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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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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

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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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‚Äôs 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‚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 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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Is Airbnb Legal? The Best and Worst Cities For Short-Term Rentals

It’s never been easier to embark on a career as a vacation rental manager. You don’t need to create a website, set up a payment system, or pay for marketing. Platforms like Airbnb take care of these things for you. As the barriers to entry have come down, people from all walks of life have transformed their homes, second homes, and real estate investments into rental properties. In 2015, AirDNA identified a total of 550,000 Airbnb listings in the United States that were listed on the site at ... 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
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Pricing Copilot – Your Airbnb Pricing Partner

AirDNA is announcing the launch of Airbnb Pricing Copilot, a new approach to short-term rental pricing that puts the power back in the hands of property managers. Unlike other pricing tools that put your revenue management on autopilot, Pricing Copilot provides real time gauges and dashboards that allow anyone to price like a pro. How I used one simple dashboard to become the top earning Airbnb listing I wrote, "The Airbnb Expert's Playbook" two years ago and have been using the simple pricing... More
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Exciting Announcements from the Airbnb Open

AirDNA has rolled over to the Airbnb Open in Paris to report to our loyal readers what the future portends for Airbnb Hosts. The Airbnb Open is a gathering of 6,000 of the most dedicated hosts in the world (dedicated in that they footed the bill to go to Paris and attend!). With over 100 nationalities represented from diverse spots such as Uzbekistan, Mongolia, and Greenland, there is certainly a lot of clapping and cheering love for Airbnb. The first day was opened by the Deputy Mayor of ... More