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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

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

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

5 tips from online dating: Making the most of your short-term rental profile

The best practices for online dating and short-term renting may have more in common than you think. For both, the goal is to present your best self to make a great match....Continued

Airbnb removes pass-through registration for hosts in New Orleans

Airbnb hosts must now apply for licenses directly with the city and this move makes it harder for the city to enforce short-term rental requirements. ...Continued

Lodging Taxes 101: Filing tax returns on your short-term rental

As a short-term rental operator, you're required to file lodging tax returns with the appropriate tax authorities and pay any lodging tax due....Continued