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Two Sides Clash Over Conflicting Reports On Airbnb’s Impact On SF’s Housing Market

Two new reports looking into the impact short-term rental companies such as Airbnb have had on housing in San Francisco have come to different conclusions.

05/19/2015

A vacation rental in Sonoma County. (CBS)

Rowdy Vacation Renters Cause Headache For Guerneville Residents

Quaint towns in the Wine Country and along the Russian River are seeing a flood of weekend vacationers. And that’s leading to headaches.

05/18/2015

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Venture Capital Firm Behind Snapchat Is Ready For Your ‘Elevator Pitch,’ In an Actual Elevator

If you can get into the elevator at venture capital firm General Catalyst–the firm behind AirBNB and Snapchat–you may have a shot at making your pitch for funding. They already have a table waiting. In the elevator.

05/15/2015

A picture shows the logo of online lodging service Airbnb displayed on a computer screen in the Airbnb offices in Paris on April 21, 2015. AFP PHOTO / MARTIN BUREAU (Photo credit should read MARTIN BUREAU/AFP/Getty Images)

Quest For Extra Cash With Airbnb Turns Into Nightmare For South Bay Homeowner

A South Bay landlord who wanted to make some extra cash by renting out a room through Airbnb is in need of a place to stay herself since the tenants refuse to leave.

05/14/2015

AirBnb Bans Host Who Evicted Gay Couple From Texas Home

AirBnb has banned a host who allegedly kicked a same-sex couple out of a home they rented in Texas shortly after discovering they were gay.

04/30/2015

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Planning Commission Recommends a 120 Night Per Year Hosting Cap On SF Airbnb Rentals

San Francisco’s Planning Commission has recommended putting a cap on hosting short-term housing rentals to 120 nights a year in an amendment proposed by Mayor Ed Lee and Supervisor Mark Farrell.

04/24/2015

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San Francisco Mayor Ed Lee Proposes 120-Day Cap On Airbnb Rentals

Mayor Ed Lee of San Francisco is seeking additional regulations on short-term rentals in the city, proposing that residents can’t rent out their homes or rooms on Airbnb and other sites for more than 120 days a year.

04/14/2015

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Airbnb Offering Rentals In Cuba

Airbnb is taking advantage of the renewed relationship between the U.S. and Cuba by offering vacation rentals there.

04/13/2015

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Sonoma City Council Worried Rental Sites Like Airbnb Would Ruin Town’s Character; Votes Them Down

Sonoma’s City Council has blocked a plan to allow residents to rent out rooms in their homes on sites like Airbnb and VRBO.

04/07/2015

Deb Follingstad, who lives in San Francisco's Bernal Heights, is facing a rent increase of more than $6,700. (CBS)

San Francisco Woman Facing $6,700 Rent Increase Posted Apartment On Airbnb

A woman in San Francisco’s Bernal Heights who went public after her landlord raised her rent by $6,700 a month is under fire for offering her rent-controlled apartment unit on Airbnb.

03/17/2015

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