fractional ownership differs greatly from the old-style timeshares. The primary differences are that fractionals
• deeded property, with the same rights as any other real estate purchase
• greater chance of property appreciation
• a longer amount of time on property (from 4-13 weeks)
• a luxury level of furnishings, services and amenities
Of course, all of the above perks add up to another major difference: price. The cost of fractional property is quite a bit higher than that of a typical timeshare, though still much less expensive than whole ownership of a luxury home in the same location.