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Marriott Ocean Pointe Resort Timeshare Resort

Marriott Ocean Pointe Resort Timeshare Resort

Even though it is a delightful fall season of beautiful autumn colors and cool relief from the summer – it won’t be long before winter storms begin.

With winter storms on the way, is anyone thinking of escaping to Miami, Florida? I would be!

Remember this storm: Winter Storm Janus?

Winter Storm Janus ForecastWinter Storm Janus Forecast: Wind-Driven Northeast Snowstorm from Washington to Boston

So what about this Miami idea? The Kansas City Star ran an article on frugal travel to Miami. But they left one big savings option out: Timeshare!

Buying or renting a timeshare will give you finer luxury accommodations, greater amenities, and more options at an affordable price. If you want to stay at South Beach be prepared to pay top dollar for hotels there. If you rent a timeshare there you will pay less than half the going rack rate.

If you own a timeshare in Miami you will save hundreds on every trip. If you buy a timeshare in Miami on the resale market you will pay at least 25 percent to 50 percent less than the retail price.

Here are some other great tips for cheap or free stuff in Miami:

Activities: The Miami Beach Botanical Garden provides a free tropical oasis in the heart of South Beach totaling more than four acres. More of an art fan? The Miami Art Museum offers free admission on the second Saturday of each month. Exercise enthusiasts on the other hand, will want to visit Bayfront Park, which hosts free outdoor yoga classes on Mondays and Wednesdays at 6 p.m., and Saturdays at 9 a.m.

Transportation: As any local can tell you, parking in Miami isn’t usually cheap. That makes the Metromover, downtown Miami’s above-ground rail system a popular choice for visitors and locals alike. The Metromover is free for anyone to ride, and stops at all major downtown destinations. Boarding times are convenient, with cars arriving every ninety seconds during rush hours, and every three minutes during off-peak times.

In December: Art Basel Miami Beach, Design Miami. February: Food Network South Beach Wine & Food Festival. This is a huge event! Expect traffic and reservations hard to get. Also in the Fall – Junior Orange Bowl Festival, Columbus Day Regatta, South Miami Art Festival, Miami Book Fair International, Harvest Festival, Ford Championship Weekend – NASCAR, and White Party.

Marriott Ocean Pointe Resort Timeshare Resort Miami

Marriott Ocean Pointe Resort Timeshare Resort Miami

You can find anything in Miami! Professional football, basketball, NASCAR, international fishing tournaments, arts festivals, music festivals, cultural events from a myriad of choices, and the hottest night life in the world!

Right in Miami Beach!

Do it right. Rent 0r buy a timeshare and save your serious coins for other things to do in Miami.

Marriott’s Ocean Pointe Timeshare Resort is one great place for a vacation. Located on Palm Beach Shores and offers three swimming pools with whirlpool spas, tennis courts, health club, convenience store, and a children’s playground. Each unit includes an oceanfront or ocean side view, whirlpool spa in master bath, full kitchen, living and dining areas, and washer/dryer. Nearby is an abundance of golf and water sports as well as fabulous shopping on Palm Beach’s legendary Worth Avenue.

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Why Las Vegas Timeshare Sales Point To A Rebounding Las Vegas!

Since 2008 very little expansion has happened with timeshare resorts. In fact, nearly zero. Sales of timeshare had dropped in a dramatic fashion and the “paper” associated with timeshare financing became a hard thing to sell. So timeshare development and construction came to a halt.

In 2013 several major players restarted or started construction projects for timeshares in Las Vegas. Hilton, Marriott, Westgate, and Wyndham have jump started projects and are building again.

GrandView Las Vegas Timeshare for sale

GrandView Las Vegas Timeshare

From ReviewJournal.com:

■ Construction of a new tower at Grandview at Las Vegas, near South Point, taking it from 1,556 units to 1,856, according to the LVCVA survey. Completion is projected for early next year;

■ The Hilton Grand Vacations unit of Hilton Hotels & Resorts purchased 300 units at the Trump International Hotel to add to its luxury timeshare portfolio;

Marriott Vacations Worldwide last month topped the third 37-floor tower of its off-Strip Grand Chateau. This will add 223 units to the property;

■ Construction has resumed on the Desert Blue timeshare, planned at 281 units, after a four-year hiatus. Wyndham Worldwide sold the project to another developer in June for $117 million, including only $3 million for the unfinished building itself and $114 million of the timeshare units available to sell. As part of the transaction, Wyndham has committed to repurchasing the project for $309 million at an unspecified date unless a different buyer steps in, according to Wyndham regulatory filings.”

There are additional reports that Westgate Flamingo Bay had the best sales year ever in 2012. Hilton Grand Vacations, Marriott, Wyndham, and Westgate have all reported that timeshare resales in 2013 were far better than the previous 4 years and the growth is already being seen in 2014.

Now lets translate that into something a timeshare owner could put to good use. With the renewed timeshare sales and tours at timeshare resorts comes huge numbers of potential timeshare buyers. Yet these buyers are reluctant to buy their timeshare from the resort itself.

Marriott Grand Chateau timeshares for sale by owner

Marriott Grand Chateau

Why? Maybe they had a bad experience with the first timeshare they bought. Or maybe they just don’t want to pay the going retail price. Either way they are wanting to buy timeshares in greater numbers and if you are ready to sell your timeshare this could be the time to sell your timeshare. There is no better time to sell your timeshare than when the demand is high. Evidence of the high demand is seen in the renewed construction and development activities by the resorts. They would never take that kind of risk if they were not confident there was a market for their product.

If there is a market for the new sales of timeshares, there is an even greater market for timeshare resales. People are always looking for ways to save money on big purchases. Buying a timeshare on the resale market is a way to do just that.

Sales of timeshares are hot and getting hotter! Now is the time to sell your timeshare.

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Answer These Three Questions First!

Marriott Grand Chateau Las Vegas Timeshare 3

Marriott Grand Chateau Las Vegas Timeshare

I have been searching for a while for information about selling my timeshare. I began with a basic inquiry to my timeshare resort to see if they would sell it for me. No luck there. All they seem interested in is collecting my maintenance fees every year.

Next I did a Google search for “sell my timeshare” and got 14 billion results. Somebody want to wade through all those results for me?

Then I called on my local Realtor in California to help me out. He had no idea what timeshares were.

Then I recalled I had an old friend that worked in the timeshare resales business and I called him.

He suggested that before enlisting the help of any timeshare resales company that I ask them these three questions:

Sold1. How many timeshares has your brokerage sold?  That trips up quite a few from the start. That is because so many companies that claim to help you sell your timeshare never actually do any selling. They’d have no clue what to do with a timeshare sales contract if they got one. Nothing sells like experience – especially when a real property is involved. Without that specific kind of experience you’d be taking a huge risk of that person leaving out a key step in getting your timeshare OUT of your name and IN to the buyer’s.

2. What type of license do you hold to do business? And where can I verify that? You wouldn’t believe how many times I got a dial tone after asking that question. If they are a reputable company they should hold a real estate license, a broker license, or at least belong to a professional association that validates their credentials. Along the same lines would be asking for a street address. Where is their office located? Are they members of a Chamber of Commerce or Business Association?

3. What fees are involved in selling my timeshare? They should disclose everything from the beginning. They should address things like: Who will pay the closing costs? Who will pay next year’s maintenance fees and taxes? What is the name of the title company you have used before? What are the title company and escrow fees? Who pays those fees? What is the sales commission?

If a timeshare resales company can satisfy me on all three questions I have a better chance of getting my timeshare sold without any surprises or crises.

It is worth the time it takes to ask these questions before getting wrapped up in the emotions of selling your timeshare.

 

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Top Ten Beach Timeshares

Whether you are looking for surfing, diving, playing on the beach, or just soaking in the sun, here’s my totally unscientific top ten picks for beach resort timeshares:

cabobeaches10. Marriott’s Aruba Ocean Club – Separated from the magnificent Caribbean Sea by a lovely white, sandy beach, this Five Star property offers the ultimate in luxury vacations.Accommodations range from one to two bedroom villas that are elegantly appointed with full kitchen, kitchenette, formal living and dining areas, whirlpool spa in master bath, private balcony with ocean view, laundry facilities and more.

9. The Royal Mayan Cancun, Mexico. Guests will love this fabulous Five Star resort just a few minutes from a Mayan archaeological site and a championship golf course.

8. Marriott’s Kauai Beach Club – On the southern coast of Kauai, 51 tropical acres provide the garden setting for Marriott’s Kauai Beach Club. The one and two bedroom vacation ownership villas and luxury hotel offer two restaurants, world-class swimming pool complex, two championship golf courses, tennis and a myriad of beach activities on the quarter mile of Kalapaki Beach.

7. Mayan Palace Nuevo Vallarta – Situated on the beach, 15 miles north of Puerto Vallarta, Mayan Palace Nuevo Vallarta is a retreat for recreational water activities. When the sun goes down, explore the exciting nightlife, designer shops, and the international restaurants of Puerto Vallarta.

6. Westin Ka’anapali Ocean Resort Villas – Accommodations feature lanai with ocean view, stone flooring and distinctive Hawaiian themed decor. Activities and amenities include two spas, waterslide, steam room, swimming pool, gameroom, poolside bar, sauna, fitness center, tennis,washer and dryer in both portions of the lockout units and more.

5. Marriott’s Maui Ocean Club – My top choice for Maui, located on one of the world’s most famous beaches is Marriott’s Maui Ocean Club. Amenities include golf, tennis, watersports, lavish swimming pools, waterfalls, live entertainment, health club, shopping, restaurants, children’s activity center and much more. Suite amenities include private balconies, separate living and dining areas, and kitchenette. Don’t miss historic Lahaina only minutes away.

4. Pueblo Bonito Rose Resort – This awesome resort is located in the mystical, desert landscape of the southern Baja California peninsula. Situated at Land’s End, Pueblo Bonito Rose is surrounded by beautiful coastline, magnificent sea life, and the majestic nature of Los Cabos.

3. Charter Club of Marco Beach – One of the best of Florida’s Ten Thousand Islands, Marco Island will delight water lovers, sightseers, and sun worshipers. A beachfront location allows guests to be right in the midsts of one of the world’s best shelling areas.

2. Vidafel Mayan Palace-Acapulco – This fabulous tropical paradise is in the new Acapulco Diamente Zone and offers beautiful lakes and gardens thoughout the property. Amenities include golf, tennis, restaurants, beach, live entertainment, playground, and the largest swimming pool in the world.

1. Harborside Resort at Atlantis – My number 1 choice. Surrounded by the beautiful Caribbean and pure-white beaches, Harborside Resort at Atlantis is ideally situated in the perfect spot for relaxing and adventure. These luxurious villas feature full kitchens, formal living and dining areas, whirlpool bath and private terraces.

So that’s my top ten. Let me know if you would nominate others for this list!

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New on the Timeshare Market - Grandview at Las Vegas Week 46

Fresh on the timeshare resale market is this 1 bedroom week 46 at Grandview Las Vegas! It is priced at $11,100 and the owner is ready to get it sold!

If you want to bid on this Grandview Las Vegas condo just follow the link.

Grandview at Las Vegas Timeshare For Sale!

Grandview at Las Vegas Timeshare For Sale!

More about the Grandview at Las Vegas:

Vacationing at The Grandview at Las Vegas affords you and your family the ultimate in entertainment. From spine-tingling volcanic eruptions to pirate battle reenactments, the Las Vegas Strip and surrounding area offer entertainment opportunities for one and all. Las Vegas is unsurpassed when it comes to spellbinding stage shows and extraordinary entertainment, too. And there are slot machines, high stakes table games, blackjack, craps, roulette and even the very latest in reel and video gaming, too.

Resort and room amenities include:  Professionally decorated in a desert sunset motif, Spacious one- and two-bedroom floor plans, Kitchen, living room and dining room integrated for entertaining and enjoyment, Ceramic tile in living areas, Washer and dryer in every unit, Fully appointed kitchen equipped with dishwasher, range, coffee maker, toaster, ice maker, full-size refrigerator and microwave oven, Wireless Internet available in every room at a charge, Entertainment center complete with 36″ television, and compact disc stereo system, All linens and bath towels provided, 27″ color television in bedroom, Weekly maid service (daily service available upon request for minimal fee), and King-sized bed and queen-sized sofa bed.

Be sure to take a look at these other Grandview at Las Vegas timeshares for sale.

Grandview at Las Vegas Timeshare For Sale Now

Grandview at Las Vegas Timeshare For Sale Now

Las Vegas timeshares continue to be a terrific value. Several hundred thousand people own timeshares in Las Vegas and on any given day several thousand want to sell. That’s where you come in if you want to buy. You can get a huge discount when you buy timeshare on the secondary, or resale market. Usually between 25%  to 50% off the resort developers’ pricing. That is a lot of money!

For those who are considering selling their Las Vegas timeshare now is the time to do it. Consumer confidence is being proven daily with increased resort tours and sales through traditional methods. People are definitely buying today and yours could be next. As a bonus, you’ll never pay a maintenance fee again once your timeshare is sold! And, by the way, that’s the number one reason people sell their timeshares  – the maintenance fee. Sell it. You’ll be glad you did.

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New England Timeshare Ski Resorts - Vermont and New Hampshire

While it may be home, I think it is just too hot here in Texas! My ancestors helped settle this part of the country – But was it this hot? Or am I just getting soft?

Once you’ve experienced a snowy vacation or magnificent fall  in the mountains of New England you find your mind drifting there back from time to time.

It is not too early to begin planning your next New England ski trip! In fact, this is the perfect time to book your timeshare week and make your plans. In this article I will be highlighting timeshare ski resorts in Vermont and New Hampshire. Some of the most desirable ski resorts are timeshare resorts – convenient to the metro areas of New York, Boston, Philadelphia and others.

Orange Lake Ascutney Mountain Timeshare Resort

Vermont, the Green Mountain State, features four seasons of family activities with facilities and lodging for every price range. Lincoln, North Conway, Bartlett, Stowe, Smuggler’s Notch, and Killington are some of the most popular destinations for avid skiers and for family vacations. Timeshare resorts in these areas include Smugglers’ Notch Resort, Mountainside Resort at Stowe, Crafts Inn, Trapp Family Lodge, Cedarbrook. Vermont timeshares are often held on to by family members for lots of reasons. The annual vacation to the mountains is a wonderful tradition. Now is a great time to negotiate a great deal on a timeshare in Vermont and get it on the calendar for your fall or winter vacation.

From the New Hampshire.gov website, “There’s nothing like New Hampshire’s legendary big mountains to get alpine skiers and snowboarders dreaming and there are wonderful family size mountains, too.  New Hampshire’s 19 alpine ski areas offer something for every skier or rider- regardless of your ability!” Their link to the 19 alpine ski areas is an awesome way to check on your favorite New Hampshire ski areas. Timeshare resorts in New Hampshire are convenient to fabulous slopes and are accommodating to all kinds of activities! And just for many of the same reasons as owners of Vermont timeshares, New Hampshire timeshare owners find themselves going back to the same place year after year.

Highlights for New Hampshire timeshare ski resorts include Attitash Mountain Village, Inn Season at Pollard Brook, Village of Loon Mountain, Cathedral Ledge Resort, Summit at Four Seasons, Cold Spring Properties, Steele Hill Resort, Forest Glen Inn, The Windrifter, Eastern Slope, Inn.

Inn Season Pollard Brook Timeshare

I wonder how hot it will be when I get in my car this afternoon?

 

 

 

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Signs The Economy Is Turning Around - Diamond Resorts Timeshare Sales

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Diamond Resorts Ridge on Sedona

In financial news this week Diamond Resorts International issued $30,990,000 of its timeshare loan backed notes. So what does that mean?

Several things. It indicates that Diamond Resorts has sold roughly $30 million in timeshare and are holding the loans on them. More importantly when Credit Suisse and Mountcliff Funding, LLC assisted in putting the deal together it showed that the financial industry is showing confidence in the quality of the loans Diamond Resorts is selling. Not too long ago this type of security, a timeshare backed loan, was considered a poor investment and no one would touch it.

Things have turned around in the timeshare market. Sales are surging, and the major timeshare developers are taking big steps to invest, build, add on, or complete projects that had been left idle for several years.

Plus lets not forget the timeshare buyers. People who buy timeshares are showing confidence in the economy when making this kind of purchase. They are also reflecting stability in their own personal financial situation. All these are signs of better economic days ahead. Especially for the fractional, timeshare, or condo interval industry.

Diamond Resorts International is one of the largest timeshare developers in the world. Their collection of timeshare resorts include more than 300 vacation destinations located in 33 countries throughout the continental United States, Hawaii, Canada, Mexico, the Caribbean, South America, Central America, Europe, Asia, Australia and Africa. From their website  “Diamond Resorts Corporation and its subsidiaries own, operate and manage vacation ownership resorts and, through resort and partner affiliation agreements, provide members and owners with access to 89 managed resorts, 163 affiliated resorts, 48 affiliated hotels and four cruise itineraries through THE Club® at Diamond Resorts International®.”

Diamond Resorts Lake Tahoe timeshare for salePoints ownership with THE Club at Diamond enable the timeshare owners to choose resort stays, airline tickets, rental cars and even cruises. And resort stays are not limited to the usual 6 nights. You can use your points to set up a 2 day stay or book a whole week. This gives THE Club members a huge amount of flexibility when it comes to planing their vacation.

Here’s a few Diamond Resort timeshares for sale just to give you an idea of what is available:

Diamond Resorts Lake Tahoe – 10,500 points, annual use, annual maintenance fee approx $1,100.

Kaanapali Beach Vacation Resort – Diamond Resort Hawaii Collection, 23,500 points, annual use, can get a 2 bedroom for 2 weeks with these points.

Ridge on Sedona – 10,000 points, annual use.

 

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Gurney's Inn - Long Island - Will Drop Their Timeshare Model

Change is on the way on Long Island. Gurney’s Inn, the iconic timeshare resort on Long Island’s eastern tip at Montauk, has been purchased by developers who plan to cancel the timeshare model of ownership there. “The new owners will buy out timeshare holders’ leases and shares within the next five years. The timeshare owners were given three options for selling their shares, according to documents they received.” (NewsDay.com)

The buyout of the timeshare owners may not be as expensive as you’d think. Reports are that two thirds of the resort is empty (without fee paying owners) and that has contributed to the never ending problem of funds for the Gurney’s Inn. The new owners  have already opened a new beach club with local DJs and a new menu.

Gurney's Inn Beach

Relaxing at Gurney’s Inn Beach

These older timeshare resorts are scattered all over our country. They tend to be smaller and have fewer maintenance fee paying owners. Over the years timeshare weeks have been foreclosed on with no one to take their place. Timeshare buyers tend to go for the more modern and flashy timeshare vacation resorts. I would expect to see several more of these fail the older timeshare model in the next few years. The timeshare owners will be compensated something and give up their deeded week of timeshare.

Hopefully, timeshare resorts in the Northeast will thrive and continue their proud traditions. It is up to the owners’ associations to run an efficient resort and stay afloat. Lake Placid Club Lodges timeshare resort, Village Green at Stowe Vermont, the infamous Trapp Family Lodge, Smugglers’ Notch, and others have been around a long time and I hope they’re there for my children’s children to enjoy.

Stowe Vermont Timeshare Resort

Mountainside at Stowe Vermont Timeshare

On the other hand, I think it’s time for these older resorts to reach out to today’s 30, 40, and 50 “somethings” and get them involved in owning a wonderful vacation! Yes there are advantages to buying and owning a timeshare resort that was not built just yesterday. Often the scenery alone is inspiring enough to convince a lover of nature to purchase a timeshare in the Green Mountains for example.

So Gurney’s Inn is transforming out of the old timeshare model and into something more flashy. At least the timeshare owners will be compensated. That’s better than how some timeshare owners end their relationship with their timeshare deed.

If you think it is time to get out of your timeshare now is the time to sell it. Sales are bouncing back from the lows of the 2007 – 2010 era. Many timeshare buyers are looking to buy timeshare – just not from the resort developer. They, like us all, want to save money and will look for YOU, the timeshare owners who want to sell.

 

 

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When it comes to Timeshare, The word is NOW!

Buy Timeshare Now

Buy Timeshare Now

Buy timeshare now.

An article from a Minnesota paper highlighted the negative but neglected the positive. The article expounded on why timeshares are haunting owners. It is true that there a lot of timeshares on the market. What the story did not say was that this is the absolute best time to buy a timeshare. Just do not buy it from the resort. If you were to buy timeshare at the resort today you would pay top dollar. Anywhere from $15,000 to $40,000 and more.

You can buy a timeshare through a timeshare broker for half price or less and get the same timeshare amenities. About 35 years ago people started to buy timeshare and now many of them are retiring, finding the nest empty, getting divorced, or just trying to simplify their lives. So they are ready to sell their timeshare. In fact, it is estimated that in the US alone there are nearly 8 million timeshare owners. On any given day I bet 10% of them would be willing to part with their timeshare for the right price, or even for any price.

The timeshare sales market is filled with opportunities to scoop up any timeshare resort for 50% to 75% of developers’ price – or less! The best bet would be to go through a timeshare resale broker who can get the deal closed, title transferred, banked weeks transferred, and so on.

If you are ready to buy timeshare, NOW is the time to take advantage of this timeshare buyers market!

Sell Timeshare Now

Sell Timeshare Now

Sell timeshare now.

If you have been waiting for a sign that this is the right time to sell your timeshare, that time has arrived.

Numerous timeshare developers are investing in new construction, hiring, and picking up the pace in giving timeshare tours. The timeshare resorts are selling in greater numbers and there is an optimism spreading across the industry.

I interpret that to mean that this is a growth season for timeshare resales. Here’s why.

More timeshare tours at the resorts means more sales. It also means many more touring timeshare resorts, hearing all the reasons why they should buy, but not buying because of the price. This is where timeshare resales comes in. Timeshare buyers are increasingly aware of the deals they can find on the timeshare resale market. They know they can save a large amount compared to what they would pay at the resort. Typically timeshares sell from 25% to 50% off the retail price on the resale market.

The logical conclusion is that there are more and more timeshare buyers looking for a deal. That is when they search for timeshares for sale by owner. If you were to Google search the phrase “timeshare resale broker” you’d find the number one best selling timeshare broker in the business.

Your best bet to sell your timeshare is to go with the one who has sold more timeshares this way than any other. That would be timeshare-resale-broker.com.

Now is the time to sell your timeshare. No doubt about it!

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Marriott Vacations Worldwide - Seeking New Locations To Build More Timeshare Resorts

Marriott Timber Lodge Timeshare For Sale By Owner

Marriott Timber Lodge Timeshare For Sale By Owner

Marriott Vacations Worldwide announced they will be looking to expand their presence in Asia and North America. They are looking to build resorts in areas where they presently have none.

Marriott Vacations Worldwide (timeshares) has a market cap of $1.573 billion and a P/E ratio of 31.38. Their stock has been recently raised to “Outperform” by Zacks, and six equities research analysts have rated the stock with a buy rating.

When Marriott first announced that it was going to spin off the timeshare division it was like a mother hen pushing the runt out of the litter. Marriott timeshares were not doing as well at the time – but then no timeshares were. Now that all the “recession era” timeshare inventory is quickly selling off they need more new timeshares to sell.

One true clear sign of a rebounding economy is growing luxury sales. I’m willing to bet that sales of RV’s, boats, and sports cars are rebounding as well. I’ll prove the point: “BMW Group posted its highest ever sales for July, with a total of 152,349 vehicles delivered worldwide, an increase of 12.3% over the same month last year (prev. yr. 135,613). Worldwide sales year-to-date also reached an all-time high with 1,106,876 vehicles sold, an increase of 6.8% over the same period in 2012 (1,036,179). ” Or this from RVIA.com (Recreational Vehicle Industry Association)  “RV shipments are projected to grow 7.5% in 2013 to 307,300 units, according to Dr. Richard Curtin, Director, Surveys of Consumers at the University of Michigan. January shipments totaled 24,379 units — 30.5% more than the same month in 2012.” Or from Bloomberg.com: “Purchases of powerboats — which include yachts, pontoons and fishing vessels — rose 18.9 percent in July from a year earlier, according to figures from Statistical Surveys Inc., a research company based in Grand Rapids, Michigan.”

Marriott Newport Coast Villas Timeshares For Sale

Marriott Newport Coast Villas Timeshares For Sale

So are you a believer yet? Sales of timeshares are bouncing back. All the major timeshare developers are getting busy building, buying, and renovating anything they can market as a timeshare. It makes good sense now.

How can you take advantage of this surge? This is the best time to sell your timeshare or buy a timeshare.  Selling a timeshare is easier because the demand is obviously there. A huge demand. That is the main signal that your odds of selling your timeshare have gone up.

Buying a timeshare is also in the cards for you if you are ready. There are thousands of timeshare owners who are ready to sell their timeshare and need you to buy it. 2013 will be the year you get your dream vacation timeshare at a great discount price!

 

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Avila Beach California Timeshare Sale! New On The Market

Avila Beach California Timeshare Sale! New On The Market

 

San Luis Bay Inn Timeshare For Sale

San Luis Bay Inn Timeshare For Sale

Fresh on the timeshare resale market as of yesterday is this California Timeshare. San Luis Obispo Bay, located on the California coastline roughly between San Jose and Santa Barbara, is home to San Luis Bay Inn timeshare resort. Being offered for sale by the owner, it is a one bedroom Regal unit available every year – floating red season. Click on the above link to make an offer.

Avila Beach offers a beautiful beach in the heart of down town Avila. There you’ll find kayak and stand up paddle board rentals, lessons adventure tours, kayak and paddle board sales. Other beaches include Olde Port Beach and Fisherman’s Beach.

Avila Hot Springs features not only a heated pool but a natural hot mineral pool. Swim classes, arcades, private parties, movie nights, and water slides are all available there as well. Avila Hot Springs also offers tent camping, RV camping, and cabins all throughout the year.

Central Coast Aquarium and Central Coast Charters round out some of the water activities in Avila Beach. There you can charter sunset sails, custom charters, afternoon sails and more.

The Avila Beach Golf Resort is nearby. Being situated right on the Pacific Ocean the smells and sounds of the ocean will accompany you through 18 holes of golf. Other sports like hiking, biking, sport fishing, pier and surf fishing give something interesting for anyone who visits there.

The San Luis Bay Inn, a Diamond Resort, is elegantly situated feet from the Pacific Ocean.

San Luis Bay Inn Timeshare New On The Market

San Luis Bay Inn Timeshare New On The Market

Renovations were completed in 2014 including:

– Room renovations on second floor of B Wing.
– Room renovations on third floor of B Wing.
– Elevator upgrade.

Renovations always mean that the timeshare resort is not only concerned about maintenance and upkeep, but is a financially sound resort. Not a small fact considering what happens to some timeshare owners when their timeshare fails to maintain sound financial policies.

Check out these other San Luis Bay Inn timeshares for sale.

California timeshares for sale.

 

 

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Focus On Puerto Vallarta Beach Timeshare Resorts

Recently an online travel magazine rated their best beach timeshare resorts in Puerto Vallarta. I did not much care for their selections – I guess I am partial to my favorite timeshare resorts in Puerto and Nuevo Vallarta. So here are MY selections for the best timeshare beach resorts in Puerto Vallarta!

My number one choice of a timeshare resort in Puerto Vallarta/Nuevo Vallarta is Paradise Village Spa & Resort. The timeshares at Paradise Village have resale prices ranging from $3,000 to $30,000. You can buy a timeshare at Paradise Village for a great price and these days affordability is a big factor in making your timeshare purchase a smart one. Price is not the only reason Paradise Village is my #1 choice. The real reason is the setting. Seriously!

Quite a few reviews of Paradise Village Spa and Resort reflect the same thing. Not everyone will have the same experience. Many complain of poor facilities, worn carpets, rusted vending machines and so on. Plus you’ve got to remember people will bad news seem to spread it twice as much. Happy customers don’t spread their views as much as unhappy. That’s just the way it is.

Puerto Vallarta has so much to offer those on vacation. Whale watching, theater, the arts, music festivals, holiday festivals, shopping, night life, and the list goes on. Vallarta usually celebrates important dates with large public concerts involving famous artists of national and international importance. These concerts normally take place in the outdoor theater “Aquiles Serdán” (Los Arcos del Malecón) and in el “Caballito”.

Great Location for a Great Vacation!

There are tons of beach timeshare resorts to choose from in Mexico, but Puerto Vallarta and Nuevo Vallarta take the prize. Cabo san Lucas comes in second and should be mentioned for certain. Cabo is host to international fishing tournaments, the sight of extreme water sports, and features some of the most exotic and beautiful beaches in the world. Year after year Cabo draws millions of tourists who delight in the atmosphere as well as the affordability of a Mexico vacation.

Anyway, happy planning on your next beach vacation! I’d say consider this place in your plans either to exchange, rent, or buy resale.

Here are some other top choices for beach timeshares in the area: Mayan Palace Nuevo Vallarta, Club Regina Puerto Vallarta, Universal Vacation Club at Villa del Palmar, Villa Del Palmar, Mayan Palace Puerto Vallarta, Buganvilias Resort, Sea Garden Marina Vallarta, Club Velas Vallarta, Rancho Banderas Villas.

 

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When Buying a Timeshare Makes Good Sense

When Buying a Timeshare Makes Good Sense

Despite the naysayers, the warnings, the complaining timeshare owners, and other negative attitudes, there are times and/or situations where buying a timeshare and using it for your annual vacation just makes sense.

Now, “How?” you ask?

Marriott Desert Springs Timeshare For Sale

Marriott Desert Springs Timeshare For Sale

It is affordable. Consider the average cost to own or maintain a timeshare. There is an annual maintenance fee you pay that averages around $600. What can you get that is comparable to a 2 bedroom luxury condo in a resort setting with all the amenities that costs $600? Two words: You can’t.

It also makes sense from a financial standpoint when you buy your timeshare on the resale market from the owner. Perhaps it was advertised by or facilitated by another party or resale company. However you obtain the timeshare, be sure you do not pay the going retail rate. If you do you will lose thousands of dollars from the outset. That would take several years of vacations to make up for. What kind of savings are we talking about? Normally 25% to 50% or more! Factor that out over years of vacations and you have a vacation deal that will beat the socks off of any other option.

Buying a timeshare also makes sense when you can plan your vacations in advance. Six months in advance usually works. Advance planning for a vacation does several things for everyone involved. You can plan better activities, coordinate with more family and friends, and enjoy having a great vacation to look forward to.

Now let’s talk about what you get when you buy a timeshare. Specifically look at the size of the condo you’d be staying in. It will be much much larger than anything else the same money could buy. It would almost be like comparing a two bed studio motel with the two bedroom, two bath, kitchen, laundry luxury timeshare.  There’s really no comparison there.

Kitchen in Scottsdale Links Resort Timeshare

Kitchen in Scottsdale Links Resort Timeshare

Do you like to trim costs by eating your breakfasts or an occasional lunch in your own vacation condo? Then the timeshare is the solution there as well. A fully equipped kitchen is standard for timeshares. There’s no need to bring dishes, glasses, silverware, stove, or anything else a standard kitchen would have. It will all be there clean and good as new waiting for you when you check in!

Having a washer and dryer in your vacation lodging also makes sense when you are staying for a week or more. That way you don’t have to pack a ton of clothes because you can plan on doing your own laundry whenever you need to. Fewer things to bring =  less luggage to lug around.

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Timeshare Deal of the Day

Orlando Timeshare Resales – Here’s the best deals!  Sheraton’s Vistana Orlando, Orange Lake Country Club Holiday Inn Club Vacations, HGVClub at Sea World Orlando, Marriott’s Cypress Harbour, Marriott’s Grande Vista Resort, Westgate Vacation Villas, Sheraton’s Vistana Villages, Wyndham Cypress Palm, Vacation Villas @Fantasy World, Cypress Pointe Resort

The Number 1 best selling timeshare of all time (on the resale market) is Sheraton Vistana Orlando! All weeks, all types, all seasons have been sold there by previous owners. The key to finding just what you want is having someone search on your behalf who knows the resale market and how to find your ideal week of timeshare.

Sheraton Vistana Orlando is very diverse in the types of units it offers. This has been accomplished over the years by careful planning and creating diversity in types of units available for sale.  You can swim in the outdoor pool, relax in the sauna, then gear up for sightseeing at Walt Disney World, Busch Gardens and Tiki Gardens located within a 90-minute drive.

Find other Florida timeshares for sale. And consider all the other timeshare vacation possibilities in Florida: The state has many attractions, greater Miami is the only metropolitan area in the United States whose borders encompass two national parks. You can hike through pristine Everglades National Park or ride on glass-bottom boats across Biscayne National Park. Cape Canaveral is America’s launch pad for space flights. The largest lake in Florida is Lake Okeechobee and is known for its famous bass fishing. Fort Lauderdale is known as the Venice of America because the city has 185 miles of local waterways. Key Largo is known as the Dive Capital of the World. Venice is known as the Shark Tooth Capital of the World where visitors and residents collect prehistoric shark teeth. Disney World, Key West, Orlando, Daytona, and Destin are also among some of the most popular attractions.

Miami Beach!

Florida is home to quite a few attractions. But the environment – miles of sandy white beaches, palm trees, warm weather – is what lures visitors, and has lured them for centuries. There is a healing and relaxing quality to the sounds of the surf, gentle breeze, and warm sun. It promotes a pace of life that is relaxing as well. Millions of people have retired to Florida for those reasons. Plus, it is still an affordable place to vacation or retire.

Florida is a vacation destination that everyone should visit at least once in their life. Timeshares make it possible to do so for less expense.

 

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Sell My Timeshare Now?

Flamingo Beach Resort Timeshare St Maarten

Flamingo Beach Resort Timeshare St Maarten

Running a marathon always starts with the first step. Selling your timeshare may not be as hard as running a marathon, but it does take persistence and patience.

The answer to the question of “Is now the best time to sell my timeshare?” is best answered by another question “Do you want to keep paying maintenance fees for a timeshare you never use?”.  If the answer to that question is “YES” then now is the time to get your timeshare on the market for sale and get it done once and for all.

Some timeshare owners get stuck in neutral in their decision to sell their timeshare. What will it cost? What will it sell for? Is the economy right?

There is a buyer for every timeshare. You bought it and others wanted to buy but walked away. Most still like the idea of timesharing but did not want to pay a retail price.

In overdeveloped areas like Orlando/Kissimmee there are far more timeshare units available than the demand for them. Just as it is with any commodity for example, the more supply and less demand there is for something the less the buyer will have to pay.

Other areas of the country are not as over developed. Take the western coast of Florida for example. Few new resorts have been built there, the timeshare owners seldom want to part with their timeshare in those locations and the demand is very high.

Yes the demand for vacation condos like timeshares is strong in Orlando but the supply is out of control huge! And more timeshare developments are breaking ground.

The best way to go about buying a timeshare in a market like this is to use a timeshare resale specialist that has a network of other professionals like brokers, title companies, escrow, attorneys, and so on. Plus make sure they have a track record of closing deals on timeshare sales. Some timeshare sales are tricky and take special expertise to get the job done. Ask a lot of questions. A timeshare resale pro will be happy to tell you about the timeshares they have sold, their most recent sale, and what the prospects are for finding you just what you want.

Grand View LasV egas Timeshare

Better Than A Hotel Room – Yes?

So whether you are searching for a high end Marriott, Westin, or other timeshare resort or just a small town “lazy river” kind of place there are plenty of timeshare owners ready to sell you their timeshare at a huge discount!

There is a buyer for every timeshare. You bought it and others wanted to buy but walked away. Most still like the idea of timesharing but did not want to pay a retail price.

No matter what the economy is doing there will always be people ready to spend money on luxury items like boats, sports cars, and luxury vacation condos. Timeshares fit the bill for those who do not want to pay for and maintain a second home, a lake house, or other type of whole ownership.

Now is the best time to sell your timeshare. If you don’t get the process started now when will you do it?

 

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Timeshare Vacations and Scuba Diving

Vacation and Holiday travel do not necessarily need to be expensive. If your hobby or avocation is scuba diving, here are a few great tips for making your next trip more affordable.  Accommodations at most great dive destinations are usually expensive. If you were to rent a timeshare, or buy a timeshare at your favorite dive location you would save a bundle over time!

Scuba Diving Timeshare VacationsFabulous timeshare condos are available for sale or rent in Aruba: Divi Village Golf & Beach Resort, Marriott’s Aruba Surf Club, Costa Linda Beach Resort, La Cabana Beach Resort, Renaissance Aruba Resort, Casa Del Mar Beach Resort, Marriott’s Aruba Ocean Club, and Paradise Beach Villas to name a few. In the Cayman Islands, our resident diving enthusiast recommends Morritt’s Tortuga Club as her first choice. Other timeshare vacation condos for sale in Cayman Islands include Plantation Village Beach Resort, Coral Sands Resort, and 7 Mile Beach Resort. In Cozumel, you can find excellent dive resorts. For example Melia Vac Club @ Melia Cozumel, Occidental Resort Cozumel, RHC/Park Royal Cozumel, and Reef Club Cozumel.

Now for something TOTALLY different. Diving in Egypt and from timeshare resorts in the Middle East!

The first time I saw Sharm El Sheikh I was in the US Navy on a Cruiser. Having just passed through the Suez Canal we made a port call at Hurghada, Egypt on the Red Sea. From there I took a short boat tour of the area towards Sharm El Sheikh and got into a discussion with two of the passengers from the US. They were divers whose specialty was underwater photography. In fact they had photos published in National Geographic! Pretty impressive. I asked them “Why here?” “Best water for photography of coral, fish, and shipwrecks in the world” they replied. Wow! Judging from the surface no one could ever have guessed that.

There are timeshares in Egypt for certain. Most of them concentrate on diving in the Red Sea. I saw a few resorts in Hurghada during a fueling stop and Sharm El Sheikh twice from the ship. I must say my observation of the terrain around both areas look about as hospitable as the surface of the Moon. Not one green blade of grass or anything resembling a bush or tree. Yet I saw sheep being guided along rocky trails and camels all over.

What would inspire a developer like Hilton to invest in a resort in such a place? It has a secure location at the tip of the Sinai Peninsula. That may be why several of our Presidents and heads of state have had high level meetings there over the years.

Scuba Diving - Best in the Red SeaNonetheless, it absolutely the best destination for diving, wreck diving, and underwater photography.

Search for timeshares for sale in Hurghada and Sharm El Sheikh and around the Red Sea!

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Many of these timeshare condos offer dive packages, shuttles, equipment rental, and other services. So, if you are ready to rent, buy, or even sell your dive resort timeshare, check out www.rpmls.com for terrific service and great deals.

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Marriott Mountain Valley Lodge Timeshare For Sale - Reduced!

Marriott Mountain Valley Lodge Timeshare for sale by owner

Marriott Mountain Valley Lodge Timeshare for sale by owner

Marriott’s Mountain Valley Lodge in Breckenridge Colorado is a vacationers’ dream come true. This gold one bedroom timeshare available annually is priced to sell fast at $10,950!

Bid on Marriott’s Mountain Valley Lodge timeshare here.

Finding the best deals on Marriott timeshares for sale is easy here. This Marriott timeshare is the best selling in Colorado on the timeshare resale market. Several things account for its first place standing. Marriott timeshares are always in demand on the resale market. Almost always, current owners of Marriott timeshares buy timeshares on the resale market because they realize the savings by purchasing a timeshare from the owner. Also, the Marriott Mountain Valley Lodge is located in prime ski country – Breckenridge Colorado.

The view overlooks the Quick Silver Super Six chairlift with 27 lifts and more than 148 ski trails. No doubt the Marriott Mountain Valley Lodge has an awesome location. Even in the summer, this is a prime location for outdoor activities and family fun. Colorado is a great place to vacation.

Buying a timeshare on the resale market is the best way to get the best value in vacation property. You should never pay the retail price when someone is willing to sell their timeshare to you for less. Plus when you use the services of a reputable timeshare resales company you get the kind of experience you need to make sure the deal is complete.

Marriott Mountain Valley Lodge timeshare for sale by ownerDuring the negotiation of a timeshare sale there are many details that need to be covered that not every timeshare owner would necessarily think of. Agreements concerning the next use of the timeshare, availability of unused weeks, maintenance fees paid or not paid, and transfer of various rights and privileges need to be addressed and put in writing. That is where a timeshare resale specialist comes into action. If you want the transaction complete with all the loops closed then you shouldn’t go it alone.

Paying fees for services should not get you rattled either. If you want the service a professional can give you then you must be willing to pay for the service they provide. No one works for free. Along with the agreement to pay fees to a timeshare resales company you should be able to expect ethics, honest, and a fair deal. Anything less ventures into shady dealings that may not end well.

Work with a timeshare resale company that has success with sales – not just “offers”.

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Doing The Timeshare Cabo Wabo

So just what is the Cabo Wabo? It’s a chain of nightclubs in Cabo San Lucas. But many vacationers have given many ways to identify a Cabo Wabo. Just use your imagination.

Pueblo Bonito Sunset Beach Timeshare CaboLast week an old friend of mine sent me some photos of his family on vacation in Cabo San Lucas. Of course it brought back a flood of memories – not only of a good friend, but of great places to see and things to do in Cabo.

When you mention traveling to Mexico these days most people shiver to think about the drug cartel violence on the border. But for the most part the violence is just that – on the border. The resort towns offer a safer place than you would think. That, in part, is why Mexico tourism is growing by leaps and bounds compared to other international travel spots.

Take Cabo San Lucas for example. How much more can you get removed from the border than at the end of the Baja peninsula on the Pacific Ocean? That would be like putting off a trip to Houston because of violence in St Louis. Cabo San Lucas features over sixty timeshare resorts in a setting that is beyond description. The Pacific Ocean, palm trees, luxury accommodations, and affordable prices make it a favorite for tourists from China, India, Russia, and North America.

Over the last several years ten timeshare resorts in Cabo San Lucas have dominated the timeshare resales market. These timeshare developments have everything going for them and buyers are looking to buy them right now! Here’s the ten top sellers in Cabo:

Pueblo Bonito Rose Timeshare Resort Cabo San Lucas

Pueblo Bonito Rose Timeshare Resort Cabo San Lucas

Pueblo Bonito Rose Resort, Hacienda del Mar, Pueblo Bonito Resort Los Cabos, Club Regina Los Cabos, Pueblo Bonito Sunset Beach, Villa Del Palmar Cabo, Playa Grande Resort, Club Cascadas de Baja, Finisterra Club & Resort, Sol Mar Beach Club Resort.

The best selling timeshare in Cabo, Pueblo Bonito Rose, has a description that “sets the bar” for all other luxury timeshares: This awesome resort is located in the mystical, desert landscape of the southern Baja California peninsula. Situated at Land’s End, Pueblo Bonito Rose is surrounded by beautiful coastline, magnificent sea life, and the majestic nature of Los Cabos.

All of the above timeshare resorts in Cabo San Lucas Mexico have great inventory for sale at huge discounts! You’d be buying these from the owner not the resort.

 

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October Snow - Early Ski Fever!

Colorado Snow Forecast – OpenSnow

From the great ski state of Colorado, “Look for bursts of moderate to heavy snow during Wednesday midday as this wave of precipitation passes through. The snow level will start off around 10,000ft, but then drop to 9,000ft during the moderate showers, and perhaps even lower during the most intense bursts of precipitation. Overall this first wave of snow should drop 2-4 inches.

There might be a lull in the precipitation late this afternoon, then additional snow showers will develop this evening from Aspen to the north and these showers will continue through about midnight. This second wave of snow should add a few more inches so by Thursday morning total accumulations will be around 4-6 inches for the northern half of Colorado and the northern San Juans, with just light amounts in the southern San Juans.” The Colorado Daily Snow

So as the snow reports begin to come in, the downhill ski enthusiasts and snowboarders are alerted to their most favorite activity!  You can’t ski without snow.

This year the timeshare ski resorts are well prepped and ready for a big ski season. Upgrades across many resorts with their lifts and trail additions will make 2014 prove to be a great fall ski season – if you are ready.

Here’s my choice for some of the best North American ski resorts on my “Timeshare Short List”:

1. Marriott’s Summit Watch – Park City, Utah: Located at the base of historic Main Street, Marriott’s Summit Watch is steps away from the town ski lift, in the heart of beautiful Park City. While the area boasts of having “the greatest snow on Earth” for skiers, it also offers outstanding year-round recreational opportunities including great golf, tennis, mountain biking, fishing, and hiking, as well as cultural events, shopping, and fine dining.

Sheraton Mountain Vista Timeshare Ski Resort

Sheraton Mountain Vista Timeshare Ski Resort

2. Grand Timber Lodge – Breckenridge, Colorado: Tucked between Peaks 8 and 9 of Breckenridge Ski Resort, Grand Timber Lodge features timber-frame construction, luxurious amenities, and superb customer service. One of the most attractive features of the resort is that it is a true ski – in ski – out timeshare resort. It also features indoor pools and numerous hot tubs.The Grand Timber Lodge has long been the top choice for timeshare resort reviews and that won’t change soon!

3. Sheraton’s Mountain Vista – Vail, Avon, Beaver Creek area, Colorado: Best described on their own home web page “Perfectly poised to deliver the best the Vail Valley has to offer year-round—from skiing, sleigh riding and horseback riding to hot air ballooning, fine dining and gondola rides, an endless menu of adventure awaits.”

4. Marriott’s Mountain Valley Lodge – Breckenridge, Colorado: Located in the heart of town on Maggie Pond, Marriott’s Mountain Valley Lodge overlooks the Quick Silver Super Six chairlift. The ski mountain boasts 27 lifts and more than 148 ski trails.

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Marriott Timeshare For Sale - Under $10,000!

Marriott Mountain Valley Lodge Timeshare for sale by owner

Marriott Mountain Valley Lodge Timeshare For Sale By Owner

Marriott’s Mountain Valley Lodge in Breckenridge Colorado is a vacationers’ dream come true. This gold one bedroom timeshare available annually is priced to sell fast at $9,950!

Bid on Marriott’s Mountain Valley Lodge timeshare here.

Finding the best deals on Marriott timeshares for sale is easy here. This Marriott timeshare is the best selling in Colorado on the timeshare resale market. Several things account for its first place standing. Marriott timeshares are always in demand on the resale market. Almost always, current owners of Marriott timeshares buy timeshares on the resale market because they realize the savings by purchasing a timeshare from the owner. Also, the Marriott Mountain Valley Lodge is located in prime ski country – Breckenridge Colorado.

The view overlooks the Quick Silver Super Six chairlift with 27 lifts and more than 148 ski trails. No doubt the Marriott Mountain Valley Lodge has an awesome location. Even in the summer, this is a prime location for outdoor activities and family fun. Colorado is a great place to vacation.

Buying a timeshare on the resale market is the best way to get the best value in vacation property. You should never pay the retail price when someone is willing to sell their timeshare to you for less. Plus when you use the services of a reputable timeshare resales company you get the kind of experience you need to make sure the deal is complete.

Marriott Mountain Valley Lodge timeshare for sale by ownerDuring the negotiation of a timeshare sale there are many details that need to be covered that not every timeshare owner would necessarily think of. Agreements concerning the next use of the timeshare, availability of unused weeks, maintenance fees paid or not paid, and transfer of various rights and privileges need to be addressed and put in writing. That is where a timeshare resale specialist comes into action. If you want the transaction complete with all the loops closed then you shouldn’t go it alone.

Paying fees for services should not get you rattled either. If you want the service a professional can give you then you must be willing to pay for the service they provide. No one works for free. Along with the agreement to pay fees to a timeshare resales company you should be able to expect ethics, honest, and a fair deal. Anything less ventures into shady dealings that may not end well.

Work with a timeshare resale company that has success with sales – not just “offers”.

 

 

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