...]

How to Attract and Keep the Best Tenants and Guests [Updated 2022]

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 |2022-02-17T09:25:30-07:00October 26th, 2020|Short Term Rental Insurance, Short-Term Rental Insights|
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