Good news, it's Friday and Super Bowl Sunday this weekend!
If you don't know already, OwnerRez will be hosting a webinar with Airbnb to discuss taxes. Who doesn't LOVE taxes? 😍 We'll sit down with Caroline Robbins, Connectivity Partnerships Manager at Airbnb, and go through how to properly configure your taxes for Airbnb. The session is free to join, but you need to use the sign-up for OwnerRez/Airbnb webinar link to register.
Phoenix, Arizona proposed legislation that would penalize short-term rental hosts that violate their local health and safety laws. This would give local cities the ability to charge fines and other penalties, when a vacation rental becomes a nuisance to the community. Each time a host is in violation of these laws, the penalties will increase. Repeat offenders who have three violations in a 12-month period, can have their short-term rental license revoked by the state.
City authorities aren't the only ones who think this is a good idea; Airbnb fully supports the new proposal. In fact, last year Airbnb removed or suspended 50 listings in Arizona for complaints caused by parties or other policy violations. Look out Phoenix, you better keep your guests in line.
Who doesn't love visiting islands? Now that California is beginning to lift it's stay at home orders, Catalina island, off the coast of Los Angeles, has reopened to tourists. The Catalina Express ferry has resumed daily service for passengers from Long Beach and, on weekends, from San Pedro and Dana Point. Catalina relies on tourism, which is why they are trying to capitalizing on the upcoming holidays, President's Day and Valentine's day (don't forget, fellas), along with Spring Break vacations.
Cape Coral, Florida, wants to make life easier for people who own rental properties. The City Council is discussing a one time payment fee of just $35 for long-term and short-term rental properties. This one time $35 fee would be the lowest among Florida cities that require registration. The city says this would make it easier for Police to address an issue with the PM or owner responsible for the property.
Have a great weekend, eveyone, and go---!! Tampa Bay? Kansas City? 🏈