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WHAT SHOULD I BUY

Discussion in 'New to Timesharing? Look Here!' started by Hsahota1, Apr 29, 2018.

  1. Hsahota1

    Hsahota1 TUG Member

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    1) Is there a vacation destination you wish to visit most of the time or on a regular basis? if so where?

    Hawaii

    2) Do you want to visit your home resort at least half the time, or do you want to trade more than half the time?

    Visit

    3) What are your 5 top trade destinations?

    Hawaii islands, Florida, California, Arizona,

    4) How many people do you usually travel with?

    4 including 2 kids

    5) Can you travel any time, or are you locked into the school schedule?

    Mostly school schedule

    6) Can you make firm plans 12 or more mos. in advance?

    Yes and No. Planning in Summer months is a bit easier.

    7) Can you vacation for a full week at a time?

    Yes

    8) What level of accommodations do you prefer on a scale of 1 to 5 stars?

    4-5 star

    9) How much can you afford to spend upfront, without financing?

    $5000-$7000

    10) How much can you afford to spend every year for a maintenance fee that will come due right after Christmas, and increase each year?

    $1100-$1500

    11) Are you a detail oriented planner?

    Yes

    12) Do you understand that once you buy a timeshare, it may be very difficult to sell or give away, and you are responsible for all fees, until you do?

    Yes
     
  2. slip

    slip TUG Review Crew: Veteran TUG Member

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    4 to 5 star for a two bedroom at $1,500 is going to be tough.
     
  3. Hsahota1

    Hsahota1 TUG Member

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    I'm ok with 1 bedroom with a pull out sofa.

    Would I be able to use the points (let's say 7200) at a non home resort and get a 2 bedroom instead of 1 bedroom if there is availability?
     
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    slip TUG Review Crew: Veteran TUG Member

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    What point system are you referring to? A one bedroom may work while your kids are younger but as they get older, you would be better served with a two bedroom.
     
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    HGVC Point system.

    What would you recommend?
     
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    slip TUG Review Crew: Veteran TUG Member

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    What island do you want to visit the most? Hilton isn’t on all the islands. I believe Hilton is only on Oahu and the Big Island.
     
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    Oahu majority of the times with Big Island once in a while.

    Hoping to start off with 7200 biennial points and down the road purchase additional points.
     
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    I would go to the Hilton section and read up on the system. Post any questions in that section. All the Hilton people will be able to help. If those two islands interest you the most, your on the right track.
     
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    I would not buy a one bedroom unit with two kids. It may work now, but once they are tweens or teens, it will not.

    A two bedroom 4-5 star in Hawaii will be tough on your proposed budget (both the buy-in and the annual fee), although I know the Bay Club at Waikoloa would fit your specifications (note: the Bay Club is a Hilton affiliate; it is not on the beach)
     
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