Last year, October 2018, Audra and I started talking about the idea of purchasing a vacation home to start a short-term rental business aka Airbnb. As far as what city we would purchase our home, we were unsure. On our list was Portland, Austin, and Seattle. After some researching Palm Springs really sparked an interest, we liked that it was close, a lot of festivals, and a year around vacation destination. After multiple trips to Palms Springs and constant searches on Zillow, we finally found a place. After discussing with our realtor and only looking at pictures from her cell phone, we said, “BUY!” Yes, it seemed crazy purchasing a place with out seeing it, but it met everything in our criteria: location, price, pool, size, and on a golf course. We closed on April 2 and got to work THAT night. After about 6 days of 10 hours of work the house was ready. We are proud to now say that we have accomplished our goal of purchasing a home and starting an Airbnb business. It will forever be a learn experience and we still have a lot of work we would like to do, but the listing is live.