October 2008

The Boston Globe on Fractional Ownership

Elizabeth 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…

Fractional Ownership Popular on Canada’s Sunshine Coast

The Painted Boat Spa and Marina opened its doors earlier this year offering a unique fractional ownership opportunity of its 31 vacation villas. To date, almost one-half of the 124 fractional ownership opportunities have been purchased. Its location on Pender Harbour overlooking Gerrans Bay on Canada’s Sunshine Coast is a short two-hour drive from Vancouver….

Fractional Real Estate Spotlight – Huatulco, Mexico – Encanto Villas & Residence Club

 Encanto Villas & Residence Club offers a luxury lifestyle in a little-known, environmentally pristine area of Mexico’s southern West Coast, Huatulco. To demonstrate its commitment to this eco-paradise, Encanto Villas & Residence Club is donating a portion of all real estate sales to the Waterkeeper® Alliance, a grassroots advocacy organization committed to protecting our world’s waterways. Read on…

Fractional Ownership – Living The Good Life On Less

A 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…