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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 – 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…

Owners Perspective Magazine Launched

A 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…

Second Home Options: Ways to Share and Save

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…

U.K. Article on Fractional Ownership

A recent article on the British website Telegraph.co.uk called “Fractional Ownership: A Property Portfolio for All Seasons?” gives an overview of fractional ownership from a European perspective. It mentions several European-based fractionals and destination clubs, including: The Hideaways Club (European destination club) Bom Successo (fractional project in Portugal) Rocksure Property Portfolio (fractional ownership of a…

Fractional Ownership Article in San Francisco Chronicle

An article in the San Francisco Chronicle on April 13th highlights fractional ownership. Titled “Paris Pied-a-Terre at a Fraction of the Price”, it mentions two fractional ownership properties — Paris Pied-a-Terre and The Fairmont Heritage Place San Francisco. Walid Halabi, owner of Paris Pied-a-Terre is quoted in the article: “These are people who can afford…

What Is Fractional Ownership?

by Jill Schoff What is fractional ownership? Do you like the idea of owning a vacation home in your favorite location, but don’t want the burden and cost of repairs and upkeep? Do you love the services of a luxury hotel but dislike living out of your suitcase? You’re not alone. A new breed of…