Airbnb Basics

Keeping you up to date in the world of Airbnb hosting

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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Airbnb For Your Stuff

Ever wanted a vacation from all the boxes in your attic? That might be hard, but there are ways to send the boxes on vacation. Just like Airbnb lets you rent out your property for people to stay in, there are also services that let you rent your property for storage. That’s right, all those...

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Airbnb: The Bane of Big Hotels

Airbnbs, and vacation rentals as a whole, have continued to grow in popularity, otherwise you wouldn’t be reading this. But the people staying in Airbnbs have to come from somewhere. It’s not that people are traveling more, it’s that they are staying in Airbnbs rather than big hotels. Is it...

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This Airbnb Has Way More Than 5 Stars

I like to think of myself as an outdoorsy person, but then I get into the outdoors, and there’s mosquitoes and wasps and bears, there’s a never-ending mix of campfire smoke and the smell of “Off” fighting its way into your nose. It just gets less and less appealing. I came across this bad...

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Why Being Bored Can Be a Good Thing

If you’re like me sometimes you get writer’s block...but for everything. It’s hard to come up with new ideas for your business, things to keep your kids entertained, maybe you have an artistic hobby. I read the coolest study a few months ago by a professor who focused entirely on the science...

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Captalize On Your Community

Sometimes we recognize we should raise the price on weekends but there is no way for us to know all of the events that can affect our pricing. One that is often overlooked is graduation season. Records were set in my area with this year’s graduation season. During graduation season in Boston,...

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Join the Tiny House Movement...for a Weekend

I first heard about the tiny house movement a few years ago. People wanting to lessen their carbon imprint and downsize from a nice suburban home to a roomy 200 square foot micro-house. Sounds fun...unless you have four kids. Still, the thought seems enticing in some ways. Less to clean,...

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How Often is Airbnb Searched?

Let’s pretend we’re back at an elementary school book fair, where you guess the number of jelly beans in the jar and get a free book. Only, instead of jelly beans it’s Google searches (not as tasty, but just as colorful) and instead of a free book, you get more bookings. Ok, let’s go! How...

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The Price Is Right: Finding the Perfect Pricing Algorithm Company

It can be hard to know what to charge for your bookings. You need to know what the going rate for your area is, what your competitors are charging, and how your property stacks up. Not to mention, you have to keep in mind season variability and major events taking place in your area. As a...

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Booking A Book

Airbnb recently announced that they will be adding a new type of booking known as ‘Airbnb Adventures’. And to celebrate this launch they are recreating the trip taken by Phineas Fogg in ‘Around the World in 80 Days’. Guests will hit 18 different countries in everything from a plane to a train,...

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