Furnished Luxury Rentals Trend Up

1_b_105_E3_Ocean_03[Alvin Brickman for Metrosetter Wire]

It seems that luxury rentals are on the rise in major cities, including San Francisco, New York, Los Angeles and Miami. Continue reading

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[VIDEO] Airbnb VS. Everyone Who Doesn’t Like Vacation Rentals

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[Alvin Brickman for Metrosetter Wire]

Brian Chesky, CEO of Airbnb, appeared on CBSNews earlier this month to address the (il)legality of vacation rentals in New York City. Continue reading

HomeAway Creates Directory for Hurricane Survivors

Vacation Rental Directory for Hurricane Sandy Victims[Alvin Brickman for Metrosetter Wire]

HomeAway have created a directory dedicated to rentals available for survivors of Hurricane Sandy looking for short-term housing. Continue reading

Metrosetter.com Predicts Increased Regulation of the “Short-Term” Rental Industry

Short Term Rentals Conditional Use Permit Taxes

[Alvin Brickman for Metrosetter Wire]

The “offline” world’s assimilation of Internet technology is effecting changes in nearly every industry. Universal accessibility of the Internet and the increasing amount of user-friendly, intuitive Internet technologies that allow individuals to instantly market their products to consumers around the world has created new business opportunities that were previously untenable and/or too cumbersome to undertake. This is especially relevant in the industry of real estate and, specifically, “short-term” rentals. Continue reading

Airbnb to the Rescue During New York’s “Scarcity” of Short-Term Rentals

Illegal Hotels When New York City Needs Them most

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[Alvin Brickman for Metrosetter Wire]

In the aftermath of Hurricane Sandy, many of Manhattan’s residents have found themselves displaced with nowhere to go.  Due to New York City’s recent crackdown on “illegal hotel rooms,” city officials claim that there is a dearth of  rentals for less than 30 days when the city’s residents are most in need of them. But Airbnb’s decision to wave all fees in the 20,000 or so rooms in areas affected by Hurricane Sandy indicates that this couldn’t be further from the truth. Continue reading