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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 Unites 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 P... More
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Are Hotels Marching into their World War 1?

The Airbnb Data Show 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 o... 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 Airbnb Investment Property in America

We have had a HUGE volume of enquiries from folks looking for the best place to invest in Airbnb rental properties. So we are going to give it to you. We analyzed our data and have compiled what the numbers say – the best places to buy or rent an Airbnb property in America. First, we'll look at the best rental arbitrage opportunities.  Rental arbitrage is the act of renting apartment long-term and then re-renting them on a short-term basis on Airbnb. The Best Places to Invest in Vacation ren... 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
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Best Airbnb Property Management Services

New management companies are emerging to assist the more than 1,000,000 new Airbnb hosts looking to improve the performance of their short-term rentals. Traditional vacation property managers have struggled to keep pace with the rapidly evolving industry. Property managers once supported their high cost, often 30%-50% of total revenue, by flouting their marketing capabilities. But the rise of sites such as Airbnb have created a one-stop shopping platform that streamlines the entire search and bo... More