The Better Way to Book an Airbnb

While trying to book an Airbnb a couple weeks ago I had a revelation. Booking a good Airbnb is HARD!  There are so many choices these days.  You can spend hours browsing photos and reading reviews trying to find the perfect place.  Making things even more difficult is that Airbnb hosts adjust their nightly rate dramatically from day to day so knowing whether you are getting a good deal is next to impossible. After years of using data to empower Airbnb hosts, I decided to flip the script and cre... 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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Airbnb Taxes Deliver $28.5 Million to the City of Los Angeles

[su_heading] AirDNA empowers tourism and conventions groups to analyze, promote, and predict the value of short-term rentals. We examine the Los Angeles market to see exactly where visitors are coming from and how often they return.[/su_heading] 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 o... 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

[su_box title="Case Study" style="glass"]Customer: David Malka, Better Vacations Solution: AirDNA helps Better Vacations identify the top performing market and invest with confidence Results: Better Vacations was able to test new markets and view accurate occupancy rates and annual returns before investing The key features of top performing rentals were identified, down to precise geographic location Better Vacations moved forward with an investment, with AirDNA's data giving them c... 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