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Published June 14, 2022

About This Episode

In just a moment, you’ll meet Billy Chu — owner of The Blue Bungalow, a chic escape in Palm Springs, California. 

Billy and his wife Becky are both doctors who live in Los Angeles and parents to young twin girls. 

A couple of years ago, Billy and Becky joined an online community of medical professionals who invest in real estate in order to learn more from their peers about the industry.

In early 2021 they stepped into the longer-term rental game by  purchasing  a couple small multifamily properties.

But the couple really wanted to try their hand at short term rentals and had been eyeing properties in Palm Springs.

Here was the problem — getting into the short term rental game in the fall of 2021 when the real estate market was going bananas seemed all but impossible. 

But after consuming dozens of hours worth of STR podcasts, losing out on multiple bids, and almost throwing in the towel, they discovered the home which they now call theirs.

Tune in to hear the story behind how Billy and Becky bought a 4 bed, 3 bath property 5 minutes from downtown Palm Springs and transformed it into The Blue Bungalow. 

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About the Host

Zach Busekrus

Co-Founder of Sponstayneous

Zach is the Co-Founder of Sponstayneous, a weekly newsletter that brings subscribers the best last-minute deals and upcoming steals on Airbnb. When COVID hit, he and his wife Gabby broke out of the lease on their 750-square foot apartment in Washington, DC to beta test the digital nomad lifestyle. Zach and Gabby have spent the past year living full-time on Airbnb — they've stayed in 50+ homes to date! 

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