Luxury Fractional Guide

What’s New April 2008

April 2008
New Listings
Feature Article
Fractional News
Destination Club News
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Turn Your Vacation Home Into a Fractional

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Luxury Fractional Guide founder Sherman Potvin has written a guide for second-home owners wanting to get the most value out of their luxury vacation residence.

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Dear Jill,
We’ve got a lot of new properties for you to look at this month — and just in time for making those summer vacation plans!

New Fractional Listings on LF Guide
Eastern U.S.
· Cape Codder Residence Club (Hyannis, Massachusetts)*
· Florida Keys Open Water Home (Ramrod Key, Florida)
Midwestern U.S.
Western U.S.
· The Phoenician Residences (Scottsdale, Arizona)*
· Villa Bonair (La Jolla, California)
Outside the U.S.

*Enhanced Listing with slideshow, photos and more

Feature Article:
Fractional vs. Timeshare: What’s the Difference?

The idea of buying only a piece of a vacation residence makes a LOT of sense. Why buy 100 percent of something you’ll only use a few times a year? It’s this logic that was behind the creation of timeshares back in the 1970s. In the 1990s the concept was taken one step further and “fractional” real estate was born.

So what’s the difference between fractional real estate and timeshares? In the simplest terms, fractionals can be seen as a step up from timeshare. You get “more” of everything. More time, more space, more services, and more luxury. Of course the downside is, there is more cost – but not as much as you might think. Read the full article…

Fractional Real Estate News
· The Fairmont has announced two new locations in Vail and the Punta Cana region of the Domincan Republic.

· The Residence Club at Stone Eagle in Palm Desert, California, is schedule to open in November, 2008.

· In southern Napa Valley, The Orchard at the Carneros Inn is halfway to completion.
· A recent San Francisco Chronicle article about fractional ownership discusses two fractional properties: Paris Pied-a-Terre and Fairmont Heritage Place, Ghirardelli Square.

Destination Club News

· Quintess is developing an enclave of five beachfront villas on West Caicos.

I hope you’ve enjoyed this issue of our newsletter.

Sherman Potvin
The Fractional Real Estate Expert
Luxury Fractional Guide

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