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Maryland's Airbnb rentals total $57 million in 2018

Maryland's Airbnb rentals total $57 million in 2018

Maryland homeowners that rented their property on Airbnb this year generated about $57 million in income, according to the company.

About 6,500 Marylanders have used the home-sharing website this year to rent individual rooms or entire spaces to about 383,000 visitors, the San Francisco-based company said in a news release Monday.

Residents who use Airbnb to generate supplemental income averaged about $5,600 in 2018, the release states.

The figures come on the heels of Baltimore City Council’s decision this month to impose a strict set of rules on renting out property on Airbnb and other online platforms. Some proprietors of hotels and...