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Airbnb makes global party ban permanent, saying it works

Jun. 28, 2022 11:01 AM EDT

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Airbnb is making permanent its ban on parties at homes listed on the site for short-term rentals. The San Francisco company believes the ban has worked, saying Tuesday that reports of parties at listed properties have dropped 44% from a year...

With new owners, Florida Project motel dwellers must leave

Jun. 25, 2022 12:37 PM EDT

KISSIMMEE, Fla. (AP) — Residents at a motel along a tourist strip not far from Walt Disney World that was used as the setting for the 2017 film “The Florida Project" were told that they must vacate on short notice because the complex has been sold to another owner. Residents of...

Entrepreneur brings “tiny,” affordable rentals to MS

Jun. 25, 2022 01:11 AM EDT

OXFORD, Miss. (AP) — Housing is a stressful situation for many residents in Oxford and Lafayette County. Many people can attest to the fact that it is hard to find an affordable place to live without moving out of the city or into the next town, but local entrepreneur Josh McGlawn...

Arizona lawmakers push final bills as adjournment looms

Jun. 24, 2022 00:55 AM EDT

PHOENIX (AP) — The Arizona Legislature was moving Thursday night to vote on a flurry of bills lawmakers need to clear off their desks so they can adjourn for the year. Waiting in the wings for Friday's expected last day of the session was one of the most contentious bills of the...

House approves ban on city home, apartment rental taxes

Jun. 22, 2022 20:39 PM EDT

PHOENIX (AP) — The Arizona House on Wednesday approved a ban on cities and towns levying taxes on rent for apartments and homes, a move that will save renters but cost municipalities about $200 million a year. The measure has support from Republican Senate President Karen Fann,...

Elevator upgrade inside NC cottages close to final approval

Jun. 22, 2022 12:47 PM EDT

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — A safety mandate to reduce or eliminate space between elevator doors and landing doors inside North Carolina vacation cottages or similar short-term rentals needs one more affirmative vote to receive final General Assembly approval. The requirement is...

Greece: Cocaine found in banana shipment, 4 Britons arrested

Jun. 10, 2022 06:43 AM EDT

THESSALONIKI, Greece (AP) — Authorities in Greece say four British nationals have been arrested on drug smuggling charges after nearly 300 kilograms (660 pounds) of cocaine was found stashed in a shipment of bananas from South America. The suspects were arrested at a rental home...

Startups push into Tampa Bay’s competitive housing market

May. 22, 2022 03:11 AM EDT

TAMPA, Fla. (AP) — For nearly a month, Julie Youngblood has been traveling across Florida to meet with real estate agents. She’s helping the Austin-based company Homeward — which pays cash for homes upfront while homebuyers finalize their own financing — launch in the...

Glendale OKs new rules on property rentals before Super Bowl

May. 21, 2022 11:34 AM EDT

GLENDALE, Ariz. (AP) — The city of Glendale has preemptively adopted new rules regulating short-term rental properties before the city welcomes a bevy of visitors for the 2023 Super Bowl. Ordinances approved by the Glendale City Council on May 10 amend the city's codes on...

South Carolina church to rent out affordable homes

May. 15, 2022 00:09 AM EDT

GREENVILLE, S.C. (AP) — Grace Church has purchased a dormitory building from Greenville Technical College to convert into affordable housing as part of a special program to address the local housing crisis. The church will serve as the landlord for the property, and rent will be...