For many families, fractional ownership allows efficient and affordable ownership of a vacation home. It’s a concept that just makes sense — why own 52 weeks of a second home when you’ll use it just six weeks? Expanding on the concept, some families have elected to own more than one fractional home. For example, owning at a location focused on summer use and at a winter location. Or, owning a fractional within driving distance for long-weekend use and also owning a fractional in a “fly-to” destination. Owning in more than one location offers diversity in use and scenery and STILL costs much less than owning a 52-week vacation home.
Vail Resorts, a $1Billion company, recently shifted 80% of their advertising budget to the internet. Vail Resorts cited quicker response times of internet and the unfortunately long lead time of traditional publications.
You’re seriously considering buying a second home or vacation home. What are your options? Is whole ownership the right choice? What about fractional or shared ownership? What’s more important to you – investment or enjoyment? This report answers these questions and more.
The recession has changed resort real estate shoppers’ purchasing power, values and behavior. Further, resort real estate and hotels may recover at differing paces. This article examines implications for developers, resort planners, and lenders.
Why buy 100% of a home just to use it 10% of the time?
Living In Italy
A Guide to Travelers and Settlers
Discussion of exchanging, including tips and pros/cons, by Evan Julber, CEO, FractionalExchange.com
The 2008/2009/2010 recession caused financial support for many non-profit organizations to decline substantially. By providing weeks of use at participating resorts, FractionalExchange.com is able to help provide valuable financial assistance to non-profits and at the same time, provide lodging at incredible fractional properties to winning purchasers. Many of the properties are not available for rent, making the lodging opportunities offered very unique.
We had the opportunity to visit The Residence Club on Mission Beach today and received a tour of the units that they recently released for sale.
An exhaustive research report detailing the fractional development industry for 2009.
Exchanging is a simple concept. Here are things to consider when arranging an exchange.
Private Residence Clubs make Luxury Vacation Homes Carefree and Affordable – Luxury Living International
Who doesn’t want to experience the good life and enjoy the pleasures that come with owning a luxury vacation home in the Caribbean, Latin America or any paradise for that matter? You’ve worked hard and earned your success but spending millions on the posh Aspen pad, the Caribbean Villa or the private jet is still tough to justify even if you have the cash.
“Sharing is clean, crisp, urbane, postmodern,” says Mark Levine of the New York Times. “Owning is dull, selfish, timid, backward.”
An excellent article about fractional ownership, written by a fractional owner.
Fractional Ownership Makes Luxury Vacation Villas Affordable From Aspen to the Caribbean, LuxuryLivingMag.com
Who doesn’t want to experience the good life and enjoy the pleasures that come with owning a luxury vacation home in the Caribbean or Latin America? You’ve worked hard and earned your success but spending millions on the posh Aspen pad, the Caribbean Villa or the private jet is still tough to justify even if you have the cash. For many, making those goals a reality is only possible through fractional ownership; all the luxury – at a fraction of the costs.
An article explaining fractional ownership. Mostly focuses on the growing fractional market in Europe, but applicable worldwide.
Brochure for fractional homeowner associations. September, 2010.
Brochure for fractional resort/property developers. September, 2010.
September 9, 2010 (Bend, Oregon) – As part of its ongoing efforts to provide seamless sales and marketing tools to affiliated resorts and developers worldwide, FractionalExchange.com® has programmed a sales and marketing sales aid specifically for the Apple® iPad™. This new software provides a digital alternative to the expensive, cumbersome and quickly obsolete presentation books that have historically been part of the industry’s sales efforts.
60-second video highlighting many of our member listings
Condo Hotel Xalteva has selected FractionalExchange.com® to meet the vacation exchange requirements of its property in Granada, Nicaragua.
Xalteva is centrally located in the old Spanish colonial town of Granada Colonial District, which is known for its unique architecture, cultural flavor, and prime location for visitors to this Central American country.
Ocean13: The Residences has selected FractionalExchange.com® to meet the vacation exchange requirements of its property on the island of Koh Sumui, Thailand.
FractionalExchange.com® has announced that Namaste Oasis Private Residence Club has selected FractionalExchange.com for the vacation exchange requirements of its residences in Playa Guiones, Nosara, Costa Rica.
It’s amazing what a little frustration can accomplish when you put it to work in a productive way. Frustration with existing exchange programs caused Evan Julber to create FractionalExchange.com. In 2009, following the completion of an exchange for his property through his traditional channel, Evan looked back at the complicated process involving points, deposit systems and fees. It seemed to him that it should be easier to exchange a property.