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Sonoma County Vacation Rentals Ordinance: Is Your Home Ready?

Sonoma County is instituting new regulations on vacation rentals. Is your property affected? We can help you figure it out! What’s changing? Effective January 1, 2018 any home permitted as a Sonoma County vacation rental must be managed by a certified property manager who is located within 30 miles of the rental. The person or business serving as the property manager or 24-hour contact (that in...

Vacasa Fees – Breaking Down Our Property Management Fees

Vacasa was founded on the belief that innovation, optimization, and reliability can revolutionize the vacation rental industry. Today, our teams of local experts create tailored experiences for homeowners and guests around the world. We help enable these experiences with leading-edge technology and vacation rental management services. In this breakdown, you’ll learn about everything from what Va...

How I’m Earning an 8% Cap Rate With My Vacation Rental

This post from our Chief Development Officer Cliff Johnson originally appeared on BiggerPockets, where we regularly share tips for owning and managing vacation rentals. In 2014, I bought a vacation rental on the Oregon coast. In my first full year of ownership, I earned more than $35,000 in net rental income. Vacation rentals can be lucrative, headache-free investments, as well as amazing assets f...

5 Ways to Thoroughly Vet the HOA of Your New Vacation Rental

This post from our Chief Development Officer Cliff Johnson originally appeared on BiggerPockets, where we regularly share tips for owning and managing vacation rentals. It’s easy to forget about all the specifics when you’re in the middle of a real estate deal. However, many neighborhoods and buildings have a Homeowners Association (HOA) with bylaws that every property or unit needs to follow....