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How to Monetize a Slow or Empty Short-Term Rental during Coronavirus pandemic

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How to Monetize your Airbnb COVID-19 has hit everyone hard. Since the Coronavirus truly took hold of the global travel industry in early March, vacation rental owners and managers have struggled to stay afloat. The unprecedented deluge of cancellations and refund requests came out of the blue and left us speechless. Many rental owners been … Read more

Short Term Rental Taxes in British Columbia: What You Need To Know

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In 2018, a new law about short-term rental taxes in British Columbia came into effect. It has affected short-term rental businesses such as Airbnb. This article will answer the top questions you might have when it comes to taxes about short-term rentals – especially in British Columbia. What is MRDT Tax BC? The MRDT or … Read more

Airbnb Hosting for Beginners: Start Your Airbnb Business This 2020

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Many people across the world are intrigued by the idea of starting their own Airbnb business. After all, when it comes to side-hustles, renting out a part of your house to passing vacationers is probably among the easiest and simplest business there is. And with an international network, the potential for some serious income is … Read more

A Comprehensive Guide to Being a Better AirBnB Host

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Airbnb continues to be a great platform to turn available space into a profitable business. For people with extra rooms in popular cities or vacation homeowners looking to monetize their property when it’s not in use, there is something for every kind of traveller.  In the early days of Airbnb, the target market tended to … Read more

Designing Your Airbnb for Repeat Guests

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Everyone knows that you can use Airbnb to rent out your vacation property. That you can earn money from your primary residence while you’re out of town. Or even that you could make a side income by letting out an extra room in your home to budget-conscious travellers. The system has become so ubiquitous that … Read more

The Biggest Problems With Renting Your Property on AirBnB and How to Solve Them

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When you think of how Airbnb has turned an entire industry on its head, it’s pretty amazing. Just 11 years ago, it was two roommates in San Francisco looking to help pay their rent by offering short-term rentals of their air mattress. The company that was initially called Airbedandbreakfast.com, today has more than 4 million … Read more

How to Get Started as a Real Estate Investor in Vancouver & Whistler

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Sometimes it seems like the Vancouver and Whistler real estate markets are so far-saturated that they won’t make suitable investments. For anyone just now considering their first rental property(s), there is a real fear that the moment may have passed. Even buyers looking to invest in vacation properties have had concerns that it’s not the … Read more

The Best Smart Home Devices to Install in Your Investment Property

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They’ve long been telling us that one-day smart devices would solve all of our problems. Articles going back 15 years were talking about refrigerators that would give you health tips and reorder your favourite foods before you ever run out. The future was going to be a technological marvel. Well, the future is now. While … Read more

How to Triple Your Rental Profits with AirBnB

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How to Triple Your Rental Profits with Airbnb Airbnb is a wonderful resource for landlords as they try to increase their profits. Long-term rentals can usually go for $900-1000/month while the same place can be sold for $100-120 per night for a short-term or vacation stay. The difference in earning potential between short-term and long-term … Read more

How to Pack Lighter And Smarter

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In this modern era of constant security checks when flying anywhere, although it may not be true that there are only two types of baggage, carry-on and lost, it certainly is true that more baggage you do travel with, the more troublesome your baggage becomes. It is certainly possible your baggage could be lost. Therefore … Read more

How to Find a Right Vacation Rental Property Manager

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Owning more than one property can be a struggle for most people. It should be a joy, getting financial freedom or having a place that you can enjoy on your own vacations. There will likely come a time where you realize that a property manager can be exactly what you need. However, you need to … Read more