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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
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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
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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
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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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Leveraging Airbnb to Grow the Tourism Market

Airbnb has exceeded just about everyone's expectations. In eight short years they've gone 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 the lodging industry are now fighting to retain the loyalty of their customers. Survey after survey has shown that Airbnb guests are more satisfied with Airbnb than traditional hotel stays. They prefer th... 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

Airbnb Hosts Cash in on the Republican and Democratic National Conventions

The Republican and Democratic National Conventions are going to be held in held in Cleveland and Philadelphia in the coming weeks and although most residents aren't thrilled by the candidates, many of them are excited to make some extra income using Airbnb. Airdna has done a quick analysis of the two cities to see how supply of vacation rentals and the pricing of those units have been impacted by the conventions Airbnb in Cleveland The median asking price for an entire home Airbnb renta... More
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2015 in Review – Airbnb Data for the USA

With so much bad Airbnb data circulating the web this past year, Airdna has decided to look back upon 2015 to set the record straight and tell the true Airbnb story. Airdna has been analyzing the short-term rental market for two years and tracks the performance of over 2 million Airbnb rentals worldwide. This collection of data has been published by the most respected Wall St banks, lodging industry consultants, & news outlets. Airdna has taken its vast repository of Airbnb information to... More
airbnb effect on hotels

Are Hotels Marching into their World War 1?

The Airbnb Data Show They Could Annihilate Hotels In July 1914, Europe basked in a glorious summer with a backdrop of the most prosperous, wealthiest time the continent had ever seen. A crown prince had been assassinated in Sarajevo, but all but the diplomatic services of Europe paid it little heed. As everyone knows, out of this cloudless sky came, what Arthur Conan Doyle called, ‚Äúthe most terrible August in the history of the world‚ÄĚ. Is it July 1914 for the Hotel¬†Industry? Every metric o... More
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What Effect has Airbnb Regulation had in Santa Monica?

‚ÄúI don‚Äôt know who opened the first [Airbnb in Santa Monica], but he was a great man in his way. It was as though some imaginary trader had put into the Forth with a cargo of Glenlivet to discover that the Scots had never heard of whisky. There was a natural appetite, as you may say.‚ÄĚ Flashman and the Dragon by George MacDonald Fraser. Almost. The hotel industry is finally feeling the affects of Airbnb. Our data shows that where Airbnb is ascendant, hotels are experiencing significantly dimini... More