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Superbowl Touchdown for Vacation Rentals

 Vacation Rentals Score Touchdown in Phoenix

Vacation rentals boom where  demands for lodging

dwarf hotels

Touchdown!Those lucky enough to rent out their homes in the Phoenix area for Super Bowl XLIX scored their own touchdown – in the form of DOLLAR$. Some homeowners rented out their digs for as much as $1,700 a night!

This underscores a growing trend toward vacation rentals, especially in markets hosting large events and hotels are overwhelmed by demand. In fact, vacation rentals are on the rise with all travelers and are not just for families anymore says the Vacation Rental Management Association (VRMA). Continue reading

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