In 2012, Glen Odegard bought a Victorian home that sat empty for 60 years in Arizona. The 118 year old home was in much need of repair. Glen had a vision for this property, which included turning the home into a vacation rental.
Earlier this year, the Seattle City Council began debating a proposed ordinance to regulate the short-term rental market in the city. The proposal, similar to others around the country, focused on banning non-owner occupied homes from participating in the regulatory framework and severely restrictin
Communities, coast to coast, continue to explore regulations for the short-term rental market. The regulatory field is showing noticeable trends in the larger metropolitan markets, which has a guiding force on the broader regulatory landscape.
Townships, cities and counties across Michigan are engaging in the nationwide debate over short-term rentals. These communities are finding difficulty in creating balanced, reasonable, and equitable regulation of the vacation rental industry.
The local debate, similar to other parts of the country,