38 minutes | Aug 21st 2019

The Future of Airbnb as a Short-term Rental Investment Option

In today's show, we are investigating a hot topic in the real estate investing world, we are looking at Airbnb investing and asking the question, "is it still a viable option for short-term rental investing."  You cannot have a conversation about real estate investing without, eventually, having it turn to people wondering if they can take advantage of the popularity of Airbnb and VRBO as options.  Erin has been renting out properties as short-term rentals since 2014.  At that time she and her, now husband, decided to serve the market and become experts in the short-term rental market.  We wanted to know if Erin thought the market is saturated.  She says it really depends.  You have to know your area and it varies from city to city.  One of the reasons for this is due to city codes and ordinances that prohibit short-term rentals (rentals 30 days or less).  If you are considering diving into the short-term rental market Erin suggests the following:   1. Do your due diligence.  Know the law Contact your city planner office  know the HOA and other community requirements  Get insurance quotes for short-term investments Include utilities and other services into the calculations  Know your upfront investment and long term costs 2. Research the Market  Research the vacancy rates Research rental rates  OTHER TIPS If you are going to be a "hands-off" - hire a property manager and KEEP THEM and TREAT THEM WELL if they are good at what they do. Provide a 24/7 way to get in touch with you in case of emergencies  Make sure you have the correct insurance for short-term rentals   OTHER RESOURCES  AirDNA - is a paid service that can give you projections on Airbnbs  Mint - great for tracking your spending Personal Capital - tracks your spending and track your net worth ERIN ON THE FINAL QUESTIONS One Money Lesson Erin Has Carried Over Into Her Financial Journey Erin's Favorite Lifehack That Brings Her Joy  Be engaged with your hobby and if you can find a way to make money doing it - DO IT!  HOW TO REACH ERIN:  James Carlson Real Estate - erin@jamescarlsonrealestate.com  Denver Graffiti Tour - erin@denvergraffititour.com Erin's Favorite Read  7 Habits of Highley Effective People     
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