Sour Dough: Airbnb's impact in San Francisco
July 14, 2015 11:54 AM Subscribe
In a five-part series, the San Francisco Chronicle’s Carolyn Said examines Airbnb’s impact in San Francisco. (Previously)
- Part 1: The Airbnb effect -- At least 350 entire homes listed on Airbnb appear to be full-time vacation rentals, bolstering claims by activists that the service removes scarce housing from the city’s limited inventory.
- Part 2: Living with Airbnb -- A family in the Castro welcomes guests to raise funds and make friends, while a landlord in Nob Hill stands accused of turning a Victorian home into a full-time hotel.
- Part 3: Hosts or hoteliers? -- The Chronicle compiled a conservative estimate of Airbnb listings functioning as full-time vacation rentals.
- Part 4: Airbnb hosts come and go -- In the year since The Chronicle’s last data dive, 2,773 listings dropped off of Airbnb — although they were replaced by 3,492 new listings.
- Part 5: Flouting the law -- While Airbnb cultivates a folksy image of hosts as middle-class locals making ends meet, HomeAway proclaims its hosts are affluent out-of-towners renting their pied-a-terres.
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