Platinum Marriott Deal of the Week!

Marriott Grand Chateau Las Vegas Timeshare 3

Marriott Grand Chateau Las Vegas Timeshare

Here it is! Marriott’s Grand Chateau75 E Harmon Ave, Las Vegas, NV, two bedroom lockout, platinum, annual use and the owner is asking $6,995.00.

That’s a killer of a deal for a platinum Marriott timeshare anywhere! Follow the link above to make a bid on this Las Vegas Marriott timeshare.

Or if you like you can browse through the other Marriott Grand Chateau timeshares for sale. But, you won’t find a better deal. At least not today. You never know when a timeshare owner will drop their price to get rid of their timeshare. Some timeshare owners get so desperate that that will pay someone to take their timeshare from them. And they pay thousands of dollars for the privilege to do it.

Marriott Grand Chateau Timeshare Las Vegas

Marriott Grand Chateau Timeshare Las Vegas

Sell your timeshare before it gets to that desperate of a point. There are options that you can have confidence and trust in. A timeshare resale broker is someone you could trust with selling your timeshare.

They, as a broker, are held to a higher standard that the ordinary telemarketing outfit. They hold a license, answer to several regulatory agencies, have to take continuing education training, and stand to lose everything if they act anything but professional.

Selling your timeshare should not bring you sleepless nights and huge anxiety. That’s why you with a professional. They do the negotiating for you, and follow through to close all the loops, finish the transaction, and make sure you get paid at closing.

Read what this broker has to say about the advantages of timeshare resales brokers, “It is a specialized field of real estate that requires specialized marketing expertise and a timeshare reseller network.  It is global in scope, with buyers coming from any state or country. Timeshare has unique characteristics requiring extensive knowledge and experience.  Inexperience in this field of sales can be troublesome to both buyer and seller.”

There’s more to selling your timeshare than you’d first think. It will not be as easy as they made it seem when you first bought it at the resort while on vacation.

In the mean time, if you’d rather buy timeshare, don’t forget about the Marriott deal. Great price for a Platinum Marriott Timeshare!!

 

 

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The Best Beach in the West

Everyone on the West Coast lays claim to having the best beach. So once and for all I’d like to settle the question of, “Who has the best beach on the West Coast?”

How will I settle this question? In a completely unscientific manner I will assure you. My list will be made of the best selling beach timeshares on the West Coast. I know this may not be the best way to prove which beach is the best but these timeshare resorts didn’t become best sellers by being located in a cornfield in Kamchatka.

So without any further delay, here they are the Best Beaches in the West!

Riviera Beach and Spa Timeshare resort pool deck

Riviera Beach and Spa Timeshare resort pool deck

5. Riviera Beach and Spa Resort – Situated roughly between Laguna Beach and San Clemente at Dana Point is Riviera Beach and Spa timeshare resort. With a vantage point overlooking Capistrano Beach (yes, San Juan Capistrano is nearby), this Mediterranean style four story resort has all the amenities the most demanding traveler has come to expect.

4. Coronado Beach Resort – Perched between San Diego Bay and the Pacific Ocean, Coronado Beach Resort timeshare resort offers a full array of water sports. From deep sea fishing to scuba to sailing you will be in the perfect place to soak in the ambiance of Southern California.

3. San Clemente Cove Resort – Just south of Riviera Beach and Spa resort, San Clemente Cove is across the street from the famous San Clemente Pier and the Pacific Ocean. If the idyllic Southern California experience is what you’d like, this is the place.

2. Carlsbad Inn Beach Resort – Set on a bluff overlooking the Pacific Ocean, Carlsbad Inn is part of the Grand Pacific Exchange network, also known as GPX. GPX offers the best “in house” exchange deals in the timeshare world – in my opinion. Their last minute deals are offered as low as $99! Their most expensive on the list was a two bedroom unit at Channel Island Shores in Oxnard, CA at $999. Plus, their inventory includes some of the best beaches in the world.

How’s this for a nice view?

1. Marriott Newport Coast Villas - Coming in at #1, Marriott Newport has 3 major things going for it: It is a Marriott, it is at Newport Beach, and the view is spectacular. It is luxurious without being opulent or pretentious. It has the reputation for being one of the very finest timeshare resorts of any kind in the timeshare world. Its rankings have consistently been the very best for many years. Nuff said!

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My Manhattan Club Timeshare Has To Go - What's It Worth?

Manhattan Club Lobby

Manhattan Club Lobby

Questions like that come up fairly often. Timeshare owners want to know how their timeshare stacks up against the competition and how to price it. The value of this timeshare in New York is entirely driven by its location. Carnegie Hall and the famous Carnegie Deli across the street! Central Park Walk, Lincoln Center, Broadway Theater, and Times Square are just a short walk away. Cost savings are the selling point as well as this unbeatable location.

Here’s some great news for Manhattan Club timeshare owners:  Manhattan Club timeshares are some of the most sought after timeshares on the resale market. Ever!

A Room At The Manhattan Club

A Room At The Manhattan Club

In fact there are standing “buy” orders from several buyers for these timeshares.

From Timeshare-Resale-Broker.com comes this sales data driven list of best selling timeshares. A “Top Ten” list:

Sheraton’s Vistana Orlando
The Manhattan Club
Marriott’s Newport Coast Villas
Orange Lake Country Club Holiday Inn Club Vacations
HGVClub at Sea World Orlando
HGVClub at Flamingo Las Vegas
Marriott’s Desert Springs Villas I
Marriott’s Desert Springs Villas II
WorldMark The Club by Wyndham
Marriott’s Maui Ocean Club

What this means to you as a timeshare owner is that if you own one of the top ten selling timeshares you have a greater chance of selling your timeshare on the secondary (resales) market.

Plus other timeshare developers like Hilton Grand Vacation Club, Hyatt, Sheraton, Westin, Marriott and others in the luxury category are very much sought after by timeshare buyers. That lets you know that you will be very competitive when you get ready to sell your timeshare. That shouldn’t be a problem as long as you keep your asking price reasonable.

Remember the negative effect of previous maintenance fees and how they’ve been driving you crazy. With pending (or maybe completed by now) lawsuits there may be some relief in sight as far as reservations and fees are concerned.

Regardless, people want to buy Manhattan Club timeshares. Some folks own several and are glad to have them.

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Bluegreen Vacation Club's Best in Resales

A lot of factors go into what makes any timeshare perform well on the secondary resales market. The supply and demand comes to mind first. If there are a large number of timeshare owners that are willing to sell and a strong demand to buy timeshares resale then that makes for a good timeshare resales market. Data from real time timeshare sales that are closed and transferred are what produced this latest list.

Within Bluegreen Vacation Club there are over 60 Bluegreen Vacations resorts. Scattered all over the world, they represent a wide available selection of fine destinations as well as 5 star resorts.

Bluegreen Vacation ClubBluegreen timeshares are in demand for a number of reasons. Most Bluegreen timeshare buyers I have spoken with over the years are interested in the Bluegreen Vacation Points and less interested in the home resort location. So here are the top five best selling Bluegreen Timeshares Resales:

La Cabana Beach Resort

La Cabana Beach Resort

#1. La Cabana Beach Resort – Among the palm trees and across from Eagle Beach, La Cabana offers tennis, racquetball, basketball, beach or pool volleyball and squash. You can train in their state-of-the-art fitness center complete with free weights, cardio machines and aerobics classes. Oh, where is Eagle Beach? On a little island called Aruba.

Bluegreen's Christmas Mountain

Bluegreen’s Christmas Mountain

#2 Bluegreen’s Mountain Loft – This is the very first resort in the Bluegreen collection of timeshares. Having just celebrated its 20th year of being open the stunning views of The Great Smoky Mountains National Park, next door are still as spectacular as ever.

#3. Pono Kai Resort – This is 13 acres of ocean front paradise! In addition to all the fun offered in and on the Pacific Ocean, Pono Kai offers tennis courts, volleyball, shuffleboard, croquet and putting greens, plus an outdoor pool, hot tub and sauna.

#4. Laurel Crest Resort – Pigeon Forge, Tennessee. That is the home of Laurel Crest Resort. I cannot imagine a Pigeon using a forge, but I can imagine this beautiful town and resort with the breath taking backdrop of the mountains of Great Smoky Mountains National Park.

#5. Falls Village Resort – In the heart of the Ozark Mountains you have a lot to discover. One example is the “Live Music Show Capital of the World,” Branson, MO. Nearby is Falls Village Resort. A short drive out of town and you are in the beautiful wilderness of the Ozarks. And on the 22 acre pristine campus of Falls Village.

There’s the top five timeshare resorts, at least in my opinion, Bluegreen Vacation Club has to offer. Regardless of opinions, the fact remains that these five timeshare resorts have been sold more often on the secondary (resale) market than any other Blue green Resorts.

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Pennsylvania and Their Timeshare Resorts

Villas At Tree Tops Resort

Villas At Tree Tops Resort

I know that “Pennsylvania and Their Timeshare Resorts” is not such a catchy title, but the timeshare resorts and vacation destinations in the Keystone State are worthy of a great deal of attention!

Plus given the huge amount of snow they received this winter, you can be sure the timeshare resorts in the Poconos of Pennsylvania are busy.

HersheysHere’s a spot whose name you will recognize no matter where you are from: Hershey. Hershey, Pennsylvania is home to many things but it is best known for the Hershey’s Chocolate factory.

Hersheys in Las Vegas

Hersheys in Las Vegas

Hershey’s Chocolate World is located off of Hersheypark Drive, in Hershey, PA.  It is in an entertainment complex which also includes Hersheypark, Hersheypark Stadium, Hersheypark Arena, Hershey Museum, and Giant Center. Activities offered by the Hershey Companies include The Chocolate Tour – A free 10-minute tour of the factory,  Create-Your-Own Candy Bar, Hershey Trolley Works – a trolley tour of Hershey, PA,  Hershey’s Chocolate Tasting Group Experience, and Hershey’s Great Chocolate Factory Mystery in 4D.

Shawnee on Delaware is located near Interstate 80 and the Delaware River- just across from New Jersey. (East central PA) Not too far away is also Shawnee Mountain Ski Area, and the Worthington State Forest. Well established timeshare resorts in Shawnee on Delaware include Ridgetop Village – WyndhamRiver Village – Wyndham, Depuy Shawnee – Wyndham, Shawnee Inn, Wyndham at Shawnee Village, and Tanglewood Resort. Not too far from there is The Villas at Tree Tops timeshare resort.

Now is a great time to buy on the resale market, get the timeshare closed and book your summer or fall vacation. Sales of timeshare are good right now – especially when compared to the previous 5 or 6 years.

Contact a timeshare resale broker to get your best deal on a timeshare. That way you can be confident you will get a “square deal”.

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Holly Lake Ranch - Silverleaf's Northeast Texas Gem

Tucked away in the tall piney woods of northeast Texas, is Holly Lake Ranch timeshare resort. The resort is located roughly between Longview and Dallas. If you have no idea where Longview is, just think “East of Dallas”.

Holly lake ranch silverleaf

Holly Lake Ranch Silverleaf Timeshare Resort

That area of Texas is beautiful: green, rolling hills, forested with old growth pine and oak, and peaceful. Tranquil lakes dot the region that are full of trophy bass and catfish. Golf courses outnumber the Baptist Churches – and that is a big number! Seriously though, the golf courses there are magnificent: Professionally and expertly maintained and designed by the very best in the industry.

No wonder Silverleaf timeshare resorts decided to put a timeshare  there. The Holly Lake Ranch resort has golf, pools, tennis, hot tub, health club, biking and hiking. The timeshare is part of a 4300 ac mixed use development community.

holly lake ranch silverleaf

Holly Lake Ranch Silverleaf

Here are some of the reviews posted on TripAdvisor.com: “Stay here often and not a super plush place but comfortable. Very rustic and secluded. Bad if nothing at all for cell reception and WiFi non existent. Deep in the woods and lots of deers and other critters. If you love Golf this is what they are noted for. ”

“I can’t say enough about the staff and their ability to accommodate us. They are top notch and a credit to the resort.”

“This is a nice place to fish, swim, hike, and do outdoor activities without sleeping in a tent. The place is well kept and the staff is amazing and very friendly. Yes it is out in the country away from excitement, but for a place to relax and enjoy the outdoors you can’t beat it. ”

Other Silverleaf timeshare resorts in Texas that are worth looking into are Silverleaf’s The Villages, Silverleaf’s Lake O’ The Woods, Silverleaf at Dogwood Shores, Silverleaf’s Piney Shores, and Silverleaf Hill Country Resort. The timeshare resale market is the place to buy a Silverleaf timeshare resort.  You can get a substantial discount compared to what the Silverleaf sales force would have you pay.

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What Does Gold Crown Mean?

Diamond Resorts Lake Tahoe

Diamond Resorts Lake Tahoe

Once a year, RCI awards their “Gold Crown” designation to timeshare resorts that excel in three important areas: Excellence in accommodations, hospitality, and RCI subscribing members’ experience.

Through three core exchange programs, RCI Weeks®, RCI Points®  and The Registry Collection®, RCI helps its members take the vacations of their dreams and explore the world through nearly 4,500 affiliated resorts in more than 100 countries.

Wyndham Grand Desert Las Vegas Timeshare

Wyndham Grand Desert Las Vegas Timeshare

Last year, three Wyndham timeshare resorts were awarded the Gold Crown designation: The Royal Garden at Waikiki (Oahu), Kona Hawaii (Hawaii Island), and Wyndham at Waikiki Beach Walk (Oahu) received the RCI Gold Crown designation.

The Gold Crown timeshare resort designation by RCI is also a guide to those who are looking to buy a timeshare. If a timeshare has the Gold Crown designation you can be sure that they have met or excelled in all areas. Hundreds of customer reviews go into the process of deciding whether or not a timeshare is up to the standard of being a Gold Crown timeshare resort. The length of time a timeshare resort has been rated as a quality resort also has a bearing in the choice. As a result, if you own a Gold Crown timeshare and want to sell it, you will not have to prove to the buyer that your timeshare is worthy of consideration. So whether buying or selling a timeshare the Gold Crown designation is something to pay attention to.

Timeshares that are part of the RCI network and have the Gold Crown distinction offer advantages to those who want to sell their timeshare as well. If you are trying to sell your timeshare you will have an easier time attracting buyers because of that timeshare’s reputation. It is also possible that you will sell it for more than if it was not designated as a Gold Crown timeshare resort.

More about RCI

RCI is the worldwide leader in vacation exchange with over 4,500 affiliated resorts in approximately 100 countries. RCI pioneered the concept of vacation exchange in 1974, offering members increased flexibility and versatility with their vacation ownership experience. Today, through RCI® Weeks, the traditional week-for-week exchange system, and RCI Points®, the industry’s first global points-based exchange system, RCI provides flexible vacation options to its nearly 4 million RCI subscribing members each year. RCI is part of Wyndham Exchange & Rentals and the Wyndham Worldwide family of brands (NYSE: WYN).

RPMLS.com is linked to the largest timeshare reseller network of professionals.  Buyers for timeshare have a great inventory of timeshare for sale to choose from. There are also timeshare brokers and Realtors in their network to assist in timeshare transactions through RPMLS.com.

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I Have Got To Sell My Timeshare!

How do you go about selling your timeshare?

Sell Timeshare NowWhat about your local Real Estate Office? If so, you would need to ask them if they have ever sold a timeshare before. A timeshare sale may involve several states, their laws and different requirements. So that probably will not work.

Advertising Companies are another way some have tried to sell their timeshare. Here’s how that works – usually. Unlicensed timeshare companies may put your property on the market via internet web sites that will allow numerous site visitors to view the details of the property.

selling how toWhen potential buyers show interest in your timeshare, these timeshare companies will send you a list of potential buyers who may be interested in the property. Once a potential buyer becomes interested in your timeshare, you must take the steps to begin the sales process. Good luck getting it closed.

What you need, and the best way to sell your timeshare, is a network of professionals who can tie all this together.

Timeshare headlines are getting far too many grim outlook quotes. News outlets make it seem like if you own a timeshare you are doomed to hold your timeshare deed until the day you die.

Try telling that to the thousands of clients who have succeeded in selling their timeshare for a reasonable price through www.rpmls.com. Having sold well over $100 million in timeshares helps calm any fears that timeshare owners may have about their prospects for selling their timeshare. It is one thing for a company to take a fee, post an ad and forget about it.

The timeshare experts at rpmls.com go the full distance to make sure deals get closed, their customers get paid, and titles get transferred as promised. Banked weeks, escrow issues, title searches, estate issues, and other questions always get resolved in a professional manner.

If you are tired of paying your maintenance fee for a timeshare you don’t use, it is time to sell. And now is a great time to sell. The resorts reported surging sales in February, plus there are approximately 9.2 million U.S. households interested in acquiring a vacation timeshare in the next 2 years. If you are no longer using your timeshare or you are tired of paying maintenance fees you should sell.

www.RPMLS.com is the place that ties all the timeshare network sales tools together. You have choices on whether you use a licensed agent or have it closed yourself. You can write the wording of your own ad if you want. You are involved in the process and given lots of options. Plus, they bring together a network of dozens of title companies, advertising, marketing, interactive websites and more to get the job done.

Closed.

Finished.

What is the best way to sell your timeshare? www.RPMLS.com

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News Media Bait and Switch - Timeshare Scam

A strange photo came up when I did a Google search for timeshare news. The headline was:

Williamsburg man pleads guilty in timeshare scheme

Regardless of the headline, lots of folks would go to that news website just to read about the character in the photo! The headline could have been “Man Saves Sandwich From Dumpster” and people would still read it just to see the story on this guy.

The real culprit in the Williamsburg timeshare scam is this fellow:

MugshottherealoneA little more boring. Right?  This is the first time I have noticed a photo bait and switch from a NEWS organization! I have seen others do it with sexy photos or outrageous photos just to get a mouse click. But a news organization? Nuts.

The real bad news is that this guy organized a series of companies that specialized in fleecing timeshare owners out of hundreds of thousands of dollars, and defrauding the resorts as well.

According to the story on http://realradio804.com he plead guilty to conspiracy to commit mail and wire fraud, aggravated identity theft, and engaging in monetary transactions in property derived from unlawful activity. (The goofy photo came from the Virginia Pilot, not Real Radio.)

Here’s how his scam went: he and his cohorts fraudulently transferred more than 1,000 timeshare units to stolen identities and straw buyers. They collected fees from the properties’ original owners to conduct the transfers. The resorts lost more than $800,000 in unpaid taxes and maintenance fees. No telling how much he ripped off the timeshare owners for.

He faces over 30 years in prison.

If you are going to sell your timeshare, you absolutely must deal with a professional. A timeshare resale broker is the way to go. You can bet they know what to do, and are held to a higher standard than most other industries.

 

 

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Comparing Cost and Benefits of Timeshares vs Hotels

Today’s timeshare deal of the day on RPMLS.com highlights a huge reason why timeshares are a great choice for many people.

Just consider what you’d get with the Barefoot’n the Keys Old Town – Orlando.

Then compare it with a comparable motel in the same region. What you’d probably get is a SMALL room.

You would have just enough room to get more than one person in there but don’t plan on moving around. There’s just not much space. You’d have to open the door to change your mind.

SMALL.

The second most likely thing you would encounter would be a lack in maintenance. Just basically run down. Take the swimming pool for example. This is a real hotel pool photo from a hotel that was open for business:

I bet you have found that hotels or motels are not that cheap any more. Around Orlando FL for example, finding a motel for less than $100 a night would involve being willing to have your car jacked up and wheels stolen. Not worth it is it?

Then just think of other benefits you get from staying in a motel. Well, there aren’t any.

All you get is a bed to sleep on.

Turning the page – look at what you get with a timeshare for your vacation. The example I chose simply came from a featured timeshare on the front page of  RPMLS.comBarefoot’n The Keys timeshare resort in Orlando, Florida. This one has just come available for sale for $999 and is a two bedroom annual use timeshare. Here’s a pic of that one:

Notice a trend already?

How about the living area? How much room do you typically get with a timeshare?  What about the pool? Other amenities? You guessed it. You’d get a full kitchen, laundry facilities, well maintained facilities, nice landscaping, and a relaxed atmosphere to spend your vacation in.

So now you make the call. What makes sense? The timeshare: Comfortable, space, amenities, affordability, something you can count on.

You also have plenty of choices when you go with a timeshare. Whether you are looking in Orlando, Las Vegas, Hawaii, Mexico, Aruba, Colorado, Utah or anywhere else you can find Five Star timeshare resorts that are affordable and beautiful.

Barefoot'n The Keys Timeshare Pool AreaThe timeshare market is still growing and gaining momentum as I write this. Having recovered from the recession of a few years ago, timeshare resorts are ramping up sales, tours, and construction to meet the high demand for vacation ownership products (translated: timeshares). And despite the decades old reputation, timeshares are perceived as a new and smart product. Selling your timeshare is getting easier and buying a timeshare is getting more affordable as well.

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Cabo San Lucas - Timeshare Highlights

Club Regina Los Cabos

Club Regina Los Cabos

Last 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.

cabobeachesOver 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 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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March 2015 Acapulco Update - Timeshare Resorts

Paradise.

That was the one word you could use to describe Acapulco, Mexico. At least you could do that 20, 30 40, 50 years ago.

Now?

Don’t even ask. The once hottest vacation spot on this side of the globe, is now a hot bed of violence, kidnappings, and murder. And it is not getting much better. Last September, there was an abduction and suspected massacre of 43 student teachers who disappeared. Since then there have been protests by educators and clashes between them and police.

Acapulco protests

Acapulco protests

Just last month during a protest, one of protesters drove a bus into a line of police officers seriously injuring seven officers. Following the incident, five protesters were injured and a 65 year old teacher was killed while the police were breaking up the protest.

Also earlier this month, a suspected drug cartel boss known as ‘The Fat One’ was arrested by police in Mexico. (source)  “Mexican police confirmed the arrest of the suspected leader of the Independent Cartel of Acapulco – or Cártel Independiente de Acapulco – in the town of Merida on the country’s east coast.”

Still with the police and federal authorities arresting the cartel leadership, our own government is warning US citizens to stay away from Acapulco. And for very good reasons.

Mayan Palace Acapulco

Mayan Palace Acapulco

It is too bad that some of the finest beaches and beautiful scenery is being isolated by resident violence.

Mayan Palace and Grand Mayan Acapulco are two of the most beautiful locations and resorts in Acapulco. I cannot even make a guess as to how their occupancy rate is, but just getting there could be an issue for some timeshare owners. Many of the daily protests are at the airport – blocking traffic.  Timeshare resorts in the affected area include Vidafel Mayan Palace-Acapulco, PHC at Acapulco Playa, Grand Mayan Acapulco, Fiesta Americana Condesa.

I’d still say there are many locations in Mexico that are safe for travel and are worth looking at for a great vacation. Cabo San Lucas, Puerto Vallarta, Cancun, Cozumel, and others are safe and welcoming.

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Timeshare Focus - Westgate Resorts

WestgateVacationVillasWith its humble beginnings in 1982, Westgate Vacation Villas‘ 16 unit resort, Westgate Resorts has grown into the largest privately held corporation in the Central Florida Area. Employing 6,500 people, operating 28 full service resorts, and providing over 10,000 guestrooms represents their success in building not only a large organization, but providing a quality service to their customers and owners as well.

Timeshare ownership is one those things some people joke about, some poke fun at, but no one disputes the luxurious and fine surroundings timeshare owners find themselves in while on their vacations.

Westgate Resorts has many magnificent locations for their resorts. Just consider these:

  • Mesa, AZ
  • Orlando, FL
  • River Ranch, FL
  • Cocoa Beach, FL
  • Daytona Beach, FL
  • Miami, FL
  • Branson, MO
  • Las Vegas, NV
  • Tunica, MS
  • Myrtle Beach, SC
  • Gatlinburg, TN
  • Park City, UT
  • Williamsburg, VA
Planet Hollywood Timeshare Las Vegas

Planet Hollywood Timeshare Las Vegas

Planet Hollywood Towers by Westgate is located directly on the Las Vegas Strip. Not being shy about the location, it is as bright and “lit up” as any other casino or hotel in Las Vegas. It also happens to be one of the most sought after resorts in Las Vegas.

Westgate Flamingo BayAlso in Las Vegas is Westgate Flamingo Bay.  Just minutes away from the strip, Flamingo Bay is a quiet place tucked in to a great space for tropical relaxation!

Westgate Smoky Mountain Resort is, yes you guessed it, in the Smoky Mountains. Every cabin has either a mountainside or riverside view. Just north of Gatlinburg, TN, this timeshare resort is in the middle of Great Smoky Mountain National Forest.

One of my very favorite vacation locations in the world is Miami Beach, Florida! Formerly the Coral Sands Resort, Westgate at South Beach Miami, is located right across from the beach. A two minute walk and you can dip your toes in the Atlantic Ocean!

That’s just an overview of a few of the 28 resorts Westgate has to offer. Great locations and great service have built Westgate into what it is today.

 

 

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The Tennessee Top Ten Timeshares

Lookout Mountain Tennessee

Lookout Mountain Tennessee

The state of Tennessee is near and dear to my heart. There are so many things to do and places to go there. As a child I remember summer vacations in the Smoky Mountains, Ft Donelson, Nashville, and visiting Shiloh battlefield where my ancestors fought for both the Union and the Confederacy. My great grand father was laid to rest not far from there in Hardin County.

So if I seem a little partial to Tennessee, you know why.

Smoky Mountain Nation Park draws hundreds of thousands of visitors each year to a variety of attractions.They include: Great Smoky Mountains National Park at Eastern Tennessee, Tennessee Aquarium at Chattanooga, Gatlinburg, Country Music Hall of Fame, Big South Fork National River and Recreation Area at Northeastern Tennessee, Point Park – Lookout Mountain, Mud Island River Park, Sun Studio, Ruby Falls Caverns at Chattanooga, and Pigeon Forge.

Shiloh Battlefield Cemetary

Shiloh Battlefield Cemetary

When visiting these places the accommodations should not be a problem. A great amount of money can be saved by renting a timeshare. Here are my favorites.

The best timeshares of the Volunteer State are: Town Square Resort Club, Bluegreen’s Mountain Loft, Wyndham Resort at Fairfield Glade, Wyndham Nashville, Laurel Crest Resort, Gatlinburg Town Square Resort, Tansi Resort, Westgate Smoky Mountain Resort, Tree Tops of Gatlinburg, Oakmont Resort.

And, as always, when you buy a timeshare, buy from a timeshare resale broker. You will save a ton of cash and you will get exactly what you want with none of the hassle.  And all this from the comfort of your own home.

 

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Killer of a Deal on Marriott Newport Platinum

Marriott Newport Coast Villas Timeshares For Sale

Marriott Newport Coast Villas Timeshares For Sale

Platinum Marriott timeshares are the best Marriott timeshares you can buy. They also come at a premium price. Here’s one that just came on the market at Marriott’s Newport Coast Villas – a two bedroom Platinum for  $11,500.

That is a deal. Think about how much Marriott Newport would charge for the same thing.

The seller’s loss could be your gain. There are hundreds of people lurking here to snag the new Marriott timeshare deals when they come up. This one may not last long.

Marriott Newport Coast Villas Timeshare For Sale

Marriott Newport Coast Villas Timeshare For Sale

Why the big deal over Marriott timeshares? Especially this one in Newport Cali? They are in demand. They are limited. You have to reserve a year in advance to have any hope of getting a week you want. So yes, there are reasons Marriott Newport timeshares are so pricey.

But you can save a bundle if you buy from someone who already owns own. Any timeshare resale broker could help you with that. I’d say choose a broker because you can always have more confidence in someone with a license than not. Stay away from fly by night sketchy outfits that only advertise. You need someone with experience.

So back to Newport, California and Marriott Newport Coast Villas. This is the description they give at their website. “Perched high upon a bluff overlooking the Pacific Ocean, Marriott’s Newport Coast Villas captures the distinctive style and opulence of the famed Laguna Beach. Framed by the prestigious Pelican Hill Golf Club, the legendary location of this Newport Beach resort provides convenient access to many luxurious destinations. Just moments from a world-renowned yacht basin, enjoy a romantic cruise or marvel at the prestigious yacht clubs of Newport Beach harbor.”

If that doesn’t grab your attention, nothing will.

 

 

 

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Disney Vacation Club Points Sales

Disney Grand Floridian Resort

Disney Grand Floridian Resort

In a word, (or phrase) its all about the Grand Floridian. For example, just in the month of December, across all of Disney’s timeshares they sold 107,000 points. VGF (Grand Floridian) share of that was 91,775 points! Roughly 86% of points sold by Disney were from Grand Floridian last December.

So what is the rumor mill saying about Disney’s Grand Floridian? Apparently, the owners don’t like the rooms and the way they look:

“If the VGF model pictures bother you, then don’t look at the cash room pictures:

Omg so true. LOL. This is exactly why I have never stayed at Grand Floridian. The resort is beautiful but the rooms are awful. I am soooo happy the villas don’t look like this and can’t wait to stay in them.”

Or even better (or worse) “This is exactly what I am talking about…. this room for $600 per night to book? This looks more like a granny’s bedroom

Interior Villa Room at DVC's Grand Floridian

Interior Villa Room at DVC’s Grand Floridian

Ouch! The look they are going for at the Grand Floridian is Victorian. That should be obvious from the exterior/elevation.

BUT, the interior is nothing like what other owners and frequent travelers have become accustomed to like the luxury looks of Four Seasons, Mandalay Bay in Vegas, Shangrila, Ritz Carlton, and others. It needs to be dramatically improved or beefed up to higher quality standards.

The bed and breakfast look does not fit the price tag attached to it.

Well at least, that’s my 2 cents.

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Timeshare HOT List!

Riviera Oaks Timeshare For Sale

Riviera Oaks Timeshare For Sale

Newest timeshares for sale!

This hot list has the newest timeshares for sale on the secondary market. The owners are ready to part ways with these and are waiting for an offer.

Check out the list – you just may find your dream vacation at a huge discount. This is what you’ve been waiting for!

New! Timeshare Resale Ads
Silverleaf’s Ozark Mtn Resort – 361188
Kimberling City, MISSOURI
Week: 21 (High-Red)
2 bdrm
Points: N/A
Price: $23500
Westgate at the Canyons – 361186
Park City, UTAH
Week: Floating (High-Red)
1 bdrm
Points: N/A
Price: $9950
Silverleaf’s Fox River Resort – 361185
Sheridan, ILLINOIS
Week: 28 (Medium-White)
2 bdrm
Points: N/A
Price: $20000
Tahiti Village – 361161
Las Vegas, NEVADA
Week: Floating (High-Red)
1 bdrm
Points: N/A
Price: $19950
Wyndham Smoky Mountains – 361166
Sevierville, TENNESSEE
Week: Floating (High-Red)
Studio
Points: 105000
Price: $11800
Grandview at Las Vegas – 361159
Las Vegas, NEVADA
Week: Floating (High-Red)
1 bdrm
Points: N/A
Price: $11800
Riviera Oaks – 361150
Ramona, CALIFORNIA
Week: 32 (High-Red)
2 bdrm
Points: N/A
Price: $9995
Stormy Point Village – 361165
Stormy Point Village Timeshare For Sale

Stormy Point Village Timeshare For Sale

Branson, MISSOURI
Week: Floating (High-Red)
2 bdrm
Points: N/A
Price: $14500

Silverleaf’s Piney Shores – 361146
CONROE, TEXAS
Week: 16 (High-Red)
2 bdrm
Points: N/A
Price: $11299
Silverleaf’s Piney Shores Presidential Cove – 361160
CONROE, TEXAS
Week: 13 (High-Red)
2 bdrm
Points: N/A
Price: $17500

Westgate, Silverleaf, Wyndham, and Grandview are all excellent choices when it comes to vacation ownership. Some of today’s hottest selling timeshares come from these timeshare developers.

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Miami Beach Timeshares - Doing Miami Beach for Less

Miami, South Beach, and Palm Beach have long been considered some of the hottest spots on earth for their beaches and nightlife. Movies have been made there, television series are filmed there, and some of the worlds hottest actors and actresses live there.

Porsche 918 Spyder

Porsche 918 Spyder

When you are driving through the area it is not unusual to see an Aston Martin, Bentley, Ferrari, Jaguar, Lamborghini, Porsche, or Rolls Royce driving beside you. The entire area is geared around excitement and opulence.

Tourists in the area also have to pay a premium to stay in hotels in the area. So if you want to save your money to spend on something like renting a Lamborghini then consider renting a timeshare for a week! Don’t you have to attend a 90 minute “presentation”? No. Not if you are a renter or owner. And the biggest advantage of using a timeshare in Miami or Palm Beach is the price. You will likely save up to 75% off the going rate compared to a luxury hotel. The five star timeshare resorts in the area boast such luxury and attention to detail as many of the hotels you encounter.

Even better, buy a Miami or Palm Beach timeshare for pennies on the dollar through a timeshare resale specialist. You will save time, money, hassle, and no pressure!

That’s the way I like it!

Buying a timeshare this way bypasses the long presentations, arguments, demeaning conversations about your “need” to buy, and so on. When you buy a timeshare through an established firm there is absolutely no pressure. Negotiations are handled over the phone, contracts are emailed or faxed back and forth, escrow is held by a reputable institution, closing is done by a title company specializing in timeshare, and you get your deed! it is as simple as that.

Miami Timeshares for sale by ownerPlus, you will save money! A lot of it. You can buy a luxury top of the line timeshare or fractional this way for pennies on the dollar. Plus you will likely get all the privileges and amenities due to the real owner.

There are tons of timeshares available for sale in the area. But, as you know, not all timeshares are created equal. So I have gathered a few select outstanding Miami area timeshares to check out.

Here’s some of the top timeshare resorts in and around Miami:  Marriott’s Ocean Pointe, Marriott’s BeachPlace Towers, HGVClub at South Beach, and Newport Beachside Resort are just a few of the great selections of timeshares at Miami Beach.

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Going Fast In Las Vegas!

There is such a variety of things to do in Las Vegas. I’m sure you are familar with the familiar ones: the shows, the casinos, the sight seeing. What about race cars and roller coasters?

Las Vegas is home to some of the most scream infested good times in the good old US of A.

The X-Scream at the Stratosphere

The X-Scream at the Stratosphere

Take for example the The SkyJump at the Stratosphere. At 108 stories, it’s the highest controlled free fall in the world. It really is the best way to see the city – hurtling toward earth at a ridiculous speed. While you are at the Stratosphere you’ve just got to take a ride on the X-Scream. X-Scream is the world’s third highest amusement ride. It’s almost 900 feet above the street. And by the way, the roller coaster stops about 37 feet past the edge of the building to make you feel like the roller coaster car is about to plummet.

Are you ready for some real speed? Try the Richard Petty Rookie Driving Experience at Las Vegas Motor Speedway.  You will be on the track at speeds of up to 155 MPH. Las Vegas Motor Speedway, located approximately 15 miles from “The Strip” in Las Vegas, NV, is a 1.5 mile tri-oval. It hosts a number of racing series including the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series and NASCAR Nationwide Series. There you can also choose IndyCars, or American Muscle Cars.

Turbo Drop

Turbo Drop

Just in case your adrenaline isn’t pumping yet try the new Slotzilla zip line right through the heart of the Fremont Street Experience. Buffalo Bill’s in Primm is home to Desperados’ Turbo Drop – a 255-foot nosedive scream inducing thrill.  Boulder City’s Bootleg Canyon Flightlines gets you up to 50 mph on a fast sight seeing tour from a zip line.

Where to stay for all this fun?

You can’t go wrong with any of those. All in great locations, plenty of room, tons of amenities, and the price is always far better than a hotel.

 

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Will My Timeshare Resort Foreclose On Me?

Courthouse Steps Auction

Courthouse Steps Auction

Timeshare Foreclosures – Is Mine Next? If you haven’t been paying your maintenance fees there is a good chance of it. More and more timeshare resorts see past due timeshare owners as a source for more inventory to sell. They depend on the maintenance fees and once a timeshare owner stops paying their maintenance fee they usually have the right to foreclose on your timeshare.

Timeshare Foreclosures in Arizona

Starr Pass Timeshares Arizona Desert

Such is the case with Star Pass Golf Suites Association. They have filed a notice of default against at least 47 timeshare owners due to delinquent fees. These fees range from $1,000 to $6,500 and total up to a whopping $147,000. (source)

The auction of these timeshares is scheduled at the county courthouse and there’s early interest from buyers for these timeshares.

More about Star Pass Golf Suites Timeshares Resales:   Located high above the city of Tucson, adjacent to the famous Starr Pass Golf Club, the spacious lock-off units feature complete kitchens, fireplaces, and patios.

Timeshare foreclosure auctions are also a great way for buyers to purchase more weeks at their favorite resort or just add points to their own inventory at a huge discount. The county where the timeshare resort resides is the best place to keep an eye out for timeshare auctions. From personal experience I can tell you there are some counties in Florida that auction off foreclosed timeshares at least once a month.

If you are one of the unfortunate ones who do not want to pay maintenance fees but don’t want to hurt your credit, consider selling your timeshare to get what you can out of it. You may not get what you expect but at least you can make those maintenance fees go away. Forever!

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