Fractional Ownership Leads in Comparison

March 24th, 2010 LFG Staff Posted in Articles on Fractionals, Fractional Real Estate News 1 Comment »

An article in Smart Money compared how timeshare, destination clubs, and fractional properties have fared since the economic downturn. Although fractional sales have slumped along with other areas in the real estate and vacation market, industry watchers say fractionals are still the best bet for properties that will ultimately appreciate.

What’s more, the sales slump has prompted some changes that could benefit newcomers to the market. To better compete, many fractional developments are bulking up their location-swapping programs; some 65 percent now allow members to access some type of exchange, up from 25 percent seven or eight years ago, according to Ragatz Associates. Read the full article at Smart Money.

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Four Seasons Residence Club in Punta Mita, Mexico Opens Phase II

January 22nd, 2009 LFG Staff Posted in Articles on Fractionals 2 Comments »

Four Seasons Residence Club, Punta Mita, MexicoOn January 15th, the Four Seasons Residence Club in Punta Mita, Mexico unveiled 15 new available fractional homes. The homes are being offered in 1/12th shares with pricing starting in the low $200,000’s.

Located on the northern tip of Banderas Bay, owners will enjoy all of the features and amenities that one would expect from the Four Seasons. The residences include a host of designer finishes and luxury appointments, and the Residence Club features a Jack Nicklaus Signature golf course, spa and fitness center, Kids for all Seasons program and much more.

Click here to read the full press release, or visit the Four Seasons Residence Club, Punta Mita website.

 Browse other fractional homes and resorts in Mexico and Latin America.

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The Boston Globe on Fractional Ownership

October 28th, 2008 LFG Staff Posted in Articles on Fractionals 1 Comment »

Boston Globe on Fractional OwnershipElizabeth Gehrman has written an interesting and education article for The Boston Globe on the growing trend of Fractional Ownership. The article discusses the differences between timeshares and fractionals, different types of usage plans and outlines typical fractional resort amenities. Mentioned in the article are two existing fractional resorts:  the new Newstead Belmont Hills in Bermuda and the Cape Codder Residence Club in Hyannis, Massachusetts. 

Read the full text of the article in the Boston Globe.

View more Fractional Resorts and Residence Clubs.

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Fractional Ownership - Living The Good Life On Less

October 13th, 2008 LFG Staff Posted in Articles on Fractionals 4 Comments »

Forbes.comA recent Forbes article highlights some positive economic numbers, while also listing many ways to expand your purchasing power and “live the good life for less”.  Amid the money-saving shopping suggestions, relaxing alternatives to expensive trips to the spa, and online sources of in-demand products, fractional ownership is mentioned. After comparing the cost of vacationing to owning your own fractional property in a Private Residence Club, the article states that in the long run, Fractional Ownership is cheaper than renting. In addition, there is an implied profit in a long-term fractional investment.

Follow this link to read the complete article, How to Live the Good Life on Less.  If you’re interested in learning more about Private Residence Clubs, view a sampling of some of them from Luxury Fractional Guide’s directory of Fractional Resorts and Residence Clubs.

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Owners Perspective Magazine Launched

July 15th, 2008 LFG Staff Posted in Articles on Fractionals No Comments »

Owners Perspective CoverA new independent consumer publication, Owners Perspective, was launched earlier this month. Written for potential and existing owners of fractional properties, destination clubs and private residence clubs, as well as vacationers of all types, the magazine promises to enhance your ownership experience. Useful links, exclusive interviews, service and product reviews, and special travel deals fill the magazine and the online viewable version. To read more, or subscribe for free, click here.

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Second Home Options: Ways to Share and Save

May 29th, 2008 LFG Staff Posted in Articles on Fractionals No Comments »

A recent New York Times article called “Ways to Share, and Save” covers timeshares and fractional ownership and when they make sense compared to renting or whole ownership of a vacation home. They interview the authors of several books including Bridget McCrea, co-author of “Second Homes for Dummies” and Lisa Ann Schreier, author of “Timeshare Vacations for Dummies”. Also quoted is shared ownership legal expert Andy Sirkin, who Luxury Fractional Guide founder, Sherman Potvin, often turns to for legal advice on fractional projects. Andy is an expert on the shared ownership legal requirements for each U.S. state and specializes in overseas real estate issues as well.

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