Harmari announces STR Taxcrawler 10.4

Harmari is proud to announce its new release of Taxcrawler 10.4.  Here’s what’s new in this release: Redesigned web portal including intuitive keyword search Download Case History from web portal Browse, navigate and report on STRs in a region directly from the map Track compliance activity on clients (letters, phone calls) Bug fix for displaying

Facebook Picture Name City Search now available in WIST

Facebook has recently announced some very important measures to protect the privacy of its user base, in light of the recent leak of private user information to Cambridge Analytica. In particular, users will no longer be able to search by email address or phone number in Facebook to come up with matching profiles (under “Search

Harmari announces Short Term Rental 10.3 Release

Harmari proudly announces the latest update to the Short Term Rental web portal version 10.3.  The following new features have been included in this release Dynamic interactive heat map providing real-time short term rental inventory data Improved duplicate detection combining image and meta-data Enhanced in-jurisdiction STR detection within 0.5 km of boundary-limit Enhanced County level

Beware the zombie short term rental listings!

Beware the zombies!  In light of Halloween today, many of our clients are not aware that short term rental listings can be in a state of inactivity while on the surface seeming to be active.  This phenomenon is termed “zombie listings”.  While the earthly zombies have pale grey skin, various facial disfigurations, and general ghastly

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

Tax at source, then backfill compliance

any municipalities have partnered with at least one of the Short Term Rental (STR) websites to ensure that STR hosts are paying their fair share of lodging taxes in their jurisdiction.  The STR website taxes the guests at source, and remits the taxes to the municipality (whether city or county).  Now some of those municipalities

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

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,