Category Archive: Vacation Rental Owner Financial Matters

Pricing, taxes, security deposits, etc.

Sep 10 2014

My House is Clean – Guaranteed!

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I decided this summer that I would offer my tenants a cleanliness guarantee: if they have any concerns at all about my home’s cleanliness, I will bring my housekeeper back, usually within 24 hours.

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Aug 21 2014

When Things Go Wrong

As a fellow rental homeowner, I know what it feels like to answer the phone and hear a current tenant’s voice on the phone. “The dishwasher is leaking,” is what I heard a few weeks ago from my tenant. Naturally, it was a weekend, and I couldn’t get a repairman there until the following Tuesday. …

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Jun 09 2014

Decking Out Your Deck – Quick Tips for a Fabulous Outdoor Living Space

The deck, porch, or patio of your home on Cape Cod, Martha’s Vineyard or Nantucket is actually much more than you think: it should really be considered another room of your home – and a valuable one at that.

So much of what makes Cape and Islands vacations spectacular is being able to spend copious …

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May 12 2014

Get Your Vacation Rental Ready for the Summer Season – Spring Post Roundup

We’ve listed the best of our past posts on preparing your rental for the summer season in one place! Find a variety of tips – from ideas for improving curb appeal, to checklists for a thorough spring cleaning, to smart updates you can implement now and save on utility bills later (without spoiling your vacationers’ …

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Apr 23 2014

A Quick Update on the Proposed Vacation Rental Lodging Tax Issue

WeNeedaVacation.com co-owner, Joan Talmadge, recently looked into the current status of proposed Massachusetts legislation regarding the extension of the lodging tax to private home rentals.

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