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Don't Burn Down Your Vacation Home

By William May
Published: 07/21/03 Topics: Comments: -

Vacation homes are somewhat more susceptible to fire than full time residences for several easy to avoid reasons. FIRST, they sit vacant much of the time. You might think that the more any home is used the greater the chance it will be misused - that occupants may leave a fire burning in the firep Read more

Avoiding the Long-Term Renter Blues

By William May
Published: 07/14/03 Topics: Comments: -

Getting visitors who stay long term and still pay higher short-term rates sounds great. But such guests can lead to unexpected problems - and the problem is legal. Many states differentiate between short termGuests and long term Tenants. Frequently the difference is whethe Read more

Picking a great name for your property

By William May
Published: 07/07/03 Topics: Comments: -

Many of the things you can do to increase occupancy cost money, especially advertising. But there is one thing you can do that costs absolutely nothing and will absolutely increase demand for your property - and that is to pick a really great, memorable name for your property. Guests like renting Read more

How to select the best Vacation Rental Websites

By William May
Published: 06/30/03 Topics: Comments: -

You may have one or a few vacation rental websites that you love. But In case you haven't noticed there are hundreds of such sites on the Internet. And it seems that more are being added every day. So how do you know which ones are any good? Well, in short you don't. If a site is well designed, Read more

Using a "Governor" to prevent HVAC damage

By William May
Published: 06/23/03 Topics: Comments: -

Now that its heating up everywhere, last week we talked about how using simply thermostats will save you energy over the more sophisticated set-back; type programmable thermosts. This week - let's take it a step further and look at how to prevent guests from damaging Air conditioners. Read more

Save money on energy during the Hot Hot Summer

By William May
Published: 06/16/03 Topics: Comments: -

It is either hot in your area or it soon will be (except maybe for homes in Alaska) so I think its a good time to talk about how to get the most of our your Air Conditioning unit and to save energy. Would you like your electric or gas bills to be lower? Then consider using the simpliest thermostat Read more

The brand new VRIA website

By William May
Published: 06/09/03 Topics: Comments: -

Today we're launching a very comprehensive website for Vacation Rental Owners. Our goal is to help owners make more money, work less and have more fun. And we've done that by setting up a smorgasboard of information and sevices every owner needs. At VROA.org you can see tips & Techniques, make Read more

The brand new VRIA website

By William May
Published: 06/09/03 Topics: Comments: -

Today we're launching a very comprehensive website for Vacation Rental Owners. Our goal is to help owners make more money, work less and have more fun. And we've done that by setting up a smorgasboard of information and sevices every owner needs. At VROA.org you can see tips & Techniques, make Read more

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