The new Airbnb policy that was passed by the Seattle City Council states that new operators in Seattle will not be allowed to rent out more than two units using Airbnb or any short-term rental platform. The council informs us that the regulations have been placed as an effort to provide a bigger market for the city’s permanent residents who are looking for long-term rentals, and to prevent property owners from operating Airbnb’s and other short-term rentals as hotels.

 

The new rules limit hosts to two dwelling units each and require them to obtain special licenses to operate short-term rentals. The regulations also require short-term rental platforms — like Airbnb, HomeAway, and VRBO — to obtain a special “platform license” to facilitate bookings in Seattle. However, some Airbnb hosts are exempt from the two-unit maximum. For example, if hosts already operating a short-term rental in the “Downtown Urban Center” (south of Olive Way and north of Cherry St.) will not be subject to any limits on the number of units they can rent. Outside of the downtown core, hosts who were already operating a short-term rental by Sept. 30, 2017 will be permitted to rent out their primary residence and an additional two units. Any new Airbnb hosts are limited to just two units total.

 


Click the link below to read more about the new Airbnb policy:

 

https://www.geekwire.com/2017/seattle-approves-new-airbnb-regulations-limit-short-term-rentals-2-units-per-host/

 

Are you looking to buy, or do you know someone who is? I would love to talk to you about the homebuying process, what to expect, and guide you in the right direction. We also cater to Spanish speaking clients. My assistant Andrea Roman is fluent in Spanish so if you have any referrals that speak Spanish, please send them our way.

 

Click the link below to visit our website and read more about the Seattle King County home Team:

 

http://www.seattlekingcountyhomes.com/team/

 

 

 

I would like to take this time to thank and CONGRATULATE my buyers, sellers and investors for the month of FEBUARY!  

 

2/07/2019           Charice Pennie

 

2/27/2019           Kimberly Potterfield

 

 

 

Happy Home ANNIVERSARY to my seasoned clients for the month of MARCH!

 

 

 

3/01/2012            Kelly and Kathleen Bennett

 

3/26/2013            Loy Kalepo

 

3/29/2013            Barb Grubb and John Williams

 

3/29/2013            Jami Armstrong and Katie Auger

 

3/29/2013            Janie and Chris Koch

 

3/11/2014            Rudy Woods

 

3/18/2015            Steven Michael Golbeck and Tatjana Nijemcevic

 

3/25/2015            Brian Truong

 

3/18/2016            Jeff Berg

 

3/25/2016            Thomas O’Connor

 

3/31/2016            Desiree Alva and CJ Tolton

 

3/07/2017            Kris and Joann Ware

 

3/14/2017            Kelvin Guan

 

3/14/2017            Paul and Joanna Lyons

 

3/15/2017            Craig and Leilani Raglin

 

3/31/2017            Megan Kim and Stephen Hong

 

3/01/2018            Greg and Christine Gunlogson