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  • Marriott officially enters short-term rental market

    Hotel giant launches luxury short-term rental intiative
    Hospitality giant Marriott International has officially entered the short-term rental market, going after home vacation rental giants like Airbnb and HomeAway. Marriott is launching Homes & Villas by Marriott International, a home-rental initiative that offers 2,000 premium and luxury homes worldwide.
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  • Quicken Loans will now let Vrbo hosts use rental income to refinance their mortgage

    Income generated by short-term rentals will be used in underwriting
    A little over a year ago, Airbnb partnered with some of the nation’s largest mortgage players, including Fannie Mae and Quicken Loans, to allow hosts using the short-term rental platform to use income from their rentals to refinance their mortgage. Now, Quicken Loans is at it again; this time partnering with Vrbo to allow users of that platform to use rental income earned through that short-term rental platform to refinance their mortgage.
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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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  • 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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