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Study: Multi-listing Airbnb Phenomenon in Athens May Wipe Out Small Players

A new study sheds light on the far-reaching effects of the Airbnb phenomenon on Athens' urban communities.

Airbnb ‘Phenomenon’ Accounts for 5.3% of Rental Market, Say Experts

Airbnb-style rentals account for 5.3 percent of Attica’s home rental market, or 12,000 of the 150,000 properties up for rent, according to recent findings.

Greek Gov’t Considers Allowing Municipality Say-so in Airbnb Policies

The Greek government is considering handing over responsibility of short-term home sharing policies to local authorities.

SETE Chief Says Short-term Rental Boom Needs ‘Same Rules for All’

Rules must apply to all equally, said SETE President Yiannis Retsos referring to actions announced by three home-sharing associations in Greece.

Fraudsters Seeking to Cash in on Greece’s Airbnb Fad

Aiming to profit from the short-term rental fad, all the more individuals posing as realtors are emerging, says Greece's Real Estate Federation.

Home Sharing a Lifeline for Greece’s Middle Class, Says SODIA Association

Short term rentals have played a lifesaving role for struggling middle class Greeks who were hit down by the economic crisis, according to the SODIA association.

Greek Short-term Rental Bodies Join Forces to Promote Interests

Three Greek home-sharing associations have joined forces to promote their common interests and ensure the quality and services offered by their members.

Greece Looking to Add Restrictions to Airbnb-style Rentals

In view of the soaring number of short-term home rentals in Greece, the country's government is reportedly looking into ways to restrict the practice.

More than Half of Greece’s Airbnbs Run by Management Services

More than half of Greece’s properties leased short-term on sharing platforms such as Airbnb, are being run by management companies.

Greeks Turned to Airbnb for Extra Income, Study Finds

The economic crisis, which took a bite out of Greeks’ wages or even left them unemployed, has led an ever-growing number to turn to short-term rentals.

Short-term Rentals a Boon for Greek Property Owners

Greek property owners have been making the best of the sharing economy with revenue from short-term rentals up by 105 percent over the last two years, an AirDNA study reveals.

Greece Property Observatory Says Airbnb Phenomenon to Die Out

Short-term home-sharing for tourism purposes is set to decline, according the president of the Greek Property Price Observatory, Kostas Georgakos.

Greek Real Estate Market Picks Up Pace Driven by Tourism, Golden Visa

Greece’s property market is stabilizing in large part aided by the increase in tourism and home-sharing practices, according to the Bank of Greece.

Airbnb, Homeaway vs NYC 1-0: Court Rules Against New Host Data Law

A new law requiring home sharing platforms like Airbnb to hand over detailed customer data to city authorities every month, has been ruled down by a New York court.

‘Search Robots’ to Track Down Undeclared Airbnb Revenue in Greece

AADE has decided to use online "search robots" to track down taxpayers, who have failed to join the e-registry for short-term rentals.

Declared Home-sharing Revenue Boosts Greek State Coffers by 160%

Greek State revenue has increased by a massive 160 percent, driven by declared home-sharing income, according to the Independent Authority for Public Revenue (AADE).

Greece Revenue Body Says Short-term Rental Registry Bearing Fruit

The registry for property owners leasing their homes for the short-term via online platforms, is producing results, according to Greece's revenue body AADE.

Study: Attica, South Aegean, Crete Account for Majority of Greece’s Airbnb Listings

The regions of Attica, South Aegean and Crete account for 60 percent of all Airbnb listings in Greece, according to a study released by KEPE.

Greece Expecting Short-term Rental Tax Declarations Next Month

Property owners in Greece leasing homes for short-term accommodation purposes via online sharing platforms must submit rental statements by November 30.

Airbnb Agrees to Comply With EU Consumer Legislation by Year End

Airbnb has agreed to harmonize certain terms and pricing policies with European Union consumer rules across all of its EU sites until the end of the year.
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