Stories tagged: rentals
Thu., Feb. 22, 2018, 3:58 p.m.
Airbnb unveils new category of rentals rated by inspectors
Airbnb is dispatching inspectors to rate some of the properties listed on its home-rental service in an effort to reassure travelers they’re booking nice places to stay.
Wed., Jan. 17, 2018, 10:37 a.m.
Redbox’s Top 10 DVD rentals
The top 10 DVD rentals at Redbox kiosks for the week of Jan. 8.
Thu., June 15, 2017, 8:57 a.m.
Airbnb leasing enough office space in downtown Seattle for 300 workers
Airbnb is expanding in Seattle in a big way – moving out of temporary office space to a downtown building with enough space for 300 employees.
Wed., May 24, 2017
Spokane region’s short-term rental regulations uneven
Like many cities nationwide, Spokane had a fitful start permitting short-term rentals. In early 2014, the city began issuing cease-and-desist letters to property owners advertising overnight stays online, saying local …
Sun., Feb. 5, 2017
Rental pool: Never underestimate your circle of friends
Here’s some points to consider before you find renters for your vacation cabin.
UPDATED: Mon., Jan. 23, 2017, 4:27 p.m.
Landlords can’t have blanket policy of refusing to rent to people with a criminal history, Washington attorney general says
The Washington State Attorney General’s office has sanctioned five property companies for refusing to rent to anyone with a criminal history, saying those policies are a form of de facto …
Sun., Jan. 1, 2017, 9 p.m.
Seattle’s record apartment boom is ready to explode; what it means for rents
The apartment boom in Seattle has already reached historic heights – more units opened in each of the past four years than ever before. Now, the real boom is about …
Sun., Aug. 14, 2016
Getting creative to fill vacation vacancies
With the summer rental season in full swing, second-home owners hoping to rent out their getaways to travelers and vacationers are looking for creative ways to fill remaining vacancies in …
Tue., Aug. 2, 2016, 8:38 p.m.
Seattle rental prices overtake Honolulu cost of living
You may not have the surf, Seattle, but you did just beat Honolulu when it comes to renting an apartment. Zumper, an apartment rental website, released its national rent report …
Thu., March 31, 2016, 4:28 p.m.
COPS program coaches apartment managers on heading off problems
Sun., Nov. 3, 2013
Vacation rental owners stand to benefit from new options
The biggest push-back against purchasing space for a listing on vacation rental sites – especially for owners with a short rental season or a single event, such as golf tournament, …
Sun., June 5, 2011
Rental homeowners can’t afford to be deceptive
We have some friends who rented a home in the mountains for Memorial Day weekend. It was the only weekend of the summer their entire family could gather. Summer jobs, …
Sun., Jan. 30, 2011
Floaters, hikers, more need to think ahead for summer permits
It’s the season to think ahead to summer adventures that require a special permit or reservations. Campers seeking a stay at popular national park or national forest cabins, lookouts and …
Sun., Dec. 20, 2009
Paramount extends trial with Redbox
HOLLYWOOD – Paramount Pictures has put off a decision whether to enter into a five-year deal that’s riled half the Hollywood studios. The Viacom Inc.-owned studio has extended through June …
Sun., Aug. 23, 2009
Region’s lookouts include rentals
Forest fire lookouts have had their ups and downs in the past century, but the trend throughout the country has been down. Revised fire policies, airplanes and technology have made …