Looking at starting with my first Airbnb property in the Swannanoa/Fairview region in NC. I plan to use this primarily as a STR with a Rental Use:Personal Use of 9:1. I keep hearing about the county banning Airbnb properties in the Asheville region. Went through the Airbnb site and came across this forum. Have a few questions and would greatly appretiate some informed responses!
- What specific zone[zoning code] should my property be in in order to operate legally?
- Would a ZONE R(residential) automatically disqualify a property?
- Adv/disadv of purchasing an Airbnb property with an HOA?
- Safe zip codes in the Asheville area where I can build/buy?
We aren’t here to do your research for you. This is an international forum. This is stuff you need to figure out on your own. You have a planning dept, pick up the phone and ask!
I’m new and just trying to figure out some of these same issues myself. Do some digging around on your local government websites. Use 9:1 means nothing to me as I don’t live in your community, that code is probably county and/or city specific. I can’t comment on the HOA question either b/c (thankfully) I don’t have one. I can imagine some communities with big HOA’s might be challenging to operate an Airbnb property, but this just my guess. Good luck!
@cabinhost is a knowlegable NC host who might chime in.