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Old 01-03-2016, 09:49 PM
 
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So, we have bought and/or are in the process of buying several houses in Pueblo, all within a block of each other. These are simple, modest, but clean homes. Our intention, in a few years is to include them in an Autistic community here. Until then, we have been planning to live in one and rent out the other 2 [possibly 3] There is only one that has 3 bedrooms [the others have 2] and as soon as it closes we will be moving into it, either as our permanent home or just for the minimum year required in HUD owner occupied homes.


so, we were planning at renting the other 2 [possibly 3] and possibly get a room mate. Then we started thinking maybe we should rent out the room as an airBnB. At $30 a night, occupied half the time, that would come to $450 a month.


Which made us wonder if possibly we should rent out full houses as airBnBs'. heck, MAYBE after we have actually grown into an Autistic community, we could probably rent out houses for people to stay in or a week or so to get involved with our community in order to help them start an Autistic community in their oown area.


What I envision. as far as commerce, education, healthcare, recreation, etc. are all scheduled until long after my personal schedule has run out. but now, UNTIL people come, what do you think about going at least partially airBnB?

Stop redistributing income. Your community needs housing for the locals, not for visitors and tourists.
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Old 01-03-2016, 09:56 PM
 
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This is causing a huge uproar in the neighborhood one over from mine where investors have bought up $500K houses and rent out the entire thing to loud, obnoxious bachelor and bachelorette parties. There is talk of lawsuits and more city rules/regulations. And quite a few angry neighbors who bought expensive houses not knowing they were moving into a "motel row".

Funny how so many people support capitalism everywhere except in their own neighborhoods.
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Old 01-04-2016, 02:06 AM
 
Location: Northern Maine
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"In one Oregon town that I am following on CD, the city recently limited the number and density of these due to neighbor's complaints of noise and traffic and imposed other restrictions"

From what I read, Oregon looks one giant HOA. their buzzword is "sprawl". They say that people are bad, freedom is bad and growth is bad.
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Old 01-04-2016, 03:15 AM
 
Location: Tucson for awhile longer
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Municipalities all over the country, not only their zoning boards, are cracking down on Airbnb. Governments in most areas collect significant taxes from hotels. They lose that income stream when too many homeowners are offering rooms via internet sites. They are not happy about it. If you have mortgages on these properties, it seems like a dicey proposition to depend on income generated this way to cover your costs.
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Old 01-04-2016, 06:03 AM
 
Location: Colorado Springs
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Municipalities all over the country, not only their zoning boards, are cracking down on Airbnb. Governments in most areas collect significant taxes from hotels. They lose that income stream when too many homeowners are offering rooms via internet sites. They are not happy about it. If you have mortgages on these properties, it seems like a dicey proposition to depend on income generated this way to cover your costs.
Be as honest with the Government about what you make...

As they are with you about what they spend.
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Old 01-04-2016, 06:29 AM
 
Location: Over yonder a piece
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In Pueblo?

Who the heck wants to rent a room in Pueblo?
Agreed. I don't see a room getting renting out "half the time" in Pueblo. A couple nights a YEAR, maybe, but not several times a month.
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Old 01-04-2016, 09:53 AM
 
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Pueblo is cheap for a reason. It is the armpit of Colorado
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Old 01-04-2016, 01:02 PM
 
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Stop redistributing income. Your community needs housing for the locals, not for visitors and tourists.
Why can't they earn a living? Are those locals not going to pay? Who cares where the money comes from?
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Old 01-04-2016, 01:32 PM
 
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Municipalities all over the country, not only their zoning boards, are cracking down on Airbnb. Governments in most areas collect significant taxes from hotels. They lose that income stream when too many homeowners are offering rooms via internet sites. They are not happy about it. If you have mortgages on these properties, it seems like a dicey proposition to depend on income generated this way to cover your costs.
We've used AirBNB once for a 5-night stay and we were charged the 11% local hotel tax.
We've used Homeaway and VRBO dozens of times and have always been charged local taxes.
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Old 01-04-2016, 02:00 PM
 
Location: Idaho
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We've used AirBNB once for a 5-night stay and we were charged the 11% local hotel tax.
We've used Homeaway and VRBO dozens of times and have always been charged local taxes.
We have used airbnb about 10 times (1 to 2 days each) all in Washington state and were not charged any taxes. The same goes with VRBO which we had rented a dozen time (Hawaii, Florida, Puerto Rico and abroad) with no taxes. It is possible that some state/city require the taxes, and it is also possible that this depends on whether the owners report their rental income.
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