Ann Arbor, MI Considers Short Term Rental Regulations

A recent count shows the staggering number of Short Term Rental properties in Ann Arbor, MI: over 900 listings can be found in the city with over 300 listings available for whole-house rentals. Ann Arbor city is concerned by these numbers as “this means there are 300+ less homes available for people who want to live in Ann Arbor.” Will regulations solve this problem? Ann Arbor citizens, including City [...]

By |2020-06-30T11:22:11-06:00October 29th, 2019|Regulations|

It’s ok to say no: turning down potential short-term renters

Surely, you’ve had at least one. If you list your property for short-term rental on sites such as Airbnb, VRBO or HomeAway, you’ve likely come across a request that just seems a little bit off. Spam inquiries are usually easy to spot, especially after you’ve seen one. They all have similar red flags: odd or famous names, the email doesn’t match with the name, multiple mistakes and grammatical errors. [...]

By |2020-03-18T16:08:05-06:00October 25th, 2019|Home Sharing|

Austin Debates over Short Term Rental Regulations

City leaders across the US seek to regulate short-term rentals in a way that directly helps their community. Cities such as Austin, TX have strict regulations in order to maintain available housing for long-term renters and individuals wanting to settle down in their community. However, many families bring in extra income by short-term renting their primary residence or investment property. For some individuals, short-term renting is a way to [...]

By |2020-06-30T11:45:32-06:00October 22nd, 2019|Regulations|

Approaching Deadline for Los Angeles Short Term Rental Ordinance

Homeowners have until November 1st to come into compliance with their Short-Term Rental businesses. According to the Los Angeles Ordinance implemented in early July, short-term rental operators are now required to register with the city’s “Home-Sharing” program (the registration portal can be accessed here).  In order to meet city requirements, the property must be the owner’s primary residence, and if renter-operated, the renter must provide the landlord’s written and [...]

By |2020-06-30T10:59:56-06:00October 15th, 2019|Regulations|

Essential Home Maintenance Tasks to Tackle Before Winter

As the air turns brisk and the leaves begin to change, homeowners everywhere start battening down for winter. From torrential rains and blistering winds to freezing temperatures and heavy snow, winter puts our homes through a lot. Being prepared for the change in weather will ensure your house keeps you warm and safe all winter long. Not only that, but tackling these maintenance tasks in the fall will make [...]

By |2020-03-05T12:03:55-07:00October 8th, 2019|General|
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