Fractional In the News

Real estate ‘by the slice’: Inman News

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January 20th, 2010

An interesting article about the conversion of standalone vacation homes to fractional.

Resort Equities announces financing available on shared ownership interests

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December 11th, 2009

In a sign that the credit markets are thawing, Resort Equities announced today that bank financing is now available on most of its shared ownership interests.

A shared destiny. Financial Times, December 5, 2009

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December 6th, 2009

Wealthy homeowners armed with surplus cash and a desire for luxury holidays have poured millions of pounds into the shared ownership industry over the past decade. The property boom that gripped the world made it seem as though the good times would never end and a few hundred thousand pounds for membership and annual fees for a scheme seemed a small price for a “millionaire’s lifestyle”.

Fractional ownership set to boom

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October 28th, 2009

According to FractionalLife.com, fractional industry speakers at the recent OPPLive/Property Investor Show in London feel that fractional ownership is set to surge in popularity over the next several years.

Veteran Builder: Fractional is the Future

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October 3rd, 2009

Established US developer Richard Stockett is embracing the fractional ownership concept with zeal.

A slice of cottage country. The Globe and Mail, September 25, 2009

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September 25th, 2009

Trying to accurately capture what is going on in cottage country’s fractional-ownership market is much like trying to stuff a cloud into a mason jar: It’s hard to get a grip on the darn thing. A Canadian newspaper discusses fractional ownership.

These fractions often can add up to luxury. SF Chronicle, July 5, 2009

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July 5th, 2009

San Francisco Chronicle, July 5, 2009

A House Divided. NY Times, April 2, 2009

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April 2nd, 2009

With the economy in turmoil and the real estate boom a distant memory, some people are now looking to sell their vacation homes. Well, at least parts of them.

Fractional Ownership Heads to Europe. NY Times, August 9, 2008

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August 9th, 2008

Long popular in the United States, fractional ownership — in which the costs of a vacation home or other asset are divided among a pool of members — is steadily making its way across the Atlantic. For prices starting at $100,000, not including annual dues, buyers can own a piece of a coveted property in the Tuscan hills, in the heart of Florence or in other European locales.

What to look for when buying a fractional-ownership vacation home. Marketwatch, July 30, 2007

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July 30th, 2007

Excellent article discussing fractional ownership. Discusses Lake Tahoe’s Old Greenwood resort as an example. Slight error in the story when she discusses “Destination Clubs” as fractional ownership, as many are NOT ownership but rather a sophisticated right-to-use concept.