Opinion: Resort Towns Must Take Action to Keep Housing Affordable
The workers that keep many popular tourist destinations running find it more difficult to find affordable housing near their jobs as more remote workers move to scenic resort areas.
Running Rampant: How Short-Term Rentals Impact Communities With Loose Restrictions
Brendan O’Brien, author of “Homesick,” talks with us about his new book and what he's learned about the effects of short-term rentals in communities like Flagstaff, Arizona; Bozeman, Montana; and St. George, Utah.
How Ski Towns are Tackling the Housing Crisis
Mountain towns in Colorado and other western states are struggling to maintain a supply of affordable housing for their workers and lower-income residents.
Will New York’s Strict Short-Term Rental Rules Work?
Some owners are reluctant to put short-term rental units back on the long-term rental market, but the number of permitted units has dropped dramatically.
A ‘Black Market’ for Short-Term Rentals Grows in NYC
While many owners are listing their rentals on other websites, others are moving them back to the long-term rental market.
New Orleans Short-Term Rentals in Limbo
A federal judge halted the city’s lottery-based program in August, leaving current and prospective hosts in a legal gray area.
New York’s Airbnb Reform, One Month In
Less than half of submissions to the city’s new application process have been approved under new short-term rental regulations.
NYC Strictly Limits Short-Term Rentals
Airbnb called the new regulations, which limit rentals to two guests and require owner occupancy, a ‘de facto ban’ for most hosts.
What Happened to the Tiny Homes Revolution?
Tiny homes were one of the hot button topics of the previous decade. In 2023? Not so much.
Short-Term Rentals Continue to Evade Regulations
City leaders around the world are struggling to control the short-term rental market, which many fear is jeopardizing the housing supply and displacing longtime residents.
Airbnb Market in ‘Collapse,’ Analyst Says
Recent analysis shows Airbnb revenues in steep decline in some large U.S. markets. The consequences of such a decline could send shockwaves through the entire residential real estate market.
Proposed Short-Term Rental Tax Would Fund Affordable Housing in California
A state bill would impose a tax similar to a hotel tax on short-term rental owners, with the revenue funding affordable housing projects.
Study: Vacation Rentals Compounding South Florida Housing Crisis
A new study suggests that short-term rentals are contributing to the region’s housing shortage and helping drive up costs for renter households.
New Short-Term Rental Rules to Take Effect in Philadelphia
The new rules are an attempt to get a handle on the short-term rental industry, which, due in part to little enforcement of existing regulations, has yielded ‘bad actors.’
Centering Equity in Short-Term Rental Regulations
How can city officials mitigate the negative impacts of short-term rentals?
How Short-Term Rental Restrictions Impact Urban Planning
Short-term rental regulations are a hot topic in the urban planning world. As more cities consider—or are already implementing—these regulations, they need to understand how they impact various urban landscape areas.
That ADU Would Make a Nice Airbnb
An Airbnb co-founder is jumping in the pre-fab backyard cottage game—but will too many ADUs become short-term rentals to make a difference for housing costs?
Short-Term Rental Ban Expanded to All Residential New Orleans Neighborhoods
In the wake of a lawsuit, the city has extended its existing short-term rental moratorium to include existing permits and applications already submitted.
Short-Term Rental Regulations Up for Debate in Dallas
The Dallas city council is evaluating three proposals that would impose new regulations on short-term rentals in the city’s residential neighborhoods.
AirBnbs Now Outnumber Available Apartments in New York
With more short-term rentals on the market than apartments, New York City’s housing market is more competitive than ever.
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