Inside Austin’s SXSW-induced short-term rental spike

When it comes to raising the price of a vacation rental property, South by Southwest ranks up there with the Super Bowl and the Sundance Film Festival.
In 2016, Austin’s signature festival caused the prices of short-term rentals to increase nearly 200 percent, versus the median year-round price, according to a report from data analytics firm Datafiniti LLC.
For comparison, when the Denver Broncos and the Carolina Panthers faced off in Super Bowl 50, short-term rental prices in host city San Jose,…

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