Short-Term Rentals Prove to Be Investment Gold

Published by REALTOR Magazine | July 6, 2021

Investors are discovering greater interest in their short-term vacation rentals

According to a Trip Advisor survey from this spring, more than two-thirds of Americans said they plan to travel this summer.

Occupancy rates surged 21% in May compared to pre-pandemic levels from May 2019, according to AirDNA, a real estate company that collects data on Airbnb and Vrbo short-term rentals. Prices to rent vacation properties have increased by about 8.3% over the past year.

“There’s a very big opportunity to buy cheap and make a lot of money in return,” Luis D. Ortiz, a real estate broker who also stars on Netflix’s “World’s Most Amazing Vacation Rentals,” told®. “Vacation rentals give you something that hotels can’t give, and it’s that sense of home.”®’s research team identified the hot spots with the most profitable real estate markets for those wanting to purchase a property list on short-term rental sites like Airbnb or Vrbo. They found that smaller resort towns in remote locations that offer a big connection to the outdoors are surging in demand. Many are also within driving distance to larger cities.

Click here to continue reading and see the top seven areas showing some of the most profits in short-term rentals, according to®’s findings.

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