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Airbnb in Nashville, Tennessee

Data obtained by Inside Airbnb at September 2016, shows that there were more than 3,200 Airbnb listings in Nashville available for short-term rental, each rented for an estimated 130 nights per year for an average price of $196/night.

Almost a half of the listings (49% or 1,603 out of 3,277) are "entire homes or apartments" that are "rented frequently" for on average an estimated 181 nights (6 months) of the year .

43% of Nashville's Airbnb's listings (1,428) are by "hosts" with more than one listing. Some of these may be multiple rooms in the same home, however the majority of these multi-listings are entire homes (1,066).

There are eleven "hosts" that have 10 or more listings each, with one "host" renting, or managing 59 listings, all of which are entire homes or apartments.

The Law

Nashville legalized Short Term Rental Properties in early 2015, and the laws came into effect on July 1, 2015.

Key aspects of the law include:

Concerns introduced by data are the high number of entire homes being rented permanently as Short Term Rental Properties, against the common understanding promoted by the "sharing economy" that hosts are primarily renting spare bedrooms or occasionally renting their homes.

While the public data that Inside Airbnb obtained cannot differentiate between single-family, duplexes and multi-family homes - in light of the high-number of listings that appear to be NON-owner occupied, there should be questions whether the law is serving to protect residential properties.

In addition, issues like the current debate (07:25-13:10), in Nashville about the Detached Accessory Dwelling Unit (DADU) Overlay, and the application of the overlay in neighborhoods like Shelby Hills (1:39:40-2:13:41), could have the affect of making additional units available as Short Term Rental Properties instead of addressing Affordable Housing or providing for multi-generational homes.

Airbnb data for Nashville, Tennessee

Inside Airbnb

A conservative occupancy model has been built in order to estimate Occupancy Rates, Income per Month and Nights per Year. More information on the methodolgy of the occupancy model can be found in the disclaimers.

Inside Airbnb: Nashville uses the following parameters:

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Airbnb also provide NO DATA to cities or states to assist them in ensuring that Airbnb hosts and Airbnb are following the local laws.

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