Tag Archive: vacation rental business

May 11 2016

Growing Support for Lodging Tax

We’ve recently seen renewed interest in expanding the lodging tax to apply to private home rentals in Massachusetts, in part because of the increasing number of AirBnB units in the cities.  The nearly 12% tax (5.7% to the state and up to 6% to the individual towns) would apply to all short-term rentals, as well …

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Nov 12 2015

Successful vacation rental booking techniques

So, you’ve received a promising inquiry for your rental home – now what?! Presumably, you have read our tips about screening prospective tenants to assure a good fit for your home. But what do you do once they commit to renting your property?

The following is a quick overview of our recommended standard procedures …

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Apr 21 2015

Deal Breakers II – Another reason you could be losing inquiries

In my blog post last week, I wrote about deal breakers when choosing a vacation rental. I ranted about two aspects of a property that turned me off and prevented me from recommending it to our Midwest cousins who will be coming to the Cape this summer.   Here is the rest of the …

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Apr 16 2015

Does your town require a vacation home registration fee?

As you probably know, some towns on the Cape and Islands have been interested in expanding the state lodging tax to private rental homes.  That has not yet been approved by the state legislature, but did you know that many towns on the Cape require vacation rental owners to register their homes and pay …

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Apr 08 2015

Deal Breakers for Vacationers

One of the many fun things about working for WeNeedaVacation.com is that friends and family ask me to help them find vacation homes. I enjoy using our site to search through listings, look at pictures, and narrow choices for them. Lots of eye candy on our site, and many homes that make me dream …

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