Category Archive: Vacation Rental Owner Financial Matters

Pricing, taxes, security deposits, etc.

Apr 23 2014

A Quick Update on the Proposed Vacation Rental Lodging Tax Issue

A recent article in the Worcester Telegram prompted me to look into the current status of any proposed legislation regarding the extension of the lodging tax to private home rentals.  For the past ten years or so, local state legislators (primarily from the Cape) have proposed extending this tax to include vacation rental homes.

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Mar 28 2014

Considering Pets in Vacation Rentals – Part 2 – “Yes! Fido CAN come, too!”

In our previous post, Considering Pets in Vacation Rentals, we mainly discussed the risks involved in accepting pets into your vacation rental home.

But here’s some advice for those of you who, like me, are willing to consider allowing pets.

Before …

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Mar 19 2014

Should I provide linens in my vacation rental?

Homeowners frequently ask us, “Should I provide linens?” Although there’s no right answer, I have to say that linens and towels are a very popular amenity, particularly for vacationers who are traveling long distances. Generally, those who rent the larger and more expensive homes expect to be provided with this amenity. Today’s vacationers like …

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Feb 26 2014

Press Release: Vacation rental bookings and prices increasing across Cape Cod, Martha’s Vineyard and Nantucket

Price increases for the coming summer season are at their highest in all of WeNeedaVacation.com’s 17 seasons. In a 2014 Pricing Report, our CEO, Jeff Talmadge, provides an in-depth analysis of WeNeedaVacation.com pricing trends for Cape Cod, Martha’s Vineyard and Nantucket vacation rentals since 2008.

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Jan 29 2014

The Psychology Factor: Vacation Rental Damage Insurance vs Security Deposits

At first glance, vacation rental damage insurance can seem like a great prospect to a homeowner. But is it all that it’s cracked up to be? And can it effectually replace the psychological impact of a security deposit?

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