The Best Beds for Airbnb’s

The Best Beds for Airbnb’s

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Wow! I'm really loving this LUCID bed and my guests do too! I am getting killer reviews just on this bed!!! (I include a screen shot of some of my reviews). I had heard of beds like this...arriving right at your doorstep in a box from Amazon and then POOF they expand into a life size bed! Then I slept on one in Airbnb home for a month. I was sold! So, I ordered one for myself! There are several thicknesses. They have a 10", 12" and I believe a 14". I have the 12". This is a cool blend of memory foam + natural latex mattress built from different layers. Top layer (comfort + cooling) – this is a 1″ Bamboo Charcoal memory foam layer and a 2nd Layer (support) – this a 3″ memory…
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10 Steps to Buying a Home with Low Income

10 Steps to Buying a Home with Low Income

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Someone once asked me, can I buy a home if I only make $30,000/yr? The answer is YES YOU CAN! Heck, you could probably get a home loan if the home was only a few grand and you were earning only a few grand per year in income. The reality is that its not just ONE thing that will help you get a loan and buy a house. In fact you need to to have several things in alignment (like your credit, your taxes and your income and some savings). Also, most low income home loans are government insured through FHA (Federal Housing Administration) so if you follow FHA requirements, your lender can give you a better deal (such as low down payments, low closing costs and easy credit qualifying). The U.S.…
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How to Go from Renter to Homeowner Using Airbnb

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People who are "renters" are typically the ones who say to me, "Rachel, why would I want to buy a house?" At first I was completely bewildered at this statement thinking "how are they NOT already investing in real estate, instead they're wasting money renting!"  But then I remembered that I used to share this mindset too!   I had rented for much of my life but purchased a fancy condo in the heart of Denver in 2008, that I would sell only 2 years later. Part of the reason I sold was because I quit my job and started my own company. I quickly wondered how keeping this asset with my new ambitious self-employed status and income was going to benefit me. How was I going to afford mortgage payments with my fancy…
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Airbnb & Vacation Rentals Make A Poor Passive Income Model

Airbnb & Vacation Rentals Make A Poor Passive Income Model

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Let's face it! There is no get rich fast scheme within the Airbnb world. [caption id="attachment_1167" align="alignright" width="334"] Vacation Rental Property[/caption] Just the time it takes to find, buy and close on a real estate property takes enough time. But when we factor in the time it takes to set, up, run and manage a vacation & short-term rental, we must question whether or not it can truly ever become a passive income model. In my opinion, the answer is not really. Its probably why some of the big wig management companies are getting out of the biz and closing their doors to the properties whose numbers just don't make sense financially when all is said and done. When all is said and done, means that all expenses are taken…
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6 Secrets to Airbnb Mastery for Your Real Estate Property

6 Secrets to Airbnb Mastery for Your Real Estate Property

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GET INTO THE MINDSET: You'll need to start thinking and acting like a successful and profitable Rentalpreneur. As in any success story...success takes time to build and nurture... and when we are talking about building a real estate empire or saving one for that matter, the one thing we do know for sure, is that real estate takes time. So, for most of us, we will need to project out a little bit more time to achieve our goals. That doesn't mean we cannot see the fruits of our labor coming back at us quickly. It just means to say that we can be realistic about the pace of reality. Movies give us a distorted sped up version of reality. In real life, things take a slower pace until we gain momentum. CONNECT…
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5 Mistakes That Landlords Make Converting Rentals to Airbnb

5 Mistakes That Landlords Make Converting Rentals to Airbnb

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[caption id="attachment_1341" align="alignright" width="281"] Indianapolis Real Estate Broker, Rachel Prince[/caption] More often then none, I get the call that a client wants to convert their property into an Airbnb home. I first have to ask them what their motives are. After all, Airbnb is not a passive income industry and relies heavily on quality & responsive customer service and hospitality. Many of these are landlords are renting out the rooms by the week or month. They usually own a slew of properties and some of the homes have even gone into disarray. The conversion process from landlord to short-term rental host can be quite tricky and not what one is accustomed to. So, if you are a seasoned investor looking to convert a few of your rental properties or deciding…
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Making Money with Airbnb Investment Homes

Making Money with Airbnb Investment Homes

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  [caption id="attachment_1343" align="alignright" width="300"] Indianapolis Real Estate Broker, Rachel Prince[/caption] Airbnb is a killer investment strategy for some of you out there. It can really beef up some of those under-performing real estate assets. Whether you are a seasoned investor looking to convert a few centrally located rental properties, or you own a 2nd home that may never see returns, Airbnb is a great solution for many. The earning power of an Airbnb home is incredible and can likely offset the entire amount of your mortgage, not just for a month or two, but for an entire year and then some! Here are the 3 most common ways my clients see bigger ROI's on their investment properties: 1. ROOM RENTALS: Many landlords that I come across are sick and…
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Travel Free on Airbnb! [Traveling is Healthy]

Travel Free on Airbnb! [Traveling is Healthy]

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Airbnb guests are a great excuse to go take a free vacay!!! Last week I booked some Airbnb guests at the Indy Zen Den and used the time to go visit some friends in Chicago. I hadn't been back to Chi-town in years! It's only a 3 hour drive from Indianapolis so I figured, why not?! Along the way, I just had to soak up a piece of history, so I stopped in Lafayette, IN where the original Purdue University-Hoosiers come from.  Cute houses and spring flowers lined the streets, along with the cutest main street and state capitol. I booked an incredible Airbnb apartment in the heart of Chicago's Gold Coast with some referral credit that I had from Airbnb. (learn what this is) I went restaurant hopping in the…
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Airbnb Hosting: Tips To Get 5 Star Reviews

Airbnb Hosting: Tips To Get 5 Star Reviews

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[embedyt] http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=d0bKEDQK7ek[/embedyt] AIRBNB HOUSE HACKS! Are you an Investor, Landlord, Airbnb Host, or Home Buyer looking for a solution to your real estate property? If so, Consider joining my Airbnb House Hacking Tribe FREE. Find out my Airbnb House Hacks HERE. Learn what it takes to get 5 STAR REVIEWS every time!! Airbnb hosting tips from Rachel on this incredible 5 Star Santa Fe Home. Cheers to Airbnb! Join the Short-Term Rental Revolution! ----------------------------------------­­­­­­­­---------------------------- ► SUBSCRIBE to Rentalpreneur http://youtube.com/RachelPrinceRental... ----------------------------------------­­­­­­­­---------------------------- TODAY'S FEATURED LISTING: ► https://www.airbnb.com/rooms/3808281 ► WATCH LAST: AIRBNB OPEN: https://youtu.be/eA4KdDu0vKs ►Host Income Calculator: http://rentalpreneur.com/airbnb-home ----------------------------------------­­­­­­­­---------------------------- Claim $35 in Travel Credit on Airbnb for your FIRST TRIP ►USE THIS LINK: http://www.airbnb.com/c/rprince1 Claim $50-$200 CASH on Airbnb for HOSTING ►USE THIS LINK: http://www.airbnb.com/r/rprince1 ---------------------------------------­­­­­­­­---------------------------- WATCH MY FULL FREE WEBINAR ON HOW TO…
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4 Ways Make Money on Someone Else’s Airbnb Investment

4 Ways Make Money on Someone Else’s Airbnb Investment

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4 Ways Make Money on Someone Else's Airbnb Investment by Rachel Prince, Airbnb Real Estate Investing Educator There is a lid for every pot. Just like each investor, whether a private investor, a friend or family member, or a private money lender, will have specific requirements for how they want you to put their money to work and pay them back. Furthermore, its up to you to understand how to structure your deals so that you get what you want out of it too. I believe being able to articulate a clear vision for how well you can leverage an investors cash on their behalf, is one of the first steps to attracting in a strong investor pool. Knowing what you will and will not settle for, plus what reasonable…
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$40 Airbnb Travel Credit – DISCOUNT CODE / COUPON

$40 Airbnb Travel Credit – DISCOUNT CODE / COUPON

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[embedyt] http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gj-sit5p2Dg[/embedyt] Now $40! (Was $30) Here's how to Claim $40 in Travel Credit on Airbnb for your first trip. USE THIS LINK: https://www.airbnb.com/c/rprince1 DISCOUNT CODE JUST INCREASED TO $40!!!! ****************$40 CREDIT*********************** ****************$40CREDIT********************** DIRECTIONS: 1. Click on the link to be directed to the promotion page to redeem the offer here : https://www.airbnb.com/c/rprince1 2.  Login and credit will be applied OR sign up NEW and credit will be applied UPON CHECKOUT (when you select a place to stay and go to check out / pay credit will be applied).   With Airbnb, you can get a variety of accommodation from apartments, guest houses to entire homes at cheaper rates than local hotels. Each accommodation listed on Airbnb is unique as they are owned by different individual hosts. Each host may…
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Top Airbnb Neighborhoods

Top Airbnb Neighborhoods

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[embedyt] http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vd837lxF0Sk[/embedyt] This week Rentalpreneur and Real Estate Broker, Rachel Prince, reviews the Top 3 US Neighborhoods that had the highest Airbnb booking growth rate in the world!!! And the 1500% booking growth rate goes to..... Cheers to Airbnb! Join the Short-Term Rental Revolution! ----------------------------------------­­­­­­­­---------------------------- ► SUBSCRIBE to Rentalpreneur http://youtube.com/RachelPrinceRentalpreneur ----------------------------------------­­­­­­­­---------------------------- TODAY'S FEATURED LISTING: ► http://www.travelandleisure.com/travel-tips/travel-trends/airbnb-emerging-neighborhoods ► WATCH LAST: https://youtu.be/vFWMo1AU6Ho ►Income Calculator: http://rentalpreneur.com/airbnb-home ----------------------------------------­­­­­­­­---------------------------- Claim $35 in Travel Credit on Airbnb for your FIRST TRIP ►USE THIS LINK: http://www.airbnb.com/c/rprince1 Claim $50-$200 CASH on Airbnb for HOSTING ►USE THIS LINK: http://www.airbnb.com/r/rprince1 ---------------------------------------­­­­­­­­---------------------------- WATCH MY FULL FREE WEBINAR ON HOW TO BE A HOST ON AIRBNB & HOW TO TURN YOUR HOME INTO AN INCOME MACHINE ►WEBSITE: http://rentalpreneur.com OPTIMIZE YOUR LISTING WITH MY PERSONAL REVIEW ►WEBSITE: http://rentalpreneur.com/optimize ----------------------------------------­­­­­­­­---------------------------- Follow us on social…
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Luxury Tiny Home Boulder Colorado Airbnb Rental | Rentalpreneur Radio 06

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This time on Rentalpreneur Radio:Deanna is a Boulder, Co resident and luxury tiny home owner who short term rents on Airbnb. Her luxury cottage is next to Pearl street in Boulder, CO - the most popular thoroughfare in the city. Just walking distance to restaurants, bars and shops, Deanna's luxury tiny home is truly an oasis in the city - worth the $450/night booking fee. Visit or stay at Deanna's listing: www.airbnb.com/rooms/11682394Welcome to Rentalpreneur Radio; a station devoted to broadcasting about the short term rental revolution with host - Rentalpreneur & Real Estate Expert, Rachel Prince. Learn why real estate investors are turning to profitable vacation rentals and short term rentals.Your host, Rachel Prince is a full-time Rentalpreneur and real estate broker teaching people how to LIVE FOR FREE, GET…
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Airbnb Consulting: Top 8 Reasons to Hire a Professional

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Airbnb Consulting: Top 8 Reasons to Hire a Professional I put together some tips to help you understand the top reasons for why you would even want to consider hiring an Airbnb. consultant, such as myself.  Like any endeavor worth-while you may come across those challenges that will take you some time to figure out or that you will wish you could circumvent altogether. While there are no short cuts to true mastery, the reality is, that you don’t need to be a master right away to become profitable or efficient short term renting your room or home on Airbnb. I’ve looked online at the overwhelming amounts of information out there and realize you can spend endless amounts of time researching how to best launch, manage and maximize your Airbnb…
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Desert Retreat in Sedona Arizona | Airbnb Review

Desert Retreat in Sedona Arizona | Airbnb Review

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Enjoying a cup of Joe along with my weekly Airbnb review. Today we explore a friend's Desert Retreat in Sedona, Arizona. Today I pulled the Angel Tarot Card: "THE SUN: Archangel Uriel - Happy Outcome! Briliant new ideas that lead to success. Have confidence in yourself!" The angels have spoken and are guiding us to cast a discerning eye upon this Sedona, Arizona Airbnb listing. Watch to find out if I can keep my critique constructive to create a happy outcome for our unsuspecting host! (And yes! I do these completely spontaneously! I choose the Angel card and go with the theme for the entire show! Watch and see what I have to say....)WE LOVE YOU AIRBNB!! Join the Short-Term Rental Revolution!----------------------------------------­­­­­­­­----------------------------► SUBSCRIBE to Rentalpreneurhttp://youtube.com/RachelPrinceRentalpreneur----------------------------------------­­­­­­­­----------------------------Claim $35 in Travel Credit on…
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Top 3 ways to buy the best home for you in Denver

Top 3 ways to buy the best home for you in Denver

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Often times we never even notice what it is about a neighborhood that attracts us. Sometimes it's not just the home itself but more subtle things like your cool neighbors on the block, the views, or the yoga studio down the street. And often time we only recognize these things AFTER we move in. My favorite neighborhood, where I was the happiest and most successful in my home, was near a lake. I would drive by it every day or walk around it and simply take in the beautiful reflective water against the mountains. When I moved away, I started to miss that cute little lake. When buying or selling a home, consider being proactive about what factors will attract you to your next neighborhood. When we are happy and…
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