Tag Archive: vacation rental trends

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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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?

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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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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