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September 2023

From Dream to Reality: The 7 Steps to Co-owning a Vacation Home

For many of us, the dream of owning a vacation home can seem totally out of reach. The idea of having a tranquil retreat to escape to is undoubtedly enticing, however, high running costs, maintenance responsibilities, and limited usage often make it highly impractical to own a second home. Thankfully, co-ownership offers an innovative solution to turn this dream into reality!

Co-owning a Vacation Home

Step 1: Define Your Co-ownership Goals and Preferences

Take some time to explore Kocomo’s co-ownership hub where you can Learn all about shared ownership and its advantages compared to buying a whole second home. We walk you through the world of co-ownership so you feel knowledgeable and ready to start your co-ownership journey. You will then need to clarify your co-ownership expectations and objectives. Think about your ideal type of property, your desired location, the amount of time you’d like to spend there, and of course your budget. All of these factors will guide you toward your perfect co-owned vacation home.

Step 2: Find Your Co-ownership Provider

The next step towards co-owning a vacation home is to select a co-ownership provider that aligns with your needs. At Kocomo you will find a comprehensive guide to the world’s leading providers. It’s easy to see the geography of each provider, as well as their price point and property location type, helping you decide on the right one for you. All of our partner providers specialize in facilitating joint ownership of vacation properties and enable groups of like-minded people to share the expenses and enjoyment of a home. And reassuringly, each of our trusted providers has a track record of successful partnerships, positive customer feedback, and transparent policies, so you’re in the right place to start your co-ownership journey.

Step 3: Establish Legal Agreements and Arrangements

Co-owning a vacation home involves significant financial and legal commitments. In the case of DIY co-ownership with a group of family or friends, this can be stressful and time-consuming to handle on your own, but when you co-own through a provider, all financial and legal agreements are professionally handled on your behalf, streamlining your co-owner experience by saving you time and hassle.

Your co-ownership provider will draft a comprehensive co-ownership agreement that outlines the rights, responsibilities, and decision-making processes of each owner. The agreement will also address financial contributions, property usage schedules, maintenance duties that will be carried out by the provider, and conflict resolution procedures to avoid any misunderstandings or disputes down the road.

Step 4: Identify the Right Property

At Kocomo you will find an extensive portfolio of co-ownership properties from the industry’s top providers. You can assess homes based on factors such as price point, location, size, and whether they allow rentals or not, making it easy to select a vacation property that works brilliantly for you. 

Step 5: Finance and Purchase

Once you've found your ideal vacation home, your co-ownership provider will help arrange the financing. Each co-owner's financial contribution will be determined based on the agreed-upon ownership structure. Financing can be obtained through a variety of methods, including individual contributions, loans, or a combination of both. By pooling resources, co-ownership makes owning a vacation home affordable and achievable for a broader group of individuals.

Step 6: Manage and Maintain

One of the primary advantages of co-owning a vacation home through a co-ownership provider is the shared responsibility of managing and maintaining the property. The provider typically handles routine maintenance, repairs, and bookings, ensuring that the property remains in excellent condition and its rental potential is maximized when not in use by the co-owners. This alleviates the burden of continuous upkeep and allows co-owners to focus on enjoying their time at the vacation home.

Step 7: Enjoy Your Dream Vacation Home

With all the logistical aspects taken care of, it's time to fully embrace your dream vacation home! Co-ownership allows you and your co-owners to enjoy quality time at the property without the hassles and costs associated with full ownership. Whether it's a weekend getaway or an extended holiday, you can create lasting memories with family and friends in your own piece of paradise.

The Very Best Way to Own a Vacation Property 

Co-owning a home through a co-ownership provider has revolutionized the way people approach their dream of owning a vacation retreat. By sharing costs and responsibilities with like-minded individuals, co-ownership makes it feasible to indulge in the luxury of owning a vacation property. 

So, take that first step and allow Kocomo to help you navigate the co-ownership journey. Find answers to all your shared ownership questions, compare providers, and explore stunning co-owned properties. We’ll show you how to turn your vacation home dream into an affordable experience that brings so much joy.

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