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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

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 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
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Vacation Rental Investment | Best Places To Buy

Six years ago, a friend told David Malka, co-founder and CEO of Odyssey Vacations, about his Airbnb listing. David‚Äôs friend was paying $1400 per month for a long term lease on a Los Angeles apartment. He was placing the property on Airbnb and earning $4,500 in short-term rental income. David‚Äôs friend was tripling his long term rental cost. He described the rate of return as ‚Äúinsane.‚ÄĚ Not long after this conversation, David partnered up with his friend. They leased a couple of Los Angel... More
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Airbnb Investment Explorer – Discover the Most Profitable Vacation Rental Markets

Savvy real estate investors have realized the massive opportunity that Airbnb has created for investment in short-term rental properties. According to the National Association of Realtors, 1.13 million people bought a home in the U.S. last year with the intention of renting it out at least part time. With Airbnb travel demand growing by 100+% each year, the opportunity to grow a portfolio of short-term rental properties has never been greater. However, picking the right rental property, and bei... 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. View the latest analysis for 2017 here First, we take a look at the best rental arbitrage opportunities. Rental arbitrage is the act of renting an apartment lo... 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