Airbnb eyes commercial buildings in new partnership

Airbnb is working to launch a new hospitality service that will give short-term renters access to spaces in commercial buildings in New York City.

Home is where the heart is — and the office, mall and movie theater

Our homes have changed, becoming more complicated but also more significant in our lives. It’s time to reconsider the home and its importance in our lives.

Google expands vacation rental search as competition heats up

Google is currently expanding its travel booking service to include vacation rentals from a wide variety of third-party companies.

Property management startup Guesty nabs $35M funding round

Software startup Guesty announced Thursday it has raised $35 million in Series C funding, bringing its total funding to $60 million.

What agents should know about tech’s next IPO boom

The San Francisco Bay Area could explode with new millionaires this year, as a number of the top Bay Area-based tech companies mull initial public offerings. But will this influx of new cash actually have an appreciable impact on the nation’s most expensive housing market?

Airbnb acquires HotelTonight, last-minute booking app

The rental-by-owner company announced the acquisition Thursday, saying in a statement that HotelTonight will help further Airbnb’s mission to “create a world where anyone can belong anywhere.”

New York City issues subpoenas for over 20,000 Airbnb listings

New York City regulators are demanding Airbnb hand over details of more than 20,000 apartment listings in a sweeping attempt to regulate short-term rentals.

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.