What’s happening in Airbnb

Short Stay Insurance – Don’t be a Risky Business

By | 2017-06-09T11:05:55+00:00 June 9th, 2017|What's happening in Airbnb|

By Veronica Kypros, authorised representative (AR 001241580) of Ceneta Insurance Services. Veronica is an Airbnb SuperHost and a well-known member of the Melbourne hosting community.  She has a wide range of experience through being both an in-home host and having investment properties that she lets out on the short stay market. Short stay letting is

Airbnb and the ATO – Clarification on GST

By | 2017-07-12T05:57:14+00:00 October 18th, 2016|What's happening in Airbnb|

Being at the forefront of a disruptive new sector can offer big opportunity, but disruption can also come coupled with government and regulatory uncertainty. This has definitely been true in the ATO's approach to keeping Airbnb hosts and property investors informed as to how they need to collect and pay tax. While some aspects of Airbnb tax collection are

Airbnb beefs up insurance for Aussie owners

By | 2017-05-24T07:53:56+00:00 October 23rd, 2015|What's happening in Airbnb|

Great news for Aussie hosts – Airbnb has finally included Australia as an eligible country for its primary insurance offering. Regardless of what insurance coverage owners currently hold, Airbnb's Host Protection Insurance now provides primary coverage for hosts and landlords against liability claims of up to $1m AUD for any accidents that might occur during a stay. This

Short-stay vs. traditional long term rental

By | 2017-05-26T03:50:51+00:00 October 21st, 2015|Uncategorized, What's happening in Airbnb|

"Will I make more than I'm currently earning if I move to short-stay managed by you guys?" It's a pretty simple question and one we are often asked by our clients, and almost universally our response is: "well it depends.." At HostKeep, whilst we believe there are many great non-financial reasons for property owners to consider short-stay

Why do Australian owners wait to go cash flow positive?

By | 2017-05-26T03:46:07+00:00 September 3rd, 2014|Uncategorized, What's happening in Airbnb|

There are a couple of things you can hand-on-heart say Australians love. We love beautiful weather and lamb on the barbie. We love beating the Poms at cricket. And we really love negative gearing our investment property. Negative gearing myopia It’s one of the most major tax issues in the country with many warning that buying for

Automating Airbnb’s message & booking system

By | 2018-05-16T05:53:24+00:00 October 13th, 2013|Uncategorized, What's happening in Airbnb|

Whether you manage a single property, or 60 (like HostKeep does), keeping on top of guest messaging is a critically important part of the gig. Guest expect near real-time communication, and Airbnb is happy to penalise Hosts who take too long to respond. With all this pressure it can often be an overwhelming and frustrating

The Benefits of Short-Stay

By | 2017-05-26T03:43:19+00:00 September 3rd, 2013|Uncategorized, What's happening in Airbnb|

Making the decision to put your investment property up for short-stay rental can be a rewarding one. But owners should understand all the details before getting started. Here at HostKeep, we pride ourselves on making the transition to short-stays as efficient and enjoyable as possible. So what are the benefits from going short-stay and working with

Rental regulations & disruption (Can I host guests at my place?)

By | 2017-05-26T03:40:59+00:00 September 3rd, 2013|Uncategorized, What's happening in Airbnb|

The gig economy is starting to radically reform a bunch of traditional services. We no longer catch a cab – we Uber instead. Outsourcing is no longer something huge banks invest millions to facilitate. We simply write briefs that freelancers pounce on and turn it around within hours for cheap. And hotels... well if you're reading this, you're aware of what's