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Front & Center: Methow Valley rental-booking service finds room to grow

WINTHROP, Wash. – Part of the fun of running a nightly-rental booking service is conjuring memorable monikers for vacation cottages. “A good name is worth a lot,” according to Kyrie …

Officials trying to solve the low-income rental riddle

In the L-C Valley, finding affordable places to live is no simple task.

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.

Redbox’s Top 10 DVD rentals

The top 10 DVD rentals at Redbox kiosks for the week of Jan. 8.

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.

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 …

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

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 …

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 …

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 …

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 …

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, …

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, …

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 …

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 …

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 …