June 1, 2016
On Capitol Hill, a new micro-apartment building. On Beacon Hill, a fourplex from 1976. In Eastlake, a 1922 apartment house. In Ballard, a duplex dating to 1911. What these Seattle properties have in common are multiple listings — 15 at the Capitol Hill building — on the popular, controversial short-term rental platform Airbnb. The properties are examples of how Airbnb and other online platforms that cater to visitors, such as VRBO, are eating into Seattle’s housing supply and making it harder for local people to find an affordable home, City Councilmember Tim Burgess says….
Source: http://www.seattletimes.com/seattle-news/politics/seattle-may-slap-new-rules-on-airbnb-to-ease-rental-crunch/