REPORT: D.C. short-term rental ordinance could return more than 5,500 homes back into city’s housing stock in the near term

Sep 25, 2018

AirbnbWATCH released a report today with concerning statistics and trends regarding short-term vacation rentals in and provided a positive analysis of the recent proposed short-term rental ordinance. Click here to download copy of report on D.C. short-term rentals and analysis of proposed STR ordinance.  One of those troubling statistics:  D.C.’s affordable and mid-range housing...

REPORT: Airbnb price gouging for Boston area college graduations

May 18, 2018

Boston Airbnb hosts increase prices by as much as $1,015 per night Airbnb sent email to hosts to raise rates, suggested renting out an air mattress for $400   We recently released a report showing significant price gouging by Boston Airbnb hosts, most of whom are commercial operators running multiple listings, for rentals during local...

Airbnb Misleading their Hosts – and Communities Across the Country

May 10, 2018

While the Boston Red Sox and New York Yankees kickoff a three-game series tonight in their legendary rivalry, government officials from both cities are facing a common adversary both in the media and on social media, Airbnb. In case you missed, Airbnb has been playing dirty politics by sending a baseless e-mail to thousands...

REPORT: Airbnb price gouging could cost Kentucky Derby attendees thousands

May 3, 2018

AirbnbWATCH has revealed significant price gouging by Louisville Airbnb hosts, most of whom are commercial operators running multiple listings, for rentals during the Kentucky Derby weekend. Click here to download a pdf version of this release or to share on social media The report reveals rates for many Airbnb rentals increasing by thousands of dollars per...

A Tradition Unlike Any Other? Airbnb’s Ongoing Price Gouging Could Cost Those Attending The Masters Thousands

Apr 6, 2018

Augusta Airbnb Hosts Increase Prices By As Much As $1,300 Per Night Click here to download a pdf version of this release or to share on social media As golf’s main event is upon us, and Augusta Airbnb hosts, many of whom are commercial operators running multiple listings, are jacking up their rates for...

Alcohol, Blood, and Gunshots: Airbnb’s Reno Rager

Mar 28, 2018

It started off as a normal booking. A 19-year old renter, verified by Airbnb, was searching for a nice place in Reno for her parents to spend a weekend. The owner, Samantha Stremmel, suspected nothing out of the ordinary. Stremmell’s property, a former boutique garden store, had just been transformed into an Airbnb rental.

REPORT: Airbnb price gouging could cost Loyola Chicago fans and parents thousands

Mar 26, 2018

San Antonio Airbnb hosts increase prices by as much as $3,500 per night for NCAA Final Four Click here to download a pdf version of this release or to share on social media SAN ANTONIO, TX – AirbnbWATCH, an affordable housing advocate and consumer watchdog group, released a report today showing significant price gouging by...

Airbnb’s Not So Sweet 16: Broken Neighborhoods

Mar 23, 2018

  Basketball fans around the country are tuning in to see which team will be the big winner of NCAA’s March Madness tournament. However, there’s another competition playing out every day in neighborhoods across America – and it has to do with safe communities and affordable housing. As it expands, Airbnb seems to be...

REPORT: Airbnb price gouging could cost NCAA college basketball fans and parents thousands

Mar 16, 2018

As the NCAA college basketball tournament kicks off, AirbnbWATCH released a report showing significant price gouging by San Antonio Airbnb hosts, many of whom are commercial operators running multiple listings, for rentals during the College Basketball Final Four weekend. Read our full report here – and the latest from Metro USA on the issue,...

REPORT: Airbnb price gouging could cost Boston Marathon runners and supporters thousands

Mar 16, 2018

Airbnb’s egregious price gouging continues – this time in Boston, Massachusetts around the annual Boston Marathon. At its worst, some properties are seeing a nearly 2,400 percent increase in rates – with the highest prices jumping nearly $2,000 extra per night!   Read our full report here – and the latest from the Boston...