TUG MEMBERS: Joining TUG does not automatically register you as a user of the TUG Bulletin Board. You must register yourself.


*ads are disabled when logged in as a member*
  1. This site uses cookies. By continuing to use this site, you are agreeing to our use of cookies. Learn More.
  2. The TUGBBS forums are completely free and open to the public and exist as the absolute best place for owners to get help and advice about their timeshares for more than 25 years!

    Join tens of thousands of other owners just like you here to get any and all Timeshare questions answered!
    Dismiss Notice
  3. TUG has now saved timeshare owners more than $11,000,000 dollars just by finding us in time to rescind a new Timeshare purchase! A truly incredible milestone!

    Read more here: TUG saves owners more than $11Million dollars
    Dismiss Notice
  4. Sign up to get the TUG Newsletter for free! Join tens of thousands of other owners who get this every week! Latest resort reviews and the most important topics discussed by owners during the week!
    Dismiss Notice
  5. TUG is trying out a new program that will trade you a TUG membership for a Timeshare resort review if you are an expired member, or even just a guest here on the forums!

    Read more here
    Dismiss Notice
  6. Our official "end my sales presentation early" T-shirts are available again! Also come with the option for a free membership extension with purchase to offset the cost!

    Read more Here
    Dismiss Notice
  7. Follow the TUG Member Banner as it travels the world on vacation with Timeshare owners! Also sign up to get the banner sent to you so you can submit a photo of your vacation with the banner to share with TUG! Banner Thread
    Dismiss Notice
  8. TUG has now joined Priceline.com as an affiliate!

    Members and guests who book air travel, rental cars and even Cruise Vacations thru TUG's priceline links will now support TUG in the process!

    Read more here
  9. A few of the most common links here on the forums for newbies and guests!
    Dismiss Notice

Report Looks At How Airbnb-Rentals Affect Montana's Affordable Housing Problem

Discussion in 'Vacation Travel Information' started by MULTIZ321, Jan 13, 2019.

  1. MULTIZ321

    MULTIZ321 TUG Member

    Joined:
    Jun 6, 2005
    Messages:
    15,012
    Likes Received:
    1,481
    Trophy Points:
    548
    Location:
    FT. LAUDERDALE, FL
    Resorts Owned:
    BLUEWATER BY SPINNAKER HHI
    ROYAL HOLIDAY CLUB RHC (POINTS)
    Report Looks At How Airbnb-Rentals Affect Montana's Affordable Housing Problem
    By David Erickson/ Business/ Local/ Missoulian/ missoulian.com

    "The home-sharing website Airbnb lists roughly 300 short-term rentals listed in Missoula, a community with a population of about 75,000. That pales in comparison to the 915 listings in Whitefish, pop. 7,600, or the 524 listings in Bozeman, pop. 48,000.

    Short-term rentals can cause problems in communities, including increased home prices, a reduction in workforce and affordable housing and changes in neighborhood complexion. That’s according to Norma Nickerson of the Institute for Tourism and Recreation Research at the University of Montana.

    Along with co-author Rhonda Fitzgerald, an inn owner in Whitefish, Nickerson wrote a recent report for Montana Business Quarterly about the fast-growing industry of home sharing in Montana.

    Short-term rentals are “currently flooding” communities like Whitefish, Bozeman, West Yellowstone, Kalispell and Missoula, they found.

    “Originally short-term rentals were considered a part of the sharing economy, offering travelers a low-cost option to pricey hotels or resorts,” they wrote. “But a growing trend has emerged with commercial operators running hoteling schemes, which tend to fracture communities, raise safety concerns and increase the price of rent for residents while depleting affordable housing options.”

    During a phone interview on Friday, Nickerson said they got the idea to study short-term rentals after hearing complaints from residents of Gardiner, Montana. The small town is a gateway to Yellowstone National Park, and it has been transformed in recent years by short-term rentals......"

    [​IMG]
    An accessory dwelling unit, or ADU, pictured in Missoula in early 2018. These homes can become short-term Airbnb-style rentals, which some studies have indicated can replace workforce housing and lead to higher rents and home prices.


    Richard
     
    mpumilia and klpca like this.
  2. klpca

    klpca TUG Review Crew: Veteran TUG Member

    Joined:
    Sep 11, 2006
    Messages:
    4,294
    Likes Received:
    1,443
    Trophy Points:
    399
    Location:
    CA
    Resorts Owned:
    SDO, Quarter House, Seapointe, Coronado Beach, HGVC Bay Club
    This is a real issue in all communities. Neighborhoods are for neighbors. Anyone who lives near a tourist area can tell you all about how this has changed their communities. We live 7 miles from the beach, yet people are buying up family homes in our area and turning them into short term rentals. This is taking that housing inventory out of an already tight real estate market.
     
    mpumilia and Fredflintstone like this.
  3. PigsDad

    PigsDad TUG Member

    Joined:
    Nov 1, 2006
    Messages:
    5,717
    Likes Received:
    1,239
    Trophy Points:
    448
    Location:
    Northern Colorado
    Resorts Owned:
    HGVC Elite: SeaWorld, Surf Club, Charter Club, Valdoro
    Yep, this has been a growing problem in Colorado's ski areas as well -- there is less and less affordable housing available for resort workers.

    Kurt
     
    Krteczech, mpumilia and klpca like this.
  4. Fredflintstone

    Fredflintstone TUG Member

    Joined:
    Jul 15, 2018
    Messages:
    445
    Likes Received:
    435
    Trophy Points:
    113
    Resorts Owned:
    Rent only
    I am actually amazed at how many places are converted to Airbnb or other short term rentals everywhere too. It makes it harder for the hotel industry too? If they now have to compete with Airbnb’s located everywhere, they have to work harder to get guests. That’s why I think they are creating more timeshares. At least with timeshares, the place can get a steady flow of MF and can raise fees and reduce services at will.

    In a way, the short term boom kind of keeps rates in line through increased competition. Even timeshares have to be careful raising rates in attempts to stay competitive.

    But yes, the most affected are the people living in the area.






    Sent from my iPad using Tapatalk
     

Share This Page