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For owners of short-term rental properties in Colorado Springs, May is typically one of the busiest times of the year. With the weather beginning to warm, vacation season ramping up and high school and college graduations bringing thousands of travelers to the city, STRs like those listed on Airbnb are usually in high demand. But […]

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At the Colorado Springs City Council session on Oct. 22, councilors were scheduled to vote on a trio of measures that will determine how short-term rental properties, commonly booked through websites like Airbnb, are regulated throughout the city in the years to come. On the agenda were proposed ordinance amendments setting caps on occupancy and […]

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Public opinion on short-term rental properties — more commonly known as Airbnbs or VRBOs — has been notoriously fraught as the industry gains steam. One side hails the concept as a cheaper lodging alternative for tourists and a way for property owners to supplement their income; for others, Airbnbs are a neighborhood nuisance and further […]

By Pam Zubeck, Colorado Springs Independent In an explosive move with potentially devastating consequences for some, the El Paso County Assessor’s Office plans to tax short-term rentals, often simply called by the brand name Airbnb, as commercial properties. The change opens a can of worms regarding how those properties are handled by city and county […]