Inaugural Housing Search
December 8, 2008 3:02 PM   Subscribe

Inaugural Housing Search
With roughly 80,000 hotel rooms in the Washington, DC area and over 4 million visitors expected for the January 20th Inauguration of Barack Obama, finding a roof to put over these visitors heads has become a logistical nightmare. Many have turned to looking for temporary rentals in Washington, DC so HotPads has introduced an Inaugural housing search dedicated to matching those with Inauguration Weekend rentals with those searching for inauguration rentals...Free.

HotPads' Inaugural Housing Search is a great resource for those looking to come to the Nation's Capital for the Inauguration.

Our map-based search allows you to find inaugural housing that is close to where you want to be: the Capitol, a metro stop, a particular neighborhood, etc.

We also understand that not everyone is familiar with Washington, DC so we have great resources for gathering information about a particular area like neighborhood information and demographic heat maps. We also show all the metro stops in the area so you can see how far each rental is from the metro.

If you are looking to rent your home for the inauguration, we have a great deal of resources and information for you that will help ensure the process goes as smoothly as possible. Listing your inaugural rental on HotPads is free and easy too! Please check it out and let us know your thoughts on it!
posted by CAnneDC (3 comments total)

That's awesome! Now I just have to get flights.
posted by jacalata at 5:01 AM on December 9, 2008

So, is there any proof that apartments really are renting out for obscene (> $500/night, say) amounts for inauguration? I know there's a ton of craigslist postings, but is anyone actually renting?

Neat site, too.
posted by inigo2 at 6:57 AM on December 9, 2008

I'd definitely say that some people are renting out there homes for more than $500 a night and some of the larger homes can start getting ridiculous numbers. However, all the craigslists ads with $7k a night studios 20 minutes outside the city are delusional.

HotPads is good for the listers because they can see what everyone else is charging in the area and price their listings accordingly.

The Inaugural Housing Search really benefits those looking for homes too because we give them alot of information about each property and the neighborhood. Therefore, they can see if they are being charged ridiculous amounts to stay really far from the city. They can also look up the median rent in an area and compare it to the amount being charged. Basically, we just want to ensure that the transaction goes as smoothly as possible with everyone having equal access to information.

Glad you liked it!
posted by CAnneDC at 8:07 AM on December 9, 2008

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