We’re packing for a 2-month trip and haven’t found a short-term rental guest. I’m getting anxious. Can I find a house-sitter? Can we afford this expensive trip without extra cash from the rent? [Read more…] about Turn Down Short-Term Rental Guests?
Many thanks to blogger Cecile Laguardia for this guest post.
I won’t beat around the bush and will get down fast to the jugular: here are my five top reasons for traveling while aging.
Thanks to photographer Josh S. Rose for these super-helpful tips for telling the story of your vacation!
So you’re going on vacation. You don’t need to let the desire to document it get in the way of enjoying it — the key is a shooting strategy that tells the story while not holding a phone or camera up to your face all the time.
- Set the context with an Establishing Shot
- Find the Essential
- Try for Unique Shots
- Take a Photo Day
- Remember the Family Candid
- Aim for Six Key Images
I’ve read a lot of blog posts about how to wow your short-term rental guests. I’ve even written some myself. But let’s get real: how many of us hosts bother to learn much about what our short-term guests really want? We make lots of assumptions, but do we know?
I needed to find out. I read reviews that guests had left about their stays, talked to my traveling friends, and thought about what I loved, hated, appreciated, and would have changed about places I stayed in as a guest myself.
We recently discussed short-term rental taxes with expert Rob Stephens, co-founder and general manager of Avalara MyLodgeTax. Here’s what he told us.
Do all states and local governments charge tax on short-term rentals?
Nearly all locations in the U.S. collect lodging tax on short-term rentals. There are a few exceptions, like Massachusetts, where single-family homes or very small operators are excluded from any lodging tax liability, but that is unusual. [Read more…] about An Expert Discusses Short-Term Rental Taxes
Thanks to Madison Blancaflor and BankRate.com for this guest post.
The number of short-term rentals hosted by people 60 years and older has grown by nearly 1,100 percent over the past year. In fact, the United States tops Airbnb’s list of countries with the most hosts in that age group.
Retiring (and aging as a whole) is sometimes associated with loneliness and withdrawal from social activities, but statistics prove that is far from the truth. Retirees actually comprise more than 50% of senior hosts on Airbnb. [Read more…] about A Retiree’s Guide to Hosting Short-Term Rentals