Tag Archive: vacation rental pricing

Sep 10 2017

Minimizing the impact of a lodging tax

This month, the state legislature will continue its discussion of a bill to expand the lodging tax to short-term rentals.  On several occasions, both publicly and privately, we have voiced our concerns that a sudden 11.7% increase in rental rates will adversely impact tourism on the Cape and Islands. The rental season is short, homeowners …

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Feb 25 2016

Why homeowners are outraged about vacationer booking fees

Rarely in our 18-year history have we witnessed such a hue and a cry from vacation rental homeowners as we have the past few weeks! Perhaps ironically, their outrage stems from HomeAway/VRBO’s recent decision to join other “big box” vacation rental sites in requiring vacationers to pay a booking fee.

Why are homeowners so upset?

Oct 06 2015

Pricing Your Home

When pricing your vacation rental home, it’s very important to get it right. Naturally, those of you who have been renting for a few years have a pretty good idea what your weekly rate should be, but it’s still a good idea to re-evaluate each year to be sure you are not asking too …

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Jul 22 2014

Use Local Festivals and Events to Help Fill Vacancies

Still have availability for the summer or fall season? Consider promoting a local festival, fair or other fun event close to your home’s location!

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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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