The Best Places to Buy a Vacation Rental Home 2018

As Airbnb and private accommodations have become a firm fixture in the worlds of travel and hospitality, increasing numbers of investors are taking advantage of opportunities presented by the vacation rental real estate market. AirDNA tracks the daily performance of over 10 million short-term rentals in 80,000 markets globally on Airbnb and HomeAway to produce some of the industry’s most powerful tools used to analyze, optimize and invest in short-term vacation rentals. Building on our rep... More
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A New Golden Age: The Rise of Vacation Rentals in Egypt

Egypt's tourism industry is experiencing a New Golden Age.  Several years of political unrest and a wave of terrorist attacks affected not just government stability and local communities, but had the damaging knock-on effect of putting off visitors to the area. The Egyptian government’s attempts to revive tourism, which has involved reducing taxes, upping security at airports, and launching the Wahashtouna campaign in the Arabian Gulf - translated as “We Have Missed You” in Arabic - are begin... More
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How Much Revenue Can You Make in Australia?

While AirDNA featured an Australian treehouse as one of Airbnb hottest rentals earlier this year and released an in-depth analysis on the best cities to buy vacation home rental properties, we haven't spent a lot of time focusing on short-term rentals in Australian markets. That's changing today. We are excited to announce that we've partnered with the Zillow of Australia, Onthehouse, a CoreLogic company, to bring the power of Rentalizer to the Australian market.   Australian Market ... More

The World’s Hottest Airbnb Rentals of 2018

Unforgettable adventures are made from more than just amazing destinations. If you've ever dreamed of sleeping amongst lush trees while perched in a treehouse, retreating deep within an exotic cave’s crevasses, being the ruler of a castle, or sprawling out on your own island, Airbnb can make your dreams a reality. Airbnb rentals can enhance travel experiences; not simply be a place to toss luggage and catch a few Zzz's. From our global data, we sourced the most wish-listed treehouses, cast... More
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Best and Worst Places to Buy Vacation Home Rental Property

AirDNA released the first data-driven analysis of the best cities to buy vacation home rental properties in 2015. Since then, that article has been a resource for over half a million aspiring Airbnb entrepreneurs. However, the short-term rental industry changes fast, and we figured it was time for a refresh of exactly where the best cities are to buy, rent and host Airbnb rental properties.   Vacation Home Investing: What's the Big Deal?   Our data models show Airbnb rentals ... 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 Case Study | Best Places To Buy

Six years ago, a friend told David Malka, co-founder, and CEO of Better Vacations, about his Airbnb listing. David’s friend was paying $1,400 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’s friend was tripling his long-term rental cost. He described the rate of return as “insane.” Not long after this conversation, David partnered up with his friend. They leased a couple of Los Ange... 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. 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-re... More