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Short-Term Rentals

February 20, 2020, 12pm PST
Where other cities have found common ground with Airbnb and the short-term rental industry, Denver's negotiations toward regulations have continued since 2018 with little to show for the effort.
The Denver Post
February 13, 2020, 11am PST
For a long time Airbnb shined in the profit-making department, when compared to other tech companies valued over a billion dollars. Now the once-profitable short-term rental platform is losing money, quickly.
Recode
January 28, 2020, 8am PST
The idea of taxing rental homes at a commercial rate is likely to be a hot button in Colorado.
The Denver Post
January 14, 2020, 10am PST
In Washington, D.C., Airbnb has led to an increase in home prices, and the impact is more significant in neighborhoods with a higher density of short-term rental units.
Urban Turf
November 20, 2019, 9am PST
The vacancy rate in Toronto has been estimated as low 1.1 percent, but the province has approved regulations intended to restore units that have been taken off the long-term rental market by short-term rental platforms like Airbnb.
The Globe and Mail
October 22, 2019, 6am PDT
The D.C. Zoning Commission delayed a decision that would be the final step toward legalizing Airbnb and other short-term rental companies operating in Washington, D.C.
WAMU
August 18, 2019, 1pm PDT
A complaint about an illegal Airbnb, a very visual response, and a headache for city officials in the city of Manhattan Beach, California.
Los Angeles Times
July 16, 2019, 11am PDT
A state bill that would have limited the number of short-term rentals in the coastal areas of San Diego County has been delayed until next year's legislative session.
San Diego Union-Tribune
May 30, 2019, 2pm PDT
The world hasn't been the same since Airbnb launched in 2008 and quickly grew in popularity.
CityLab
May 20, 2019, 5am PDT
A new attempt at mitigating the social impact of short-term rentals and mass tourism.
CityLab
May 3, 2019, 11am PDT
Infrastructure funding has been the subject of major negotiations between politicians at the state of Louisiana and the city of New Orleans.
The Times-Picayune
April 25, 2019, 9am PDT
Proposed legislation in California would limit short-term beach rentals in San Diego.
Voice of San Diego
April 17, 2019, 9am PDT
Research published last year, and explained recently in the Harvard Business Review, measures the effect of Airbnb in the housing market, and goes a step further to explain the economics of that effect.
Harvard Business Review
March 28, 2019, 12pm PDT
Controversies short-circuited similar legislation in 2018, but the Cincinnati City Council is taking up the issues surrounding short-term rentals again this year.
WVXU Cincinnati
March 14, 2019, 1pm PDT
A new tax on short-term rentals went into effect in New Jersey in October, so it hasn't had a chance to impact the summer tourism on the Jersey Shore yet.
The New York Times
January 13, 2019, 5am PST
A 2018 law required Airbnb to share the names and addresses of hosts in the New York City. A judge ruled that the mandate violates the 4th Amendment.
Daily News
January 7, 2019, 6am PST
The Massachusetts Legislature approved a tax on short-term rentals in July 2018 only to have Governor Charlie Baker amend the bill. The amendments proved only a temporary setback.
Mass Live
December 12, 2018, 12pm PST
The Los Angeles City Council approved significant new regulation of short-term rentals, available on platforms like Airbnb, earlier this week.
Los Angeles Times
November 15, 2018, 6am PST
The front lines of the short-term rental wars shift to the city of Boston.
The Boston Globe
November 7, 2018, 10am PST
A City Council decision on short-term rental regulations reverses the decision of the City Planning Commission.
Los Angeles Times