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December 03, 2015 | Mel Hignell

Home-Share Hospitality: How To Be The Best Airbnb Guest

Imagine this if you will: You’ve worked a very long day, it’s the beginning of your weekend, and you’ve just got home from work. You’re starving ‘cause you just spent an hour sitting in traffic, and that slice of sausage and mushroom pizza you had at lunch (let’s be honest–you had more than a slice, but that’s OK!), has no longer staved off your hunger.

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September 29, 2015 | Mel Hignell

The Guest From Hell: A How-To

If you’ve been a host for a fair amount of time, chances are you’ve run into the guest from hell. I remember my first, back when we were renting out our guest room in San Francisco. In those early days we only had two rules: be quiet on the communal staircase after 10pm, and only use two towels per person. Easy enough, right?

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July 22, 2015 | Mel Hignell

Airbnb Prepared

This past week has been abuzz with news of the Northwest’s impending earthquake disaster. The New Yorker successfully terrified the Cascades region with its report on The Earthquake that Will Devastate Seattle. Since then, people have started taking their emergency planning more seriously.

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July 03, 2015 | Mel Hignell

Ford To Get Into The P2P Business

It’s no secret that the peer-to-peer market is making waves around the world (Airbnb, Lyft), and companies are scrambling to get their piece of the pie.

Ford Motor Company, along with San Francisco-based start-up company Getaround, has announced it will launch a ride-sharing program in six metropolitan areas, including our very own Land of Ports.

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comfy airbnb bed

April 06, 2015 | Mel Hignell

Take Me To (a comfy) Bed Or Lose Me Forever

The beds in your Airbnb rental can make or break your reviews, and that’s not over-dramatizing a thing. Yes, it will cost you a bit more to put hotel-quality, super plush mattresses in your house, but down the road that investment will save you thousands, as one bad review can cost you one, if not multiple, guests.

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Portland bedroom redesign

March 26, 2015 | Mel Hignell

Portland Rental Home: Before & After

This is a sneak peek at an upcoming Before & After #speeddesign of a Portland-area home. The timeline was tight and the budget even tighter, which always makes for a super fun pictorial! Check back soon.

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