Georgie Hunter R(S) 58089, Maui Real Estate sales and lifestyle info (Hawai'i Life Real Estate Brokers)

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Lyn Sims
Schaumburg, IL
Real Estate Agent Retired

I'm not sure it's about renting per se .... I think it is turning your home into a motel  - that is the problem.

May 08, 2019 05:03 AM
Nina Hollander, Broker
Coldwell Banker Realty - Charlotte, NC
Your Greater Charlotte Realtor

No... I think the government should stay out of our business, in general. But that being said... are you referring to b&b kind of situations.... those are actually businesses and government gets involved to tax business income. I pay business taxes... so those who rent out their homes as a business this way, should as well, if you ask me.

May 08, 2019 03:56 AM
Annette Lawrence , Palm Harbor, FL 727-420-4041
ReMax Realtec Group - Palm Harbor, FL
Making FLORIDA Real Estate EZ

Most folks purchased their home expecting it to be a residential community.

When the house next door turns into 'Spring Break Central' the quality of life of all in the community deteriorates. In Fl, this is a REAL issue.

Most communities have an HOA that imposes those restrictions. Many care not to live under the HOA nazi regime and choose communities not deed restricted. Then came Air BNB.

Let's be clear, the gvt involvement is about the money, not quality of life. The drive for money is inspired by the voice of those running existing rental lodging who believe correctly they are at an economic disadvantage, much like online e-commerce stores that do not collect sales tax.

It's ALWAYS about the MONEY.

May 08, 2019 04:37 AM
Candice A. Donofrio
Next Wave RE Investments LLC Bullhead City AZ Commercial RE Broker - Fort Mohave, AZ
928-201-4BHC (4242) call/text

No. On occasion HOAs may restrict, but in my area that is rare. Government needs to be reined in on many levels.

May 08, 2019 02:54 AM
Doug Dawes
Keller Williams Realty Evolution - Topsfield, MA - Georgetown, MA
Your Personal Realtor®

Not in the area I live in. The government has intruded way too deeply into the lives of our citizens

May 08, 2019 05:54 AM
Michael Jacobs
Pasadena, CA
Los Angeles Pasadena 818.516.4393

There are rules.  Many times laws are in put into place.  Unintended consequences are a result sometimes too.  

May 08, 2019 06:34 AM
Buzz Mackintosh
Mackintosh REALTORS - Frederick, MD
“Experience, reliable, leadership”

Many areas are trying to put stringent restrictions on short term rentals. In Boston they have some of the most restrictive that are tied up in law suits.

May 08, 2019 03:36 AM
Scott Godzyk
Godzyk Real Estate Services - Manchester, NH
One of the Manchester NH's area Leading Agents

There is a difference. Long term or residential uses no. But i see both sides on short term rentals. Yes they need to have some regulation for safety as NH is large n tourism as well. They are also taxed with rooms and meals taxes as any hotel would be. Now local towns and cites are accepting or banning this with zoning laws. Mainly to protect neighbors.

May 08, 2019 05:26 AM
Jeff Pearl
RE/MAX Distinctive / LIC in VA - Lovettsville, VA
Full Service Full Time Realtor

More and more restrictions are being placed on AirBnb type rentals. It is due to hoa, and zoning regulations usually. In some cases, too many people occupy a house, parties get out of hand, cars are parking on lawns and in streets, and blocking neighbors driveways, etc. It's more enforcing existing zoning and hoa regs, which some owners claim is government trying to tell them what they can do with their property. There are also health dept regs around here since many homes are on well and septic, and those wells and septic sytems have limits on daily use.

May 08, 2019 03:42 AM
Richard Weeks
Dallas, TX
REALTOR®, Broker

Many local cities are trying to put restrictions on air b&b's.  Not a fan of government making those decisions.  If you want a house with many restrictions but one that has an HOA.

May 08, 2019 02:44 AM
Kathleen Daniels, Probate & Trust Specialist
KD Realty - 408.972.1822 - San Jose, CA
Probate Real Estate

The issues extend beyond renting short term. It has to do with taxes, zoning, and other regulations.  I would not want my neighbors turning their homes into short term rentals.

May 08, 2019 08:02 AM
Bob "RealMan" Timm
Ward County Notary Services - Minot, ND
Owner of Ward Co Notary Services retired RE Broker

Not that I'm aware of in ND Georgie Hunter R(S) 58089 but I never worked with government subsidized rental properties and I'm sure they have plenty to say in those cases.

May 08, 2019 07:48 AM
Peter Testa
Nationwide Homes - Danbury, CT

Only if it's Section 8! 

May 08, 2019 06:21 AM
Greg Cremia
Shore Realty of the Outer Banks - Nags Head, NC

If you buy a home in a resort area you are wrong to beleive you are in a residential neighborhood and you should expect such scenarios arising.

May 08, 2019 04:44 AM
Dan Pittsenbarger
Keller Williams Western Realty - Bellingham, WA
Improving Conditions

Short term rentals are an issue here in Bellingham - someone B&Bing rooms in a home in a residential neighborhood for $300+ or whatever per night turns into a commercial use or big business and not what most home owners want to live next to. And the city doesn't allow such uses without going through the public process of getting a variance.

May 08, 2019 08:41 AM
Bob Crane
Woodland Management Service / Woodland Real Estate, KW Diversified - Stevens Point, WI
Forestland Experts! 715-204-9671

As long as we allow our govt to exercise police powers over our ownership rights, they will continue to abuse these powers.

May 08, 2019 07:56 AM
Sandy Padula and Norm Padula, JD, GRI
HomeSmart Realty West - Carlsbad, CA
Presence, Persistence & Perseverance

Lots of NIMBYs in San Diego and they have the 'ear; of politicians. This is primarily due to the excess noise, security and parking issues. Owners of 'short term' rentals should first try to be good neighbors, and second good landlords.

May 08, 2019 07:12 AM
Ron and Alexandra Seigel
Napa Consultants - Carpinteria, CA
Luxury Real Estate Branding, Marketing & Strategy


The issue of short term rentals here was resolved by levying a big hotel tax. A

May 08, 2019 06:57 AM
Carol Williams
Although I'm retired, I love sharing my knowledge and learning from other real estate industry professionals. - Wenatchee, WA
Retired Agent / Broker / Property Manager

Nina Hollander hit the nail on the head when she said turning your home into a short term rental becomes a business.  Yes, there should be restrictions on that. 

May 08, 2019 06:53 AM
Richard Bazinet /MBA, CRS, ABR
West USA Realty - Scottsdale, AZ
Phoenix Scottsdale. Sellers, Buyers & Relocations

Is this part of the Green Plan by the Communists?

May 08, 2019 06:21 AM
Barbara Todaro
RE/MAX Executive Realty - Happily Retired - Franklin, MA
Previously Affiliated with The Todaro Team

the government needs to stop this interference..

May 08, 2019 05:49 AM
Wayne Martin
Wayne M Martin - Chicago, IL
Real Estate Broker - Retired

Sometimes people need a little guidance to use common sense. Sometimes goverment officials display their lack of common sense with posted regulations. I guess this is a case of lack of common sense.

May 08, 2019 05:15 AM
Raymond E. Camp
Ontario, NY
Licensed Real Estate Salesperson Greater Rochester

Everything with politicians is under a microscope and it seems they have their own agenda instead of what we want.

SO NO!!!!!!!!!!!!!

May 08, 2019 04:00 AM
Harry Norman, REALTORS® - Atlanta, GA
Associate Broker

I agree with Lyn Sims  

May 08, 2019 05:03 PM
Richie Alan Naggar
people first...then business Ran Right Realty - Riverside, CA
agent & author

Like anything that gets abused, this has come under scrutiny for regulation

May 08, 2019 06:18 AM
Roy Kelley
Retired - Gaithersburg, MD

These are current issues in many communities.

Many of us would not want to see short term rentals in our neighborhood.

May 08, 2019 06:09 AM
Steve Higgins
RE/MAX Kelowna - Kelowna, BC

I think they should keep their nose out of our personal business. We are having the same problem here with the government, both civic and provincial telling us what we can and can't do with our properties.

May 08, 2019 06:06 PM
Ryan Huggins - Thousand Oaks, CA - Thousand Oaks, CA
Residential Real Estate and Investment Properties

Do I think the gov should dictate this? HELL CURSE WORD NO!!!!

Will they if it helps them stay in power or keeps their pockets lined?  Of course!

In my area, short term rentals are not a problem.  The government is only concerned with getting their fair share of the hotel tax revenue, which is understandable.  What I strongly dislike are the hotel companies that are getting laws passed to outlaw these establishments in major tourist towns.


Now, being in California, we do have several problems with the government wanting to tell us how much we can charge for regular rentals and in Los Angeles City they've gone a step further and removed the landlord's right to not accept Section 8 rent (which adds considerable delays and unwanted government oversight and red tape to the rental process).

May 08, 2019 03:40 PM
Tammy Lankford,
Lane Realty Eatonton, GA Lake Sinclair, Milledgeville, 706-485-9668 - Eatonton, GA
Broker GA Lake Sinclair/Eatonton/Milledgeville

Yes I do.  I mean if I purchase in a single family neighborhood I don't want a frat house next door next week.  I realize it's a fine line to infringing on rights of an individual and keeping an area from becoming something no one wants to own property in, but there have to be reasonable limitations. 

May 08, 2019 11:27 AM
John Juarez
The Medford Real Estate Team - Fremont, CA

Renting property, in the traditional sense, is one thing. Vacation rentals and short term (AirBnB or Bed and Breakfast) rentals are something else.

Those are two different business models. They are not and should not be treated the same.

May 08, 2019 10:57 AM
Caroline Gerardo
Licensed in 20 states - Newport Beach, CA
C. G. Barbeau the Loan Lady nmls 324982

Hotels and motels pay additional bed taxes which covers the additional wear and tear on roads, parks, sewers, and all the local freebees we who own a property pay for... I have stayed in Air B and B but I understand why neighbors complain that the neighbor who temporarily rents daily has big parties, piles mor of commercial trash than a normal resident and creates disruption

May 08, 2019 10:52 AM
Sam Shueh
(408) 425-1601 - San Jose, CA
mba, cdpe, reopro, pe

Fair housing laws apply here.

May 08, 2019 10:11 AM
Ron Tissier
Chapman Hall Premier Realtors (404) 580-9069 - Atlanta, GA
Defining Homes. Defining Lifestyles.

It's happening whether anyone likes it or not.

In metro ATL, several cities/counties within have started to look at and regulate the AirBnB industry and seek revenue in the form of hotel taxes.  Some have banned AirBnBs outright.

I have an investor client that has an AirBnB property and plans to accumulate more.  He operates above board and pays what he is required to in associated taxes.  Others not so much and it will catch up to them eventually.


Jun 06, 2019 06:54 AM
Valeria Mola
SIB Realty - Miami, Sunny Isles Beach - Sunny Isles Beach, FL
305-607-0709 SIB Realty Condos for Sale and Rent

No, no no


Jun 02, 2019 12:43 PM
Joan Cox
House to Home, Inc. - Denver Real Estate - 720-231-6373 - Denver, CO
Denver Real Estate - Selling One Home at a Time

No I don't, and we are seeing this in many areas.

May 19, 2019 10:25 AM
Will Hamm
Hamm Homes - Aurora, CO
"Where There's a Will, There's a Way!"

I would say that government needs to worry about other things.


May 13, 2019 09:16 AM
Olga Simoncelli
Veritas Prime, LLC dba Veritas Prime Real Estate - New Fairfield, CT
CONSULTANT, Real Estate Services & Risk Management

First, the gov't doesn't tell you to WHOM, they just want to ensure you appropach the subject even-handedly. Second, as to the tenor of the rentals, it's usually the home associations i.e. your neighbors that make those rules.

May 10, 2019 07:51 AM
Georgie Hunter R(S) 58089
Hawai'i Life Real Estate Brokers - Haiku, HI
Maui Real Estate sales and lifestyle info

Well thanks for all the answers... interesting to see there are people on both sides of the issue. 

Most of those against short term rentals state they want a peaceful neighborhood, but what's to prevent long term tenants from being a nuisance?  Do we want the government to regulate that too? 

What if the house is in the country and neighbors are far away?

It's a tough one for sure.


May 09, 2019 06:12 PM