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New A&E show details income potential behind short-term vacation rentals

The home at 2791 Bronc Buster Loop in Steamboat Springs was built in 2008 and first sold in September. The buyer placed it in the nightly rental pool, and it is now in high demand for the December holidays, part of a trend toward investment in single-family homes.

Stacie Fredrich recently bought her first home in Breckenridge, a mansion where her extended family could gather.

The home stretched the single, 30-something's budget. But, with expected income from renting to visiting vacationers, the always-traveling consultant for a pharmaceutical company, plans to own the property for generations. And her purchase was documented in a new A&E Network series called "Vacation Rental Potential," a partnership between short-term rental titan HomeAway and Chicken Soup for the Soul Entertainment.

"Being a part of the show really helped me realize the potential income I could get from the home," Fredrich said. "I mean, I could have bought a condo or a one-, two-bedroom, but I was looking for a space that could accommodate my family — something I could enjoy as well as guests, something unique in the mountains that could draw guests who will help me offset the costs of ownership."

Read more at the Denver Post.