The guide to finding the best brokerage for you

Strengths, weaknesses, culture and more from some of the industry’s best-known and most innovative brokerages, straight from Jeff Lobb, CEO of Sparktank Media.

The essential guide to second homes and vacation homes

At one time or another, most people have dreamt of owning a place where they can get away from it all, whether it be a cabin overlooking a scenic mountain range, a quaint cottage near the lakeside or a breezy bungalow a few steps from the beach. What d…

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.

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 blamed for rising rents in NYC

A new report, “The High Cost of Short-Term Rentals in New York City,” claims Airbnb has caused the median rent in New York City to rise by 1.4 percent over the past three years, costing renters anywhere from an extra $380 to $700, depending on the neighborhood …

Short-term rentals are money machines in these cities

The new year has only just begun, yet it is projected to be Airbnb’s biggest year based on the company’s booking data for the first half of 2018. At the end of the year, Airbnb released travel trends that you can use to your advantage when it comes to investing …

Short-term rentals are money machines in these cities

The new year has only just begun, yet it is projected to be Airbnb’s biggest year based on the company’s booking data for the first half of 2018. At the end of the year, Airbnb released travel trends that you can use to your advantage when it comes to investing …

New York legislator pushes to legalize short-term rentals

On January 3, Bonacic introduced Senate Bill S7182, which proposes a number of amendments to the 1929 Multiple Dwelling Lawn that currently bans homeowners from renting an entire home or apartment for less than 30 days …

Pillow launches short-term rental management platform for landlords, tenants

While reportedly half of short-term rentals are in apartment buildings, many, if not most of these units, run afoul of some rule or another. Armed with an additional $13.5 million in funding, Pillow, a short-term rental management service, has released…