Turn Your 2nd Vacation Home into a Multi-million Dollar Network of Luxury Homes
ATLANTA, GEORGIA June 28, 2010. Nancy Meyers’ romantic comedy The Holiday was released in 2006 starring Cameron Diaz and Kate Winslet. It was a story of two women, one living in England, one in Los Angeles, who traded homes via an on-line website, both women looking for adventure and an exciting change in their life. Fast-forward 5 years to 2010, the birth of 3rd Home.
3rd Home is an international second home exchange company, where members have the opportunity to exchange their properties with other second homeowners around the world from Paris to Costa Rica to Miami Beach. 3rd Home is completely unique, because it is fully automated, is simple to use and is a trusted source for homeowners. It also has an accomplished array of some of the most beautiful homes on magnificent beaches, in vibrant cities and on amazing mountains in their portfolio of residences. Unlike in the movie, 3rd Home is not a “direct” exchange company, but features an incredible database for members to pick and choose where they would like to visit. “During the holidays, many vacation homeowners with beach homes may wish they had a mountain ski property to use; or vacation homeowners in cold wintry places may be dreaming of a villa on a tropical island. Now with 3rd Home any vacation homeowner can have it all, and for a fraction of the cost of renting,” said E. Wade Shealy, Jr. Founder of 3rd Home.
Second home exchanges are not a new phenomenon, but due to current economic conditions homeowners are now either renting out their properties more frequently or are looking for other alternatives like home exchange. For example, out of the 52 weeks in a year, a second homeowner often only uses their property 4 weeks, perhaps rents it out another 15, leaving 33 weeks empty. Even if they trade out only a few weeks, it will still give them the opportunity to take amazing adventurous vacations throughout the world for a fraction of the cost of a regular vacation. Their second home can now not only be a wonderful family retreat, but it can open up doors to places they could only dream about in the past. And today, with the cost of a primary residence, and a second home, most families are not able to spend up to $15,000 a week for a family vacation. Most Americans take an average of 3-4 vacations a year, which can really add up. But, with a membership in an organization like 3rd Home the exchange fee is only $495, making that holiday vacation a lot more affordable.
Caption: from one of 3RD Home members
Currently, it is estimated that there are approximately l0 million people owning second homes in the U.S. alone and 50 million throughout the world. So, the 2006 The Holiday movie may have perpetuated the idea of exchanging homes from one continent to another, but in 2010 it’s turned into a booming business.
So, whether you are Cameron Diaz or Kate Winslet the trend is clear, it’s all about letting your second home “work for you”. Quite honestly, I think this should be one of the best top deals in 2010.
So, do you own a second home? Does it ever sit empty? Do you like discovering new and exciting locations? Would you like to use your second home to do this? If so, don’t wait to look into this opportunity because for a limited time only, Escape Artist and 3RD Home have come up with an unbelievable offer. If you don’t have a second home but know someone who does, be sure and forward them this information and maybe they will take you with them to discover new and exciting places around the world.
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