Real Data Shows How Homesharing Competes With Hotels

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  1. Living in the PHX area, HOAs and neighborhoods are starting to fight back against home sharing. My HOA will not allow weekends or multi-tenants rents. In fact you have to rent your home to a single individual for 30 days or more, provide the rental agreement to the HOA and have your contact information. You also have to have the consent of neighbors on both sides. Since we have done this, the number of “investor” properties has dropped and people are actually living in the homes again.

    Personally, I don’t think hotels have anything to worry about and inside information, having worked with the SPG program personally, they were once concerned, but that has faded. I think your information is about 5 years old, the home shares site will still be available, but fewer will exist in 5 years and they will be looking at longer term verse weekend or week long rentals.

  2. Staying in an AirBnB on the Big Island, Kona area, with private pool, ocean view, and in room laundry (yes a factor) Cost worked out to be around $100 less per night than the lowest price branded hotel room on this side of the island after factoring in parking and resort fees.

    I will still check hotels first, but for value, this was wonderful.

    Also find these types of rentals great for areas where there are no hotels around.

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