Open Season: Rental Prices Take A Major Leap Near Tacoma
The U-S Open golf tournament being held at Chambers Bay in Piece County next month is expected to bring about 235,000 people to the region -- more than the entire population of Tacoma.
Nearby hotels are booked solid. On-line home rental services such as airbnb and VRBO are having banner months even though the tournament is only a week long. There are reports of people being evicted as a result of the extra money to be made from well-heeled tourists and tournament followers.