Tag: Airbnb

A Classic Midcentury Ranch w/ Income Potential in East Chatham

This classic 3-bedroom, 2-bath Ranch on nearly 3 acres in East Chatham has multiple surprises. There’s a roomy suite with separate entrance, bedroom, full bath, living room and kitchen. This suite is ready to use as an AirBnB rental, or guest suite. It could also be converted into a large master suite.

The home’s main living area features a large living room with a wood-burning fireplace, and newly refinished wood floors. The home’s Eat-In Kitchen features original vintage 1960’s counters and cabinets that are all in perfect condition. The kitchen also has a distinctive wood-burning stove in a multi-toned brick corner hearth. There are also two bedrooms, a bathroom, and a bonus room, that could be an office or additional bedroom.

A mudroom connects the expansive garage to the kitchen, backyard, and laundry area. Mature trees in the front yard create a secluded appearance, while the large backyard is completely private with surrounding woods that can be enjoyed from the 3-season porch.

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The home is just a few minutes away from Chatham’s restaurants, shops, and more. Plus, it’s a short drive to Hudson, the Berkshires, and an easy Albany commute. At roughly 2 hours from New York City and Boston, this home is also great for weekenders.

Beds: 3
Baths: 2
Sq. Ft.: 2,014
School District: Chatham

The house is offered at $289,000. If you’d like to see it in person, email me at Jmckinney@BeachandBartolo.com.

For more pictures and additional info, check out the listing on BeachandBartolo.com by clicking here.


Jeff McKinney is a Realtor in Columbia County, NY (Beach & Bartolo Realtors ~ 34 Main St., Chatham NY 12037 ~ 518-392-2700). Connect with him on Twitter, Instagram, LinkedIn, or Pinterest.

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Airbnb Sues New York Over Law Regulating Rentals

Airbnb, the online service that enables people to list or rent short-term lodging in residential properties, filed a lawsuit on Friday afternoon in Federal District Court in the Southern District of New York. The lawsuit is the companies’ response to a new law that allows the state to impose steep fines on Airbnb hosts who break local housing regulations. The Airbnb suit claims this law would cause it “irreparable harm”, and violates the company’s constitutional rights to free speech and due process, as well as the protection it is afforded under the Communications Decency Act, which is a federal law that says websites cannot be held accountable for content published by their users.


So, what exactly is the issue with Airbnb that prompted this new law? Apparently, the concern is that Airbnb is making it easier to illegally rent out apartments for short periods to travelers, which decreases the amount of housing for full-time residents, and drives housing costs up. It has been illegal in New York to rent out an apartment for fewer than 30 days. However, some people have ignored that law, and have been using Airbnb to rent apartments for shorter periods of time. The new law gives authorities the power to fine hosts up to $7,500 if they are caught listing a property on Airbnb.

For now, it sounds like we will have to wait and see what impact the new law, and Airbnb’s lawsuit have on the housing and online rental market.

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