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10 ways to build your vacation rental business and still have free time

There are a lot of regular and one-off tasks to consider. Here are just a few, followed by simple things you can do to minimize your effort and gain back time....Continued

New York City Council passes bill requiring Airbnb to share host data

The new law will make it much easier for the city to find out who's offering short-term vacation rentals — and whether or not they're following the law. ...Continued

Cities turning to technology to enforce Airbnb rules

In the past, it’s been extremely difficult for communities to track short-term rentals, but technology is changing that....Continued

San Diego City Council approves strict new Airbnb rules

New regulations will have a big impact on owners as the city also plans to step up its enforcement of short-term vacation rentals....Continued

5 low-cost ways to improve your Airbnb listing

Even if you don’t have a big budget for your short-term rental listing, you can get great results simply by putting the effort in to make your listing as good as it can be. ...Continued

Does Airbnb register and file for short-term rental hosts when it collects lodging tax?

It's important to be aware of what your platform is or is not taking care of for you in terms of tax compliance. ...Continued

HomeAway now collects lodging taxes for short-term rental hosts in Washington and Oregon

On July 1, the online short-term rental platform began collecting lodging taxes on behalf of its HomeAway, VRBO, and VacationRentals.com hosts in Washington state and Oregon....Continued

New law creates Airbnb tax in New Jersey

Operators of short-term rentals booked through companies such as Airbnb, VRBO, and HomeAway, are now required to add lodging tax to guests’ bills and remit to the state....Continued

New Orlando short-term rental rules start July 1

Starting July 1, homeowners in Orlando can legally rent out part of their home — as long as the homeowner stays on site while guests are present...Continued

How to invest wisely in your vacation rental education

Before you jump onto every new bright and shiny resource, be sure you really understand what it does and if it might, or might not, be compatible with what you already have in place....Continued