Joan Talmadge

Author's details

Name: Joan Talmadge
Date registered: 11/10/2011
URL: http://www.weneedavacation.com

Biography

Joan Talmadge - My husband Jeff and I created WeNeedaVacation.com in 1997, shortly after buying our Cape home. My background includes teaching fifth grade for 8 years and writing and editing educational publications for 15. I get great joy from helping fellow homeowners successfully rent their homes. Jeff and I are proud to have two of our three grown children working for WeNeedaVacation.com, truly a family-run business. For me, the Cape and Islands are magical all times of the year -- whether it's walking on Nauset Beach, playing golf, or enjoying family and friends. Email Joan

Latest posts

  1. A Review of Our 2017 Homeowner Forum — 11/10/2017
  2. Minimizing the impact of a lodging tax — 09/10/2017
  3. Recap of 6/30/17 meeting with Senator Cyr regarding the lodging tax bill — 07/05/2017
  4. Lodging Tax Imminent – Voice Your Opinion! — 06/02/2017
  5. Promote Your Home with a Lawn Sign — 05/05/2017

Author's posts listings

Nov 10 2017

A Review of Our 2017 Homeowner Forum

There was a bigger turnout for this year’s annual forums than ever.  The theme this year was Surviving & Thriving in the Midst of Profound Changes in the Vacation Rental Industry.  Many attendees expressed concern about the changes being made by the Big Box rental sites. They were also concerned about the state of the lodging …

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Sep 10 2017

Minimizing the impact of a lodging tax

This month, the state legislature will continue its discussion of a bill to expand the lodging tax to short-term rentals.  On several occasions, both publicly and privately, we have voiced our concerns that a sudden 11.7% increase in rental rates will adversely impact tourism on the Cape and Islands. The rental season is short, homeowners …

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Jul 05 2017

Recap of 6/30/17 meeting with Senator Cyr regarding the lodging tax bill

Last Friday, about 35 homeowners attended a 1 ½ hour meeting that we hosted at Brewster Town Hall with Senator Julian Cyr and his District Director, Leslie Sandberg.  There were more questions than answers during the meeting, but we had an opportunity to present our concerns to the Senator as well as our suggestions for …

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Jun 02 2017

Lodging Tax Imminent – Voice Your Opinion!

Beacon Hill lawmakers seem poised to bring the lodging tax to fruition, although the details have yet to be decided upon.  For years, and particularly this past year, we have been voicing our opinion about the negative consequences of this tax through the media and meetings with legislators at the State House.  At our encouragement, …

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May 05 2017

Promote Your Home with a Lawn Sign

A lawn sign is a great way to promote your rental. Prospective renters who drive or walk by will see your property ID and be able to easily find your listing on our website.

 For a limited time, we will be delivering lawn signs to some towns on the Cape and Islands. (Nantucket and all Vineyard …

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