Anaheim is struggling to keep up with a glut of houses in residential neighborhoods being used as short-term rentals catering to Disneyland's crowds. The city is profiting, but neighborhoods, perhaps, are not.
Nov 16, 2015   Los Angeles Times
San Francisco voters rejected a moratorium on market rate housing in The Mission (Prop. I) and tighter restrictions on Airbnb (Prop. F), while approving the city's largest-ever housing bond (Prop. H) and a large mixed-use development.
Nov 4, 2015   San Francisco Examiner
In tomorrow's citywide election, San Francisco voters are faced with a suite of ballot propositions essentially offering a referendum on hot button issues like gentrification, neighborhood character, and supply vs. demand.
Nov 2, 2015   The New York Times
Several Los Angeles neighborhoods, Venice in particular, have become hotbeds of short-term rental activity. Upset by a stream of raucous visitors, residents wonder whether the city can—or will—enforce regulations on platforms like Airbnb.
Oct 16, 2015   The Los Angeles Times
Is a gentrified Venice Beach still Venice Beach? With median home prices topping $1.4 million, the area's eclectic characters can't afford to stay. Investors and the tech industry say the change is only natural.
Aug 28, 2015   The Washington Post
The battles in New York and San Francisco have cities like Sacramento preparing for the growth of the home-sharing economy.
Aug 18, 2015   Sacramento Business Journal
Blog Post
A few months ago, I blogged about the impact of Airbnb on rents for traditional month-to-month or year-to-year tenancies. Blog Post
Jul 21, 2015   By Michael Lewyn
The San Francisco Chronicle published a large, magazine-style feature detailing the impacts of Airbnb on the city's housing market.
Jul 14, 2015   San Francisco Chronicle
By exiling short-term renters, the coastal city of Santa Monica shifts its housing burden onto neighboring areas. That burden, according to this op-ed, contradicts the city's sustainability commitment and further limits scarce residential options.
Jun 8, 2015   Santa Monica Daily Press
Despite approving legislation to regulate short-term rentals in October 2014, San Francisco must go back to the drawing board to find legislation that works. Stay tuned.
May 19, 2015   The San Francisco Examiner
Blog Post
Over the past few years, the growth of has made it much easier for people to rent out rooms in their houses and apartments. Blog Post
Apr 21, 2015   By Michael Lewyn