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Which cities in the world are most profitable to do Airbnb?

Just over a year ago, me and my colleague were talking about what would be the highest rental yield one can make whilst working in London.  Out of many ideas, one thing that caught my ears was a story from this woman who is doing Airbnb rental arbitrage in Canary Wharf with twenty 2-bedroom units.  […]

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Airbnb booking data from Europe shows sign of a recovery

Vacation rentals in Europe have just begun to recover. We have analyzed over 300,000 Airbnb listings across various cities in Europe and the UK this week. One major pattern that is observed in the past month is that the vacation destinations in countries with high domestic Airbnb guests have started getting more bookings in June […]

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Podcast - Into the Airbnb

Into the Airbnb EP 12: Gross 50% rental yield. A tiny mobile house in Oakland, CA

In this episode, we have had a chat with an Airbnb host from Oakland California. His name is Ansel and he owns one mobile house. Here are Some quick facts. He has been achieving above 90% occupancy rate. He makes about $20,000 per year from a mobile house which is valued around 40,000. It’s an […]

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US Airbnb market snapshot (2020 June) during the pandemic

Vacation rentals in the US have been rapidly recovering since June. We have analyzed over 200,000 Airbnb listings this week. Our research showed that the Southern States, like Texas, South Carolina and Florida, have successfully made a comeback, yet New York and California states are still struggling.  Please note that many other cities are not in […]

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Is data backing up on what Airbnb CEO stated about Post-Covid travel?

Recently, Airbnb CEO says post-COVID travel will never be the same again and added that people are more likely to travel domestically.  Our analysis also confirmed with this trend by analyzing 5 million short-term rental booking data from 2019 December to 2020 May.  In order to write this blog post, we have chosen 4 states […]

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How do we get the Airbnb data?

We start by sourcing the data.  Airbtics collects short-term and vacation rental data from dozens of sources, including Airbnb, independent property managers, and rental software providers. We monitor them on a regular basis.  Once we acquire the rental data, we keep tracking them and collect various data from different time points. This allows us to […]

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5 Airbnb rentals in Kimberley, Canada (95% Occupancy Rate)

Today’s guest is Michelle. She runs 5 Airbnb listings in Kimberely in British Columbia, Canada. This town is well known for its ski and golf resorts. The occupancy rate of her listings goes up to 95% during the high season like Summer, and down to 50% during the low season. During the high season, the […]

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A mud house and 4 Airbnb homes in farmland, Tennessee

Today’s guest is Jackie from Murfreesboro in Tennessee. She runs for Airbnb unit or within a 50 acres formula and she started her first listing with a mud house in the farmland. And now she is building the fifth unit (also within the farmland) to run on Airbnb. Her revenues from those four listings are […]

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10 Airbnb units in Toronto (Co-hosting and Rental Arbitrage )

Today’s guest is Matt. He runs 10 listings in Toronto and he is a co-host of some of those units. He achieves an above 85% occupancy rate in an average month. It breakevens during the low-season and making up to six to six thousand dollars per his one-bedroom condominium unit. He is also an owner […]

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A snapshot of the Hong Kong Airbnb market amidst the pandemic

Hong Kong attracts the largest number of visitors per year [ref], yet it does not have as much Airbnb listings as other popular tourist destinations like London (70,000+) or Paris (50,000+). Hong Kong was showing a rapid growth in both Airbnb supply and demand until the 2019 Hong Kong protests. Despite the current climate, we […]