Las Vegas Timeshares - Now Is The Time To Sell or Buy!

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Las Vegas timeshares have a lot to offer!  First and foremost is location.  The entertainment, nightlife, music, and dining are some of the best in the world! If you were to buy a Las Vegas timeshare condo on the resales market, you would save a small fortune over time.  That is, if you use it.  Owning a timeshare, and not using it, is like paying insurance for a car you never drive.  It is only useful if you use it.

Hilton Grand Vacation Club Flamingo Las Vegas

Hilton Grand Vacation Club Flamingo Las Vegas

If you are thinking, “Should I sell my timeshare in Las Vegas?”, ask yourself this one question: Which would you rather have, a closing check after selling it, or a deed for a property you never use?

Year after year goes by and you find yourself not being able to use your timeshare like you first thought you would. Your circumstances in life have changed and you can no longer vacation or travel as before. The rational thing to do would be to sell your timeshare.  It is a “depreciating asset” in the technical sense of the word. It is not growing in value. It is not making you money. It costs you money to own it.

The smart thing to do is to sell your timeshare. It just makes sense.

Then there’s the prospect of buying a Las Vegas timeshare. It is a buyers’ market for timeshares generally speaking and it is especially true in Las Vegas. Huge numbers of timeshares have been sold in the Las Vegas area and on any given day there’s a huge number of people wanting to sell their timeshare. The timeshare owners know they will not make a profit from selling their timeshare. They just want to get rid of the annual fees. Their loss is your gain when you buy someone’s timeshare. You WILL get a deal! Buying a timeshare on the resale market averages 25% to 50% less than the going rate at the resort!

If you want to buy a Las Vegas timeshare, here’s my favorite list: HGV Club at Flamingo, HGV at Las Vegas Hilton, Polo Towers, Jockey Club, Summer Bay at Las Vegas, and Marriott’s Grand Chateau.  There are many other timeshare condos in Las Vegas but lots of owners have given high praise for these.

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Buy Your Timeshare From An Owner - Not The Resort

Hyatt Wild Oak Ranch Timeshare For Sale

Hyatt Wild Oak Ranch Timeshare For Sale

Whether you buy a car, home, or timeshare, you can save a huge amount of money when you buy it from the owner. Buying resale always beats paying retail prices! Beyond the cost savings of buying a timeshare on the resales market here are five benefits of buying a timeshare.

The Second Home:

By owning a timeshare property instead of a second home, or vacation home, you, the owner are not responsible for upkeep, repairs, home owner’s dues, or any of these types of expense related obligations. Do note however, you will be required to pay maintenance fees or membership dues to some resorts as a way to fund the continual development and upkeep of the resort. Selecting a timeshare property as an alternative to a second home or vacation home will net significant savings due to the fact you will only use a few weeks a year.

A Destination to Enjoy:

Though some people enjoy a new destination each year for vacationing or for getting away from it all, there are those who do visit the same destination year after year. There are many reasons for this trend in vacationing and some of them are specific to scheduling, travel distance and availability while others simply fall in love with a location and return every chance they get.

Committed to Vacationing:

Would you believe that some hard working people may go years without taking a vacation? Would you believe that some people take one or more vacations every year?  Unfortunately, one of the primary reasons people do not take a vacation is because of a lack of planning. As unfortunate as this may seem, the remedy is as simple as setting a date, choosing a location and preparing financially. When you own a timeshare property, in a way, you become committed to a vacation each year.

Plantation Beach Club at Indian River Timeshare For Sale

Plantation Beach Club at Indian River Timeshare For Sale

Superb Lodging:

Lodging is superb at timeshare properties because of the features and amenities that related to the comfort of your stay where the difference is less like a hotel, and more like an apartment. Some units have kitchens stocked with tableware and cooking utensils and one or more bedrooms to make your stay feel very much comfortable and convenient.  And providing how much you demand of your timeshare property, the sky is the limit on what features and amenities you can request.

Lifestyle Enhancement:

When you begin your research into the timeshare market, you will undoubtedly encounter the phrase lifestyle enhancement or lifestyle improvement. This is a selling point for many of the resorts, and though it tolls aristocratically, it is accompanied by a tone of truth. By becoming committed to vacationing, you are doing something grand for yourself. A reward that you deserve. A chance to improve the quality of your life by squeezing in a well earned break for yourself and your family each year.

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Birding In South Texas - Timeshare Resorts Offer Plenty of Space & Affordable Price

Bald Eagle on Lake Conroe Texas

Bald Eagle on Lake Conroe Texas

Just a few minutes ago while standing in my driveway I spotted an American Bald Eagle! I have seen them before but I always get a thrill when I spot one from my home. It got me to thinking, “What are the best locations with timeshares for birding?

It is estimated that there are over 71 million bird watchers in the United States. Of those, many own or rent timeshares to travel to their favorite birding destinations. Interest in birding has been growing at a phenomenal rate over the last several years. Thanks to many organizations like the National Audubon Society and the Cornell Lab of Ornithology bird watchers may now share their sightings, track migration patterns, study local and national trends, and assist many in the research and preservation of endangered species.

Lake Conroe, located in southeast Texas, is home to many species of waterfowl, migratory, and other birds. Just in the last week I have sighted a Bald Eagle, several Osprey, American White Pelicans by the dozen, and more. For birders, Lake Conroe timeshares would be an affordable choice to visit a very active birding area. Several top choices include The Landing at Seven Coves, Silverleaf Piney Shores, Sweetwater at Lake Conroe, Villas on the Lake, Inverness at Del Lago, and Inverness at Walden.

Laguna Madre Nature Trail - Birding Hotspot

Laguna Madre Nature Trail – Birding Hotspot

When it comes to the state of Texas I can say first hand that any timeshare in south Texas would be a great choice any time of year. The state of Texas has reported 443 species of bird and huge numbers of migratory birds flood the south Texas coast every year. South Padre Island is home to many great timeshare choices. Inverness At South Padre, Royale Beach and Tennis Club, Vacation Time Condos at VICC, Fort Brown Condo Shares, Bahia Mar, Peninsula Island Resort and Spa, and Sea Scape Condominiums are all located near the World Birding Center, South Padre Island. The World Birding Center, a network of nine Rio Grande Valley parks and nature centers dedicated to avian conservation and education, has won national recognition from the Society of American Travel Writers for promoting eco-friendly travel.

One afternoon while at the World Birding Center – South Padre Island – I enjoyed watching several thousand Northern Pintail Ducks on the Laguna Madre. Several photographers were there taking photos and remarking on how many Pintails there were. Well over 4 million migratory birds go through that area a year.  Well worth noting for a future vacation!

 

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Can I Divorce My Timeshare?

Is Your Timeshare a Dog?

I feel your frustration. Unless you are married to your timeshare, you can’t divorce it. You must get the title to the deed in someone else’s name. No “legal separation” or “estranged” relationships with a timeshare are possible.

You are stuck with the timeshare unless you sell it or give it away.

Can I Divorce My Timeshare? No. However you can dispose of it.

Can I Give Away My Timeshare?

A friend of mine answers that question like this: “Do you have a relative you really don’t like? Give it to them.” Donating or giving a timeshare away may not be a good deal – especially if the recipient is not able to handle the maintenance fees and hassle of planning their vacation six months in advance.

Can I Sell My Timeshare?

Yes. Before you sell your timeshare you need to check your timeshare purchase paperwork and see exactly what it is you own. There are times when timeshare buyers end up with something completely different than what they thought they were buying. Also, be sure of whether it is annual, odd year, or even year usage. The wording is a little different in every timeshare deed but it should be there somewhere.

Hyatt Wild Oak Ranch Timeshare For Sale By Owner

Hyatt Wild Oak Ranch Timeshare For Sale By Owner

The next step would be to decide that you are serious about selling it. That translates into – “Set the price lower so a buyer will buy sooner.” I have encountered some timeshare owners who thought they should price their timeshares so that they could make a profit. Some have even told me they added in the cumulative costs of all their maintenance fees in their asking price. That is absolutely no way to realistically approach the task of selling your timeshare. No one wants to try to sell the highest priced item when others are priced less. Sometimes FAR less!

Finally I would recommend getting help from a timeshare resale specialist who already knows of the right title company to handle the transaction, escrow, transfer, right of first refusal, and so on. Don’t trust those details to the inexperienced only to have a sale fall through.

If you have doubts or questions about how to go about selling your timeshare call on a timeshare resale specialist who has been in the business for a long time. The folks at RPMLS.com are just the ones to do the job and get it right the first time. It is worth checking out. Having sold and closed over $100 million in timeshare speaks volumes about their abilities!

Timeshare resales done right.

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Downhill Skiing Timeshares - Snow Deals!

It is hot here in Texas. Too hot! On days like this I’m daydreaming about being in Colorado or Utah or Vermont or anywhere it is not over 100 degrees! NOW is the time to buy a ski timeshare.

Is it hot enough for you? Taken August 2014 in Montgomery County Texas.

Often early in October snows in Colorado and Utah will get the juices flowing for those who love to ski. I can promise you that as soon as the November snow hits Colorado, Utah, Vermont, or New Hampshire avid skiers and snowboarders will be planning their first outing for the slopes.

Timeshare resorts in ski areas experience some of the highest occupancy ratings in the timeshare industry. They not only provide great access to ski slopes and lifts, but also terrific summer vacations, fall, and spring vacations as well.  The last time I was in Estes Park, Co, (during the summer) I noticed signs advertising lifts for extreme mountain biking. There’s an incredible idea! Mountain biking down ski trails.

Situated in the mountains these timeshare resorts are host to a great venue for family outings, hiking, biking, fishing, and more. In fact, some of the ski timeshare resorts are some of the best selling of all time on the resale market. Timeshare resales are a great way to buy timeshare at an affordable rate and enjoy all the amenities that goes with it. Timeshare ski resorts are located in New Hampshire, Vermont, California, Utah, Colorado, Pennsylvania, Nevada, Virginia, Wyoming, and so on.

Here are some of the best ski timeshare resorts on the resale market:

Sheraton’s Mountain Vista in Avon Colorado, Fairmont Vacation Villas located in British Columbia, The Ridge Tahoe, Sandstone Creek Club Vail Colorado, Skiers Lodge Park City Utah, Smugglers’ Notch Resort Jeffersonville Vermont, Poste Montane at Beaver Creek and many many more.

Grand Timber Lodge Timeshare Ski Resort

Grand Timber Lodge Timeshare Ski Resort

Other advantages of owning a timeshare for a ski vacation are the amenities. You get special rates on lift tickets, equipment, shuttles to other lifts and areas, classes of instruction, and a resort that is focused on downhill skiing! Combine that with plenty of like minded individuals to enjoy your vacation with and you have a good time on your hands.

The best way to get your hands on a ski timeshare is to buy one on the resale market. That way you get the best deal, the lowest price, and all the benefits of owning a top shelf ski resort property. And the size of the accommodations will give your whole family or group plenty of space at the end of the day.

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Timeshare RSS Feed – Why You Need It!

If you want to buy a timeshare how would you like to get an immediate notice of all new timeshares that come on the market emailed to you daily? Here’s how you do it. Subscribe to this timeshare RSS feed. RSS stands for “Really Simple Syndication”. And why would you want this information so fast? From time to time incredible deals come along that are deeply discounted that, if you knew about them, you’d buy the timeshare right away.

Some timeshare deals are just too good to resist!

When it comes to finding the right timeshare for sale at the right price ” RPMLS.com . . . the resale inventory is varied and constantly changes as buyers find their ideal properties, remove them from the market and then new sellers come in — listing their timeshare properties for sale. Buyers are able to find vacation condos that suit just about any vacation taste, style, price, quality, and location preference.”

Also, great vacation destinations are limitless. You can buy or rent a timeshare located in great locations including:

If you want to sell your timeshare you need this kind of exposure – instant broadcast of your timeshare for sale to hundreds of websites. Here’s how your ad would look in the RSS feed with links to your individual ad.

Here’s one example of today’s feed:

Current Feed Content

 

 

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Aruba Timeshare Resort Reviews

Tucked away in the far southeast corner of the Caribbean Sea is an island known as Aruba. It is so far south in fact that it is nearly a stone’s throw from Venezuela.  Over the years several timeshare resorts have established themselves as the best in Aruba. Some have “famous” names, and some don’t. What they do have in common is a heavenly location, superb service, and quality for even the most demanding traveler.

So here’s my pick of the best timeshare resorts in Aruba. In no particular order.

Aruba Beach Club - Aruba Beach Club is situated right on the beach overlooking the crystal clear waters of the Caribbean. This Resort of International Distinction is a great getaway with gorgeous beaches, European flavor and is a diver’s paradise. Onsite amenities and activities include private beach, Olympic-sized swimming pool, children’s pool, tennis, whirlpool, restaurant, casino gambling and more. Other activities within minutes of the resort include golf and horseback riding.

This photo of Casa Del Mar Beach Resort is courtesy of TripAdvisor

Casa Del Mar Beach Resort – This lovely Gold Crown resort offers a Caribbean vacation with a European flair on the delightful island of Aruba in the Netherlands Antilles with it’s seven miles of pristine beaches and popular resorts.

La Cabana Beach Resort – This resort is set on the sandy shore of Eagle Beach. On-site amenities include tennis, racquetball, badminton, two pools, and private beach cabanas. Guests will enjoy shopping the boutiques in the expansive bazaar, dining in classic restaurants, dancing in the disco, and the casinos.

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.

Marriott’s Aruba Surf Club – Eagle Beach – This family-friendly timeshare resort offers a home away from home with its fully equipped, spacious villas, and some key places to unplug: the Marriott’s Aruba Surf Club expanse of Palm Beach, and its winding lazy river. More aquatic fun can be had at the pool areas, while activities specific to younger guests, including arts and crafts and video games, are available as well.

This photo of Marriott’s Aruba Surf Club is courtesy of TripAdvisor

Occidental Grand Aruba – This all-inclusive Gold Crown resort is situated on fabulous white sandy Palm Beach and offers a myriad of water sports including scuba diving, snorkeling, water skiing and much more. A variety of ocean view and pool view accommodations are available including standard guestrooms, studios, one, two and three bedroom villas.

Playa Linda Beach Resort – Located on Aruba’s famed Palm Beach – one of the finest beaches in the Caribbean – the resort offers a wide variety facilities and amenities, including a spectacular free-form swimming pool with waterfall, full service Health Spa, lighted tennis courts, a variety of shops & boutiques, mini-market, fitness room, kids club, business center and a variety of restaurants and bars. Spacious and elegant Studios and 1-Bedroom Apartment Suites, feature bright Caribbean decor and fully equipped kitchens, cable TV and a private balcony.

Renaissance Aruba Resort – Boasting the only private beaches on Aruba, the Renaissance Aruba Resort and Casino wows visitors to its tropical location with amazing views and onsite amenities. Guests can choose from two resort options, the Marina Hotel with Renaissance Mall for adults, or the family-oriented Ocean Suites.

 

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Best Timeshare Resales in Branson

In and around Branson timeshare developers have been building terrific timeshare resorts for quite some time.
Pictures of Wyndham Branson at The Meadows - Resort Photos
This photo of Wyndham Branson at The Meadows is courtesy of TripAdvisor

The number one best selling timeshare in Branson is the Wyndham Branson. Wyndham Branson (Falls or Meadows) is described this way on their homepage: “Located just four miles from the famous 76 strip, Wyndham Branson at the Meadows is the perfect quiet and picturesque place for the whole family to unwind. This is a kid-friendly resort with many activities geared just for them like Water Olympics, birthday parties, teen rave nights and karaoke”. Their proximity to all the entertainment Branson offers is indeed a great selling point. They can offer both the convenience of location to a huge selection of shows and the quiet setting of a well laid out timeshare campus.

With the Wyndham points system, you will find up to 700,000 points available for individual purchase. Plus there are quite a few Wyndham points deals for over 200,000 points and some as few as 77,000 points.

Timeshare sales in Branson have always been consistently strong. But, these top ten timeshares have outperformed all the others when it comes to the timeshare resale market. This list was created from actual resales of owners’ timeshares. This information is good to know if you are thinking of buying OR selling a Branson timeshare. Like they say, information is power – and this is some good information.

The best selling timeshares in the Branson area are:

More about Wyndham timeshares:
Wyndham timeshare resorts encompasses some 185 Vacation Ownership Resorts in North America, Mexico, the South Pacific, and the Caribbean. Boasting over 900,000 members worldwide, they rightly claim to be the largest timeshare / vacation ownership company in the world.  Their brands include Shell Vacation Club, Club Wyndham, Worldmark by Wyndham, and Wyndham Vacation Resorts Asia Pacific.  Wyndham offers points based timeshare ownership that affords their owners the flexibility to exchange within the huge family of timeshare resorts Wyndham owns and manages.

Wyndham Pahio Timeshare For Sale By OwnerWith over 900,000 timeshare points owners attributed to Wyndham, you can imagine that at any time many want to sell their timeshares. That brings a great opportunity to timeshare buyers who want to buy their timeshare on the secondary or resale market. Conservatively speaking, if only 5% of Wyndham’s timeshare owners wanted to sell, that would be 45,000 sets of Wyndham timeshare points for sale. That is a huge number! HUGE!

Thus the buyer’s market for Wyndham points has driven down the resale value of points to a fraction of the original cost. ARDA estimates the resales values to be around 25% to 50% off of retail. I’d say even better deals can be found – and with regularity.
RPMLS.com is the place to start the search for Wyndham points for sale.

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Advice For Avoiding Timeshare Fraud

Timeshare Advertising Websites

There are now hundreds of websites that offer to sell timeshares that only do advertising. This is now the largest element in the timeshare resale industry. Technically, they never sell anything but an ad to the timeshare owner wanting to sell a timeshare. The owner must deal with the buyer, provide negotiating skills, contracts and figure out how to close the sale and get the proceeds. Most of these sites attract very small numbers of buyers. It is mainly timeshare sellers that fall victim to the possibility of the sale. Some do a good job of providing leads to the advertising owners and do offer forms to use in the sale; however, they would be stepping over the licensing boundary if they give you advice about how to fill them out or assist with the negotiation.

Silverleaf Presidents Fairway Timeshare For Sale By Owner

Silverleaf Presidents Fairway Timeshare For Sale By Owner

Only a professional real estate representative can handle the complexity in all the details to complete a timeshare resale transaction which differs greatly from that offered by an unlicensed entity. This is the current situation in the USA. The use of look-a-like services can frustrate buyers and sellers to the timeshare resale process and can cause loss of time and money that could have been saved. If you use an alternative reseller because you want to save money, you may find that there is no savings in time or money because many of these companies prey on unsuspecting owners wanting to sell. Further, if a buyer visits one of these sites to purchase a timeshare and finds that the site does not have the proper infrastructure to get the sale done, the buyer can become so frustrated that they end up not buying at all.

Cold Call Companies

Sometimes owners get a phone call or a letter from someone claiming to have a buyer for their property. All they need is a sizable payment to cover closing costs – and they pressure you to pay immediately before the buyer gets away. Frequently these companies make a bundle, quickly close up their shops and move their business to another state or country to avoid prosecution. If they are not licensed, they very likely may not be legitimate. Brokers and representatives generally get the sale commission at the finalization of sale closing and the funding of the proceeds to the owner. If you get such a call, report them to the regulatory authorities in your state or country. Need I say more?

Timeshare New On The Market For Sale - Sedona Vacation Club at Los Abrigados

Timeshare New On The Market For Sale – Sedona Vacation Club at Los Abrigados

How do you protect yourself and react in case of a timeshare fraud?

Service offerings for resales are often copied very convincingly and/or the fraud is often difficult to detect visually. If you suspect the company is unlicensed and providing real estate services of negotiation or contracting, get all the information and report them to the regulatory authorities. If you suspect they are not legitimately in the business of finding buyers for timeshare properties, report them to the regulatory authorities. If you get a call from someone who wants to sit down with you and give you information about your resort, call your resort and your exchange company to find out if there is something going on that you need to know about before you go to or attend a presentation. Even if they say they are with the resort where you own, call your resort at the numbers on your paperwork to confirm any legitimate offering.

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The 90 Minute Timeshare Sales Pitch

Is the 90 minute sales presentation worth it? That depends on if they stick to the 90 minutes and if you got something in return.

In an article today on one of Boston’s local news websites, a timeshare resort in Vermont is promoting discounted two day vacation packages with bigger discounts if you attend a timeshare presentation.

Names redacted to protect whatever:

1) $399 for a two-night midweek stay (worth $711)

2) $595 for a two-night weekend stay (worth $795)

3) $149 for a two-night midweek stay with a timeshare presentation (worth $711)

4) $249 for a two-night weekend stay with a  timeshare presentation (worth $795)

You can say to yourself, I can resist the temptation to buy a timeshare for the additional $250 discount and it is worth 90 minutes of my time. Or you can bypass the experience and pay more.

Regardless of the option you choose, be aware of the fine print of these kinds of offers. You don’t have to look very far to see how these guys can gouge you. There are caveats for all offers and if you are willing to tiptoe through barbed wire, you might like the experience. It’s not for me. Kind of hard to relax on a short vacation if you are worried how “the man” is going to stick it to you.

Here’s how my 90 minute sales pitch went:

My brain was in a hypnotic fog of happiness. A dream state if you will. I was at Disney’s Animal Kingdom and everything was perfect – except the 100 degree heat. The setting, the staff always being in character, the smells, the meticulously kept grounds, the music – a complete package to lure me into a state of wanting it all the time. Maybe like cocaine or heroin. I don’t really know. All I knew was that if an OPC or timeshare off site sales person were to ask me to attend a 90 minute presentation, I would say “yes, and may I have more?”

That is the lure. Or at least part of it. In other countries the timeshare lure may have been tequila plus the tropical paradise. I can not count how many times someone has told me that they got boozed up in paradise and when they sobered up found themselves in bed with a timeshare the next day. Yikes!

What is the pursuit? That’s the pitch. You and your significant other are across the table from a closer.  They try to convince you to buy with a myriad of reasons. They may try the math method of showing you how much money you will save over time. They may use the Exchange Company in their chase. You know, “You can get any resort you want in the world anytime you want it” pitch. Is that working out for anyone?

The hook is when you sign. Like fishing they sink the hook in your jaw with your signature and a veiled attempt to explain how to undo the transaction or rescind your sales agreement. Once the right of rescission has passed you have no other alternative but to sell.

There you have it! A lifetime of guaranteed maintenance fee obligations with a hope of someday actually getting to use your timeshare as you planned.

If that is the case for you then you need to dump your timeshare. Not just giving it away, get something for it to assuage the pain of realizing it was the worse purchase decision of your life. You can sell it. You’ll need to use a timeshare resales network like those at RPMLS.com.

Get it done! Make that timeshare go away.

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Best Las Vegas Shows - Best Timeshare Resorts in Vegas

It is so hard to choose just ten shows for this list. Las Vegas has tons of quality entertainment. Dozens of shows deserve recognition but I can’t list them all here. I’ll give it a shot though. If you think I should add or replace one of these let me know!

Planet Hollywood Timeshare Las Vegas

Planet Hollywood Timeshare Las Vegas

10. Celine Deion- All I can say here is be sure to buy your tickets well in advance!

9. Shania Twain – Twain has won 5 Grammy Awards and 27 BMI Songwriter awards. She has had three albums certified Diamond by the Recording Industry Association of America and is the second best-selling artist in Canada, behind Céline Dion, with three of her studio albums certified double diamond by the Canadian Recording Industry Association.

8. Human Nature – Human Nature are an Australian pop vocal group. The group was originally formed as a doo-wop band in 1989 while the current members were at school together in Sydney. So far, the band has had 17 Top 40 hits

7. David Copperfield – David Copperfield is an American illusionist, and has been described by Forbes as the most commercially successful magician in history. Copperfield’s television specials have won 21 Emmy Awards of a total 38 nominations.

6. Barry Manilow – Barry Manilow is an American singer-songwriter and producer. He is best known for such recordings as “Mandy”, “Can’t Smile Without You”, and “Copacabana”.  Between 1974 and 1983 Manilow had three No. 1 singles and 25 that reached the top 40.

5. Cher – Cher has won an Academy Award, a Grammy Award, an Emmy Award, three Golden Globe Awards, and the Best Actress Award at the Cannes Film Festival, among several other honors.

4. Blue Man Group – In one word, “Drums”. To elaborate: Blue Man Group is best known for its wildly popular theatrical shows and concerts that combine music, comedy and multimedia theatrics to produce a totally unique form of entertainment. The blissful party atmosphere created at the live events has become the trademark of a Blue Man Group experience.

3. Carrot Top – The award-winning comedy of Scott “Carrot Top” Thompson, also titled “Entertainer of the Year!” and “Comedian of the Year,” keeps his audience in stitches as he unpacks trunk loads of crazy props and wacky inventions.

Grandview Las Vegas Timeshare Resort

Grandview Las Vegas Timeshare Resort

2. La Reve – The Dream – (Cirque) – Le Reve – The Dream welcomes you into a warm, romantic and mysterious world in an intimate Aqua Theater-in-the round. You have to see it to believe it! Beautiful.

1. Cirque du Soleil – They host several shows in Las Vegas: Zarkana, Beatles Love, Michael Jackson Immortal World Tour, Criss Angel Believe, O, Michael Jackson ONE, Mystere, Zumanity I suppose this list is typical for a guy my age. Some of the entertainers experienced the height of their popularity a decade or more ago. As an honorable mention, I would suggest any one of the Beatles tribute shows. They are all top notch!

So, where do you stay on this Las Vegas entertainment Mecca? In a luxury resort timeshare of course! And here they are my top ten choices for timeshares (to rent, or own) in Las Vegas:

How to sell your timeshare. Where to buy a timeshare.

 

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Fishing Hilton Head - Where to Stay

Hilton Head Island, South Carolina, is well known as a vacation destination for golf. That’s for a good reason: there’s dozens of magnificent golf courses at Hilton Head.

Inshore and offshore charter fishing boats are readily available. You can go fishing on a party boat with a dozen or (many) more people, which will drift fish (fishing with the boat not moving).

A great way to vacation!

Fishing? Another great attraction for Hilton Head is fishing. Both salt and fresh water fishing are busy activities there. Later I’ll get to the best deals on condos, timeshares, and resort lodging. But for now here’s more about the fishing scoop for Hilton Head Island:

The State regulates fishing up to three mile offshore.  Beyond that, Federal regulations apply. The state regulations are here.

For salt water fishing you need a State license if over 16 years old to fish from a boat.  Commercial fishing boats already have a license that covers all fisher people, and you can get a State license to fish from a private boat for $11.00 for a three day non-resident (SC) license (see below for locations that offer licenses).

To fish from the beach or the banks of estuaries (tidal creeks) or a dock or pier you now need a license.  The fee is $11 for a 14 day non-resident license ($5 for residents). You cannot fish in designated swimming areas  and you are not supposed to fish for sharks.  The sharks break this rule all the time, so you might hook a Sting Ray or Atlantic Sharp Nosed or Black Tipped shark.  You are expected to release them – if you get a Sting Ray or a good size shark, just cut the line and let it go rather than take a chance of getting hurt.

Inshore and offshore charter fishing boats are readily available. You can go fishing on a party boat with a dozen or (many) more people, which will drift fish (fishing with the boat not moving). Usually these operate inshore or not far offshore, though some will go to the reefs.  Some specialize in shark fishing, usually late in the day and into evening.

An unusual way to fish is by kayak. Outside Hilton Head offers kayak fishing tours from Shelter Cove Marina or from Hudson’s restaurant docks.

You can also charter an offshore (or inshore) boat that carries up to six passengers and will fish by trolling the bait (dragging it behind a moving boat).  This is usually called deep sea fishing. The trips offered are typically either half-day  or full-day excursions.

Hilton Head Deep Sea Fishing timeshare vacation - There are a number of artificial reefs and natural banks offshore that offer fine fishing

There are a number of artificial reefs and natural banks offshore from Hilton Head that offer fine fishing

For serious deep sea fishing, anglers will go to the Gulf Stream, which is about 70 miles from shore. The fishing is great, but so is the round trip. Obviously a very full day of fishing.  The best time to go to the Gulf Stream is June through September.

There are a number of artificial reefs and natural banks offshore that offer fine fishing.  The charter captains know where to go at various times of year and can predict the types of fish that may be caught.

Your best bet for charter fishing is to go to the docks or call and talk to the charter boat captains to see what is a good fit for you.  Charters are available from almost all commercial marinas.

That about covers the fishing opportunities for Hilton Head. Now on to answer the question, “Where will we stay?”

The absolute best deal for quality accommodations at a great price on Hilton Head Island are timeshares. If you own a timeshare there you are in luck! If you own one somewhere else, bank and trade it for a resort on the island for your perfect fishing vacation. If you don’t own a timeshare you can always rent a timeshare and still save a huge wad of cash. When you rent a timeshare you don’t have to be subjected to a sales pitch or any hard pressure tactics to do anything. Period!

Some of the best known resort developers have timeshare resorts at Hilton Head South Carolina including Disney’s Hilton Head Resort, Players Club Hilton HeadMarriott’s Barony Beach ClubMarriott’s Grande Ocean ResortMarriott’s Harbour Point at Shelter CoveMarriott’s Heritage ClubMarriott’s Monarch@Sea Pines, and Marriott’s SurfWatch.

If you already own one of these timeshare and don’t use it any longer, consider selling it! These timeshares are often hard to come by because of their high demand and selling your timeshare could be a good move.

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Hilton Hawaiian Village's New 37 Story Tower

The title of this article is but a short version of a deal made between Blackstone (NYSE: BX) Development and Hilton.  Blackstone has bought property from Hilton Hawaiian Village at the corner of Kalia Road and Paoa Place. They plan on building a 37 story 318 unit timeshare tower at that location. The degree of linkage between Blackstone and Hilton is not known yet. Very recently, Blackstone registered “Grand Islander” LLC and this must be the name of the new resort in Waikiki.

At one point the tower planned by Blackstone was Hilton’s first phase of a large redevelopment plan. Now Blackstone and perhaps a third party are taking up the mission to build it out. The marketing and sales of the timeshares? Most likely Hilton.

It is not uncommon for a stalled or delayed project to be purchased and built out by a company or developer other than the original one. Often financial concerns prevent the completion of larger and later projects. But the tower will be built. And it will add 16,536 timeshare unit weeks to the inventory for the island. That will translate into more tourism and more income for everyone.

Hilton Hawaiian Village Timeshare

Hilton Hawaiian Village Timeshare

For those who may think Hawaii is overdeveloped consider this: Timeshare resorts have consistently out performed hotels in a huge way. Timeshares enjoy the highest occupancy rating, highest level of customer/owner satisfaction, and spend more money per person while on vacation. All these facts are supported by an avalanche of studies routinely done regarding the tourism status of Hawaii.

The bottom line for the developers is just that — the bottom line. No one is building hotels in Hawaii. Anything being built is a timeshare. It makes sound sense to build more timeshares since they have been proven to draw more people who spend more. That just makes sense.

Hilton Grand Vacation Club is a well established timeshare development company with other projects underway. They’ve been one of the early industry leaders and have positioned themselves to keep up the pace. With over 150,000 members to consider, Hilton is constantly looking to add new locations and facilities to their portfolio. This one in Waikiki looks to be an excellent choice.

On their website they describe the flexibility of their vacation ownership program this way: “ Vacation in your favorite spot year after year — Hilton Grand Vacations Club resorts are located in New York City, Orlando, Miami Beach, Carlsbad, CA, Florida Gulf beaches, the Las Vegas Strip and the Hawaiian Islands. Explore the world — You’ll find Hilton Grand Vacations Club affiliated resorts in Canada, California, Colorado, Mexico, Scotland and beyond. Plus, our partnership with leading exchange companies, such as RCI, provides access to more than 4,000 affiliated resorts in nearly 100 countries.”

Learn more about other Hilton timeshares in Hawaii for sale by owners:  Bay Club at Waikoloa, Grand Waikikian, HGV Club at the Kalia Tower, HGV Club at the Lagoon Tower, HGV Club at Wailoloa Beach Resort, and HGV Club Kings Land.

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Will Timeshare Taxes Rise In Hawaii?

Kauai County to be exact.  The Kauai County Council is looking at a bill to make timeshares more like condominiums when it comes to their taxation. What would that bring in to the tax office? It would rake in about $4.5 million per year. Where are those millions of dollars coming from?  Timeshare owners and developers. You can bet the developers of timeshare will be passing this huge cost on to the timeshare owners.

If this bill goes through, you can bet that many more timeshare owners will be defaulting on their payments and get foreclosed on. And as a rule, timeshares are fast and easy to foreclose on.

Marriott Kauai Beach Club Timeshare Resort

Marriott Kauai Beach Club Timeshare Resort

There are those who oppose the bill making taxes the talk of vacationing timeshare owners. Resort reps from Lawai Beach Resort and Pono Kai Resort, both timeshares, expressed that they’d rather see such a change phased in over time as opposed to an overnight change.

Large timeshare developers like Marriott (Kauai Beach Club), Wyndham (Pahio at Kauai Beach Villas), Westin (Princeville Ocean Resort Villas) will weigh in on this soon. They have a huge stake not only in Kauai County, but all the islands of Hawaii.

Kauai Coast Resort at Beachboy timeshare for sale hawaii

Kauai Coast Resort at Beachboy

If you think about it, Kauai is following the same path as Maui. Maui recently made a series of changes on timeshare taxes and, “There are 45 timeshares in Hawaii and 22 timeshares in Maui that represent thousands of timeshare owners who would be affected by this tax increase.”

The increased timeshare taxes caused a decline in timeshare sales. But not enough to hurt profits. The resorts just raised the prices, sold a few less, but in the end made more money.

Timeshare resorts and the vacation options they offer are still a good value for those who use them. Obviously it is not a deal for someone who never uses the timeshare but still pays the fees. Many of such owners have decided to sell their timeshares. Deep discounted Hawaii timeshare resorts like that can be found on the best selling list below.

Here are ten of the top timeshare resorts Kauai has to offer:

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What is a Timeshare Resales Specialist?

El Moro Tower el Cid at Mazatlan Timeshare For Sale

El Moro Tower el Cid at Mazatlan Timeshare For Sale

The idea of using a consultant for information is nothing new. People turn to consultants for every subject under the sun. You can even get a hair consultant to help you if you need help determining your next hair color.

The benefit of using a timeshare resales specialist is obvious: You get timeshare information without the pressure!

When you are making a decision about selling or buying a timeshare you need information not hassle. If you bought a timeshare at the resort you probably made your buying decision while under pressure. But when it comes time to sell your timeshare what you need is information not pressure.

That is where timeshare resales specialists come in to play. They will give you all the information you need so that you can make an informed decision. The best information from a timeshare consultant comes from those who have worked on the front line sales side of the business but now work in resales. A professional timeshare consultant will be more likely to give you impartial information about the whole process because they have nothing to gain by promoting one resort over another. All they want is for you to be a happy customer whether you are selling or buying a timeshare.

ADVICE!

Expert advice is priceless. Especially if you want to avoid the frustration of dead ends, missed opportunities, inexperienced or absent negotiating skills, and so the list goes. Experience is also priceless. Especially when it comes to timeshare resales. Imagine the huge number of ways state laws, international laws, resort by-laws, and closing rules exist when it comes to selling a timeshare. Very few can navigate all the details to get these timeshare deals closed.  Even fewer have the personality and personal skills to do this task without putting pressure on anyone.

The professional timeshare resale specialists at RPMLS.com are there to fill that need for you. They will take the time to explain anything you want to know about timeshares.

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Wyndham Avenue Plaza Hotel & Spa Timeshare New Orleans

Here’s how they say it: “Consult a Timeshare Specialist for FREE! Have questions about the process of selling or buying a timeshare? Call today at (800)247-4392 to get free information and we can get you to a timeshare specialist”

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Timeshare Points - Erosion of Timeshare Value

Erosion Of Value Timeshare Points“A nickel ain’t worth a dime any more”

A while back, Smugglers’ Notch converted 40 of its 300 units to Wyndham Points. Wyndham timeshare points have been around for quite a while now. But, for those who are used to owning a set week each year, things are changing.

RCI and others have been converting timeshare weeks to points for years. They convince the week owners that it is much more flexible and useful to have the points so they can use them on a variety of services. Services like discount on airfare, hotels, other timeshares, and so on are what they offer with points instead of a deeded week.

On the surface this sounds like a great deal. But who determines what the points are worth? The exchange company or developer like Wyndham, Starwood, Disney, or II for example?

As you use these points, you end up with scraps of the value of a week of vacation. “You can not get a week for the points you have left.”  That is what you will hear when you try to use your leftover points to book a timeshare.

What are your timeshare points worth today?

What are your timeshare points worth today?

Imagine you are given twenty dollars to buy your gas for a week. How far do you think that will get you when gas goes over four dollars a gallon? And you are still stuck with only twenty dollars a week?

The same with points, you will have to buy more timeshare points over time to keep up with the inflation that is built in to points systems. Plus there is the possibility of impulse buying with your timeshare points:  Spending a small portion of your points to get a small discount, then realizing you don’t have enough points to take a vacation.

I’d say, keep the deeded week if you have a choice. Tell the big guys to keep their points. Typically a timeshare deed will have a week number mentioned somewhere in the text of the deed or sales paperwork. Sometimes the numbered week can actually be a “floating week”. That is to say that you’re not guaranteed that week but you are guaranteed “a” week. The numbering of weeks in timeshare deed is occasionally more for the sake of inventory control than conveying a specific calender week to the timeshare buyer. Either way, keep the week. At least you know it is worth 6 nights!

Just my two cents.

The timeshare resale market of the future.

Timeshare Consumer Advice.

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Maui Timeshare Deals

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Over a period of time, owning your vacation timeshare resort will save you a bundle of cash! Consider Maui

Thousands of people have bought timeshares in Maui. From Japan to New York Maui attracts vacationers in ever growing numbers. As a matter of fact, timeshare related tourism in Hawaii is growing at a fast and steady rate. Meanwhile, no traditional hotels are being built, the occupancy rate of hotels is either flat or falling, and more timeshare resorts are being built as we speak.

The real money is betting on timeshare growth in Hawaii.

All the big players in the timeshare world are making big moves and investing in Hawaiian timeshare development. They see the upwards trend for Hawaii timeshares and are banking on it to continue.

Timeshare developers in Hawaii haven’t always been this popular. In the 1990′s timeshare was well established on the islands but nothing was growing. They were holding their own. But as tourism began to decline in Hawaii at the same time timeshare resort occupancy was climbing. As they say, it doesn’t take a rocket scientist to figure that one out.

Timeshare developers like Marriott, Hilton, Westin and others began investing hundreds of millions of dollars into building some of the most spectacular luxury resort destinations in the world. Top shelf golf resorts, world class restaurants, roomy updated accommodations, and well trained staff became the standard by which future timeshare developments would be measured. And all this was underway in Maui.

Sands of Kahana Timeshare Resort

What a Great View!

Having said all the above, now let’s take a look at the hottest item in Maui: Timeshares.

Dozens of terrific resorts, unbeatable location, and a tropical paradise. These Maui time shares are available for sale at greatly reduced prices and the owners are ready to make a deal. Check these out at www.RPMLS.com :

Aston Kaanapali Shores Lahaina,  The Gardens at West Maui Kapalua, Maui,  Hale Kamaole Maui,  Hololani Resort Lahaina, Maui,  Hono Koa Resort Lahaina, Maui,  Kaanapali Beach Vacation Resort Lahaina,  Kaanapali Keys at Papakea Lahaina, Maui,  Kahana Beach Resort Lahaina, Maui,  Kahana Falls Lahaina, Maui,  Kahana Villa Vacation Club Lahaina, Maui,  Kamaole Beach Club Kihei, Maui,  Kapulanikai Vacation Suites Kihei, Maui,  Kihei Akahi Kihei, Maui,  Kihei Kai Nani Kihei,Maui,  The Kuleana Club Lahaina, Maui,  Marriott’s Maui Ocean Club Lahaina, Maui,  Marriott’s Maui Ocean Club Lahaina and Napili Villas Lahaina,Maui,  Maui Banyan Vacation Club Kihei, Maui,  Maui Beach Vacation Club Kihei, Maui, and  Maui Lea at Maui Hill Kihei, Maui.

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Key West Discount Lodging - Timeshares

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It is not an easy thing to just drive to Key West. Ask anyone who has made the drive. From anywhere. So if you are interested in finding Key West timeshares that are for sale today I am offering a complete list of Key West timeshares: Every resort, every season, every accommodation possible. Here’s the list:

Key West is known for a lot of things, but affordable accommodations is not one of them. So by owning or renting a timeshare in Key West you could save a huge amount of money. Plus you would have all the luxury of a five star resort. Because of its tropical weather, Key West is host to myriads of festivals all year round. Any of the listed timeshare resorts would be a great choice to buy for your next dream vacation to Key West!

I just want to highlight one big event that comes up every November: The Annual Key West World Championships Super Boat International. In 2013 it ran from November 3 – 10.  It is usually the last race of the year for the Super Boat Race Schedule and will be a spectacular one at that!

Deep Sea Offshore Fishing

The Keys are bordered by the Gulf of Mexico on one side and the Straits of Florida on the other. Outside the reef, the water plunges to depths of 1,500 feet or more. Here, colorful dolphin fish teem just below the surface along mats of floating Sargassum grass or pieces of driftwood. Billfish, the biggest prize of them all, cruise out here too.

Species caught: blue marlin, white marlin, sailfish, spearfish, kingfish, dolphin, wahoo, tuna, barracuda, cobia, grouper, snapper, jacks and sharks.

Tackle: spin, conventional trolling gear, fly.

Key West Diving Timeshare DestinationsDiving and Snorkeling

Preserving the reef is a top priority for a good reason. There is no more versatile marine destination in the world. The Keys are host to coral-encrusted ship wrecks and intricate natural coral formations. There are shallow reefs for snorkelers, and a range of deeper reefs for experienced divers.

Most dive sites are equipped with convenient mooring buoys to save the reef from anchors and make it easy for boaters to tie off. Most sites are a short boat ride from the islands where dozens of highly professional dive operators are ready to cater to you.

Once you visit the Keys, you’ll see why some of the some of the most renowned dive photographers and writers in the world make this their home base.

Key West timeshares. A more affordable way to stay!

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Hotel vs Timeshare - Compare Them

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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Timeshare Values - What's It Worth?

Timeshare Values – You can get an appraisal done for your timeshare. It is possible to pay someone to produce for you a piece of paper that has the words “Timeshare Appraisal” on it. It is not worth the paper it was printed on. Nuff said.  A comparative market analysis? Compared to what? Traditional home sales have comparable market analyses done for them produced by closed sales data from an MLS system. No such data exists for timeshares. Some timeshare resale specialists with years of experience and thousands of timeshares sold and closed would be able to give you a “ballpark” number if they have sales experience with true comparable timeshare units.

Ridge Tahoe Timeshare For Sale - New On The Market!

Ridge Tahoe Timeshare For Sale – New On The Market!

Use a Timeshare Professional to sell your timeshare.

The first question most people ask when they begin the process of selling their timeshare is “how much is my timeshare worth?” or “what will my timeshare sell for?”  While you might not get what you paid for it, it just makes sense to get as much as you can when you sell your timeshare. So the logical choice would be to use a timeshare resale company to sell your timeshare. However, most ad sales people may not have the experience or desire to sell a timeshare property located in another state or country or wade through the process involved through the closing. That’s where a timeshare resales specialist comes to your aid.

The pros at RPMLS.com have sold timeshare properties from well over 1,000 resorts around the world. You just can’t beat experience like that.

 

Remember the Cost To Own!

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Wonder what it costs to own one of these?

When deciding what price to put on your timeshare you need to keep in mind how much it costs to own it. Here’s and example of how that works. BMW sells new cars with maintenance contracts so that you’ll never have to worry about expensive repairs in a few years. If you can “prepay” for repairs on an automobile it will reduce the cost to own it. I own a high mileage older BMW. I have NO maintenance contract. The last time I had to get something repaired I nearly fainted when they gave me the estimate. COST TO OWN.

Timeshare maintenance fees dramatically impact the “saleability” of a timeshare. When you disclose that the annual maintenance fee is well over $1,000 you better get ready to drop your asking price or the buyer will throw in the towel on owning a timeshare – period! It is expensive to own a timeshare, and more so if you do not use it.

The Verdict

What is your timeshare worth to you? Is owning a timeshare putting dread or anger in your life? In that case you should consider your price with that in mind. Save yourself some aggravation and time and price your timeshare to sell fast. You will be happier and the maintenance fees will go away.

Done!

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