NYC mayor sues Manhattan brokerage over allegedly illegal short-term rentals

The New York City Mayor’s Office of Special Enforcement filed a lawsuit Monday against a Manhattan-based brokerage and property management firm, accusing it of converting units at least five properties it manages or owns into illegal short-term rentals, including an entire building in East Harlem.

Massachusetts becomes first in nation to register Airbnb rentals

A bundle of new regulations is poised to make Massachusetts the first state with a registry of short-term, Airbnb-style rentals.

NoiseAware keeps tabs on noisy short-term renters

NoiseAware helps owners and managers of short-term rentals manage and address noise before complaints are filed.

Los Angeles is cracking down on Airbnb

Los Angeles has adopted sweeping regulations that will restrict how long people can rent out homes using Airbnb, as well as which properties they will be allowed to list with the home-sharing service.

The Real Word: The Airbnb hack you should know about

Watch Byron Lazine and Nicole White discuss a new Airbnb hack in real estate. People are asking to lease with an option to buy in six months — and to be able to rent the property on Airbnb while leasing.

Airbnb to start designing houses

Home sharing behemoth Airbnb plans to further branch out of vacation rentals and will begin designing homes as part of a new initiative dubbed “Backyard.”

How are Airbnb wars impacting real estate?

Short-term renters are a significant source of revenue for tourist-related businesses and local homeowners, but the sheer volume of rentals has ignited a backlash in dozens of cities and states.

Expedia acquires 2 home-sharing startups as Airbnb rivalry heats up

Expedia has acquired two apartment-sharing startups in a move that positions the global travel technology company as a competitor to Airbnb.

Pitching your real estate tech to Inman? Avoid these 6 blunders

If you’re a technology company stakeholder trying to catch the eyes of Inman’s tech-forward, deal-savvy audience, steer clear of these six mistakes when creating your pitch.

Keeping it real: How this luxe broker got a show on Netflix

On this edition of “Keeping it real,” a recurring series on Inman, Peter Lorimer shares how he got his new Netflix show, “Stay Here.”