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9 Tips for Finding a Reliable Vacation Rental

(News Item #0213, Published: 06/03/10, Author: , Frommers.com) – A rental home can save you a lot of money when you're on vacation. Here are the 9 things to know about finding a reliable vacation rental. Read more

Iron Springs Resort Closes for Renovation

(News Item #0220, Published: 06/01/10, Author: , IronSpringsResort.com) – There are new owners at Iron Springs Resort on Washington's North Coast and they are committed to rebuilding the resort to a new standard of quality and environmental stewardship. Read more

Hawaii's Forbidden Island

(News Item #0208, Published: 05/17/10, Author: Catherine Hamm, Seattle Times Newspaper) – Helicopter Tour Gives A Taste Of The Very Private Hawaiian Island Of Niihau. Read more

Breaking Ground on Gondola Project

(News Item #0207, Published: 04/27/10, Author: , CrystalMountainResort.com) – On 4/26/2010 a new Gondola Project began at the Crystal Mountain Ski Resort, which is a huge step in allowing Crystal Mountain to be operational year round. Read more

NextDoor Housewatch Program for Camano & Whidbey Islands

(News Item #0204, Published: 04/26/10, Author: William Victor May, SunspotResorts.com) – Sunspot Resorts announced innovative and reliable House Watch service called NextDoor. It provides periodic and on-call visits to properties to check their condition, or pre-arrival preparation. Read more

Mount Rainier Vacation Rentals Becomes a Sunspot

(News Item #0202, Published: 04/23/10, Author: William Victor May, SunspotResorts.com) – Ms. PC Dickinson started mount Rainier Vacation Rentals four years ago and is now selling to Sunspot Resorts to offer more services to Owners and Guests. Read more

VRA Director - How to hunt a Midwest vacation rental

(News Item #0205, Published: 04/18/10, Author: Kate Silver, ChicagoTribune.com) – While vacation rentals are no new thing, but now the industry is growing due to the Internet and other factors according to VRIA President. Read more

Sunspots' President - How to hunt a Midwest vacation rental

(News Item #0206, Published: 04/18/10, Author: Kate Silver, ChicagoTribune.com) – While vacation rentals are no new thing, but now the industry is growing due to the Internet and other factors according to VRIA President. Read more

VRA Umbria Chapter Recuits Throughout Italy

(News Item #0199, Published: 04/15/10, Author: , VRIA.org) – VRIA Italian Chapter Directory recruits leaders for other provinces. Read more

NextDoor House Watch Program From Sunspot Resorts

(News Item #0203, Published: 04/01/10, Author: William Victor May, SunspotResorts.com) – Sunspot Resorts announced innovative and reliable House Watch service called NextDoor. It provides periodic and on-call visits to properties to check their condition, or pre-arrival preparation. Read more

Second Porch Inc. Closes Series-A Funding To Expand Growing Social Vacation Home Marketplace

(News Item #0198, Published: 03/17/10, Author: Brent Hieggelke, PRWeb.com) – Startup to harness social networking and vacation home rentalsl. Second Porch announced that it has closed a one million dollar Series-A investment, led by the Oregon Angel Fund. Read more

VRA Opens First Chapter in Italy

(News Item #0200, Published: 03/15/10, Author: , VRIA.org) – The Vacation Rental Industry Association (VRIA) has announced the formation of its first Chapter in Italy, in the province of Umbria. Headed up by Giuseppe Nuzzaci. Read more

Real Estate's Lion King

(News Item #0197, Published: 01/15/10, Author: , Seattle Times Newspaper) – In 1993 "Lions Over the Hill" speech Realtors Board of Directors were urged to combine MLS services to stave off large software companies who would come to steal their valuable proprietary data. Read more

VRA Announces Vacation Rental Angels Program

(News Item #0193, Published: 12/25/09, Author: , VRIA.org) – Christmas Day, the Vacation Rental Industry Association announced the creation of the Vacation Rental Angel Program to recognize members who regularly donate vacation home use to charitable causes. Read more

Home Rentals at Olympics Make Charity A Winner

(News Item #0196, Published: 12/22/09, Author: Jack Broom, Seattle Times Newspaper) – HomeForTheGames.com offers 170 rental homes for the Vancouver BC Olympics with proceeds going to Charity. Read more

Washington State's Most Remote Luxury Retreat

(News Item #0190, Published: 12/15/09, Author: , SunspotResorts.com) – It sites five miles above 4,000 foot Blewett Pass but is kind of luxuriouis private vacation rental home you only see in prestigious magazines. 5 Bedrooms, 3 baths and packed with activities and fun. Read more

James Hough is Whidbey Camano Island Sunspots Partner

(News Item #0210, Published: 12/01/09, Author: William Victor May, Sunspots.info) – Jim Hough, an avid traveler is smiling today. He has just joined Sunspot Resorts as a Partner for the Whidbey & Camano Islands Market. See www.WhidbeyCamanoSunspots.com. Read more

The Legality of Letting Holiday Homes in Australia

(News Item #0183, Published: 11/28/09, Author: Trevor Atherton, ) – Vacation Rentals are known as Holiday Homes in Australia, but they face the same regulatory pressures and threat of prohbitions. Trevor Atherton a lawyer and travel consultant spells out the issues. Read more

Eight Rungs of the Giving Ladder

(News Item #0188, Published: 11/26/09, Author: William Victor May, VRIA.org) – Durring the Middle Ages a Jewish Rabbi created the Eight Rungs of Giving Ladder. It judges the motives, methods and sincerity of the giver. How do you rate? Read more

Dick Dixon a Rare Individual and Coach

(News Item #0187, Published: 11/20/09, Author: , TheDailyWorld.com) – Ti was a sad day in our household. We lost a coach, mentor and a friend. Dick Dixon, long time Aberdeen WA High School coach passed away. His family, players, students and fellow educators mourned. Read more

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