Maintenance Fees - Its That Time Of Year

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What DOES the fine print say?

Your timeshare annual maintenance fee will be in your mailbox soon. It is that annual reminder that you not only own a timeshare but you will be paying for it the rest of your life.

That’s okay if you use your timeshare every year.

Some of us are not able to use our timeshare every year for various reasons – but we will get to that later.

The question a lot of us are asking: “How much will the fee go up this year?” According to most timeshare laws and policies it should not go up more than 25% a year. 2015 brought an exception to that limit for timeshares in Florida. A change to the law made taxes and some fees exempt to the cap on increases (Florida HB 453):

“In no event shall the total common expense assessment for the multisite timeshare plan in a given calendar year exceed 125 percent of the total common expense assessment for the plan in the previous calendar year.

b. Component site common expenses and ad valorem taxes shall not be included in calculating the total common expense assessment under sub-subparagraph a.” Lines 695 – 700

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That’s not the only part of the law that is unfriendly to the consumer or owner. They also changed the law to make it harder to force the resort to take back the timeshare in case of an error in the contract. Back to the maintenance fees…

The average timeshare maintenance fee in 2005 was $471. The average in 2016 was $966. Chances are that if you have owned a timeshare over 10 years the annual fee has doubled. That does not count special assessments that may have cropped up from time to time.

For a large number of timeshare owners it is the maintenance fee that compels them to sell or give up their timeshare. What may have seemed reasonable in the beginning just does not work for them any longer. After all, circumstances in life will change and our abilities to take vacations and afford them change along with it.

Maybe it is time to take the timeshare exit off the maintenance fee freeway. Selling your timeshare is not so foreboding when your timeshare is in the hands of a timeshare resale broker.

Using a timeshare resale broker to sell your timeshare you have an assurance of professionalism, accountability, and skill.

Worried about the maintenance fee for a timeshare you don’t use? Don’t worry. Sell it.

Sponsor Information: is the leader in the Vacation Resale Brokerage Business and innovators of timeshare resale services for individual consumers and software for resale agents. Since 1979 (over 38 years) we have had original management. All of our Timeshare Agents are Resale Specialists and members of NAR, the National Association of REALTORS®.

We pioneered the first timeshare resale broker website on the Internet in 1995. We advertise on many more.

People wanting to sell and get rid of a timeshare benefit from the professionalism of a licensed timeshare resale broker who stay on top of the ever changing technology as well as industry direction. We work with all buyers for the vacation properties registered in our database. We have a team of REALTORS® and personnel who are forever assisting the buyers, sellers and insure that the time share sale transaction is as smooth and easy as possible. Call today to get rid of the timeshare albatross!  Call us at 1-800-247-4392

Experience: We have sold and closed timeshares in over 29 countries, in 47 states in the USA, have closed deals with sellers and buyers from over 89 countries. We have helped thousands of owners get out of an their unwanted unit.  We have a program that gets you out of your property without waiting for a buyer too.  This stops the fee payment burden right away.

We offer all our expertise to you!

What are you waiting for, Call us from the USA or Canada at 1-800-247-4392 or Internationally 1-936-588-4884.

Our offices are at 14500 Hwy 105, Conroe, Texas 77304.

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