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  • Judge sides with Airbnb, HomeAway; blocks NYC law requiring sites to disclose user data

    Law will not take effect during court battle
    A federal judge on Thursday sided with Airbnb and HomeAway and blocked a New York City law that requires the short-term rental platforms to disclose a significant amount of user data. The preliminary ruling comes in a lawsuit filed against New York City by Airbnb over a new law that requires short-term rental sites to reveal hosts’ data.
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  • Vacasa wants to help landlords turn empty apartments into short-term rentals

    Vacation rental management platform expands into multifamily
    Vacasa, which bills itself as the “largest vacation rental company” in North America and recently raised $64 million, now has its sights set on the multifamily industry. Vacasa announced Wednesday that it is expanding into the multifamily business by launching Vacasa Multifamily, a new initiative wherein the company will seek to partner with landlords in urban city centers to turn empty apartments into short-term rentals.
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  • Expedia dives headfirst into short-term rentals, acquires Pillow and ApartmentJet

    Two tech companies allow for more short-term rentals in multifamily properties
    Expedia Group, the online travel giant that includes Hotels.com, trivago, Orbitz, Travelocity, Hotwire, and more, also has two of the biggest names in short-term rentals under its umbrella: HomeAway and VRBO. But those companies trail the short-term rental industry’s biggest player, Airbnb. Now, Expedia wants to do something about that by working with the multifamily industry to make it easier to use units as short-term rentals.
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  • People now purchasing vacation homes for profit over pleasure

    According to a study by Savills and HomeAway, two-thirds of vacation homeowners rent out their properties to cover costs
    Over the past ten years, homebuyers motivations for buying vacation homes has moved from pleasure to profit. According to research from Savills and HomeAway, for the first time ever, vacation home buyers now prioritize rental income over personal use.
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  • Seattle passes sweeping short-term rental laws, limits Airbnb hosts to two units

    Hosts must also be licensed by city
    Homeowners and landlords in Seattle who want to rent out their property via short-term rental services like Airbnb are about to have a whole new set of laws they have to comply with. Most notable among the new laws passed this week by the Seattle City Council is a new regulation that limits short-term rental hosts to only two units.
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  • Schatz, Warren, Feinstein want FTC investigation of AirBnb, short-term rental industry

    Democratic senators worry about impact on housing costs, availability
    Three Democratic senators are concerned about the impact of short-term home rental companies like AirBnb, HomeAway, VRBO, and Flipkey on communities' housing markets and want the Federal Trade Commission to investigate. Here's what Sens. Brian Schatz, Elizabeth Warren, and Diane Feinstein think of the short-term rental industry.
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