Category Archive: Vacation Rental Homeowner News

Breaking news and events in the vacation rental industry.

Nov 19 2015

Homeowner Voices Her Concern Regarding the Lodging Tax

As discussed in a previous update regarding the proposed legislation to impose a lodging tax on private rental homes, we are encouraging rental homeowners to write to their state rep. and voice their opinions about this tax.  One of our homeowners is sending this letter to her state rep.:

The lodging tax on private home …

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Nov 17 2015

Time to take action on proposed lodging tax legislation

To voice your opinion on this proposed tax, you can email or write to your state representative.  If you are a MA resident, contact the rep. in the town where you vote. If you live out of state, contact the rep. in the town where your rental home is located.  Read a letter …

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Oct 16 2015

About the Owner: Offering a Personal Perspective to Distinguish Your Home

Making your vacation rental business personal can have a significant impact on your marketing success.   Doing so provides invaluable trust to vacationers, who are booking a home sight unseen online, hoping not only that the home exists as advertised but also that their rental experience with the owner will be a positive one.

With the …

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Jan 08 2015

What’s all the buzz about? And why do we homeowners care?

Like some of the homeowners I’ve spoken with recently, you may be wondering what all the excitement is about our newly designed website or the new Get Back marketing campaign that we’ve launched along with it.  You may be thinking, “So what? What’s the big deal that you’ve ‘changed the new look and feel’ …

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Nov 18 2014

Shedding Some Light on Energy Costs

Energy Prices

By now, you have probably heard that NStar has filed for a rate increase of around 29% for 2015.  If approved by the Massachusetts Department of Public Utilities, the average residential customer’s bill will increase by about $28 a month as of January 1.

The utility blames the rate hike on the cost of …

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