Joan Talmadge

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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. Recap of 6/30/17 meeting with Senator Cyr regarding the lodging tax bill — 07/05/2017
  2. Lodging Tax Imminent – Voice Your Opinion! — 06/02/2017
  3. Promote Your Home with a Lawn Sign — 05/05/2017
  4. Opposed to the Lodging Tax? Join us in our fight against it! — 04/07/2017
  5. Great News for Cape and Islands Vacation Rental Homeowners! — 01/12/2017

Author's posts listings

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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Apr 07 2017

Opposed to the Lodging Tax? Join us in our fight against it!

Co-owner of WeNeedaVacation.com, Jeff Talmadge, two members of our staff, and I spent this past Thursday at the State House in Boston for the second time in a month advocating on behalf of our homeowners against the proposed Lodging Tax. We met first with Rep. Jay Kaufman, Chair of the Joint Committee on Revenue, and …

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Jan 12 2017

Great News for Cape and Islands Vacation Rental Homeowners!

It has just been announced that Governor Charlie Baker’s budget proposal for fiscal 2018 will include a 5.7 % room occupancy tax for any individual or business that provides short-term rental accommodations – but only for those who rent for 150 days or more per year. This would essentially exempt most seasonal Cape and Islands …

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