Anyplace Snags $2.5 Million Seed Round – Somehow



Anyplace, a marketplace startup that offers people find flexible-term furnished housing, recently closed a $2.5 million dollar funding round.

Marriott to take on Airbnb with new home-sharing platform



Hotelier giant Marriott International is aiming to take on Airbnb with a new home rental business that it hopes will offset pressure from the emerging short-term rental sector. The Wall Street Journal reported that Marriott will launch its Homes & Villas business next week, offering up to 2,000 home rentals in 100 U.S., European and […]

5 Considerations Before Listing Your Home on Airbnb



Airbnb has grown exponentially in recent years, revolutionizing the travel industry and creating even more competition for hotels as well as the need for legislation and regulation in some markets. While listing your home as an Airbnb is often touted as a great way to make additional income, there are a lot of considerations when […]

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 […]