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Westgate resale restrictions

Discussion in 'All Other Timeshare Systems' started by DrQ, Dec 31, 2018.

  1. DrQ

    DrQ TUG Member

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    This has issue has come up in another thread and I thought that I would take the points of how Westgate eviscerates the rights of buyers of Westgate Properties on resale.

    Fees
    Westgate has a three tier fee system. One for Developer Purchased Online(Retail), Developer Purchased Agent(Retail) and One for Non Developer Purchased (Resale).
    For the most part, Online and Agent assisted transactions are the same cost.

    2018-2019 Fees:
    WG-fees.png
    As you can see, there is a hefty increase of fees to a resale buyer!

    Seasons
    If you are considering buying a fixed or floating Westgate Week, keep in mind the Season. This is very important.

    In general, there are three Seasons with the exception of Park City Resort & Spa and Myrtle Beach (Building 2000).

    These Seasons are:
    • Value
    • All
    • Fixed Event
    For Park City Resort & Spa the Seasons are:
    • Value
    • All
    • Fixed Event
    • Ski
    For Myrtle Beach (Building 2000) the Seasons are:
    • Value
    • Select
    • All
    • Fixed Event
    For resale owner it is important to remember that you are locked into your Season (or lesser)!
    Retail owners can pay to upgrade seasons:
    WG-seasonUG.png
    Note that resale (Non-Developer Sold Timeshare Interests) has NO ability for a Seasonal Upgrade.

    Myrtle Beach Unit Upgrades
    With Myrtle Beach you have the ability to upgrade your unit, if you are a retail owner:
    WG-unitUG.png
    Again note: This option is not available to the resale buyer.

    Park City Resort & Spa upgrades
    As with Myrtle Beach, during ski season, there are premium upcharges for room upgrades:
    WG-parkcitUG.png
    As with the other upgrades, these are not available to resale owners.

    Conclusion
    The upshot of purchasing Westgate resale is to make sure you have the size, location and season you want because you will most likely not be able to upgrade as retail (Developer) purchasers can. Confirm that Westgate will not downgrade the Season of a floating week when they do the transfer.
     
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  2. hudshut

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    Bump. Definitely worth reminding potential buyers.

    Question:
    Can the WorldMark TravelShare workaround be used on Westgate?

    in other words:
    Resale buyer is added on to title...Wait a couple months...then have seller remove himself from title?
     
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  3. Cal_florida

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    That’s good to know as I’m looking at a Westgate resale in Kissimmee, I’m really put off if there are any resale restrictions and the thought that your account will be ‘flagged’ because my family would love to be westgate owners
     
  4. dioxide45

    dioxide45 TUG Review Crew: Veteran TUG Member

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    With so many other great timeshare systems, I simply don't see any reason to ever buy Westgate.
     
  5. LannyPC

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    That would be a great line to use for someone who happens to be at a Westgate sales presentation.
     
  6. simpsontruckdriver

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    Another good timeshare in Orlando is Holiday Inn Club Vacations (formerly known as Orange Lake, although their premier resort is still called that). You can buy a points-based resale at Gatlinburg or Lake Geneva or South Beach (aka Myrtle Beach) and be able to use those points at any HICV resort. Or, you can buy a deeded week at Orange Lake (there are 4 "villages") for less than $200 when factoring in the transfer and closing costs. Yearly Maintenance Fees are around $1000 (give or take $100). OL is a huge property, they have a shuttle that takes people anywhere they need to be within the resort. There are also 2 or 3 golf courses, a mini-golf course, lots of pools, lots of stuff to do, a Publix (grocery) and Target right outside the gates, and plenty of places to eat.

    I would know, my in-laws own HICV and we've stayed with them at the resort. They also have a 4-day trial package for less than $400, which requires a 2-hour sales presentation (don't buy but at least you see what the resort is all about).

    TS
     

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