The luxury short-term rental market finds its niche

Oct 22, 2020
A market for people who are seeking select properties, and who are willing to pay the price. Concierge and helicopter service, anyone?
The owner of the Fort du Petit, available for rent on Airbnb, walks in front of the 17th century military fortress in northwestern France.
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Short-term rentals down amid pandemic

May 21, 2020
Property owners who list on platforms like Airbnb are shifting to offering more medium- and long-term stays.
Joggers pass a beachfront bungalow in Southern California. People who now work remotely might seek a temporary stay in a pleasant spot.
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Short-term rentals are reshaping real estate market in some cities

Sep 20, 2016
Some critics say popularity of Airbnb and other short-term rentals is discouraging investment in affordable housing.
The McMillin Court in Nashville, Tennessee, is now home to 16 short-term rental units that are booked through websites like Airbnb and VRBO. It had been apartments. The conversion has housing advocates worried about losing more affordable units. 
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SXSW lets Austin homeowners cash in

Mar 14, 2012
Anyone headed to the South by Southwest festival needs a place to stay. For a price, Austin homeowners will move out for a week.