The Real Deal – Surfing tournament buoys L.I. rental market

Part of my job here is to post links to articles that you most likely won’t see. The LB Patch & LB Herald both do a great job bringing us local news, but every once in awhile I’ll find news in a non-typical place. This time it’s from, which talks about the Quiksilver Pro ‘rental’ market.

From the article:

The tournament, Quiksilver Pro New York, will take place from Sept. 1 to Sept. 15 and 25,000 people are expected to attend. But Long Beach is a barrier island where the only lodging is the 143-room Allegria Hotel (where the surfers stay), so event organizers are trying to find housing for staff and other participants.

As a result, homeowners are deciding to put their homes on the market well past Labor Day after the rental season historically has ended, brokers said. And others who might not have ever considered letting strangers shack up in their bedrooms are listing their properties for either for either a two- or four-week period, hoping to cash in on the action, they added.

Hmm… should I rent my house? I actually thought about doing this for about a second, but then I thought about the possibility of a stranger going through my underwear drawer. Not a chance……

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