Let 'em rent!

There is no compelling reason to over-regulate the market here for Airbnb's at the Jersey Shore.

People are either comfortable or they're not letting strangers into their homes without the guidance of a realtor or management company. The real issue is local rules on capacity. Airbnb doesn't automatically allow for owners to get around a maximum number of occupants. Only in New Jersey do politicians look at a great boon to local economies with an eye toward higher taxes. It's outrageous to think that a rental at a home compares to a hotel stay. Maybe what we should do is lower hotel taxes.

How about stimulating tourism instead of stifling the marketplace?

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