J.D.R. Hawkins

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What Do You Think of Airbnb’s?

This is a bit off topic from what I usually post, but it’s something that I’ve been wondering about for quite some time. My husband and I bought a fixer upper nearly four years ago. We’ve been tossing around the idea of converting it into an Airbnb when we are done renovating. The house is a cute little bungalow in Colorado Springs, and backs up to open space. There is an amazing view of the mountains from our backyard, and the house is centrally located, so stores, the interstate, entertainment, and main thoroughfares are easily accessible.

We had really bad luck renting in the past. When my father-in-law died, we tried renting his house out and it turned into a disaster. The guy turned into a meth addict, and luckily, he wasn’t cooking in the house! Then we tried renting our house in Mississippi, which also turned out badly. The renters tried to become squatters, so it was tricky getting rid of them but we finally did. We decided we were done renting after that.

However, now that we live in the Springs, we have talked to numerous people who also own Airbnb’s. It seems like a primo location, and it’s a hot spot for vacationers year-round. We have to investigate it further, but it certainly seems like a good option.

Here are some links to further inform you about Airbnb options:

https://www.airbnb.com/

https://www.airbnb.com/colorado-springs-co/stays

There are Airbnb’s all over the world as well.

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