Airbnb your apartment as a renter in San Jose, CA

Learn how you can list your rental on Airbnb through its new “Airbnb-friendly apartments” program.

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Learn more about how you can list your rental on Airbnb.

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Numbers don’t lie — San Jose simply isn’t among the most affordable places to live in the US. But for some apartment dwellers, there’s a new way to offset the high cost of living.

Airbnb recently launched a new program called Airbnb-friendly apartments, allowing certain renters in San Jose (and ~30 other cities) the ability to become part-time hosts. This is available to those living in participating apartment buildings: Exhibit at J Town Apartments, Avana San Jose, and Almaden Lake Village.

Some notes to keep in mind:

  • 90 nights/year is the average amount a building will allow you to Airbnb your place.
  • You set your own pricing, but it varies from building to building if the owners choose to deduct a share of your earnings.
  • You can get an estimate of what you’ll make in a month by customizing your stay on Airbnb’s website.
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