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What You Need to Know About Security Cameras in a Vacation Rental

Vacation rental tenants are encountering properties with security cameras installed more and more, which causes concerns about violation of privacy. Is it legal for homeowners to install security cameras at a rental property? Are there specific areas where surveillance can be placed or not? Do tenants have to be notified if surveillance cameras are in place? Homeowners Homeowners are within legal bounds to install surveillance cameras to protect their property. Cameras must be visible in … Read more…

A Celtic Parade, Seafaring Films, Jazz Concerts and Outdoor Learning

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From lions to lambs, there’s something for everyone during the month of March on Cape Cod Here are a few suggestions to put a spring in your step and a smile on your face as the days grow longer and the temperatures slowly warm. Shake off your winter hibernation, grab a friend and join in welcoming spring’s advance.   2019 Cape Cod Saint Patrick’s Parade | Yarmouth Named one of Yankee Magazine’s best St. Patrick’s Day … Read more…

Tax Deductions for Rental Property

Vacation rental tax deductions

Profits and Losses on Vacation Rental Homes The rent you collect from your tenants counts as income. You offset that income and lower your tax bill by deducting your rental home expenses including depreciation. For example, you received $10,200 in rent during the year and had expenses of $3,200, then your taxable rental income would be $7,000. You can even write off a net loss on a rental home as long as you meet income … Read more…

5 Great Ways to Encourage Our Guests to Book Direct

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There are many beneficial reasons to encourage our guests to book direct, some that may even be surprising. When guests are in the market for a great vacation rental, they are excited about their upcoming vacation and are probably not considering that there may be better options than booking through an online travel agency such as Airbnb, TripAdvisor, etc. Here are several reasons why booking direct is a better option versus an online travel agency. … Read more…

Cape Cod Indoor Health and Fitness

Cape Cod fitness club

Don’t let wind, rain or snow slow down your fitness goals. If you can’t get outside because of weather head to an indoor facility offering workouts, games and classes. There are a variety of health clubs, bowling lanes and Yoga studios on Cape Cod to keep those calories burning. Orleans Bowling Center Inc | Orleans Classic New England candle pin bowling with small balls. Great fun as well as a great work out.       Cape Cod … Read more…