The intricacies of fractional real estate development, financing, sales and marketing all require specialized knowledge and experience
Princeville, HI (PRWEB) June 5, 2008
Island Fractional Homes announces that TransPacific Mortgage Group will provide fractional development financing for its new luxury fractional offering in Princeville, Kauai, and will also make available fractional ownership financing for its buyers.
"In today's challenging lending environment, finding a responsive mortgage broker who truly understands the Hawaii fractional real estate market is essential," said Randall Harris, founder of Island Fractional Homes and Harris Fractional Consulting Group. "As a Hawaii-based fractional developer, I am very pleased to be working closely with TransPacific Mortgage Group as a source of financing for both our property acquisition/development and for our fractional buyers."
Harris is betting that the long-term demand for Hawaiian resort properties will remain strong despite the current economic slowdown. Fractional ownership opportunities in Hawaii, while still relatively few in number, are opening up a world of new options for second-home buyers--primarily retiring baby boomers. The simple economics, coupled with the hassle-free experience of fractional ownership, are driving more and more families to choose a fractional option.
"Over the last 25 years, financing resort properties on each of the major Hawaiian Islands has provided us with a very firm understanding of what a second home purchaser really wants in a property," commented TransPacific Mortgage Group President and CEO Tom Ritchie. "They want the comforts of home in a resort setting, yet the practicality of maintaining a resort property year-round when utilizing it for only a couple of months is unreasonable."
"Dividing ownership into fractional interests solves that problem and is the reason that we are so committed to it," said Ritchie. "Because fractional owners have the same rights as whole owners, we believe that these interests provide good and marketable security for lenders financing these interests," Ritchie added.
"The intricacies of fractional real estate development, financing, sales and marketing all require specialized knowledge and experience," said Candace Chase, Executive Vice President and Production Manager for TransPacific Mortgage. "We're very pleased to be working with Island Fractional Homes, because Randall Harris has proved his knowledge, commitment and care to truly service each buyer. It is vitally important to us to be associated with the best in this new industry and Island Fractional Homes is setting the standard!"
Like other fractional developers, Island Fractional Homes and Harris Fractional Consulting Group's clients depend upon reliable sources of financing in order to meet market demands. "As the Hawaii real estate market rebounds, coupled with an ever-increasing understanding and consumer interest in Hawaii fractional ownership of vacation homes, fractional financing will continue to be a central focus for the industry," said Harris. "TransPacific is on the leading edge of what will become a more common-place form of financing in the years to come."
About TransPacific Mortgage Group
Since its inception in September 1997, TPMG has financed hundreds of millions of dollars of properties in Hawaii including high-rise condominiums, condo-hotels, fractional interests, single-family homes, apartments, senior living projects, sub-divisions, shopping centers, industrial complexes and raw land subdivisions. TPMG acts as a correspondent mortgage broker through a comprehensive network of local and national funding sources as well as virtually all local banking institutions.
About Island Fractional Homes LLC
Island Fractional Homes LLC develops and markets luxury fractional vacation homes in the Hawaiian Islands, acquiring, renovating, and fractionalizing superior properties to provide owners with a turnkey, hassle-free experience.
About Harris Fractional Consulting Group
Harris Fractional Consulting Group is a team of fractional real estate consultants providing fractional development and marketing services in Hawaii and the Western United States for home owners, realtors/brokers, and developers.
Island Fractional Homes, LLC and Harris Fractional Consulting Group
randall @ islandfractionalhomes.com