Airbnb edges closer to becoming a full-fledged travel company



Airbnb’s one-year old tours and activities business is booking tens of thousands of travelers every month and should become profitable late next year, the company said on Tuesday.

Airbnb hosts can now use rental income for refinance applications



With many major U.S. cities busy trying to work out what kind of impact Airbnb has on local rental markets, the home sharing company is forging ahead with a new initiative that could further weave itself into the homeowner’s mindset.

Airbnb indirectly pushes up New York rents by $380 per year, study claims



New York City’s fast rising rents can be blamed on the rise of Airbnb’s home-sharing service, according to a new study conducted by McGill University that was commissioned by the Hotel Trades Council

Airbnb is poised to expand beyond travel accomodations



Airbnb is setting its sights on disrupting the entire travel industry, not just hotels. In an interview with VentureBeat, the firm’s vice president of engineering Mike Curtis said that personalization c

Airbnb wins legal case against big property landlord Aimco



A Californian judge has dismissed a lawsuit filed against the property rental provider Airbnb, which claimed that it was deliberately incentivizing people to breach their property leases.

Study shows link between Airbnb and rising home prices



Home sharing website Airbnb has a direct impact on home prices and rental rates, according to an unpublished research paper seen by the Wall Street Journal.

Airbnb plans to start building its own rental properties



Short-term rental platform Airbnb is planning to get around its disputes with some cities over its leases by building its own rental properties.

Loftium will stump up your down payment, but only if you become an Airbnb host



That company is called Loftium, which says it will provide up to $50,000 in down payment money in return for homeowners renting out one of their rooms for between one and three years,

How to Make Money Renting Apartments on Airbnb



While many people would like to make money with real estate, the process of finding, vetting and managing tenants throws many would-be landlords off. Airbnb allows users to rent their residences at a premium through

Airbnb rentals do not impact housing affordability, Zillow study claims



Nearly all housing experts surveyed last month in Zillow’s quarterly survey agreed short-term home rentals like those offered on Airbnb and HomeAway do not have a meaningful and large impact on housing affordability

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