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Free: The Surf Club of Marco week 50 - paid for 2018 (Marco Island, FL)

Discussion in 'Bargain Deals' started by CtopherMI, Feb 8, 2018.

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    My family has owned this week 50 unit on Marco Island, Florida, right on and facing the Gulf of Mexico since 1993. I took it over from my Mother in 1999, and it is time to let it go. It is paid for this year, too, so you get to use it right away.

    This is a gold crown resort that trades in RCI, II, or HGVC. A Hilton membership is not required. Week 50 was listed as a red week for this location.

    This unit has 2 bedrooms and 2 bathrooms and sleeps up to 6. It is a sixth floor balcony with a beach view. The Surf Club is an older resort but it has been well maintained over the years with many upgrades including hurricane upgrades that helped it weather the 2017 hurricane with only two weeks of down time. All the units have new appliances this past year too.

    Maintenance fees for 2018 were $1,156.99 and that amount has been about the same for the past 6 years without any assessments.

    Contact me if you are interested, post if you have any questions about the unit or anything else.

    Thanks for checking it out!

    Chris
     
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    I've been asked how many points this is worth in the Hilton Grand Vacations Club and the last time I had an HGVC membership it was worth 3500 points. I don't know if that is the same still but can check if others wanted to know. In the past I actually used this with RCI and made some nice trades including a trade for a 2 bedroom in Kauai, HI that was one of my favorite vacations.

    Personally I think you are much better off using this in either RCI or Interval International (II). The membership fees for those groups is lower than the HGVC, and it will trade well in either of those. However if you are already an HGVC member then this would be a great addition to your membership too.
     
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    Thinking about it, which unit is it?
     
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    How about closing costs, what are they expected to be?
     
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    LT Transfers has been mentioned on the boards: http://www.lttransfers.com/ They would charge just $150. When I bought this week from my Mom it was about $120 for an attorney in Sarasota to transfer it for us, including the recording fees. But LT Transfers looks easy enough.

    This property is managed by the Hilton club but it isn't a club property so you don't need to join them or get them involved. Pretty straight forward, and if the closing costs are a problem I can pay it.
     
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    If available I will take
     
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    Thank you Panina. The transfer has been started and the original deed faxed out. I'll stay in touch.
    Chris
     
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    Excellent! Thanks for the offer. Chris is prompt and clear in answering questions. No wonder it went quickly.
     
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    Great week for me and much appreciated. I have a week 51 at Sunrise on Marco Island and even though I could have gotten a week 50 I was hesitant because it was a 1 br. Being this is a 2 br and can be part of hgvc, it was the push to get it.

    Now with this and just also getting two additional winter weeks in Key West I will need to start working on gifting the weeks I don’t use.

    I think I have my portfolio now with mostly what I will use. I have gifted 6 timeshares the last 6 months, I think 2-3 more I will be listing to gift soon.
     
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    I kind of remember your dilemma about buying week 50 in south FLORIDA. Glad it has worked out for you.
     
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    Thanks, this shows if you have patience waiting in timesharing what you can use eventually shows up.
     
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    I'm thrilled that this was what you were looking for Panina. Amazing how these things just work out sometimes :)
     
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    I'm so very happy for you and I know how much you like this area... I'm so excited that you got this...
     
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    Thank you, yes it works well, a very good compromise for me. Now I have to stop being lazy and give away the few more I don’t use. I like them and know I can’t use them but keep saying maybe one day.
     
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    I was all ready to take this
     
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    Let me know what your gifting. I’m building my portfolio. Glad u got this one, I was going to get it
     
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    Thanks, I have one tugger before you that I promised first crack at them then you will be second.

    I think I will be giving away 2-4 units. If the ones I just put an offer in Key west which was accepted are still good then it will be the 4 that I will gift. Can’t be in two places and one time

    I’m at Disney Saratoga this week so I will let you know next week.
     
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    Anything in sw Florida
     
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    Hey! I just left Disney! awesome week to be there
     
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    I leave Sunday. Too bad I didn’t know you were here, we could have met in person.

    Today was awesome. Disney artist Stephen Fishwick was at Epcot. I was thinking about getting his print of “we love epcot” and he was outside finishing a demo. I missed it but he spent time talking with me, very nice warm person. He signed my print not only on the front but personally on the back. Just love it.

    The other day I did a caricature which was so much fun and came out great. Made me laugh at myself silly. Maybe I will use it as my image on tug.

    Between these two things, which were surprisingly not expensive, great week with memories of fun.
     
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    The minute I saw it knew it would work, was surprised I got it.

    It looks like it will be 2 northwest Florida weeks but high demand weeks, maybe a southwest later in the year
     

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