Six Month AirBnB vs HomeAway Income Only

Friday, November 01

While I have been renting long term for the better part of a zillion years, I recently acquired a house in the right area, at the right price, and with the right financing for short term rentals.Some of my assumptions were incorrect.  For instance, my clientele.  I expected to have a number of in...


Jason Hartman Profits in Paradise - Oct 2019

Monday, October 28

Having recently returned from a Jason Hartman property tour, adjacent to Orlando, it seemed fitting to share what it was all about.Friday was an optional property tour, with one of Jason’s preferred partners. The last time I attended one of these tours, the partner was rehabbing existing single f...


Superhost Status Excites!

Saturday, October 12

At the middle of October, we have been granted Superhost status by AirBnb.  I have achieved 10 reviews of 5 stars on AirBnb.  I still have more bookings on AirBnb than I do on any other site, though I focused on it first.  Taking the benefits that were offered in exchange for higher rankings, I a...


The Beginning: My Short Term Rental Story

Saturday, August 10

STR Journal: The BeginningMay I started by researching municipalities in my local area that allow short term rentals. In my county, there are a few cities that had a pre-existing regulation on whether they welcome short term rental properties. I identified a market where there was not a pre...


After walls: installation of new kitchen

Saturday, July 27

In looking for the right kitchen for this renovation I’d been looking online and through magazines. The subject house is a colonial style, and we wanted to match the style of the house with a new kitchen that would be appropriate to the style of the house. I found a kitchen that I wanted to emu...


No, you can’t just take a wall down; a word about supporting walls.

Tuesday, July 09

Continuing with our beach-side renovation. To recap: we have tented for termites, refinished floors, installed windows and doors, had electrical panel and wiring updated. The kitchen was down to the studs and we came back out with insulation, Sheetrock and rough plumbing. Additionally, we had re...