Fractional ownership in France and Italy since 1998
From humble beginnings in a farmhouse in the Willamette Valley of Oregon to the creation of over a dozen affordably elegant abodes in France and Italy, International Property Shares gives you the chance to purchase fractional ownership shares in the south of France and in a hilltop villa near Orvieto Italy.
What is fractional ownership?
For those new to the concept of fractional ownership, the idea is simple; it doesn’t always make sense to buy a second holiday home one might use for a few weeks a year but by pooling resources with like minded owners, you can share the expenses and share the lifestyle.
When our family spent a sabbatical year in the south of France in 2002-03, we were enthralled with the slow pace of life, the fresh market
produce and life along the Canal du Midi where families showed up to stroll on a daily basis, typically starting around four o’clock in the
afternoon. It wasn’t hard to visualize ourselves slipping into this lifestyle.
A drawback for us was that many French houses didn’t “sing” to us. I realize that sounds far-fetched but it’s true. They were often scrunched between other village dwellings and felt long and narrow with no sense of flow. Or they had run down facades and were situated on a busy thoroughfare. Or quite simply, were too expensive for our second home in France needs.
Enter La Placette in Montouliers, France. She appealed to our senses in every way. In this quintessential “hilltop-type” village with
cobblestone streets, the village homes spoke of love and care, often with flower boxes lining their walkways. Best of all, our treasure had all the charm one could ever desire. It even met our budget guidelines!”
Owner, International Property Shares.
Testimonials from fractional owners
No one says it better than our owners themselves:
“How fortunate we feel to have this little piece of heaven!” London, UK.
“A narrow cobblestone street leads to the old village where we find Casa Leone. This is everyone’s dream of a typical
Italian villa- thick wall, ancient beamed ceilings, and comfortable stylish furnishings. We were delighted to find the fridge full of wine, fruit, cheese and milk; such a welcoming touch!” Wellington, New Zealand.
“La Bruyere (Dordogne) is a wonderful spot and charmingly decorated. Our memories of castles, country markets, and amazing food and wine will last a lifetime.” Vancouver, CA.
“The Mistral is gently blowing, it is 30 degrees, and we entered this cool and medieval wonderland of a home in Provence. One of the best decisions we’ve ever made.” Australia.
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