New York Times article: “Summer Rentals: It’s Not Too Late”

Excerpt from the article:

A survey of members of the Vacation Rental Managers Association found that their inventory of United States homes was up by 12 percent this year, said Michael Sarka, the association’s executive director. And new rental listings are up about 20 percent from last year at, an online search engine that connects travelers directly to property owners and managers.The uptick in inventory means renters have more room for negotiation. Horacio Artiga, 31, a professional dog walker from Washington, was able to reduce the price of a two-week June rental of a four-bedroom house with an eight-person hot tub in the Outer Banks by $600 just by asking for a better deal. One tip: Factor in rental fees and taxes before making an offer and you are much more likely to stay within your rental budget, Mr. Artiga full article

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