Now Here's a Great Ski Resort Timeshare Deal! Price Cut In Half

Grand Timber Lodge Pool Snow Timeshare Discount

Grand Timber Lodge Pool Snow Timeshare Discount

FOR  SALE  GRAND TIMBER LODGE $7,500  Odd years, lock out unit, two bedrooms, summer season!

This price is excellent! This 2 bedroom Lock-Off unit is in one of Colorado’s finest ski-in, ski-out Resorts. Use Snowflake Chairlift. Take a short walk to downtown Breckenridge.
Thanks “Wagonwheel Phil” for the tip on this one. For a true ski in ski out resort this is a deal at nearly 50% off retail. Can you say “DISCOUNT?”
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If you want the best Breckenridge skiing experience you absolutely must check this resort out. Here’s a review from someone who stayed there recently: “This is a nice condo for a visit to Breckenridge. The lodge is close to main street with all of the restaurants, bars and entertainment. You are also a short walk to the Gondolas so you have access to the Breckenridge ski area. We spent a lot of time mountain biking and hiking the vast amounts of trails available from the base area of the ski hill.. We really enjoyed biking down the mountain using the lifts on the weekends. “

What is the advantage of buying timeshare on the resale market vs. buying direct from the Resort?

Primarily – because of price! You can buy the very same timeshare accommodations from an individual owner that you could purchase direct from a resort – but always at the lower resale price.

Timeshare buyers have become more educated on vacation timeshare and understand that the resale price can be from 25% to 60% of what they would pay if they purchased at the retail price direct from the resort. Saving money by purchasing on a truly market-based pricing structure makes sense!

Grand Timber Lodge for sale timeshare

Grand Timber Lodge Timeshare For Sale

The only reason anyone ever buys a timeshare from the resort is because they are unaware of the timeshare resale market. There’s no other explanation!

Why would anyone buy exactly the same product for twice the money? Not a problem for chewing gum, but a week at a luxury timeshare resort? Everyone understands the rationale here.

“Friends don’t let friends buy timeshares at the resort!” Not kidding here folks. You could help your friend or family member save $10,000 or more by directing them to a timeshare resale broker who has a track record of closed sales, completed deals, and a team of specialists who know timeshares inside and out.

 


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Hotel VS Timeshare - Space Value Luxury

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 Universal Vacation Club at Villa del Palmar.

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:

My Summer Vacation!

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.com:  Universal Vacation Club at Villa del Palmar, Mexico. This one has just come available for sale for $5,995 and is a two bedroom annual use timeshare. Here’s a pic of that one:

Notice a trend already?

Universal Vacation Club at Villa del Palmar

Universal Vacation Club at Villa del Palmar

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.

Universal Vacation Club at Villa del Palmar

Universal Vacation Club at Villa del Palmar

The 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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How To Use The Internet To Buy A Timeshare

BEFORE – Looks Rough Doesn’t It?

I have this occasional hobby of restoring things that look like junk. Sometimes I succeed – sometimes the project ends up in the garbage.

A lot of my success depends on being able to find the right part to repair the project. One hundred percent of my success in finding the right part depends on being able to identify what it is I am working on. Looking at the “Before” photo in this article you might guess I had a tough time figuring out exactly what I was working on. Or even if it was worth working on.

Using the internet and various search engines I managed to follow a series of clues (part numbers, dates, words) and eventually identify exactly what I was working on. I even emailed the original manufacturer – who is still in business – to get a confirmation. They verified it and wanted me to send them photos when I was done.

Using Google as my primary search engine, I located 8 new “Pin Spot Colored Lenses”, two new “Par 36 Pin Spot Lights”, and 1,000 One inch square mirror pieces. After hours of cleaning, scraping, rewiring, paint, and hot glue I finished the project. Plus, it works! All the lights work, it spins, it rotates, and brings back memories of the early days of Disco when this huge gadget was so popular.

I have been able to find the most obscure stuff.

You are searching for a certain timeshare week you’d like to buy. You don’t want to approach the timeshare resort because of previous unpleasant experiences with timeshare sales people. You know what you want. You know someone has what you want but how do you find it?

Using the internet and search engines can often fail you when trying to buy something like a timeshare. There are many false leads, “404 page not found” errors, auction closed notices, and other dead ends.

Early ’80’s Era Cosmo Disco Ball

Searching for a special week at your favorite timeshare resort can become a frustrating experience.

Maybe you should search from a different angle. Try searching for someone who can find it for you. Your own timeshare detective. Believe it or not, there are timeshare resale specialists who do this very thing. They know how to find any timeshare week in any resort and figure out how to get a buyer offer to the owner. What are the chances on any given day a timeshare owner would like to sell their timeshare? Maybe 50/50! Catch them at the right time and the chances go up.

Rather than using the internet to search for the timeshare, use a timeshare resale specialist to find your timeshare week for you. They can wade through the overload of information and find the timeshare that would be perfect for you and your family or meet your specific needs.

Don’t wander around in the World Wide Web of bad information. Let a timeshare resale specialist do the work for you and let the party get started!

 

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Your Best Chance To Exchange Your Timeshare

BluegreenMountainLoftYou will hear sales people tell you that you can exchange timeshare for any place and any time.

What they timeshare salesman did not tell you was that you have to be able to plan your vacation six months in advance, be flexible on each of your choices, and request different times to raise the likelihood of getting an actual exchange that works.

So who among us timeshare owners can predict three different weeks that we can get off work for a vacation?  Just what I thought. Just about nobody.

The best chance of getting what you want in a timeshare exchange through RCI or Interval International is to plan as far in advance as possible. Request your vacation time as soon as possible. It also means that if you want for example a ski vacation do not just request your favorite place like Park City. Spread your request over several areas like Park City, Breckenridge, and Lake Tahoe. And for each location request a different week on the calendar like weeks 6, 7, and 8. Those variables will greatly increase your chance of getting a week in exchange for what you banked.

Diamond Resorts Lake Tahoe

Diamond Resorts Lake Tahoe

If you value the timeshare you purchased and the maintenance fee you pay each year you owe it to yourself to get the benefit of owning a timeshare. So don’t let the week rot away in the RCI or II bank. They will be glad to rent out that week for themselves.

Work the system, get your timeshare exchange, and get the well deserved vacation you need! RPMLS.com

However, if your inability to exchange your timeshare for what you want (and deserve!) has frustrated you to the boiling point there is a solution: Sell your timeshare. Maybe you’ve considered that option or even attempted to sell it yourself. But if you have continued to pay maintenance fees for a timeshare that you can never get, for a vacation you never take, or for good times you’ve paid for in advance but aren’t having any fun then sell the timeshare.

There is no mystery or secret to selling your timeshare. It is just a matter of getting the right help and setting the price so that a buyer finds it an attractive purchase. You will not have the advantage of a pressurized sales pitch but what you will have is negotiating help when you use a timeshare resale specialist.

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Westgate Smoky Mountain Resort Timeshare - New On The Market For Sale!

Westgate Smoky Mountain Resort Timeshare New For Sale!

Westgate Smoky Mountain Resort Timeshare New For Sale!

This Westgate Smoky Mountain timeshare has just been made available for sale!  It is a Platinum, odd year, one bedroom unit – $4,995.

This fabulous Five Star resort is a rustic mountain retreat next to the Great Smoky Mountain National Forest. The serenity of this mountain community has long been a favorite for vacationers. Amenities include fully-equipped kitchens, fireplaces, spa garden tub, and washer/dryer. Every cabin has either a mountainside or riverside view. Play golf or tennis, go hiking or whitewater rafting.

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More about Westgate Resorts

Founded in 1982, Westgate Resorts has evolved into the largest privately held corporation in the Central Florida area. Starting with its original 16-unit resort at Westgate Vacation Villas in Kissimmee, Florida, Westgate Resorts now encompasses more than 10,000 guestrooms at 28 full-service resorts in travel destinations throughout the United States including Orlando, Florida; Las Vegas, Nevada; Gatlinburg, Tennessee; Myrtle Beach, South Carolina; Park City, Utah; Williamsburg, Virginia; Miami, Florida; Branson, Missouri; Mesa, Arizona; Tunica, Mississippi; and more.

Westgate timeshare resorts and units for sale include Branson Yacht Club Rock Lane, Newport Beachside Resort,Planet Hollywood Towers by Westgate, Westgate at South Beach , Westgate Lakes Resort, Westgate Miami Beach, Westgate Blue Tree Resort, Westgate Branson Woods, Westgate Leisure Orlando, Westgate Town Center, Westgate Painted Mountain Golf Resort, Westgate Smoky Mountain Resort, and Westgate Towers.

More about Gatlinburg, Tennessee

Gatlinburg is an important tourism destination in Tennessee, with many man-made attractions, and it borders the Great Smoky Mountains National Park. Gatlinburg is the only ski resort in Tennessee. It has eight ski trails and three chair lifts, and is accessible via roads and a gondola from the city strip. The Gatlinburg Trolley, a privately funded public transit system, caters to area tourists.

Gatlinburg Tennessee in the Fall

Gatlinburg Tennessee in the Fall

Another popular attraction is Ripley’s Aquarium of the Smokies which also features special exhibits covering subjects such as the Titanic, pirates and more recently the planet Mars. Dollywood and Dollywood’s Splash Country, which are both named for Dolly Parton, are amusement parks located in nearby Pigeon Forge.

The Great Smoky Mountains National Park

From their website:  Ridge upon ridge of forest straddles the border between North Carolina and Tennessee in Great Smoky Mountains National Park. World renowned for its diversity of plant and animal life, the beauty of its ancient mountains, and the quality of its remnants of Southern Appalachian mountain culture, this is America’s most visited national park.

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Florida's New Timeshare Law

HGV Club Seaworld Orlando

HGV Club Seaworld Orlando

Governor Rick Scott said in approving House Bill 453 last week was this: “This bill makes various revisions to the Florida Vacation Plan and Timesharing Act.” That’s not much of an explanation of the new timeshare law, is it? Did any Florida residents ask for this law? No. Was there any explanation as to who this law benefited? No.

The contents of the new law make it obvious that it favors the timeshare developers over the consumer in a huge way. First, there is the elimination of a cap which currently limits annual increases in property taxes and certain common area resort expenses to 125% of the prior year’s cost. Increases in maintenance fees are already confounding and infuriating timeshare owners. Now the state has approved removing the cap to the fees that kept them at least a little under control.

Second, “the bill allows developers to almost unilaterally decide what constitutes ‘compliance’ and ‘materiality’ with regard to mistakes and omissions in contracts.” This was done in an effort to prevent timeshare sales contracts from being nullified by lawyers  so that owners could get out of the contract.

Marriott Cypress Harbor

Marriott Cypress Harbour

Third is a provision which outlines the rights of developers to extend or terminate a timeshare plan at any date. Now let that one sink in for a minute!  At first the wording of the law looks like it applies to lease agreements only. Looking further it appears that it could also apply to a developer redefining what points are worth and forcing owners to buy more points in order to maintain their current level of membership or ownership. In other words, legalized price gouging!

Historically, the State of Florida has been thought of as protecting the consumer very well.

With the passing of this law, that reputation will dissolve very quickly in favor of the big resort developers who make regular large contributions to the Florida politicians’ coffers.

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Timeshare Vacations and Scuba Diving

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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Marriott Grand Chateau - Las Vegas' Newest Biggest Best Suites

Marriott Grand Chateau Las Vegas Timeshare

Marriott Grand Chateau Las Vegas Timeshare

Marriott Grand Chateau has completed construction and expansion of their villas. Not only have they added another 200+ rooms, they have added villas with a terrific amount of living space. The three bedroom villas are nearly 2,100 square feet.

Why is that a big deal?

Consider what your options were before timeshares came along. You could rent someone’s home (hard to find and afford), or you could stay in a hotel where the rooms are so small you have to go in the hall to change your mind!

MarriottGrandChateau2BedroomUnit

Marriott Grand Chateau 2 Bedroom Unit – TripAdvisor.com

Everyone in your room had to wait their turn to brush their teeth, and you ran out of towels before you even got settled in. No place to sit but on the bed. No way to unpack because there was no place to put away your clothes.

But along came timeshares and changed the whole scenario. You have chairs, tables, a couch, televisions, a full kitchen, washer/dryer, and plenty of room to unpack your bags and relax.

At the Marriott Grand Chateau here’s what you get with a typical 3-bedroom villa:

  • 3-bedroom/3-bath villa
  • Approximately 2,095 square feet
  • Sleeps 12

Flexible too:  Select 2- and 3-bedroom villas offer a Lock-Off option, enabling you to create separate units; one with full kitchen, living and dining areas, and the other with a kitchenette.

That is a big reason why several million people have bought timeshares all across the US, Mexico, Canada, and overseas. Plus you can exchange it for a different location! That adds a completely different character to your vacation lodging: owning it.

Since you own your vacation villa you can rent it out, exchange it for a different location, or even sell it. You are in control of that week of vacation lodging.

The key is buy your timeshare on the resale market in the first place. When you buy from the resort, you pay top dollar. When you buy from an individual owner, you get a discount. A large discount!

And using a timeshare resale broker is the safe way to do it.

 

 

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What Is The Best Way To Sell My Timeshare

Silverleaf Holiday Hills Timeshare For Sale

Silverleaf Holiday Hills Timeshare For Sale

There are a lot of ways you could go about selling your timeshare. But, who do you believe? With all the warnings about timeshare scams and news about the timeshare scam companies in places like Florida, who do you trust?

Let’s get the “How Not To Sell Your Timeshare” methods disposed of first.

If you have looked around on the web for some answers maybe you have seen timeshares for sale on eBay. Now that is a let down. Hundreds of timeshares for sale for pennies on the dollar – lots of them not even selling – and who knows if they even close on the sale once they start making a deal. When it comes to timeshares everything you see on sites like eBay is like a magic show. Just where did all that inventory come from? Do those deals ever really close? Do you really want to sell your timeshare for a dollar?

How about those telephone solicitors calling you to say they have a buyer for your timeshare and all you need to do is send them eight hundred, a thousand, or three thousand dollars? Do like they do on the Matrix – RUN!  Companies like that are getting busted weekly and those guys are off to jail.

Okay, run an ad in your local town newspaper. You start fielding calls from buyers who do not know what a timeshare is. They think they can buy a whole ownership condo on the beach for fifteen thousand. Next.

Next comes the “Google” approach. Try it. You’ll get 7.5 million results and tons of ads from faceless, cyber sales sites.

Westin Ka'anapali Ocean Resort Villas Timeshare For Sale

Westin Ka’anapali Ocean Resort Villas Timeshare For Sale

What you need is a person. A person with timeshare sales experience. Preferably with some sort of credentials and an address. Remember that? Sticks and bricks?

What I’m talking about is a Realtor that is also a timeshare resale specialist. Using a Realtor to sell your timeshare will work as long as they know exactly how to deal with the resorts, title companies, and navigate sales across state and international lines. Not many Realtors want to tackle that. Some do.

Timeshare-Resale-Broker.com is one such company. “We have a staff of REALTORS® and support personnel who are dedicated to assisting timeshare buyers and sellers and making the sales transaction as smooth and easy as possible.” Having been in business a long time and with credentials that are solid, they have been getting timeshares sold for a long long time.

Timeshare Resale Broker. I like the way that sounds.

 

 

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They Said I Needed An Appraisal To Sell My Timeshare

Wyndham Branson Timeshare For Sale

Wyndham Branson Timeshare For Sale

“No they didn’t.”

That’s the short answer. Is getting a piece of paper that has the words “Timeshare Appraisal” on it possible?  Yes.

Is is possible that the “Timeshare Appraisal” is accurate? Not Likely! Here’s why.

Most peoples’ experience in selling properties is in their residential home experiences. When you sell your home you can get a Comparable Market Analysis based on recent closed sales in the area, an inspection, and a data driven answer to the question of what your home is worth. There will be a lot of homes to choose from to find comparable sales prices. So there is plenty of information to form an opinion on price.

AppraisalTimeshareBut with timeshares, where would you find such data? The data for a CMA for a residential home comes from MLS records. 99% of timeshares are not sold through any MLS. So there is little data to give you any meaningful information about the possible resale value of your timeshare. The key word there is “meaningful”. Some websites offer a “appraisal certificate” or some other term to validate to you what your timeshare is worth. But is always comes at a cost.

In my honest opinion, a timeshare appraisal is not worth the paper it is written on unless it is supported by specific comparable closed sales within the last six months. Often you can find a company that will come up with a random number that will make you happy. But that is not what you need or want. Getting an overinflated notion of you timeshares’ value is not the way to start off preparing to sell your timeshare.

Silverleaf Holiday Hills Timeshare For Sale

There is one timeshare broker that has 30 years of timeshare sales data, but even still you can never predict what a timeshare will ultimately sell for – regardless of what the original timeshare salesman told you. Look at this huge list of timeshare resorts that have been sold on the resales market.

What is your timeshare worth? It is worth using. If you can’t use it, then sell it and expect to get maybe 50% to 75% of what you paid for it.

You don’t have to have an appraisal to sell your timeshare. Anyone who tries to tell you otherwise is either trying to help you part with some of your money or is just uninformed (that’s nice for stupid). To sell your timeshare you just need a buyer willing to pay the price you are asking and someone to finish the details.

My 2 cents.

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Unload My Timeshare - ASAP!

Wyndham Grand Desert Las Vegas Timeshare

Wyndham Grand Desert Las Vegas Timeshare

“What is the best way to sell my timeshare?” I get asked that question a lot. You do have a lot of options but most of them are not very effective. For example: You could ask the timeshare resort for help selling your timeshare. Unfortunately about 58% of all US resorts offer no resales help. If they do, often they charge extremely high commissions, like up to 40% That does not sound like the best way to sell your time share.

You could always advertise it yourself. However, these days, the prospects of advertising on Craigslist have scared some people away. Prices on EBay are rock bottom and while you may get a large amount of exposure, you may not want to deal with “bottom feeder” price offers. The kind of advertising you’d need to do to attract the largest possible buyer pool would be quite expensive. Try pricing an ad in USA Today! Too expensive. That doesn’t sound like the best way to sell your timeshare either!

Another possibility is placing an ad in your local classified ads. I’d say don’t waste your time with that idea. Think about it. Who will you reach:  Probably a relatively small group of people, buyers who are not sure exactly what a timeshare is, inquiries from people who may not have the money or financing ability to buy your timeshare, or people who want to pay one dollar for your timeshare.

You could always respond to one of those unsolicited nameless emails that proclaim they already have a buyer for your timeshare. If it sounds too good to be true, it is definitely not true.  Their next move is to ask you to wire them 3 or 4 thousand dollars so they can sell your timeshare for you. Something sounds backwards in this sales proposition.

Timeshare Realtor BrokerLots of people prefer to use a Timeshare Resale Broker. They specialize in timeshare resales and can do all the negotiating and contract work for you. Most of the time, you will have to pay a commission, but it would be worth it to not have to deal with the hassles. Now that sounds like the best way to sell your timeshare. And now is a good time to sell your timeshare. Buyers are looking for deals and the resorts are not selling them like they used to. Studies estimate that there are 9.2 million US households thinking of buying a timeshare in the next 2 years.

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Marriott's Kauai Beach Club - Timeshare For Sale

Marriott Kauai Beach Club Timeshare Resort

Marriott Kauai Beach Club Timeshare Resort

Fresh on the market today is this Marriott’s Kauai Beach Club timeshare. It is a Platinum week 52 annual use two bedroom unit. Being offered at $10,000 it is a steal of a deal!

Marriott is one of the best names known in the timeshare industry. They have earned a reputation for quality, terrific service, and value.

Hawaii is one of the hottest destinations in the world: attracting visitors from all corners of the globe.

This Marriott Kauai Beach Club timeshare is found in the southeast corner of Kauai and features one and two bedroom villas with two restaurants, a swimming pool complex, two golf courses, tennis, and a wide variety of beach and ocean activities on Kalapaki Beach.

Kauai BeachMarriott has five resorts on the island of Kauai alone. 15 on all the Hawaiian Islands. They know this is a long term top destination for discriminating tourists.

Vacations take on a special allure when your friends find out you are going to Hawaii.

More about Kauai:

It’s nicknamed “the Garden Isle” thanks to the tropical rainforest covering much of its surface. The dramatic cliffs and pinnacles of its Na Pali Coast have served as backdrop for major Hollywood films, while 10-mile-long Waimea Canyon and the Nounou Trails traversing the Sleeping Giant ridge are hiking destinations. 50 miles of white sand beaches surround Kauai, offering nice spots for swimming, snorkeling and sunbathing. From December to May, go on a whale watching tour or spot humpback whales from Kauai’s southern beaches and coastal areas.

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More about Marriott:

Marriott timeshare has a long and proud tradition of presenting vacationers with luxury as well as service. Marriott timeshares and villas offer spacious and elegant accommodations.

Marriott vacation resort timeshare can be found in appealing locations such as Aruba, Boston, Breckenridge, Fort Lauderdale, Hawaii, Hilton Head Island, Lake Tahoe, Las Vegas, Miami, Myrtle Beach, Orlando, Palm Desert, Panama City, Park City, Phoenix, Vail, Virgin Islands, and Williamsburg.

 

 

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Read It THEN Sign It

Read the timeshare Sales Contract

Read the Timeshare Sales Contract

Even if you believe that timeshare sales contracts presented to you at a timeshare resort are legitimate, you will need to read them!

First, the pressure.

Here’s and example of what can go wrong:  “It all seemed very pretty and worth every cent at the time. We were taken through the presentation on timeshare vacation resorts in South Africa and some RCI destinations, and told this was an investment, and that we were not obligated to pay for anything at that point.

I was asked for credit card details to ‘secure’ the special offer. The consultant then rushed through the contract and told me to sign. The consultant also told me and my friend that went with me that I could take the timeshare contract home, then let the firm know when we were ready – but not before we had signed some documents.”

There are “red flags” all over this short example. Phrases like “short time offer”, “just sign and initial now”, “I need your credit card to lock in this offer”, or even the pressure to sign anything without sufficient time to read the fine print should cause suspicion.

Bait And Switch timeshare sales

I thought I was buying something else?

A second issue that comes up for buying a timeshare is knowing exactly what you are buying. I have heard time and time again from a timeshare owner who thought they owned a timeshare in Orlando, for example, but they actually had purchased a timeshare in another sister resort’s location.

Let’s just say that a timeshare resort, XYZ Orlando, has given you a tour, explained all the details, and you’ve negotiated an agreeable price. You sign the sales contract, celebrate your new timeshare and go home. A few weeks later more paperwork arrives in your mailbox. Reading the details you see that a timeshare resort, XYZ Las Vegas is mentioned all over the place. Not XYZ Orlando! You may have known that this timeshare resort had several resort locations but you thought you bought and Orlando timeshare – but you actually bought a Las Vegas timeshare. Is this legal? Yes – they may sell you a timeshare from any affiliated resort. BUT, they must disclose it to you. Every state has different laws about disclosure and if you are not too late you can rescind your purchase.

Buying a timeshare is a big decision and should be done with no pressure. You should be able to consider both the purchase price and the ongoing timeshare maintenance fees plus taxes without hidden costs. Above all else you should never pay the retail price! Never!!

Use a reputable timeshare agency, a licensed escrow or title company, and do your homework. You will be glad you did plus you will save thousands of dollars in cash, and tons of grief in the end.

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Myrtle Beach - Still A Great Place To Play

Myrtle BeachToday’s timeshare steal of a deal is found at Myrtle Beach, South Carolina. And when I say Myrtle BEACH, I mean it is right on the Atlantic Ocean! Each room there has an ocean front view and from the lobby you are just steps from getting your feet wet in salt water.

The timeshare at Wyndham Westwinds is a two bedroom, week 5, annual use unit being offered at $12,500.  Within a few blocks of the timeshare you will find Ripley’s Aquarium, Pine Lakes Country Club golf course, Cal Ripken Experience, Whispering Pines golf course, River Oaks golf course, Dunes Golf and Beach Club, Grande Dunes golf club, and Waterway Hills golf club. And of course, right out the back door of the resort is a beautiful beach.

Browse other Wyndham Westwinds timeshares for sale.

The best selling timeshares in South Carolina are these: Wyndham Westwinds, Peppertree by the Sea, Yachtsman, Sands Ocean Club, Maritime Beach Club, Links Golf and Racquet Club, Wyndham Seawatch Plantation-Towers, Sands Beach Club, Bluegreen’s Shore Crest Villas, Wyndham Seawatch Plantation

Notice the number 1 best selling South Carolina timeshare is Wyndham Westwinds! Here’s your chance to buy your timeshare at a resale value instead of making the purchase at full retail price. Even with the “manager’s discount” you’d still be paying up to 50% more at the resort.

In addition to the beach and the golf here are some highlights of things to do while at Myrtle Beach:

TicketReturn.com Field is home to the “A” team for the Chicago Cubs – Myrtle Beach Pelicans.

The Myrtle Beach SkywheelThe SkyWheel features 42 climate-controlled gondolas that offer an uplifting experience for children and adults of all ages. More than one million LED lights will create a variety of dynamic light shows each evening after sunset.

Myrtle Beach State Park – Self explanatory! Very clean beach – well maintained.

Wheels of Yesteryear

Wheels of Yesteryear

Wheels of Yesteryear

Well over 100 muscle cars rotated through this museum. Private collection and well worth the price!

Ripley’s Aquarium

Backstage Mirror Maze

Wonderworks

Family Kingdom Amusement Park

Springmaid Pier

Many more things to see and do in Myrtle Beach. Myrtle Beach is indeed still a great place to play!

 

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Hutchinson Island - Site Of New $80 Million Timeshare

Hutchinson Island Map

Hutchinson Island is in the top left corner of the map

(June 10, 2015) Accessible by ferry and one bridge, Hutchinson Island, Georgia, has been primarily an industrial island just North of Savannah. In recent years the Savannah International Trade and Convention Center and the Westin Savannah Harbor Resort have been built.

Now the Chatham County Metropolitan Planning Commission recently approved the plans to build this timeshare resort – at a cost of approximately $80 million. The project still must be approved by the city of Savannah. But the added value to the area should overcome any objections.

“Edgewater Resorts LLC is a group based in Florida and is looking to build the $80,000,000 timeshare project on Hutchinson. This project is intended to be their most high-end resort they’ve built to date, and they plan to incorporate the old cement silos into the design.” The timeshare resort will consist of some 300 units on 20 acres of undeveloped land.

Savannah International Trade and Convention Center

Savannah International Trade and Convention Center

Of course there are wetlands to consider, environmental impact studies to be done, and all the lengthy processes involved in such a large construction project. But the financing is behind this project and it looks to be destined to come to completion.

We can just wait and see if this huge resort addition will be added to the now growing attractions on Hutchinson Island.

 

 

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Timeshare Resale Beats Retail

There are a few ways to buy a timeshare. The most common way most timeshares have been sold is at a sales presentation at the timeshare resort while you are on vacation. You remember the scene: the tour, the 90 minute presentation, the offer of a huge discount if you buy today, or the sales person asking the manager to come over to lean on you to make his sale.

If you were lucky, did your homework, and knew what you were getting into you may have had a good buying experience. If you have yet to do it this way, it would be wise to follow this advice.  A few simple pointers for helping you buy a timeshare if you buy it at the resort.

Read the timeshare Sales Contract

Read the Timeshare Sales Contract

1. Compare the costs of buying and maintaining a timeshare with renting a similar property. Perhaps rent a unit from a current owner first to make sure you like the complex.

2. Evaluate the location and quality of the resort by visiting the facility and talking to current owners about their experience.  Check for complaints about the seller, developer and management company with the State Attorney General’s Office, local consumer protection agencies and the Better Business Bureau.

3. Make sure all promises made by the sales agent are contained in the contract. If it is not in writing, it was not said.

4. Don’t act on impulse or be swayed by high-pressure sales tactics. If possible, ask a lawyer or real estate professional to review the contract before signing.

5. Get the name and contact information of a company representative who can answer your questions before, during and after the sales presentation, and after your purchase.

6. Ask about your ability to cancel the contract (sometimes called “right of rescission”). Many states guarantee your right of rescission, but cancellation periods vary. If the law doesn’t require a right-of-rescission or cooling-off period where you’re buying, ask that one be included in your contract.

7. Use an escrow account if you’re buying into a property that’s not yet completed to protect you if the developer defaults.

8. Be wary of timeshares in foreign countries, since you won’t be protected by U.S. laws.

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NOW having said all of that, I would never recommend buying a timeshare that way! I recommend buying a timeshare on the resale market – or a “used” timeshare. Essentially all timeshares are used by other people on other weeks. Why buy a timeshare this way? Saving Money.

You will save a huge amount of money when buying a timeshare resale. Anywhere from a 25% discount to 50% or more. That is a huge amount of money!

Next question: What is the most reliable way to buy a timeshare from the current owner? I say, ” a Timeshare Resales Specialist”.  A timeshare specialist will have all the experience and contacts they need to get the job done right the first time.

THAT is the way to do it!

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How To Sell Your Timeshare - One Easy Step

Sell Timeshare NowWhen the idea first came to your mind to sell your timeshare you may not have been aware of your options. If you have done some research you have found a wide range of options to sell your timeshare – but they are confusing as to the cost and benefits.  I won’t even include the timeshare scam offers that come your way. You know, the person contacting you saying your timeshare is already sold and all you need to do is send them X thousand dollars to close the deal.

Hassle Free and Professionally Done

RPMLS.com uses the largest centralized database of buyers and timeshare properties for sale in the secondary resale market – including II, RCI, and Exchange Company affiliated resorts. Not only timeshare buyers globally contact the site 24/7 but also brokers fulfilling the vacation needs of their buyers. The company uses state-of-the-art, cutting edge technology to reach as many timeshare buyers as possible. There are no commissions, no appraisal fees — just valued, personalized attention and professional assistance from timeshare knowledgeable resale specialists. Click here for more information.

Assistance from Your Resort

The Developer and Homeowner Association (HOA) controlled owner & repossession resales is your second choice. Unfortunately, per timeshare industry surveys, 58% of all U.S. resorts offer no onsite resale personnel or resale assistance to their owners. If they do, they may or may not ask for the best price. They typically charge steep sales commissions (as high as 40%) to compensate for profit margin losses.

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Many people favor using a licensed brokerage that specializes in timeshare resales. In most cases, you will be charged a commission; however, the agents do all of the legwork for you (advertising, negotiating with the buyer, escrow, contracting, closing and funding.)

Advertise it yourself

Placing your own advertising in your local newspaper generally does not produce the maximum exposure needed to the timeshare buying community. Advertising should be national and international in scope to generate a large enough response. And this can be costly. (i.e., one week in USA Today, which is one of the better sources to advertise your timeshare for sale, can cost you over $1300 for a minimum 4-line classified ad for one week.)

Those are the basics when it comes to selling your timeshare.

Timeshare Sellers’ Frequently Asked Questions.

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Timeshare Deal of the Day - La Quinta Beach Resort

LaQuinta Beach Resort Timeshare For Sale - Eagle Beach

LaQuinta Beach Resort Timeshare For Sale – Eagle Beach

Aruba – Oranjestad – A one bedroom condo ON the beach – tiki huts and cabanas for you to use. What do you wonder this would set you back? $10,000? $20,000? $50,000? Try $5,599! That’s what the owner is asking for their timeshare week 24 at the La Quinta Beach Resort timeshare resort.

That is a steal of a deal.

La Quinta Beach Resort Pool

La Quinta Beach Resort Pool

Right on Eagle Beach! Not a highrise or mega resort this 54 unit resort features a full kitchen, spacious living area, satellite TV and private balcony or patio with ocean view. Recent swimming pool upgrades resulted in two new salt water pools. At night they shine with a beautiful LED light show.

Of course there are other timeshare resorts on Aruba, but this one takes the cake! One of the most desired destinations in the Caribbean, Aruba is an idyllic setting for any vacation.

Aruba is a small island, about 54 square miles located just off the coast of Venezuela north about 20 miles. The beautiful white sandy beaches, tropical climate, and many color blue waters have been attracting vacationers for many many years.

The timeshare resorts on Aruba include a few big named developers including Marriott’s Aruba Ocean Club, La Cabana Beach Resort, Costa Linda Beach Resort, Renaissance Aruba Resort, Marriott’s Aruba Surf Club, Playa Linda Beach Resort, Casa Del Mar Beach Resort, Divi Village Golf and Beach Resort, Paradise Beach Villas, and Caribbean Palm Village.

With low unemployment and a high standard of living, Aruba’s economy is driven by tourism, petroleum refining, gold mining, and aloe export. The rare hurricane does impact Aruba in significant ways but only six have passed within 62 miles of the island since 1877. So the quiet little island of Aruba boasts a very stable “platform” to launch the vacation of a lifetime from.

 

 

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Marco Island and Marriott

Marriott Cypress Harbour Timeshare Sold

Marriott Cypress Harbour Timeshare

It is not real often that something new is happening at Marco Island. Not that it is a boring place, it is just that it has been developed for quite a while and new construction doesn’t happen there. Until this news.

Marriott has work to finish at Marriott Crystal Shores Timeshare Resort.  When the economy slowed down so did timeshare development, construction, and purchase. Now that things are rolling along better, Marriott has taken the cue to start building and selling again.

The new facilities will be located at the intersection of Collier Boulevard and Winterberry Drive where the Radisson used to be.

Of all timeshare developers, Marriott has the reputation, the financing, and the wherewithal to do it right. Their quality and attention to detail is legend among the hierarchy of the timeshare world.

Restaurants, a parking facility, and two more guest suite buildings will be started there sometime in 2015.

The only other remaining large projects for Marco Island this year are the Rose Marco River Marina and Marriott Beach and Golf Resort redevelopment projects.

Marriott Timber Lodge Timeshares for sale by owner

Marriott Timber Lodge Timeshares for sale by owner

Marriott Vacation Club encompasses thousands of locations around the world including Costa Rica, Orlando, Pacific Islands, Florida, Hawaii, Europe, Hilton Head Island, Caribbean, California, and Las Vegas. What’s left? The Moon? The Middle East?

Anyhow, Marriott continues to command the best timeshare resale prices and most volume of units sold on the resale market thanks to all they have going for them.

While reading Marriott’s news about the construction on their website, I couldn’t help but notice their sales ad, “Act Now – Ownership Prices To Increase.”

As an extra incentive to buy before getting gouged, they’re offering a bonus vacation of up to 6 nights from one of 50 or so of their resorts.

So what is the “fine print”? The catch?

I read through the entire “Details of Participation” and there’s no real catch. Just that their prices are going up in March and they want to make a big sales push before the world gets sticker shock – again.

Top selling Marriott Vacation Club timeshares?

 

 

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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.

fishingFishing? 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).

fishing rodsTo 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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