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San Antonio Airbnb Listings Show Massive Growth in 2017

San Antonio Business Journal
Jan. 25, 2018

More than 700 new listings in San Antonio were added to Airbnb in 2017, resulting in the highest growth rate in Texas, as technology improves and more people choose short-term rental properties rather than hotels.

The Alamo City, which added 701 new listings in 2017, ended the year with 1,656 total units available for rent on Airbnb. When comparing the monthly average number of listings from 2016 and 2017, San Antonio led Texas with the highest percentage increase of new listings at 82.7 percent year over year.

San Antonio was outdone only by Austin in the number of new Airbnb units added with 1,602 listings, though Austin had the state's lowest percent change year over year with only a 29.3 percent increase.

Airbnb Hosts Earning €3,500 a Year

The Times
Jan. 24, 2018

Almost one in three Irish Airbnb hosts rented out houses other than their own last year as 1.2 million overseas guests used the service, a report has shown.

The home-sharing website has been criticised for not weeding out landlords who rent their properties for short periods without planning permission. The practice is controversial because it takes housing stock from the private rental market in areas of high demand. In 2016, landlords letting through Airbnb earned almost double the average rent in Dublin. In its first Irish “insights report” published yesterday, Airbnb said that there were 8,500 active listings for spare rooms and entire homes in Dublin, with the typical Irish host earning €3,500 a year.

Is Airbnb Really Cheaper Than a Hotel Room in the World's Major Cities?

Jan. 23, 2018

These days traveling is arguably more affordable than ever before, thanks to budget airlines and ride-sharing, among many other factors. When it comes to finding a place to stay, however, a traditional hotel room will still cost you a pretty penny most of the time. Thankfully, the rise of the sharing economy has given people traveling on a budget a multitude of options to get around pricey hotel rooms, whether it's couch surfing or Airbnb. Both of these services definitely give hotels a run for their money but how much can the latter actually save you in major cities around the globe?

German hotel reservation website HRS recently released data on hotel prices in various cities, finding that New York is the most expensive, with a room averaging $306 a night. Website AirDNA tracks and analyzes the Airbnb market and according to their data, a room booked through the service would only average $187 a night by comparison. That would give travelers an extra $119 in their back pocket to splurge on all The Big Apple has to offer. Of course, cooking in an Airbnb and avoiding restaurants could also save a couple more bucks.

Exclusive: Airbnb saw Major Growth in Dallas last year

Jan. 22, 2018

Airbnb usage continues to be on the up and up in Dallas, with booked listings increasing by 34 percent year over year in 2017, according to data from research firm AirDNA.

Booked listings have increased every month since April in the Big D, including 1,946 bookings in December, a record high for the city. A booked listing is defined as an Airbnb listing that is booked at least one time during a given month.

The Dallas Airbnb market has historically had a low portion of the state’s totals, but the year-end data, provided by AirDNA and analyzed by the Dallas Business Journal, shows the local area started to catch up during the second half of 2017.

How Big Airbnb Hosts are Raking in More Than €100k a Year

News Irish News
Dec. 28, 2017

AT LEAST a dozen Airbnb hosts are earning more than €100,000 a year renting out homes on short-term contracts while the housing crisis deepens. As many as 4,840 properties are being let in their entirety for as much as €800 a night, well in excess of what they would fetch if let to private or council tenants. The website connects homeowners and those seeking to rent accommodation on a shortterm basis worldwide. Figures supplied by AirDNA, which analyses market trends across the globe, show that one Dublin property owner has earned €172,227 in the last year alone for an apartment near Trinity College.

Chicago Still Trying to Catch Up with Airbnb Scofflaws

Dec. 18, 2017

The Airbnb listing for a "hip 1BR" apartment near Millennium Park boasts a "prime location"—in all capital letters—with "amenities galore," all for just $115 a night.

Landlords Turning to Airbnb to Avoid Buy-To-Let Tax Clampdown

Property Industry Eye
Dec. 12, 2017

An increasing number of landlords have turned to offering short-term lets through Airbnb rather than dealing with the buy-to-let tax clampdown, research suggests. Figures from the Residential Landlords Association found there has been a 199% increase in the total number of short-term rentals listed on Airbnb between 2015 and 2017 to 213,934. Using data from Airdna, which analyses Airbnb listings, the RLA found that the biggest increase over two years was in Birmingham, with 1,834 listings. More than two thirds (69%) of the listings were by hosts with more than one property, suggesting they could be landlords fed up with the buy-to-let regime.

Cardiff has seen the biggest increase in listings over the past year, up 259% to 5,428, 56% of which were from hosts with more than one property. The RLA claims these figures suggest the Government needs to scrap the changes to mortgage interest relief across the UK.

Kiwi Homeowners Earn Hundreds of Thousands of Dollars Renting Out Their Houses on Airbnb

Dec. 1, 2017

Owners of some Kiwi homes on Airbnb are scoring big, with their houses raking in a third of a million dollars a year.

The highest-earning New Zealand homes on the peer-to-peer rental website are in top tourist locations and are rented out most nights of the year, according to research website AirDNA.

One fancy three-bedroom Queenstown house with mountain and lake views has brought in its owner $344,000 in the past year, at an average daily rate of $1200.

Airbnb Going Strong in Texas

Nov. 28, 2017

According to AirDNA data, three major Texas metros are witnessing an important growth in Airbnb user adoption. Austin, Houston and Dallas have seen the total number of listings increase by as much as 90 percent year-over-year in October.

Data provided by AirDNA shows a significant increase in Airbnb adoption throughout Texas over the past three years. Not only have Austin, Houston and Dallas experienced an uptick in available listings, but the three metros have also seen the average occupancy level go up by at least 11.5 percent.

Airbnb ‘Whole Property’ Listings Rise By a Third in Just 12 Months

The Negotiator
Nov. 28, 2017

The number of whole homes being rented out via Airbnb has increased by 31% over the past year, latest data shown to The Negotiator reveals. These figures are for London, the key market for Airbnb in the UK, where there were 29,476 properties available to rent during October, up from 22,400 the year before.

This is also more than four times the number of ‘whole home’ listings compared to November 2014 when US-based consultancy AirDNA began collecting data. These ‘whole property’ listings are contentious because they can be in direct competition with traditional lettings, despite efforts to limit them.

Who is Earning the Most with Airbnb (and How)

Nov. 14, 2017

The richest person on Airbnb? They have 881 properties in London, with a yearly revenue of £11.9 million. But between management companies and "professional hosts", is there still room for those who want to rent out their home to make money?

Yesterday on the news was the story of a British "host" that earns £11.9 million per year by renting 881 properties on Airbnb. They lead the way of hosts making the most amount of money on Airbnb drawn up by AirDNA, a North American website specialising in Airbnb statistics for people who want to do business in the market, and with data in hand.

Inside Airbnb: Dublin’s Most Lucrative Rentals

The Irish Times
Nov. 14, 2017

According to AirDNA, a US-based company that analyses the global Airbnb market, Dublin’s biggest earner is a six-bed apartment in the south city centre that generates € 163,495 a year. Its average daily rate is €651, which implies occupancy at the average rate for 251 nights of the year. Another big earner is a seven-bedroom property in Drumcondra, on the northside, which brings in more than €150,000 a year, with an average daily rate of €653. A three-bed city-centre apartment is generating €135,583 a year, and a two-bed in Temple Bar is producing €131,164.

The World's Most Prolific Airbnb Owner has 881 Properties in London and Earns £11.9m A Year

The Telegraph
Nov. 9, 2017

An Airbnb landlord in London made £11.9 million in a single year, renting out 881 properties, according to new research.

That figure represents the most made in revenue by any owner in the world in the last 12 months, but another landlord was not too far behind, raking in £11.8 million through 504 properties in Bali.

Top owners in cities including Cape Town, Paris and Barcelona all banked at least a million pounds through dozens of flats, rooms and houses.

Hotel Real Estate Stays Healthy in Metro Denver

Denver Business Journal
Oct. 26, 2017

Like the most of metro Denver's commercial real estate market, hospitality real estate is a bit cooler, but only when compared to the record year it had in 2015. Dramatic increase in both average daily rate and revenue per available room, key metrics of a hotel's profitability, occurred particularly in the second half of 2014 in metro Denver, driving major hotel transactions in 2005.

Spain's Balearic Islands to Fine Illegal Tourist Rentals

Aug. 8, 2017

BARCELONA, Spain (Reuters) - Spain’s Balearic Islands will from Tuesday penalize landlords for illegally renting apartments to tourists with fines of up to 40,000 euros ($47,228) amid a backlash against the effects of mass tourism across the country.

The move is an escalation in efforts to crack down on home-sharing sites such as Airbnb by city councils or local authorities in Spain, as concern mounts over the side-effects of their increasing popularity.

Why I Rent My Spare Bedroom to Pay My Own Rent

The Guardian
Aug. 1, 2017

I’m an Airbnb host. It’s not that I enjoy losing my spare bedroom and my privacy to entertain out of town visitors: I use the platform to be able to pay rent while I go through a difficult financial time. Ten nights a month, I have to tolerate a stranger using my bathroom to get 20 nights blissfully alone with my son.

Their money has, though. In a city where the median wage is $28,000 a year and the median rent for a one bedroom is now $2,000 a month, I may not have a home for me, my son and my pets without it.

Why the Bay Area is One of the Worst Regions to Get a Return on Your Airbnb Listing

June. 28, 2017

San Francisco may be home to tech unicorn Airbnb, but it has clashed head-on with the company over criticism that short-term rental sites tie up housing supply in a region already undergoing a massive housing shortage. Conflict between San Francisco and short-term rental companies has even led to legal challenges and a recent settlement that laid out a few key provisions, including requiring registry for listings, registration verification from the city and an agreement to terminate a listing if the city determines it unacceptable.

Airbnb Gets Green Light in Japan With Home-Sharing Law's Passage

June. 9, 2017

Airbnb Inc. will now be able to operate in Japan without the risk of running into regulatory hurdles after the government passed a law that sets out rules for home sharing. Japan’s upper house passed a legislative bill on Friday that lets private homes rent out space to paying guests, while limiting total stays to 180 nights a year. The law requires providers of such accommodation to register with local governments and lets local authorities impose their own restrictions.

The Airbnb Listings Generating Much More Than Pocket Money

May. 9, 2017

FAR from merely earning owners a bit of extra pocket money, Airbnb properties are generating tens of thousands of dollars for savvy Aussie homeowners with a spare room or couch. Despite a recent report commissioned by Airbnb showing the average income for Australian hosts was under $5000, detailed analysis by Airdna showed the estimated revenue for a spare room in Sydney was $18,472 in the year to March. In Melbourne it was $16,115, in Brisbane it was $12,172, in Perth it was $11,604, in Darwin it was $10,258 and on the Gold Coast it was $9088.

Airbnb's San Francisco Deal Puts Storyline Over Bottom Line

May. 4, 2017

Airbnb is trying to change the narrative. For so long, the nearly nine-year-old home-sharing platform pushed for growth by barging into new markets and new cities around the world, regulations be damned San Francisco is not the only city Airbnb has sued. Airbnb cases are pending in Miami, Santa Monica and Anaheim in Southern California*. But the company's contentious history runs deepest in San Francisco, where anti-Airbnb sentiment became a leading expression of backlash against the tech boom, as critics complained Airbnb rentals took even more of already limited housing options off the market for would-be residents. About a year-and-a-half ago, San Franciscans split over Proposition F, a local ballot measure that aimed to place severe restrictions on short-term Airbnb-style rentals.

Airbnb Will Ease 'Strict Policy' Refunds In South Korea -- Is A Worldwide Move Next?

April. 4, 2017

Airbnb has ended a months-long dispute in South Korea over its “strict” refund policies and will make full refunds more available for cancellations ahead of the reservation date. Will such a move be implemented worldwide? Korean regulators believe it will happen -- even though Airbnb says it has no plans to make any further changes.

London Airbnb Host Could Receive £266,000 Income in A Year

Letting Agent Today
Mar. 27, 2017

There are now over 38, 000 active listings of London properties on Airbnb according to a monitoring service that analyses the platform’ s content - and it calculates that one of those hosts could have achieved an annual income in excess of£ 266, 000.

Airdna, a research firm specializing in Airbnb data across the world, says there were 38, 203 listings in February.Of these 564 were, for shared rooms with 18, 133, for private rooms in shared properties.

Some 1, 751 were for studios, 7, 636 were one bedroom properties and 6, 831 two bedroom homes.

Three bedroom homes totalled 2, 026 with 1, 137 units that had four or more bedrooms.

More Skiers Turn to Short-Term Rentals — A Mixed Blessing for Resorts

Los Angeles Times
Feb. 22, 2017

n search of some extra cash, Jim and Janet Dooley started renting out a spare bedroom in their Big Bear home to skiers and other outdoor enthusiasts. “This has brought us a couple of hundred dollars a week,” said Janet Dooley, who listed the room about two years ago on the online booking platform Airbnb. Most of the guests have been young travelers, heading to the slopes at the nearby Bear Mountain and Snow Summit ski resorts. The Dooleys are part of a fast-growing club. Nearly 2,000 homes, apartments and spare bedrooms are listed for rent on Airbnb in and around Big Bear Lake, up from only about 400 properties listed two years ago.

Here’s How Much You’ll Pay to Stay in D.C. for Trump's Inauguration -- or the Women's March

Time Money
Jan. 11, 2017

The average cost for rooms still available is about $495 a night, according to AirDNA, a site that tracks Airbnb prices. But that’s not to say deals can’t be found. On Wednesday morning, MONEY found an apartment for rent in Logan Circle -- roughly a half-hour's walk from the National Mall -- for just $190 a night during the inauguration. Those who booked ahead paid much less -- around $230 on average, AirDNA reports -- while those renting shared space in someone else's home spent just $77 a night.

Airbnb’s Edge on Room Prices Depends on Tax Advantages

Financial Times
Jan. 2, 2017

When you book an Airbnb room in London, around a third of the $100 saving you make over the price of an average hotel room is due to tax advantages that favor Airbnb’s business model, according to research by the Financial Times.

These Are The Cities Where You Can Make The Most Money Renting Properties On Airbnb

Nov. 22, 2016

As regulation tightens in NY and other cities around the US, we wanted to check what are the best cities to operate as an investor around the world. The research was made using the data on AirDNA, a data company that tracks the performance of Airbnb rental properties around the world. By analyzing the occupancy, nightly rate, and revenue produced by over four million short-term rentals, AirDNA is able to identify high yielding real estate investment opportunities.

Measuring Airbnb’s Real Threat to U.S. Hotels Using Industry Metrics

Feb. 3, 2016

Even if 2016 does not turn out to be the year Airbnb announces an initial public offering, it may turn out to be the year of deep, fascinating Airbnb data — whether the short-term rental service wants to share it or not. It’s already off to a great start. On the heels of a report about hosts produced by Penn State University for the American Hotel and Lodging Association (AH&LA), CBRE Hotels has released a trove of Airbnb data with market-by-market insights into Airbnb’s business in the United States that compares Airbnb data to hotel data. Like the AH&LA study, it turned to AirDNA to provide insight about occupancy, room rates, and availability on Airbnb.

Investors: 5 Best and Worst Cities for Airbnb Renting

Feb. 2, 2016

Using numbers provided by AirDNA, an analytics firm specializing in Airbnb data, we put together the best and worst cities for investors. We started by taking the revenue for the properties in the 75th percentile of each city. That, according to AirDNA co-founder and CEO Scott Shatford, is a way of accounting for the fact that there may be a few zip codes that dramatically outperform other parts of a city. The 75th percentile, he says, is a better measure of the income that skilled investors can bring in from an Airbnb property.

Airbnb, Proposition F and the Shared Hypocrisy of Bay Area Housing

Nov. 3, 2015

There is a Southern California-based company called AirDNA that advises property owners on how to maximize their Airbnb rental income stream. They scrape Airbnb’s site every day unlike the San Francisco Chronicle report, which scraped only a single day’s worth of data. The company says its software also scrapes for whether a room is available, blocked or booked. As such, it can estimate revenues instead of guess-timating from the number of reviews.

New Worry for Home Buyers: A Party House Next Door

Wall Street Journal
Oct. 9, 2015

Mr. Curtis questioned how widespread the problem was. Airbnb provided some statistics about its customers, noting that from Oct. 1, 2014, to Oct. 1 this year, 87 percent of trips to Austin involved four or fewer people and 97 percent involved eight or fewer. The average age of Airbnb guests in Austin is 36. According to the research company AirDNA, of the 1,414 Airbnb listings in Austin as of Aug. 31 with three or more bedrooms, 33 offer lodging for four or more people per bedroom while 618 sleep over two per bedroom.

The Great Deal of Revenue from the Old Town

Corriere Fiorentino
Oct. 4, 2015

[Google translate] An objective fact, indisputable (maximum down) shown by analysts AirDNA, company of Santa Monica (Los Angeles, USA), which processes the "big data" directly from the site fee with an algorithm able to figure out how many are, which and how many types (room shared by up to apartments with 4 or more beds), how much they cost the rooms offered in Florence. But above all how many times were occupied and how much you can get if you become tenants at "5 star" (ie, with great reviews) and what you really "earn" by renting their apartments to tourists in the city, even on a random basis.

Edinburgh Among Most Expensive Cities on Airbnb

Fast Company
Oct. 3, 2015

In Glasgow, the only other Scottish city analysed by AirDNA and where Airbnb saw a rise in the number of listings ahead of last year’s Commonwealth Games, just 854 properties are listed, with an entire home marketed for an average of $151 a night. The figure is only marginally lower than in Edinburgh – but a private room, which makes up almost half of all properties listed in Scotland’s biggest city, typically costs just $62.

Airbnb Crimps Hotels’ Power on Pricing

Wall Street Journal
Sept. 29, 2015

But with Airbnb Inc. posting thousands of listings in cities where the pope appeared last week, hoteliers are seeing less-than-optimal results as many compete head on with home-rental companies.

In New York City, Airbnb listings last week reached nearly 20,000 during the pope’s visit, according to AirDNA, a Santa Monica, Calif.-based firm that analyzes Airbnb data.

Top Secrets of Travel Writers

Huffington Post
Aug. 27, 2015

Bowen also recommended looking into local accommodations offered on home-sharing sites like Airbnb and HomeAway. Along with the unique digs and the opportunity to experience the city like a local, you may score a bargain: According to AirDNA, a data provider to vacation rental entrepreneurs and investors, the median nightly rate for an entire home on Airbnb is only $65 in South Korea and $74 in Berlin, Germany.

Boston is One of the Most Lucrative Spots in the Country for Airbnb
Aug. 17, 2015

If you’re looking to get into the business you might wonder which spots are most lucrative. Landlords in Boston can already expect to collect sky-high rent from year-round tenants. Could switching to the short-term Airbnb model possibly make even more money? In some cases, yes.

AirDNA, a separate service that analyzes vacation rental data, located the most profitable Airbnb cities in the country for owners, revealing Boston as a moneymaking spot for two-bedroom rental units.

15 Steps to Profit by Renting Your Home to Visitors

MoneyTalks News
Aug. u, 2015

One company, AirDNA, takes host support a step further — for a fee. It tracks “the daily performance of over 400,000 listings across 5,000 cities worldwide” and offers “intelligence reports that feature occupancy rates, seasonal demand, and revenue generated by short-term rentals.” A one-time report for my area cost $49.95. Charges for consulting (on rates, website copy, property management and the like) is listed at $199 to $399.

Room To Grow?

July. 26, 2015

Much of the information on is free, but hosts and other users can pay about $50 for more comprehensive reports that break down the performance of listings in a given neighborhood or even that of a competitor, giving them a better idea of whether they are under- or overpricing their own listings.

How to Make a Killing on Airbnb

Fast Company
Mar. 26, 2015

There is perhaps no greater example of how lucrative the sharing economy can be than Airbnb. In the six years since its launch the website that lets anyone rent out their homes has propelled its founders—Brian Chesky, Nathan Blecharczyk, and Joe Gebbia—onto this year's Forbes billionaires list with estimated fortunes of $1.9 billion each. That’s to say nothing of the company’s rumored $20 billion valuation, partly due to the fact that Airbnb now has over one million listings in 190 countries.

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