Want to own and operate your own vacation rental property? Local author and speaker Christine Hrib Karpinski offers the latest tips and tricks in her latest Book, "How to Rent Vacation Properties by Owner."



"It's such a strong rental market, and it just seems to get better every year," she told The Log. "Accessibility is much easier, there are more flights into the area, and growth as a whole in major southern markets continues. As Atlanta, Nashville and Birmingham grew, so did Destin."



Released in November through Kinney Pollack Press, "How to Rent Vacation Properties by Owner," is the third edition in this popular title and is completely updated to reflect the continually changed trends and dynamics of the rental market.



Karpinksi, who has owned rental property in Destin since the 90s, told The Log that the market is continually changing, whether it's legal changes, insurance updates or the wants and needs for modern travelers.



"The expectations of our guests have changed," she said, noting that amenities like flat-screen televisions and Wi-Fi connections are a must for today's rental properties.



"How to Rent Vacation Property by Owner" is available for purchase at online retailers such as Amazon, or at www.howtorentbyowner.com. To learn more about Karpinski, find her on Facebook.



"It's really geared toward anyone who wants to purchase rental property," she said. "They are written in a very conversational way and I've been told they are easy to read."