A timeshare describes jointly owned property that is typically used as a vacation home and allows the owners to use it at certain times of the year. Timeshares rose in importance in the 1970s and have been part of the US vacation fabric since then.
You’ve seen them near where you live and have likely shopped at one: flea markets. Typically, they’re outdoor markets where second-hand goods are bought and sold. The term is derived from a French term “marché aux puces” for a market that sells used goods that might contain fleas.
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