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Florida warns tourists of fake vacation rentals

Florida Attorney General Ashley Moody issued an official consumer alert, warning tourists across the country to watch out for vacation rental scams this summer. “Florida is one of the most popular vacation destinations in the nation. Scammers will take advantage of this by creating fake vacation rental listings in hopes of stealing personal information and …

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IRobot, DraftKings, Zillow, Lyft, AMC, and Other Stock Market Movers

Text size Corporate earnings were the main factor driving moves in individual stocks early on Friday. The (Photo by Spencer Platt / Getty Images) Stock futures were lower Friday as investors responded to news that hiring in July was far stronger than expected. Dow Jones Industrial Average futures were down 0.4%, S&P 500 futures were …

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Best places in Europe to buy a luxury second home, buy-to-let property

Whether you’re on the hunt for a vacation property as travel reopens, or you want a store for your cash as stocks somersault, Europe can offer a host of compelling second-home destinations. From access to fine food and rich culture to stunning scenery, the continent has something for everyone — and property buyers are buying …

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This startup founded by former Airbnb employees lets you try out vacation homes before you buy them

This article is reprinted with permission from The Escape Home, a newsletter for second homeowners and those who want to be. Subscribe here. © 2022. All rights reserved. Buying a first home — let alone a second — is stressful in normal times. And with rapidly rising interest rates and intense competition, now is anything …

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Inhabit IQ Names New Vacation Division Leaders

Donna Goudie Joins as Managing Director and Brady Stump Takes he Dual Role KNOXVILLE, Tenn., July 27, 2022 /PRNewswire/ — Inhabit IQ, a software company serving residential and vacation property management industries, announced today that travel industry executive Donna Goudie will oversee the company’s Vacation division, while RentalGuardian CEO Brady Stump will serve as Director …

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Asia-Pacific Hotel Investments Rebound To Pre-Pandemic Levels; China Slide Holds Back Bigger Gains

Japan led the Asia-Pacific hotel investments in the first half of 2022, according to JLL. … [+] Photographer: Akio Kon/Bloomberg © 2020 Bloomberg Finance LP Hotel investments in the Asia-Pacific rebounded from pandemic lows in the first half of 2022, helped in part by purchases of inns from cashed-up investors from distressed sellers, global real …

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Why Vacation Homes Are a Surprisingly Good Investment During a Bear Market

courtneyk / Getty Images For many, a bear market means a drop in investments and retirement funds. But there are some ways to make money during this time of flux, including investing in real estate — in particular, a vacation home. See: Fed Raises Rates 75 Basis Points Amid Bear Market & Record-High InflationLooking To …

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Nearly 25% of first-time homebuyers open a new credit card when they close on a home. Why that could be a really bad idea.

Nearly a quarter of first-time homebuyers are opening new cards within six months of buying a home, according to a new study. The study by Realtor.com and Experian, which was released in May but looks at consumer behavior between 2020 and 2021, found that 24.4% of first-time buyers opened a new bank card within the …

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Inside giant flying luxury hotel that can stay in the air for years

A giant nuclear-powered ‘flying hotel’, complete with a gym and swimming pool is set to carry 5,000 passengers in unparalleled luxury. A new CGI video details how the AI-piloted Sky Cruise plans to remain airborne for months at a time, while also docking to take on new passengers, or to drop off anyone on board. …

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