City of La Quinta selects Harmari for Short Term Rental Compliance

Harmari is pleased to announce that the City of La Quinta has contracted with LTAS Technologies Inc. to provide identification, monitoring, outreach and compliance services for their Vacation LQ program for the next 3 years.  The Harmari product has several components to achieve an increased level of compliance to bring all Short Term Vacation Rental…mm

Toronto Short Term Rental Map

A recent inventory count of Short Term Rentals (STRs) in Toronto has yielded astonishing results.  Almost 11,000 STR listings were found, mostly on AirBnB with 9682.  This coincides with new condominium inventory that has appeared in 2017.  After reviewing the Heat Map below, the most inventory appears between the bounding box of East of Royal…mm

Odometer fraud case law – Ohio

Harmari Search was again critical in evidence presented in court related to odometer tampering in Montgomery County, Ohio. The victim reported purchasing a vehicle for $2300 which the seller claimed had 140,000 miles on it, but in fact had been rolled back from 180,000 due to service records obtained by the victim.  The vehicle was…mm

Identify Illegal Short Term Rental Properties

Many reasons exist why a short term vacation rental (STR) property may be considered illegal.  From a municipal government standpoint, it could be against ordinance to operate a short term rental in a particular zoning area.  Even if a short term rental operator has a permit, by having more people over than the maximum occupancy,…mm

Will visiting someone’s Facebook page put you on their “People You May Know” List? (Page 3)

Previous Page Second Experiment The follow on experiment was to eliminate the possibility that Irwin, the fake profile, was the cause why PYMK wasn’t triggering.  So I asked Vicky to visit some of my friends that were not her friends to see whether that would trigger PYMK.  She visited them each a different number of…mm

Will visiting someone’s Facebook page put you on their “People You May Know” List? (Page 2)

Previous Page Anecdotes from the Blogosphere I have heard some anecdotal evidence of this phenomenon, both from word of mouth and from internet sources outlined below in screenshots: The Experiment But how can we confirm this phenomenon exists?  I set up a little experiment. I had a friend name Vicky use my fake Facebook profile…mm

Switch over to our Short Term Rental Compliance service and save

Hundreds of municipalities are working on identifying and monitoring short term vacation rentals (STRs) to make sure they are in compliance with ordinances, properly licensed and permitted, and collecting lodging taxes.  In fact some have selected a vendor to outsource this work.  However, that vendor may not be delivering on all the leads that can…mm

Announcing Harmari Search Release v3.1

Harmari announces a new release of Harmari Search v3.1.   It contains the following changes: Significant overhaul and improvement of Alerts, especially phone number Alerts Add LetGo to CLPS as new data source Improved phone number density to 30% for major cities Fixed the Live link “View” in Forensic View Block User from searching by Email…mm

5 Tips for issuing Short Term Rental Permit Numbers

When municipalities seek to regulate short term rentals, often something that is overlooked is the permitting system.  In fact the permit number has significant value to Code Compliance departments that have to make sure everyone’s on the same level playing field.   Here are some suggestions on how to design permit numbers: Always put the year…mm