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With Short-Term Rentals, Consider These Insights From The Hospitality Industry

December 5, 2019

In Houston, the short-term rental market caters to a number of different populations, but historically there’s been a significant emphasis on snowbirds – largely older individuals who live in the South during the winter months. However, as Houston continues to become more popular as a hub of industry and business, there’s also more interest in… [Read More]

A Guide to Successfully Managing a Beach House Rental Property

October 25, 2019

When it comes to real estate investing, there are dozens of directions you can go. You can invest in single-family residential properties, multifamily properties, apartment buildings, raw land, commercial buildings, and even mobile home parks. But in addition to these investments, there’s also the niche of vacation properties.

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11 Safety Tips for Renting Your Home on Airbnb While You’re Away

April 4, 2017

Airbnb has quickly become a threat to the hotel industry, but it’s not without its flaws. Safety is the biggest concern for hosts and renters alike. Renters are concerned about physical safety while sleeping in a stranger’s spare bedroom, and hosts are worried about their belongings disappearing in the middle of the night.

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Vacation Homes: 7 Ways to Attract Repeat Renters

August 25, 2016

Managing vacation properties can be both lucrative and tiresome. Some years are good, while others are less than stellar. And while there are plenty of strategies for attracting renters, one thing that separates successful vacation home owners from average ones is their ability to leverage the value of repeat renters year after year.

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8 Tips for Preparing Your Vacation Rental for the Holidays

January 11, 2016

It’s the holiday season, which means visitors from all over will be looking for vacation rentals as they visit family members or go on vacations. Maybe you already have a vacation rental, or maybe you want to turn your home into one while you travel this holiday season. Either way, there are a few things… [Read More]

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A Guide to Furnishing Your Vacation Rental

July 30, 2015

Furnishing a vacation rental is a delicate process. You have to consider the price, your target rental market, geographical location, kid-friendliness, your own personal taste, and more. If you try to think about it all at once, it’s simply overwhelming. However, if you take it step by step and carefully consider each issue, you can… [Read More]

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7 Things to Consider When Investing in a Vacation Home

June 25, 2015

The idea of owning a vacation home is a luxury that few people are able to consider. However, if you find yourself fortunate enough to do so, you need to look at both the pros and cons and how they fit into your lifestyle. From a practical and financial standpoint, does investing in a vacation… [Read More]