Airbnb blocks crackdown law in New York City



Airbnb has won a key legal battle in New York City against officials who were trying to curb its activity in the city. Judge Paul A. Engelmayer of the federal district court in Manhattan blocked a new law that was set to take effect in February, which was designed to curtail what authorities say are […]

Massachusetts slaps new tax on Airbnb hosts



Lawmakers in Massachusetts are trying to clamp down on short-term rental companies such as Airbnb with a new law designed to tax and regulate the industry. A new bill, signed into law by Massachusetts Governor Charlie Baker this week, requires all rental hosts to register with the state government. In addition, each host must pay […]

Airbnb to start building its own homes



Airbnb is always looking for new ways to extend its business model, and its latest idea is to move far beyond the rental space industry. Now, the company is announcing a new venture called “Backyard” that will involve designing and building homes. Joe Gebbia, one of the cofounders of Airbnb said it is “an endeavor […]

Airbnb teams up with Niido on new apartment sharing complexes



Airbnb is teaming up with a real estate development company called Niido with plans to transform at least 14 apartment buildings into “home-sharing units” by the end of 2019.

Airbnb offers an olive branch to the multifamily industry



The disruptive hospitality service company Airbnb, which focuses on short term rentals, says its working with the multifamily housing industry to ensure the long-term future

Airbnb proposes teaming up with landlords in Paris to allow subletting



Airbnb is continuing to fight back against restrictions imposed on it, even as cities continue to crack down on its short-term rentals business model.

European Airbnb rival Spotahome lands $40 million funding round



Spotahome, a company that provides listings for rental listings, has raised $40 million in a new round of funding led by Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers. London-based Passion Capital and Madrid-based Seaya Ventures also participated in the round, which brings Spotahome’s total funding to just shy of $64 million. Bloomberg said the company rivals AirBnb […]

RealtyShares Featured on Airbnb



According to an article in Crowdfund Insider.com, Airbnb is now featuring RealtyShares as a financing resource.

Airbnb hints at plans to start its own airline



Airbnb’s co-founder Brian Chesky has revealed that the controversial homesharing company is looking into the possibility of creating its own airline service.

Pillow enables short-term rentals with a focus on compliance & transparency



Airbnb partner Pillow is taking the original concept a little further than the industry giant by giving both tenants and property managers the chance to to benefit from short-term rentals.