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Workshop airs pros, cons of new STR regulations

Joe Southern - Managing Editor, Fredericksburg Standard - September 15, 2021

Depending on one’s perspective, the city’s proposed ordinance changes governing short-term rentals (STRs) will either bring Fredericksburg’s economy to ruin or be its savior. 

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Let's Work Together to Raise the Bar

Belinda McDonnell - August 25, 2021

My husband and I found ourselves fortunate enough to buy a home in Fredericksburg in 2016. It was an easy decision. We had been to Fredericksburg many times over the years. My grandparents first brought me to Fredericksburg in the 60’s. Read More

 

Where’s The Fire?

Leslie Spraggins - August 18, 2021

Beginning in May of 2021, the City of Fredericksburg hosted four community meetings concerning Short Term Rentals in Fredericksburg.  They were attended by citizens and owners and operators of short term rentals, many of whom, like myself, are citizens of Fredericksburg.  The city staff presented information ... Read More

Don't Kill the Goose
Milton Buckelew - August 11, 2021

Most of us are familiar with Aesop’s fable of the Goose and the Golden Egg. I have been a resident of Fredericksburg over the past 23 years and have never seen the bounty of golden eggs we have been blessed with.  We are living in a time of abundance. Our local economy thrives ... Read More

 

Voluntary STR Conversion to Long Term Rental 

Randy Briley - August 4, 2021

In my prior career I had a manager who once told us not to come to her with problems without offering possible solutions, with that in mind, it occurred for me take the same approach with the STR controversy. Read More

Airbnb revealed the "Most Hospitable Hosts" in Texas

... and one Fredericksburg ­based rental made the list of 29 top sites. Listed as "Bungalow 309," the two-bedroom, one-bath bungalow can be found at 309 E. College St. The criteria Airbnb used includ­ed: a 100% five-star rating in clean­liness, check-in and communica­tion, with a minimum number of reviews at 100. Read More

 

Guest Column

Are STRs Evil?

A small favorite town of mine (Jackson Hole, Wyoming) just announced a "moratorium" on issuing new STR permits. Previously they had set a cap to control STR’s. People would join a waitlist. When permitted homes sold, their permits did NOT transfer to the new owners.

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