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Vacation Rentals Done Right: View from Owners and Guests

Are you intrigued by the Private Accommodations market (aka Vacation Rentals or Short-term Rentals) and just can’t get past the idea of staying in someone else’s house…or bed for that matter?  Ever thought owning a vacation rental property sounded great and just weren’t sure if it would pay for itself, or where to start? If […]

03/19/2019 | by astayabove | No Comments | Uncategorized

Property Manager (PM) or Rent-By-Owner (RBO) – Part 2

In Part 1 we discussed how your objectives should align with your decision to RBO or contract with a PM.  In Part 2 we’ll discuss some of the challenges with the industry and how taxes may have an influence on your decision. Are you prepared for unexpected? In life, things happen – and usually at […]

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Property Manager (PM) or Rent-By-Owner (RBO) – Part 1

I’ve talked to a number of perspective vacation rental owners and many have immediately stated they either want to manage the property themselves (RBO) or hire a Property Management company (PM).  Regardless of their decision I have to ask why they made that decision. Often times it’s based on a limited amount of information, often […]

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Deciding on a short-term rental investment (Part 2)

Back to: Location, Location, Location Zig when they Zag – my suggestion on location: walk the area.  Real Estate agents, even those that specialize and manage short-term rentals, aren’t good at recommending a location.  I’ve bought/sold many properties and have talked to many more agents – each one recommended purchasing where all other investors have […]

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Deciding on a short-term rental investment (Part 1)

Location, Location, Location   You’ve heard this many times and it’s never been more true than with short-term rentals.  Guests aren’t staying in your property very long and they’re willing to pay a little more to have a preferred location / view – especially in the offseason when rates and occupancy are more competitive.  The […]

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