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 rental du... 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 Shows 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, “the most terrible August in the history of the world”. Is it July 1914 for the Hotel Industry? Every metric ... More
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What Effect has Airbnb Regulation had in Santa Monica?

“I don’t 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.” 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
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Hard Data on the Biggest Airbnb Cities in The World

The United States was estimated to make up over 50% of the total Airbnb listings as little as two years ago.  After tracking the rise of the Airbnb juggernaut in the United States for over a year, AirDNA realized that the most of the growth in Airbnb rentals was coming from outside the USA. We estimate that distribution of listings around the world has changed drastically and now as little as 20% of current Airbnb listings residing within the US. To show the full Airbnb story, we have added d... More
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The Best Places to Buy an Airbnb Investment Property in America

A huge number of folks write to us wanting to know the best places in the U.S. to invest in an Airbnb property. In this article, we do all the hard work for you. Analyzing data from millions of Airbnb rentals over the United States, we reveal what the numbers say: the best places to rent and buy real estate for Airbnb rental in America. First, we take a look at the best rental arbitrage opportunities. Rental arbitrage is the act of renting an apartment long-term and then re-renting it... More

The Top Performing Airbnb Properties in the USA

Customers frequently ask, "What cities is the best place to start a new Airbnb vacation rental." Every city has it's pro's and con's; regulation, seasonality, cost of ownership and so on. We thought we'd let the performance of the best properties speak for themselves. 4,500 of the nearly 300,000 active Airbnb listings in the United States made the list. The interactive map below shows where the top 1% of Airbnb properties in the USA are located. We filtered every single Airbnb listings to ide... More