National, short-term rentals are generating an average of +39% more income annually than they did during pre-pandemic times.

Surging Traveler Demand for More Private, Larger Units

The short-term rental market, and all those who are invested in this market sector, can tip their collective hats to the COVID pandemic.  Pre-pandemic, travelers were content to stay in hotel rooms for short get-a-way trips.  Not any more.  Travelers now want larger, more private units even when getting away for only a night or two.

The short-term rental market had its best year ever in 2021.  As a whole, short-term rentals generated approximately $113B in annual revenues.


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Challenges of Investing in Short-Term Rental Markets in 2022

Short-term rental investors will be challenged by two realities in 2022 regardless where they invest:

  1. Home prices nationwide increased +20% in 2021, according to Zilllow’s Home Value Index, and Zillow forecasts that home prices will increase another +16% in 2022.
  2. Housing inventory has hit a rock-bottom low.  Finding an appropriate home for short-term rentals will be difficult in 2022 as all industry experts expect inventory levels to remain relatively flat this year.

Where to Invest in Short-Term Rental Market in 2022?

After analyzing 265 destination markets nationwide for short-term rental investment potential, AirDNA, a short-term rental analytics company, determined the top 25 markets for short-term rental potential.

AirDNA believes markets with the greatest potential for short-term rental investment will be concentrated in small and mid-sized cities.  The AirDNA analysis stated, “…revenue potential of small city/rural areas in the US has risen +55% since the start of the pandemic, followed closely by mountain/lake destinations and mid-sized cities.

Snapshot of AirDNA’s Top Ten Markets for 2022 Short-Term Rental Investment

  1. Maui, Hawaii

– Investor score: 90.7

– Revenue potential of average full-time rental property – $101,590/year

– Annual occupancy rate – 72.8%

2.  Kenai Peninsula, Alaska

– Investor score: 89.1

– Revenue potential – $44,124/year

– Annual occupancy rate — 67.3%

  1. Chattanooga TN

– Investor score: 87.9

– Revenue potential – $47,376/year

– Annual occupancy rate – 70.8%

  1. Gulfport/Biloxi, Mississippi

– Investor score: 87.9

– Revenue potential – $44,3022/year

– Annual occupancy rate – 63.9%

  1. Slidell Louisiana

– Investor score: 85.2

– Revenue potential – $68,690/year

– Annual occupancy rate – 61.6%

  1. Crystal River Florida

– Investor score: 83.4

– Revenue potential – $51,118/year

– Annual occupancy rate – 68.8%

  1. Joshua Tree California

Investor score: 81.5

– Revenue potential – $85,363/year

– Annual occupancy rate – 66.1%

  1. Charleston South Carolina

– Investor score: 81

– Revenue potential – $85,542/year

– Annual occupancy rate – 68%

  1. Galena Illinois

– Investor score: 79.7

– Revenue potential – $67.314/year

Annual occupancy rate – 60.6%

  1. Southwest Harbor Maine

– Investor score: 79.4

– Revenue potential – $72,772/year

– Annual occupancy rate – 76.1%

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