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Homeowners take back power.

Enough is enough, seems to be the word. Homeowners are frustrated with vacation renters walking in and out of the buildings they call home. Airbnb refuses to stop the traffic even in buildings that have a clear rental restriction. Many homeowners feel powerless as their common areas have been overrun by strangers.  So now, homeowners are taking action themselves. Through their boards they hire companies like STR Monitor™, that surveil the internet for vacation rental…

Vacation rentals now on Google.

Vacation Rentals now at your fingertips. Type www.google.com/hotels on your phone and you will come to a site that looks like this: Now, click on Filters on the right hand bottom of the section. You will be taken to a page that looks like this: Google is now promoting vacation rentals from Airbnb, Homeaway and other platforms and that has brought short term stays to a whole new level. Google is promoting the option on mobile…

Enter: Google vacation rentals

Airbnb, Homeaway and other vacation rental platforms now have the biggest business weapon any company can wish for: Google. When hosts sign up at Renters United, Google will push the listings inform of vacation seeking users. Google will have a special vacation rental section in their search function, like they already have with flights and hotels. Google’s new adventure is a game changer for the vacation rental industry. Tests indicate that rentals and revenue will…

Signs that your Airbnb is illegal

How to identify Airbnb-free properties Some properties are lenient about allowing vacation rentals others are very strict. The strict ones will not allow you access to the building and you want to avoid them before you arrive. But the hosts will not always let you know. Here are some signs that your Airbnb is illegal. Nobody wants to be where they are not welcome. And you don’t have to, it is not hard to avoid…

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Airbnb-free is a thing

Buildings have a responsibility to inform the pubic So if a building is Airbnb-free, they should let travelers know, and the only platform to inform travelers is on Airbaware. We all know that vacation guests can be invasive and breach security, however property management has a responsibility in informing about their Airbnb-status. Travellers do have a responsibility to ensure that their rental is legal, but that does not excuse the properties from not informing the…

Airbnb guests kicked out from illegal Airbnb rents

Airbnb guests kicked out.

Miami is is kicking Airbnb out of illegal rents. If you have booked an Airbnb in a property that is Airbnb-Free, you cannot be sure to stay. The City of Miami Beach has been craving down on illegal Airbnb rents and guest are kicked out by the task force called Code Compliance.  The New York Times has visited Miami Beach and concludes that guests are caught in the crossfire in the war between Airbnb and…

Airbnb is the biggest

Airbnb is the biggest…By far

All power to Airbnb When it comes to power and magnitude, Airbnb is the all mighty force of vacation rental platforms. Number to contender in the fight for customers is Homeaway, which in includes VRBO, and it is railing far behind the leader. In the larger short-term vacation rental markets, such as Miami and Miami Beach, Airbnb is more than ten times bigger in volume, including listings and turnover. In Miami and Miami Beach there…