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Webinar: Short Term Rentals – Boon, Bane, or Both?

January 11 @ 4:30 pm - 6:00 pm

Short Term Rentals (STRs) may not be the bogeyman some see them as, but they do create challenges. There has been a significant boom in demand for short-term rentals like Airbnb across Maine. That is part of a national trend in short-term rental activity: The market is seeing the most growth in small cities and rural locations, while urban locations are seeing the slowest growth, according to a U.S. market review from AirDNA.

Our panelists will engage in a rich discussion around the costs and benefits of STRs in communities around Maine and raise awareness of the trends and tools available to manage them.

During this webinar, you can expect to learn about:

  • What are the recent and overall trends? Effect on housing affordability?
  • What are some ways municipalities in Maine regulate STRs? Why?
  • What works and what doesn’t work?
  • Regional vs. town approaches?
  • What are the advantages and disadvantages of different approaches to regulating (or not regulating) STRs?

Event details:

Date: Thursday, January 11 2023

Time: 4:30pm-6:00pm ET

Location: Online (Webinar link will be provided upon registration)


Non-member registration ($25)

Member registration (free)

If you, your business, or organization are already a member of GrowSmart, please contact Amanda Vermillion at membership@growsmartmaine.org for a code to register for free.




January 11
4:30 pm - 6:00 pm


GrowSmart Maine