Florida is best state to invest in short-term rentals. Here’s how Orlando ranks against US cities

ORLANDO, Fla. — Editor’s note: This story is available as a result of a content partnership between WFTV and the Orlando Business Journal.

It’s been about 17 years since Airbnb (NASDAQ: ABNB) launched in San Francisco and, while the then-startup didn’t invent short-term rentals, it seems fair to say it forever altered the marketplace for them.


The growth of the short-term rental marketplace is especially felt in tourist-rich Florida — which can be an opportunity for investors. So suggests a new study from St. Louis-based real estate data company Clever and North Carolina-based short-term rental investment platform Rabbu.com.

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The May 6 report says Florida is the best state to invest in short-term rentals. It goes even further, identifying the top markets in the nation, and four of the top five are Sunshine State cities — including Orlando, which is ranked the No. 2 city to invest in short-term rentals.

Click here to read the full story on the Orlando Business Journal’s website.

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