New Vacasa service connects agents with vacation-homebuyers and sellers

Vacasa, a vacation rental startup that has grown to become a serious Airbnb competitor, just announced it’s launching a network that connects real estate agents with buyers and sellers of vacation homes.

Most Americans still not catching on to sharing services like Airbnb

Even as home-sharing services such as Airbnb grow in popularity, most Americans are still not turning to them for travel plans.

5 tips for investors looking to get into the Airbnb game

Airbnb and similar vacation rental portals have changed the game in real estate investment. The benefits of renting an investment property on Airbnb are many, and it’s a trend conscious property managers and owners are jumping into headfirst.

Airbnb launches an ‘Office of Healthy Tourism’ in renewed PR push

The idea, according to the company, is to encourage tourism to lesser-known parts of the world while also making sure the influx of visitors benefits those communities.

The history of expansion: How Airbnb is changing the global property market

Ten years ago, Brian Chesky and his flatmate Joe Gebbia could not afford the rent on their San Francisco apartment. To raise funds, they set up a website advertising their loft — complete with three air mattresses — to people looking for lodging …

How an agent is selling the house from Tarantino’s ‘Pulp Fiction’

Storytelling can be a powerful tool for marketing any property. But Kevin Dees, a Los Angeles real estate agent with The Agency, is lucky that his listing at 4145 Kraft Avenue in Studio City already comes with a great tale …

New Initiative Opens Door to Airbnb Refi Options

The rental industry is changing. In the last few years, Airbnb has become increasingly popular, especially among young travelers, as an alternative to pricy hotels and a shortage of short-term rentals in the market compared to traditional one-year leases. Now, refinancing will become easier for Airbnb hosts who have struggled in the past. The company […]

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Detroit won’t enforce its maybe-accidental ban on Airbnb

Detroit is backing down from a confusing, maybe-accidental ban on some Airbnb use in parts of the city, the Detroit Metro Times reported Friday …

Airbnb wins big mortgage support, but loses Detroit

Airbnb got a major win for its hosts on Thursday — but also dealt with the fallout from a serious and unusual blow in Detroit …

Airbnb delays IPO and makes leadership changes

Airbnb has announced that an IPO will not be happening this year, and the company’s CFO and former Wall Street executive Laurence Tosi is stepping down from his position. In the end, Tosi and Airbnb founder Brian Chesky simply wanted different things …