Las Vegas' Best Buffet

There’s plenty of competition for the honors of the top buffet in Las Vegas.

From the top shelf lobster and champagne to the basics there is something for everyone and every budget.

BacchanalConsistently, the top honors lately have been going to Bacchanal Buffet at Caesars Palace. From the breakfast ($28.99) to the weekend blowout ($53.99) you’ll find every kind of cuisine and loads of space (seating for 600 and 25,000 sq ft). The buffet overlooks the Garden of the Gods pool complex and will see over 3,000 guests on a weekend!

Aria BuffetFeaturing an ultra modern setting, the City Center at Aria Resort & Casino is another top choice for the ultimate Las Vegas Buffet experience. It is a little less pricey than the Bacchanal but also offers an upgrade for an additional $12.99 offering bottomless Bellinis, Bloody Marys, mimosas, sangría, Champagne, beer and wine.

The Buffet Bellagio sees some 4,000 plus people a day and the prices range from $20 to $40 for breakfast to dinner. This opulent hotel also features absolutely gorgeous culinary presentations – not your corner diner’s buffet for sure!

The Golden Nugget buffet is a favorite among long time Las Vegas patriots. Priced even less than the previous three, it also features a stunning seafood dinner offering all-you-can-eat crab legs, offered at the Seafood Buffet Friday and Saturday evenings.

Where could you find a French themed buffet in Las Vegas? At the Paris Las Vegas! The Le Village Buffet Restaurant is divided into six French regions, and is also an all-you-can-eat restaurant. This is definitely an authentic feeling and dining experience for those who’d like to be immersed in French culture for an evening or for breakfast.

Where are some of the best places to stay to enjoy these Las Vegas Buffets?

The top hotels and resorts in Las Vegas would always include:

Buying or renting a timeshare for the best access to the action in Las Vegas is always the way to go. I wouldn’t go any other way.
So there you have it!  The best buffets in Las Vegas and the hottest resorts to stay in.
Time to pack your bags!

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Over $100 Million in Timeshare Sales

In one short phrase, how would you describe a successful timeshare resales company?

How about “Over $100 Million in Timeshare Sales”?

THAT should do it!

Lots of resale companies offer efforts. This one – RPMLS.com – offers results.

These are the results that matter when it comes to selling your timeshare: sold, closed, proceeds check in your mailbox.

CashWhat does the competition offer?

Google results? Lots of “clicks”?

Ever try to spend “clicks”?

The results that truly matter are a closed sale where all the loose ends are tied up, nothing is left to guesswork, and your timeshare maintenance fee is a problem for someone other than you.

And that very simple explanation is why you should trust your timeshare sale to the pros at RPMLS.com.

When results matter.

 

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Marriott's Launch Of Pulse Signals New Timeshare Model

Marriotts Custom House Boston

Marriotts Custom House Boston

For decades the timeshare model offered to all has included larger spaces, full kitchens, and targeted families with children.

Marriott Vacation Club Pulse offers their newest concept with millennials in mind. Stating that millennials are more spontaneous, need less space, and are more interested in “getting out” and exploring the area – the Pulse concept should be more appealing to them.

They have targeted large cities like New York, Boston, Washington, D.C., South Beach, Florida, and San Diego, California.

“Marriott’s decision to offer smaller spaces, without full kitchens and with smaller living spaces, is a sign that the company’s timeshare branch is looking to adapt.” (Orlando Sentinel)

While Marriott Vacation Club‘s most recent innovation will focus on large metro areas they feel it is ” . . . not a good fit for Orlando, which headquarters several of the country’s timeshare companies.”

J W Marriott Downtown Houston

J W Marriott Downtown Houston

So you can be looking for a number of other changes and improvements as this new concept is developed. This may well pave the way for Marriott Vacation Club to expand into other large metro areas where Marriott already has a presence with facilities that meet the new profile.

For example, Marriott hotels in Houston include Houston Marriott West Loop by The Galleria, Houston Marriott Medical Center, JW Marriott Houston Downtown,  and JW Marriott Houston on Westheimer just to name a few of the finer hotels in Houston. If the Pulse program includes some of these it would mean a huge change to the way people think about Marriott Vacation Club.

I’d be on the lookout for more news as the Marriott Vacation Club Pulse grows.

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RCI Platinum? Pack Your Bags For Cuba!

The Hemingway Museum

The Hemingway Museum

Available this summer, RCI will be offering their RCI Platinum members five night or seven night “people-to-people” travel tours to Cuba.

Thanks to recent law changes, “people-to-people” travel is one of the educational activities that are approved forms of travel for Americans visiting Cuba.”

A relationship between Cuba Travel Services headquartered in Cypress, California and RCI has enabled RCI to offer this new destination to their platinum members. Cities for departure include Miami, Los Angeles, New York (JFK) and Tampa to Havana, Cienfuegos, Santa Clara, Camaguey, Holguin and Santiago de Cuba.

Typical Sugar Cane Farm Cuba

Typical Sugar Cane Farm Cuba

From there tours of sugar cane fields, Hemingway’s museum located in Finca Vigia, Revolution Square, and other sites of interest are part of the educational format that allows travel to and from Cuba for US citizens.

If all goes well this summer, RCI will add additional dates for an expanding itinerary.

RCI, with 3.8 million members, is the world’s largest timeshare vacation exchange company. Offering lodging in over 100 countries, 4,300 resorts, it is part of the Wyndham Destination Network.

 

 

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Should I sell my timeshare now?

selling how toShould I sell my timeshare now?

I’d say, if not now, WHEN?

After you have paid another maintenance fee with no vacation to show for it?

After another frustrating exchange experience?

After another poor experience with timeshare owner services?

Don’t wait for more disappointing experiences before you decide to go ahead and sell your timeshare. The chances are that if you are reading this circumstances have changed since you first bought your timeshare. Life brings many changes and sometimes they interfere with or prevent you from taking a vacation as you would like to.

Sell Timeshare NowWhether it is a job change, a change in your family, or declining health if you can’t use the timeshare you own, you should unload it. And do it before it costs you another year of frustration and money loss.

That is when I’d advise the services of a Timeshare Resale Specialist. A timeshare resale company with many years of experience and tons of sales to prove their capabilities.

Experience does matter. Especially when you are talking about a transaction of this type and size. Running an ad in your local paper won’t have the reach you need or give you the tools needed to complete a sale.

Nor would it weed out all those searching for something different from a timeshare who call you if you are selling a whole ownership property that is used all year long.

A timeshare resale specialist with experience. That’s the way to go.

 

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Network Plus Timeshare Equals SOLD

SoldSo many timeshare resale companies try so many ways to convince owners they can sell timeshares.

The catch is getting these timeshare sales closed. Finished. A closing check in the hands of the owner.

That is where they fall short. They may know how to advertise but can they negotiate a deal with the best interest of the owner in mind? If they even find a buyer, would they know how to get through the red tape to get the property closed with the right title company? Do they know which title companies specialize in timeshares for specific states or countries?

That is where the strength of the network comes in to play.

Over many years one company has established the right connections between the resorts, title companies, real estate attorneys, and escrow companies so that no transaction is too hard. Having successfully closed and funded over $100 million in timeshare sales proves their ability to get the job done.

Read the timeshare Sales Contract

Read the Timeshare Sales Contract

That timeshare company can be found at RPMLS.com. The timeshare resales specialists have the decades of experience, contacts, and know how to get the job done right the first time so you don’t have to wait for the company to figure out how.

Experience pays.

Timeshare resales experience will also pay you at closing a lot faster and for more money than you would if you just threw your timeshare to the advertising winds of the internet and hoped for a sale.

Don’t get stranded without professional advice. Use the timeshare resales experts at RPMLS.com and you will be glad you did.

 

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HGV Elara - From 2,200 to 14,000 Points

Hilton Grand Vacations timeshare resale

Hilton Grand Vacations – Las Vegas

What if I told you that buying in to Hilton Grand Vacation Club could be done for maybe half the price?

What if I also told you that there were owners who were willing to sell anywhere from 2,200 to 14,000 points for up to 50% off the going retail rate?

Where would you find them?

RPMLS.com

At RPMLS.com you can find a great assortment of HGV Club timeshare points available for sale at any number of Hilton’s timeshare resorts.

elaraAt HGV Elara in Las Vegas for example, if you want annual use, odd year, even year, 2,200 points, 14,000 points, have $8,000 to spend or $90,000 there is something for everyone.

Rated in the top 10% of all hotels in Las Vegas, The Elara has received 4.5 stars out of 5 in the reviews (4,676) on TripAdvisor.com. It is located right next to Planet Hollywood and has quick access to dining, shopping, and entertainment without all the smoke that comes from so many hotel casino lobbies.

HGV Elara is not the only “show in town!” You could also find terrific deals on the timeshares at HGV Club on Las Vegas Strip,  HGV at Las Vegas Hilton, and HGV Club at Flamingo Las Vegas.

No matter which timeshare resort you choose in Las Vegas, or anywhere else for that matter, be sure to buy resale not retail!

Retail prices for timeshares are skyrocketing while buying timeshare resale remains a bargain year after year.

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Fast Timeshare Sales Info

RSSReally Simple Syndication (RSS) has made it easy to get notified quickly on just about any subject: news, items for sale, weather alerts and so on.

Several million people subscribe to RSS feeds to stay on top of changing markets, price changes, specific alerts on certain celebrities, political figures, and even drops in the price of gas!

For the savvy timeshare buyer here is an RSS Feed that will alert you to timeshares just put on the market and lets you find exactly what you are looking for!.

Timeshares for sale at RPMLS.com are instantly updated the moment the owner makes it available for sale, for rent, or reduces the price.

Using any number of popular news aggregators you can add this RSS feed to it and as soon as a new resort property becomes available for sale it will arrive in your feed!

RSSiconAnd for those who want this kind of exposure to sell their timeshare yours can be added as well to this RSS feed.

Here are a number of popular news aggregators/readers:

 

 

 

Here’s a sample of the newest timeshares for sale:

New! Timeshare Resale Ads
HGV Elara – 370148
Las Vegas, NEVADA
Week: Floating (High-Red)
Studio
Points: 2200
Price: $12000
Maui Schooner Resort – 370129
Kihei, Maui, HAWAII
Week: Floating (High-Red)
1 bdrm
Points: N/A
Price: $11500
Silverleafs Timber Creek – 370128
Desoto, MISSOURI
Week: 9 (Low-Blue)
2 bdrm
Points: N/A
Price: $8299
Flagship Resort – 370126
Atlantic City, NEW JERSEY
Week: Floating (Medium-White)
1 bdrm
Points: N/A
Price: $13900
Vacation Internationale Pono Kai – 370125
KAPAA, HAWAII
Week: Floating (High-Red)
1 bdrm
Points: N/A
Price: $11500
Silverleafs The Villages – 370118
Flint, TEXAS
Week: 31 (High-Red)
2 bdrm
Points: N/A
Price: $17000
Tahiti Village – 370119
Las Vegas, NEVADA
Week: Floating (High-Red)
1 bdrm
Points: N/A
Price: $15500
The Cliffs Club – 370103
Princeville, HAWAII
Week: Floating (High-Red)
1 bdrm
Points: N/A
Price: $10599
Silverleafs Seaside Resort – 370102
Galveston, TEXAS
Week: 9 (Medium-White)
2 bdrm
Points: N/A
Price: $21299
Tahiti Resort – 370095
Las Vegas, NEVADA
Week: Floating (High-Red)
1 bdrm
Points: N/A
Price: $19900

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The Latest Turn In the Starwood - Marriott - Anbang Timeshare Deal

Sheraton Desert Oasis

Sheraton Desert Oasis

Here’s the quote from April 20, 2016, “Today, shareholders from Miami-based Interval Leisure Group (ILG), to whom Starwood is selling Vistana, approved the $1.5 billion acquisition by 95 percent of votes cast, representing 92 percent of shares.”

More details of the deal: “Vistana comprises 22 timeshare resorts with approximately 220,000 timeshare owners. Under the terms of the deal, ILG will have the rights to use the Westin and Sheraton brands in vacation ownership, and existing timeshare owners for the resorts can continue to use the Starwood Preferred Guest program.”  (source)

So current owners of Starwood (mainly Sheraton and Westin) timeshare intervals will be able to continue to use their options and points as usual. Future owners will not. But they will be able to use the Westin and Sheraton resorts. At least that’s how it stands today.

Westin Mission Hills

Westin Mission Hills

However, the deal isn’t completely done until it is done. Some other details may change so don’t hold me to it. Shareholders and others may change parts of the deal until it is complete.

Some of the timeshare resorts include Sheraton Vistana Orlando, Sheraton Desert Oasis, Sheraton Vistana Villages, Sheraton Mountain Vista and others.

Remember, just a few weeks ago Anbang had an offer on the table for Starwood for $14 billion. Unless Marriott trumps that deal, Starwood would become a Chinese held hotel/hospitality company. But that is a separate deal. Keep in mind, Starwoods’ spinoff of Vistana resorts to ILG is separate from Marriott’s offer for Starwood’s hotels.

 

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Do THIS Before You Buy a Timeshare

checklistThe temptation is very real. You are in an idyllic setting – whether at a tropical beach, in the mountains, or in an exciting city. You have forgotten all your stress and worries at home and work and are enjoying fine cuisine, wine, and music.

Then comes the offer, “If you buy this timeshare NOW you will save $X,000!! This is a one day offer only”.

Yes the temptation is real.

But.

Have you answered these questions first?

How much will it cost. Really! There are more costs than the “discounted” price. Special assessments run into the thousands. Financing turns that discount into an overall loss. If you really can’t plan ahead and lose your vacation week it ends up being a total loss! What does it really cost?

What do other owners think? Have you had a chance to talk with owners of the timeshare you are considering buying?  What have the maintenance fees done over the years? Do other owners speak well of the resort development and management team? Owner services’ reputation? Have you sought out online forums and reviews where you can read some honest feedback?

Are your vacation times predictable?  If not, go the other way. Planning ahead by 6 – 9 months or longer for a vacation is simply out of the question for so many people. And that turns a great deal into a deal that just can’t get done. If you can’t go on vacation when you want, you can’t get a reservation that will work.

Have you SEEN the resort?  Have you seen the timeshare you want to buy and have it deeded to you for life? Would you be happy spending at least 50% of your vacation time there?  Remember, you cannot always depend on exchanges to get you what you want.

Do you expect it to exchange well? If it is an off season week in Nowhere, USA don’t expect to trade it for Maui’s peak season resorts.

Can I wait 24 hours? In other words, sleep on it. The next day may bring you a new perspective, more information, and either solidify your decision or entice you to run away.

Most important of all, get in touch with a timeshare resale broker. You’ll save time, money, and a whole lot of headaches.

 

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These 5 Things Will Change The Way You Value Your Timeshare

HorsesonthebeachWhen most of us bought our timeshare our circumstances were just right. We bought it with no problem. The maintenance fee was manageable. The whole family and extended family used it often. It was completely worth it!

As time goes on, and sometimes sooner than you’d think, the circumstances in life change so that owning and using a timeshare becomes impractical. These are the top five things I have heard over the last 15 or so years from other owners as to why they decided to sell or just get rid of their timeshare.

1. Financial Change – A job change. An unexpected expense. A huge maintenance fee increase. A special assessment. All of these things happen and some of them will dramatically change our finances. Without fail, the first obligation to go is the timeshare.

emptynest2. Empty Nest – We bought our timeshare when our children were young and thoroughly enjoyed it for many years. Now that they are grown and on their own our lives are too complicated to vacation together. Even planning a Sunday dinner is hard to pull off! What do we do with our timeshare?

3. Divorce – So who gets the timeshare in the divorce? I seriously doubt you will want to vacation together again! Something has to be done with it and usually without much time to do it.

4. Health – Many times I have heard from timeshare owners that their health is such that they cannot travel easily any longer. They have to stay close to their family doctor in case of emergencies, or just cannot move about like before.

5. Retirement – You would also be surprised how many people have said they planned to use their timeshare more once they retired. But that never seems to work out. They have grown weary of the same resort year after year and something always seems to interfere with making vacation plans in advance. Plus, after retirement, that whopping maintenance fee is as much as or more than your housing costs. And that is for only one week a year!

Once one of these circumstances take place you won’t value your timeshare like you used to. In fact, it will become a liability.

So what do you do?

Consult a timeshare resale specialist who can help you sort all this out and find the best solution for you. A solution that is tailor made for your situation and keeps your best interests at heart.

 

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Timeshare Deal of the Week! Westin St John

westin st john

The Westin St John is an immaculate resort! Owners rave about the amenities, beauty, and customer care. This Westin St John timeshare for sale is a 3 bedroom, two story, gold, week 32, annual use beauty! Located on the ground floor, the master bedroom, master bath, and living room have direct patio pool access.

The price this timeshare is being offered for is well below 50% off the retail price! You’d save thousands of dollars buying your Westin St John timeshare like this. And that is the beauty of buying timeshare resale. You get all the fun for half the price. You will still have to pay the normal maintenance fee, but considering the purchase price at least save on your initial outlay for a lifetime of vacations.

The Pool At Westin St John

The Pool At Westin St John

Situated near Honeymoon Beach, the Westin St John is in a magnificent location. Honeymoon Beach is one of the top places to go in St John. Much of this area of the island is part of the Virgin Islands National Park. For example Trunk Bay, Cinnamon Bay, Watermelon Cay, Reef Bay Trail, and the Annaberg Sugar Plantation are all part of the National Park. In addition, there are endless opportunities for scuba, snorkeling, paragliding, parasailing, deep sea fishing, hiking, nature and wildlife tours, water sports, eco tours, boat rentals, jet skiing, mountain biking, and myriads of breathless moments at both sunrise and sunset on the beach.

While there are no golf courses on St John, on St Thomas you’ll find one of the best:  “St. Thomas’ Mahogany Run, a George and Tom Fazio design, boasts 18 of the most beautiful and challenging holes in the Caribbean. Golfers extol the virtues of this 6,022-yard, par-70 championship course for its sheer beauty and exhilarating play, especially on the 13th, 14th and 15th holes. This signature trio, aptly nicknamed the Devil’s Triangle, turns an already ambitious round of play into a veritable cliffside drama, where golfers must overcome a formidable stretch of Caribbean Sea that sprawls between the tee and the green.”(source)

 

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The Inherited Timeshare - Can I Avoid It?

 

Marriott Newport Coast Villas Timeshares For Sale

Marriott Newport Coast Villas Timeshares For Sale

With nearly $8 billion a year in US sales alone*, there are throngs of people who own timeshares.

Do they all keep the forever? No.

Many changes in life’s circumstances push timeshare owners to sell or dispose of their timeshares. But what if you come to the end of you life and you still own a timeshare?

Normally, the timeshare passes on to the heirs.

Unless.

According to one real estate attorney, you can avoid inheriting this timeshare as long as you didn’t sign the contract. If you are not on the contract, the timeshare developer will have a hard time holding your feet to the fire to assume the responsibility of paying the annual maintenance fees – especially if you have no inclination to use the timeshare.*

Sheraton Desert Oasis

Sheraton Desert Oasis

But before all of this happens the best case scenario is that you as a timeshare owner enlist the help of a timeshare resale specialist or broker to sell it for you. This way, you will be able to at least recoup some of what you have spent on it.

And some folks have spent a lot! Anywhere from $8,000 to well over $50,000 is what timeshare weeks retail for as the first time buyer. But will you get all of that back?

You have to be realistic in your expectations on what you can get out of your timeshare. While selling your timeshare may not net what you’d ideally like to see, at least you would be rid of the timeshare maintenance fees and special assessments that continuously roll around.

*You should be able to refuse this inheritance as long as you didn’t sign the contract, and your credit rating should not be impacted. “If you’re not on the contract, the timeshare company doesn’t have a legal hold on you,” according to a real estate attorney. (source – MarketWatch.com)

*The timeshare industry in the U.S. generates nearly $8 billion a year in annual sales, according to the American Resort Development Association, which represents many timeshare developments

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Las Vegas on a Budget - The Timeshare Solution

Planet Hollywood Timeshare Las Vegas

Planet Hollywood Timeshare Las Vegas

This is not a “pitch”.

The numbers speak for themselves if you like to vacation in Las Vegas!

Buy a timeshare on the resale market and you will save big bucks!

Better than hitting the jackpot on the nickel slots, you can buy timeshare on the resale market and save up to half off the retail rate and vacation for a week in Las Vegas for pennies on the dollar.

Here’s how that works:

 

Club De Soleil Las Vegas Gold Crown Timeshare

Club De Soleil Las Vegas Gold Crown Timeshare

Buy a timeshare resale like this one: Consolidated Club De Soliel, two bedrooms, annual use. Many available at 50% off the going rate.

Pay a reasonable maintenance fee annually. Stay in the timeshare 7 nights a year and spend the rest having fun in Las Vegas!

It is as simple as that!

Or consider any number of outstanding timeshare resorts in Las Vegas and buy them from home without the pressure of sales people pushing you to do it. Here are some of the top timeshare resorts in Las Vegas to consider: HGVClub at Flamingo Las Vegas, HGV at Las Vegas Hilton, Polo Towers, Jockey Club, Holiday Inn Club Vacations at Desert Club Resort, Marriotts Grand Chateau, HGVClub on Las Vegas Strip, Wyndham Grand Desert,  or Tahiti Village.

All of these are available at huge discounts and with all the amenities included.

Las Vegas on a budget?

Yes! But not looking like you are on a budget. Staying at first class/world class timeshare resorts.

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Why Buying Timeshare Is A Smart Cost Savings Move

CashIt used to be that if you told someone you had bought a timeshare, they’d think you had fallen for a high pressure pitch to buy something you either didn’t need, or could not afford.

Lately, a new light has been shed on timeshare ownership: Buying a timeshare on the resale market is not only a smart way to save on your initial purchase, but over time, will save you thousands of dollars.

How?

Lets say you vacation one week a year. If you rent a hotel at a nice resort at a great location you’ll pay anywhere from $250 to $400 per night. That is at least $1,750 a week on the low side. After the taxes you’ll pay and other hotel charges it will easily average $2,000 a week just for lodging.

And that is at TODAY’s prices.

Over 20 years you will have paid $40,000 for your vacation lodging. And again that is on the low side of an estimate.

50percentoffIf you buy a timeshare for the average of $16,400 and pay maintenance fees each year can you imagine how much money you’d save? That does not even factor in the future price of lodging. And, last time I checked prices are not going down. That also does not include the massive upgrade you get by vacationing in your timeshare: much larger space, individual bedrooms, fully equipped kitchen, in the room laundry, and the list goes on.

Clearly, the most cost effective way to vacation is by using a timeshare.

PLUS, if you buy your timeshare on the resale market you could get as much as a 50% discount off the retail price!

Huge Savings.

More Space.

More Amenities.

Quality Resorts.

Timeshare resale. It just makes sense.

 

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Acapulco Timeshare Update

 

Aerial View Vidafel Mayan Palace Acapulco

Aerial View Vidafel Mayan Palace Acapulco

Acapulco, Sinaloa Mexico, was once one of the most sought after vacation destinations in the world.

Today, it holds the distinction of the murder capital of Mexico.

The reason? The State Department says it well: “One of Mexico’s most powerful criminal organizations is based in the state of Sinaloa, and violent crime rates remain high in many parts of the Sinaloa.”

Americans are asked to defer all non-essential travel to large parts of the following states: Coahuila, Guerrero, Michoacán, Nayarit, Sinaloa, Tamaulipas and Colima, where violent an powerful drug groups control parts of their territory and often engage in violent battles with rival gangs and government forces.

This battle has been going on over 10 years now and there seems to be no end in sight.

The citizens of Mexico continue to go there. But foreign tourism is virtually gone.

In fact, the port of Acapulco saw six Canadian and one American cruise ship stop there in 2015.

A far cry from the hundreds of cruise ships annually during Acapulco’s peaceful times.

Vidafel Mayan Palace Acapulco

Vidafel Mayan Palace Acapulco

What is a timeshare owner to do if they own an Acapulco timeshare?

If you’re going to keep it, you will have to exchange it. Unless you want to run the risk of getting caught in the crossfire between cartel and military violence.

Absent of that option your last choice is to sell it. Preferably to a Mexican citizen who will feel more confident and able to use it safely.

Finding the buyer? The best bet is by using a timeshare resales broker with international sales like RPMLS.com. Having sold properties from 29 countries to buyers from all over the world, they have the contacts, experience, and know how to get the job done – no matter what obstacles may be in the way.

Make no mistake, there is a buyer for your Acapulco timeshare. But you won’t find them by running an ad in your local paper or online.

International timeshare brokers at RPMLS.com have done it before and can do it for you!

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Can I Deduct My Timeshare As A Loss On My Taxes?

income taxAs April 15, 2016 approaches, I am starting to get this perennial question again:

“Can I Deduct My Timeshare As A Loss On My Taxes?”

First of all you must know that I am not a tax advisor, or an attorney. You may need to retain an attorney or hire a tax accountant to resolve this question at some point.

However, as a rule, the answer is no: You are not generally able to deduct any losses on a timeshare purchase or resale.

irsOver the years this question has been tested with the IRS in a number of ways and they (the feds) always consider a timeshare to be a depreciating luxury item that does not have prospects of growing in value. In other words, consider the value of an automobile when you first buy it. If you were to sell it the next month you’d not get what you paid for it. You would get less. That loss is not deductible for tax reasons.

And so goes for timeshares.

You may have paid $20,000 or more for your timeshare, and sold it for far less. The difference is a loss but it is not a loss that the IRS will allow a deduction for.

If you need more info on this or any legal or tax questions call an attorney or tax accountant.

It just might save you some aggravation.

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The Top Ten Timeshares of Las Vegas!

Hilton Grand Vacation Club Flamingo Las Vegas

Hilton Grand Vacation Club Flamingo Las Vegas

The HGV Club at Flamingo Las Vegas is by far the best selling timeshare in Las Vegas on the resale market. For quite some time Hilton Grand Vacation Club has dominated the Las Vegas resale market for timeshares. Not only is Las Vegas in demand as a destination, but timeshare buyers feel HGV Club is a great value when they buy resale. Their recent announcement in February of 2016 that they will become an independent company has had little impact on day to day operations. Owners aren’t reporting any significant changes either.

The next two after the first two HGV Club timeshares are Polo Towers and Jockey Club. Both of these timeshare resorts are long time players in the Las Vegas timeshare world. Polo Towers’ first tower (of three) was built in 1992. In 1977 a group of investors formed Jockey Club Resort Properties. Roughly 270 condominiums were divided up into weekly intervals which ultimately numbered over 14,000. Quite a few of the remaining condos were and still are whole ownership properties.

Marriott Grand Chateau Las Vegas Timeshare 3

Marriott Grand Chateau Las Vegas Timeshare

Marriott’s Grand Chateau deserves to be mentioned not only because of its place on the list but because of its consistent performance as a desirable timeshare resort in Las Vegas. Since its inception, the Grand Chateau has been one of the very best selling timeshares on the resale market. It has never fallen out of favor or focus as far as Marriott timeshare owners are concerned. It is a quality resort with a name that exudes quality as well.

So in summary, the best selling timeshares in Las Vegas are: HGVClub at Flamingo Las Vegas, HGV at Las Vegas Hilton, Polo Towers, Jockey Club, Marriotts Grand Chateau, Holiday Inn Club Vacations at Desert Club Resort, HGVClub on Las Vegas Strip,Wyndham Grand Desert, Tahiti Village,  and Consolidated Club de Soleil.

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Baja Mexico - Fishing, Scuba, Parasailing, and More!

The Baja Peninsula in Mexico has a lot going for it!

Primarily the location at the tip if the peninsula lends itself to being more secure and safe for tourism.

It is also nearly surrounded by water. The climate is as close to perfect as it can be (except for the occasional hurricane). The Pacific Ocean and Gulf of California are as nearly perfect as water can be with crystal clarity and magnificent colors. Water sports abound there as it is one of the most popular sport fishing places in the world.

Scuba diving is also hugely popular there with plenty of professional guides and classes to go around.

And when you add tropical golf courses, exciting night life, and myriads of choices for food you have all the ingredients for a grand vacation time.

Pueblo Bonito Rose

Pueblo Bonito Rose

The timeshare resorts in and around Cabo San Lucas have also lent a hand in turning this area into one of the most desirable destinations for travelers from all around the globe.  Resorts like Pueblo Bonito Rose Resort are a tropical paradise all by themselves. Lush landscaping, waterfalls, and inviting pools make for a most relaxing time away from the rush of the work day week.

The Hacienda del Mar is a Sheraton Resort – part of the Starwood family of timeshare resorts. Of 873 reviews on TripAdvisor.com 781 rate it Excellent to Very Good! The scenery, the ocean, and the staff all make for a magnificent choice for a perfect Baja vacation.

Sunset Beach - Pueblo Bonito Timeshare

Sunset Beach – Pueblo Bonito Timeshare

The two other Pueblo Bonito Resorts,  Pueblo Bonito Resort Los Cabos and Pueblo Bonito Sunset Beach, share equally high marks for not only their surroundings but for their attention to detail, focus on making their guests comfortable, and friendly spirit.

Rounding out the hot spots for the timeshares in Cabo include  Club Regina Los Cabos, Villa Del Palmar Cabo, Playa Grande Resort, Finisterra Club and Resort, Sol Mar Beach Club Resort,  and Club Cascadas de Baja.

 

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Four Seasons Aviara Timeshare For Sale - Huge Discount!

fourseasons3This Four Seasons Resort Aviara timeshare is an amazing discount deal at $7,000! It is a one bedroom annual use gold unit and won’t last long at this price.

“This spacious villa offers an open living and dining room area with adjacent kitchen, gas fireplace, furnished balcony or terrace and a décor that reflects California’s casually elegant lifestyle. These villas offer majestic views of the Aviara golf course, the Batiquitos Lagoon, foothills and gardens.” (source)

Four Seasons Aviara is strategically located on the Pacific coast in Carlsbad, CA and offers breathtaking views of the ocean. One of the perennial best sellers, this resort continues to set the standard for excellence in the timeshare vacation ownership world.

If golf is your passion then you are sure to enjoy the championship Arnold Palmer golf course.

And of the 36+ hotels and resorts in Carlsbad, CA it is ranked #5! If you are familiar with the resorts and hotels around Carlsbad you know that is seriously impressive.

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Things You’ve Gotta See While You’re in North San Diego:

Poway Midland Railroad & Antique Trains

In Old Poway Park, kids both big and small want to choo-choo on a 1907 Baldwin 0-4-0 Steam Locomotive and Tender or 1894 Los Angeles Yellow Line Trolley Car. All aboard! 14134 Midland Road.

Temecula Olive Oil Company

The local, sustainable grown California olive takes many forms here: extra pressed virgin oil, body butters, sugar scrubs, and soaps redolent of gardenia. Foodies dig their salts, spices, and balsamics infused with ingredients like vanilla and fig. 342 South Cedros.

Seaside Market

Our longstanding favorite local market and deli offers Saturday tri-tip barbecues and amazing takeout (try the crab cake sandwiches and butterscotch bomb desserts). Not to mention their latest community freebie—store tours with holistic nutritionist Christa Orecchio. 2087 San Elijo Avenue. San Diego Magazine

Browse more Four Seasons Resort Aviara Timeshares for Sale

Check out thesse top selling timeshares in California: Marriotts Newport Coast Villas, Marriotts Desert Springs Villas I, Marriotts Desert Springs Villas II, Marriotts Shadow Ridge, Lawrence Welk Resort Villas, Four Seasons Resort Aviara, San Luis Bay Inn, Carlsbad Inn Beach Resort, Palm Canyon Resort and Spa, Vista Mirage Resort

 

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