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Vacation Rental Owners Victimized by HomeAway, Yapstone Feud

Aug 21, 2019

Yesterday brought a lot of confusion, and a lot more anger, for homeowners who list their vacation rentals on HomeAway and VRBO. Competing notifications from HomeAway and Yapstone, whom ... Read more

AirBnb, HomeAway, VRBO & TripAdvisor to Stop Charging Service Fees to Travelers

Mar 8, 2019

Soon vacationers won't have to pay service fees to book vacation rentals from large booking websites like AirBnb, HomeAway, VRBO and TripAdvisor, saving guests billions of dollars each y... Read more

Lunar Eclipse Will Be Visible From North & South Carolina And You Won’t Want To Miss Out

Jan 16, 2019

We’re only a few days into the new year and there’s a major lunar event coming up that you won’t want to miss. A total lunar eclipse is something that occurs more than one time in ... Read more

Vacation Rental Shell Game: Find the Service Fee

Jun 22, 2018

The North & south Carolina vacation rental industry has been in turmoil for the past couple years, and travelers to the Carolinas have been unwittingly paying the price. When Exp... Read more

Carolinas Prepare for Hurricane Irma

Sep 7, 2017

South Carolina Governor Henry McMaster declared a state of emergency in South Carolina for Hurricane Irma on Wednesday after the official forecasts for the storm shifted east, raising th... Read more

HomeAway Tightens Grip On Vacation Rental Owners

Jul 6, 2017

Twenty years ago a literal “cottage” industry was beginning to boom, the vacation rental business. Prior to then, owners of vacation rentals relied primarily on local rental manageme... Read more

HomeAway / VRBO Removing Owners Phone Numbers

Jan 9, 2017

Just in case you overlooked this mention in your HomeAway monthly statement, they have announced that they will be removing all owners phone numbers from the listings on their site and t... Read more

HomeAway - A 2016 Year In Review

Dec 27, 2016

To say this year was a bad year for vacation home rental owners in North & South Carolina would be quite an understatement. The upheaval in the marketplace by HomeAway / VRBO has tur... Read more

Improving Your Vacation Rental Listings

Dec 11, 2016

As we've looked at many listings, we've noticed quite a few things that vacation rental owners can do to improve their listings, whether they be here in our site or on another listing si... Read more

What is becoming of HomeAway & VRBO?

Aug 26, 2016

Many North Carolina vacation rental owners who have traditionally listed with HomeAway and VRBO now find themselves scrambling to understand the transformation that is occurring this yea... Read more

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