Airbnb Basics

Keeping you up to date in the world of Airbnb hosting

Rural Airbnbs

People ask us a lot, “Will hosting an Airbnb work for us if we’re not in a big city?” The answer: YES! In fact in data recently compiled by Airbnb, rural counties in NC made $76 million in the last year with almost half a million guests coming to stay. And the trend doesn’t appear to be...

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CompaRING Doorbells

Ring Video Doorbells We recently examined some of the regulations governing video surveillance of Airbnb properties and how video doorbells can be a beneficial security measure for both hosts and their guests. Ring doorbells are some of the best and most popular models available on the market...

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Privacy vs Surveillance: A Look at Guests’ Privacy Rights and Surveillance Policies

Imagine that you’re on vacation with your family and you’ve rented a nice Airbnb for the weekend... You’ve just settled into the living room recliner at the end of a long day to watch some TV…. ahhhhh doesn’t that feel nice? Then you notice something, but oh no, it couldn’t be… YES, it is! A...

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High Rise Home Sharing: Bridging the Gap Between Hotels and Airbnbs

In case you haven’t heard, Airbnb is building a hotel! But wait, wasn’t Airbnb founded on the whole idea of getting away from hotels? Yes...yes...that is...also correct. Sooooo, then why are they building a hotel? Well, it’s a hotel, sort of. Think of it as a nice high rise apartment...

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Understanding the Difference Between Airbnb 'Experiences' and 'Adventures

Airbnb recently launched Adventures to help you experience the adventures that you didn’t experience in the adventure of their experiences, but that will be an even more adventurous experience to experience as part of your adventure...wait...what? Anyone else confused by Airbnb’s new...

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Airbnb: The New Kleenex

Airbnb: A Grammatical Curiosity. Yes, you read that right, grammatical. This is a fun thought I had, that I thought might spice up your day. I ask you one not-so-simple question: Is Airbnb a proper noun? Think about it… Well, of course it is, right? In part, yes. It’s the name of a company....

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How Airbnb Got Started

Maybe you’ve heard the story behind Airbnb, it’s a pretty great one. If not, I’m here to tell it again. Close your eyes. Imagine you’re in a small apartment on the west coast. You have an ever-growing pile of debt constantly weighing on the back of you mind. You wake up every morning anxious,...

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How Much You'll Have to Spot for Spot

You’ve decided to allow pets in your Airbnb. Then comes the question, how much do I charge for them? I recently faced this question and wanted to give some insight. From what I’ve seen, there are largely 3 types of ‘Pet-Hosts’ The Dog Mom- The hosts that LOVE pets. If they could host only...

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Where to Get Money To Start an Airbnb

You’ve decided you want to start hosting vacation rentals. GREAT!!! There’s a lot to figure out, but Why NOT Me? Bnb is here to help! Let’s start with one of the most basic questions: where do I get money to start my Airbnb? There are a few options. Cash- If your piggy bank is bursting at...

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Who Pays Taxes on My Airbnb?

Taxes can be a pain and it may not be clear right away who pays them when it comes to Airbnbs. But, with a little time taxes surrounding your Airbnb can be clarified and even help you save money. First let’s break down the different types of taxes and who pays them. 1. Income Tax- Who pays...

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