Derby Home Rental LLC—my small business that advertises Louisville, Kentucky, Derby weekend short-term house rentals at louisvillederbyhomerental.com (did you note all the keywords crammed in there?)—just had another banner year.
Seventy homes advertised (a record), 33 of which rented (just two homes fewer than the previous high). Derby 2018 likely would have been a record too if it weren’t the meddling politicians. In August 2016, Louisville Metro Council passed an unfortunate regulation regarding short-term rentals, which required homeowners in one of the city’s most popular neighborhoods for Derby-weekend rentals—Old Louisville—to pay a one-time fee of $1,000 to register a home for a rental. As a result, far fewer homes in that desirable neighborhood advertised.
The Louisville Metro Council had considered a Derby-time exemption for short-term rental regulations. I strongly supported that legislation, contacting every council member to explain why it was a good idea. And while it sounded like it’d pass, it got voted down. Hopefully Louisville Metro Council members will reconsider.
Anyway, if you’re interested in renting a home for Derby weekend 2018—or you’re a Louisville, Kentucky, area resident interested in renting out your house—please visit louisvillederbyhomerental.com. You also can keep tabs on the homes advertising on the site by following Derby Home Rental on Facebook, Flipboard, Google+, Instagram, LinkedIn, Pinterest, Tumblr, and Twitter or subscribing to our email alerts. And, because links, we’re on CrunchBase and About.Me too.