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Old 09-26-2018, 04:47 PM
 
Location: Gilbert, AZ
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Speaking personally, living next to an airbnb flophouse is about as appealing as having a tire shop or a Jack in the Box next door. There are good reasons for planning and zoning.
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Old 10-23-2018, 12:27 AM
 
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The white picket fence neighborhood was a thing of the 1950s, a decade of prosperity that faded or failed. It does not matter and all the delusional thinking now hinges on a single decade.

The citizens were promised minimum government intrusion and to be secure in our homes etc by The Constitution but government has ignored that and changes the rules on a whim. Citizens need to earn a living and if they do business then that is the free market. Leave us be already.

Those that want zoning and covenants are not having to live in reality. City government awarded themselves power to take property away for non-compliance with rules. Those rules from a 10 year span have ceased to be relevant but they will come at you with firearms. The Constitution is relevant and overrules this sort of action against citizens who pursue happiness or simpler yet pursue a dollar to survive.

High time government put its own house together and step back for good. Thomas Sowell said if the government were in charge of the Sahara Desert then sand would be hard to come by.

Loud neighbors have always existed and if you are forced or chose to have your home 10 feet from the house on each side then live with it or move. Deal with your neighbors yourself and see if you even have the skills to be civil with those you find to be uncivil. Self-governing independent citizens we are supposed to be and with the middle class gone I advise against flaunting wealth or acting as if the sun rises only for you.

I predict a larger housing crisis in the near future and many houses are being purchased by investment companies who over pay since it is other people's money. They will not find buyers at inflated prices they want to sell houses for so the houses will go vacant and decay. The broken window syndrome.

Zoning forces you to work far from where you live so you will need that tire shop. Commuting 2 hours a day will make Jack-in-the-Box your regular dinner. Zoning is for you to spend and be taxed.

Last edited by Mike from back east; 10-23-2018 at 01:00 PM.. Reason: Merged 2:1
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Old 10-24-2018, 05:42 AM
 
Location: Colorado Springs
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Default Regulations passed

https://gazette.com/news/colorado-sp...11dafc2b8.html

"The Colorado Springs City Council unanimously imposed annual permitting fees and regulations on short-term rental property owners Tuesday after hours of protest and suggestions from dozens of residents.

The two new ordinances define short-term rentals, apply city regulations to them and charge property owners $119 a year for a permit."


"Michael Applegate, founder of the Neighborhood Preservation Alliance, urged the council to tweak the ordinances. Only property owners who live on-site should be allowed to operate short-term rentals, he said. Otherwise, out-of-state investors buy local homes to make money at the expense of property values and quality of life in city neighborhoods.

“If they’re businesses, why are we allowing them in our residential zones?” Applegate said. “It will put gas on the bonfire that’s already happening, and investors from anywhere in the world will be able to buy up our property for their own commercial gain.”

The council did not tweak the ordinances.

Some took issue with the added financial burden,which requires operators to get a sales tax license and give the city 2 percent of each transaction."


The regulations are a good idea but I wonder how well it will be enforced.
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Old 10-24-2018, 09:05 AM
 
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I wonder how well it will be enforced
I am thinking that like everything else in this city, it will be primarily complaint-driven.
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Old 11-15-2018, 05:32 AM
 
Location: Colorado Springs
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Default Update, 15_Nov

https://gazette.com/news/colorado-sp...f8faba506.html

Colorado Springs council reaffirms ordinance regulating Airbnb, VRBO rentals

"The Colorado Springs City Council reaffirmed its decision Tuesday to impose regulations on short-term rentals.

The council originally approved an ordinance defining short-term rentals and applying city regulations to them and a resolution charging property owners $119 a year for a permit last month. City code requires two affirmative votes for ordinances, however, and the second vote came Tuesday after a brief discussion."

The full ordinance and resolution can be found online at coloradosprings.gov/city-council.
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Old Today, 07:20 AM
 
Location: Colorado Springs
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Default Short term rentals regulations

https://gazette.com/woodmenedition/c...28eaf96e8.html

"As reported in the Oct. 31 issue of the Woodmen Edition, owners of STRs are required to collect and remit appropriate state and city sales and comply with the regulations outlined in the permit application. Applicants can obtain an annual permit for $119, plus prorated fees to obtain a city sales tax license. For more information about short term rentals, requirements and the sales tax and permitting process, visit ColoradoSprings.gov/STR.

Short-term rentals have been operating in the city for a number of years without any specific standards or regulations. In response to increased interest in STRs and neighbor concerns, the City Council adopted an ordinance in October allowing property owners to offer short-term rentals while establishing regulations to limit unwanted effects on Colorado Springs’ residential neighborhoods. The purpose of the ordinance is to ensure rental properties meet zoning, insurance, sales tax requirements and provide for a responsible party who can immediately address any issues or concerns."


It will be interesting to see how this will be enforced.

My guess is that many landlords will simply ignore it.
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Old Today, 08:05 AM
 
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https://gazette.com/woodmenedition/c...28eaf96e8.html

"As reported in the Oct. 31 issue of the Woodmen Edition, owners of STRs are required to collect and remit appropriate state and city sales and comply with the regulations outlined in the permit application. Applicants can obtain an annual permit for $119, plus prorated fees to obtain a city sales tax license. For more information about short term rentals, requirements and the sales tax and permitting process, visit ColoradoSprings.gov/STR.

Short-term rentals have been operating in the city for a number of years without any specific standards or regulations. In response to increased interest in STRs and neighbor concerns, the City Council adopted an ordinance in October allowing property owners to offer short-term rentals while establishing regulations to limit unwanted effects on Colorado Springs’ residential neighborhoods. The purpose of the ordinance is to ensure rental properties meet zoning, insurance, sales tax requirements and provide for a responsible party who can immediately address any issues or concerns."


It will be interesting to see how this will be enforced.

My guess is that many landlords will simply ignore it.
Hopefully neighbors that care about their neighborhoods will let the city know of the violators.

Absentee LL's usually do NOT care about the properties they leave behind as long as the rent check comes in on time every month.
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Old Today, 10:44 AM
 
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IMO it's a case of 'make no mistake' that regulations are coming.

One thing prodding this along is reports yesterday in the press that a group of realtors who own a bunch of condo units have placed 75,000 visitors into those alleged "airbnb" rooms. It was a just another way to turn a condo building into a hotel and NY is cracking down on that. Story here.

Anywhere there's money to be had there's a fraud out there scheming to get some of it.
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