Take Me Back Home

It’s been known for a while that AirBnB leads to higher rental and property prices for long term residents. So how has the pandemic effected all this?

It’s not been great for the suppliers of AirBnB with demand way down as people travel less.

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This is isn’t all bad as the previously mentioned rental and property problem gains a reprieve.

Will AirBnB coming roaring back once the pandemic has abated? Not so fast says regulators. Regulators in cities like Paris and Barcelona are taking steps to ensure they don’t come back to previous levels.

This will benefit locals as pressure comes off rents and prices. It will also alleviate the problematic renters who ruin the serenity and atmosphere of a neighbourhood.

Classy Home

Coinciding with the release of the Downton Abbey film, Airbnb announced the chance to win a night in the popular TV series’s location at Highclere Castle.

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The Jacobethan house is already popular with visitors, but the night (yes, it’s only a single night) promises to be special with the owners of the home hosting the evening with promises of grand stories of the history of the house as well as being treated like royalty.

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While the visit will be a treat for the lucky couple who get to go, the real winners will be the publicity for the house owners and Airbnb.