airbnb host compliance

Hide and Seek: The Game of Airbnb Host Compliance

Many Airbnb ‚Äėrentrepreneurs‚Äô are taking advantage of the sharing economy and making money in ways unimaginable a few years ago. Since August of 2008, when Airbnb launched, people have¬†taken advantage of the company‚Äôs platform to offer up everything from a space to crash on a couch, to full-blown castles, for a short-term rental fee. As consumers become more comfortable with the sharing economy, the number of available short-term rental properties has taken off; as has the number of people who ... More
Data and Statistical analysis of vacation rentals

Market Minder – Empowering the Sophisticated Airbnb Entrepreneur

AirDNA is excited to announce the launch of Market Minder, a breakthrough competitive intelligence tool built to empower both beginners and seasoned Airbnb entrepreneurs worldwide with the data to make smarter decisions. As one of the industry’s most trusted resources in short-term rental data, AirDNA has helped thousands of Airbnb hosts and entrepreneurs slice and dice the data on Airbnb occupancy, revenue and return-on-investment across the globe. Alongside, we've conducted hundreds of s... More
where to buy vacation homes in the United States

Best and Worst Places to Buy Vacation Home Rental Property

In 2015, AirDNA released the first data-driven analysis on the best cities to buy vacation home rental properties. The interest was phenomenal. That post has now been read by over half a million aspiring Airbnb entrepreneurs.  But the short-term rental industry changes fast, and we figured it was time for a refresh to show exactly where the best cities are to buy, rent and host Airbnb rental properties in 2017. Vacation Home Investing: What's the Big Deal?   Even though our data models are sho... More
Airbnb regulation in Santa Monica

Airbnb Regulation: How is New Legislation Impacting the Growth of Short-Term Rentals?

Executive Summary Berlin, Barcelona, San Francisco and Santa Monica have imposed tough regulations on Airbnb hosts and the platform, in an attempt to curb the short-term rental market. By utilizing differences-in-differences and log regression methodologies, this report analyzes to what extent this Airbnb regulation has been effective. It finds that punitive Airbnb regulation, in particular steep fines for hosts, has the most impact on Airbnb. In Berlin and Santa Monica, listings fell by 49% an... More

3 Steps to Investing in Out of State Airbnb Rental Property

Airbnb offers fantastic opportunities for people looking to invest in real estate.  With over 150 million guests making trips to 65,000 cities around the world, investing in Airbnb rentals is quickly becoming a new asset class for savvy investors. AirDNA has spent the last three years helping real estate investors understand what makes the market tick in their area and how to reap the highest return on their listing. By collecting and analyzing the last three years’ worth of booking data, ... More

The Better Way to Book an Airbnb

While trying to book an Airbnb a couple weeks ago I had a revelation. Booking a good Airbnb is HARD!  There are so many choices these days.  You can spend hours browsing photos and reading reviews trying to find the perfect place.  Making things even more difficult is that Airbnb hosts adjust their nightly rate dramatically from day to day so knowing whether you are getting a good deal is next to impossible. After years of using data to empower Airbnb hosts, I decided to flip the script and cre... More
airdna data accuracy

AirDNA Data Accuracy – Right On The Money

Here at AirDNA, we spend about 1% of our time writing blog posts and about 99% of our time working on the accuracy of our data. So when Airbnb publicly release numbers, we sit up; take notice; and compare our data to see how accurate it is. The results show we can continue to proudly boast we have the most accurate Airbnb data in the world. This fairly rare opportunity for us came up just last week when Airbnb released their report on the Washington DC market. We were particularly interested ... More
REIT Airbnb impact

What Lodging REIT will Airbnb Impact the Greatest?

Airbnb is a disruptive force of nature. With room nights booked growing over a 100% each year, it is only a matter of time before hotel properties start to truly feel the impact. The question is no longer IF Airbnb will disrupt hotel profitability, but WHO is going to feel the brunt of the impact the quickest. In a recent report AirDNA co-authored with Bank of America / Merrill Lynch, all lodging REIT's were ranked by their exposure to the threat of Airbnb based on the location of their hotel... More
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Airbnb Taxes Deliver $28.5 Million to the City of Los Angeles

Airbnb has exceeded just about everyone's expectations. In eight short years, they've progressed from renting out a single air mattress in a San Francisco apartment to accommodating over 80 million travelers across 34,000 cities. Hotel executives that once scoffed at the idea of Airbnb disrupting their industry are now in an uphill battle to compete for the adventurous leisure traveler. Survey after survey has shown that Airbnb guests are more satisfied with Airbnb than traditional hotel st... More

The Six Steps of Airbnb Property Investing

See how AirDNA's tools can help deliver incredible returns on Airbnb investing, with our top-to-bottom guide to picking out 39% IRR / 31% cash-on-cash return investments. Airbnb investing is delivering great returns across the world. A whole new asset class is emerging that is delivering stable long-term cash flows whilst building equity in real estate. Returns of 40+% are common. AirDNA's Investment Explorer provides the data on locating the most lucrative short-term rental markets, but know... More