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Home sharing website Airbnb has a direct impact on home prices and rental rates, according to an unpublished research paper seen by the Wall Street Journal.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

New York City wages war on Airbnb



Last week, New York governor Andrew M. Cuomo signed into law a new bill that stipulates large fines of up to $7,500 on short-term rental sites, like Airbnb, whose hosts break local housing regulations.

Airbnb lands $850M funding, becomes world’s 2nd most valuable company



Home sharing giant Airbnb has added $850 million to its coffers, taking its value to an eye-watering $30 billion.

How startups have changed the face of real estate



The real estate industry has changed beyond recognition thanks to the technology we now have available. Whether you’re looking for a home, trying to sell, moving or carrying out home maintenance, there’s a software solution to help you get it done.

Burgeoning Market Opportunities in the Luxury Vacation Rental Market



The luxury vacation rental market is experiencing massive growth right now, with more luxury homes being purchased for the explicit purpose of being rented out to vacationers.

Luxury Retreats raises $11M to take on Airbnb in high-end homes



A luxury rental site that can best be described as Airbnb for mansions raised $11 million in Series B funding, in another sign of how the sharing economy is making inroads into real estate.

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