September 2018 Update: Shared Homes International is no longer in the business of fractional ownership sales. For Canadian shared home ownership options see Equity Estates.
Attorney Chris Stephan recently launched Shared Homes International, based in Red Deer, Alberta, Canada, with a key focus on arranging fractional ownership of cross-border vacation properties. Shared Homes International provides help with legal and tax issues, links clients with international property specialists and lenders, arranges for currency exchange, and assists in other ways. “The market is enormous,” said Stephan, adding that many people have trouble finding qualified help when buying or selling internationally.
Stephan, one of two fractional professionals in Canada certified with Fractional Homes International, has plans to start doing seminars and workshops in different cities throughout Alberta and provide basic education for Canadians interested in buying U.S. real estate.