vacation rentals

Countries that are cracking down on Airbnb

53% of the Sonoma Coast are vacation rentals creating higher rents and lack of any rentals for workers and families. Longer mandated stays, shorter periods for any vacation rentals and strict enforcement have worked for other areas. The Sonoma County draft Local Coastal Plan does not address limits on vacation rentals, instead encourages more tourism.  …

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‘Overtourism is killing Big Sur’: activists raise banner in California vacation spot | US news | The Guardian

Tourism based economies: first to crash in bad economy, last to recover….costs: Tourism=death of local servicing business Loss of Mom and Pop stores to tourism based business Low wage industries, need 2 and 3 jobs to stay financially afloat Hollowing out of neighborhoods Communities fragmented by event centers, tasting rooms, vacation rentals in all zoning …

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South Lake Tahoe ballot measure would ban most vacation-home rentals

Affordable housing: When you have more property owners that are investors, prices rise and push out residents and workers. More communities are severely limiting or phasing out vacation rentals due to so many problems. “Most of the 1,400 homeowners who would be affected by the measure can’t vote on it because their primary residence is outside …

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Sleepy Joshua Tree sees a boom in tourism, illegal rentals

Binge tourism…..making housing even more unaffordable… Sleepy Joshua Tree sees a boom in tourism, illegal rentals By Louis Sahagun Los Angeles Times (TNS) Jun 17, 2018JOSHUA TREE, Calif. — Mark Grden was looking for peace and quiet when he bought his house a half-mile from the main entrance to Joshua Tree National Park in 1998. …

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Vacation Rentals

Earth to Sonoma County Supervisors: we have a negative vacancy rate, people living in trailers waiting for housing, and you are touting 30,000 new homes to be built while allowing vacation rentals to take even more chances for housing from our neighbors after the fire, for tourists. Is this governing or pandering? Vacation Rentals Vacation rentals …

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