Fractional ownership can be considered as a type of ownership for those that are in need of being in two or several world-centric locations throughout the year. If you find you need to be in SF for a few months, then out to Dubai for a few months, then again out to London or Rome for a few months, you might be the candidate for owning fractional. The reason why these are becoming a trend is that you are exposed to less overall tax liability in each of the nations you'd own in. Also, you wouldn't need to fully own the properties in each location, but would have the flexibility to operate out of each property with a reasonable amount of planning (to avoid using the property at the same time as another fractional partner would). Fractional ownerships are becoming something to look at for those that have needs to be in multiple international locations. If you're not in need of being in several locations throughout the year, then you might want to review your choices. Note, that fractional ownership is not readily available everywhere. It is generally available in world class locations.