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Vacation rental owners cashing in on Austin’s 2013 SXSW

Austin, TX’s 213 SXSW should be a windfall for property managers and vacation rental owners gearing up for the event on, and other vacation rental listing sites. Those willing to rent space on a short-term basis can also make a little moolah on the side.

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Vacation getaways aboard vessels that anchor your wanderlust for waterway stays

Vacation rental property owners serve up some unique stays - countryside yurts, cave apartments, sidetracked railway cars, sky-high tree houses, and conch seashell shaped getaways, to name just


Reemerged vacation property investment market paying dividends

"Even owners with properties in destinations where summer is typically an off-season have reported a good season in terms of occupancy." If you capitalized on news about the recovering


Infographic: The White House listing

The White House for sale? Not really. But if the historic landmark, 55,000-square-foot mansion home of the First Family was put on the market it would fetch about $110 million


Bandits jumping on the timeshare bandwagon as industry gains speed

Timeshares' tiny $5 billion slice of the real estate pie is poised to grow with more sales and timeshare rats are scurrying out of the woodwork to take


Vacation homes reemerge as hot investment properties

Join a real estate investment group and pool your money. Tap retirement money. Get a second job. Get a third job. Just do what it takes. If you've ever


Personal, financial investment returns make short-term rentals ever more popular

ASHLEY HALLIGAN - The short-term rental market - largely seconds homes and vacation rentals - is alive and well, thanks largely to online portals thrusting this unique form


Short-term rentals ever more popular, but not without risks

Short-term rentals have become increasingly popular in the past few years, thanks to the growth in online rental portals like and Short-term rentals, often second-home and vacation-home


Keep Your Home California makes it easier to keep your home

A California homeowner assistance program funded with $2 billion in federal stimulus money is upping the ante to help more struggling homeowners facing foreclosure and unemployment. The four-pronged


Vacation rentals enjoy hot summer

Vacation rental investments paid off so well this summer more than one in three vacation rental owners plan to raise the rent for the holiday travel season. Travelers? Book

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Best back-to-school real estate investment cities

The cost of education comes with the cost of student housing, but savvy investors can make a real killing on investment properties in the right college towns these

How much vacation home will $150K buy?

The same market conditions that are making "affordable homes" household words are also creating bargains in the vacation home segment and, right now, the discounts can come with


Do you have a ‘Vacation Rental Home Personality?’

It's only a good time to buy a vacation rental if you are really cut out for the job. Property prices as low as they've been in a decade,

It’s a good time to buy a vacation home

Right now, the languishing housing market offers some lingering upsides for those who have some investment dollars to burn. Home prices are low, financing is cheap and inventories are

Vacation rental owners’ hard lesson from the Gulf oil front

Improved oil well safety protocols and faster disaster response aren't the only lessons to be learned from the Gulf of Mexico oil spill. Some vacation property owners in the

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