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  1. B

    Program Comparison Table: DVC to Hilton Grand Vacations

    Hello, all. I'm a first-time thread contributor- be gentle ;-) There may not be a lot of people who own at DVC but might be thinking about buying into Hilton's timeshare program (Hilton Grand Vacations). In case you might be - or are just interested in how the programs compare - I'm sharing a...
  2. prajora

    HGV App limitations

    Just wondering what are the limitation of the HGV App vs. HGVwe site. Here are some I can point out: 1. HGV App cannot be used for RCI bookings or last min deals 2. HGV App does not also show Hilton Last mins deals There may be many more. Let’s hear from the experienced HGV owners. Thanks
  3. L

    My Survey - Help! What should I buy? (or should I even buy?)

    THIS IS SO AMAZING!!! First, let me just say Thank You for creating this, and to all members for keeping it alive. When we first moved to Rhode Island I couldn’t find anyone who knew a thing about steam heat and found a website called Heating Help that taught me all I needed to know. This seems...
  4. prajora

    Best ways to end your HGVC ownerhip

    Let’s say you had HGVC ownership for few years. Enjoyed it and created good memories from vacations. Now it is time to end a contract or want to upgrade/ downgrade your points. What choices you have? 1. Sell your ownership in say TUG marketplace. Be ready to get pennies on the dollar. Don’t even...
  5. prajora

    Best way to book HGVC, RCI, Hilton

    Are there some good ways to book your vacations as HGVC member. Here are some observations : 1. Mobile app for HGVC offers limited view only. You need to use HGVC website to see much more info. So big diff in mobil App and website. Correct? 2.Mobile App does not allow RCI bookings. HGVC...
  6. prajora

    Share your TS portfolio- starting with HGVC

    Let’s share your HGVC and other TS portfolio(RCI, Wyndham etc). For each holding it will be nice if you can share Points, annual, bienial, MF approx, TS location, Buying price. Just a short summary to tie it all together. Say your best holding and why. Any big regrets and why. Purpose is just...
  7. prajora

    RCI vs HGVC ownership

    Does it make sense to have both HGVC and RCI ownership for wider reach to resorts? 1. HGVC properties may be higher level than many RCI properties. But RCI has many resorts. Correct? 2. If the goal is more choices, can that be achieved by just HGVC to RCI selection or have RCI ownership. More...
  8. prajora

    HGVC purchase deal opinion (merged)

    Looking for opinion from experienced HGVC owners if the following deal makes sense: Annual 5000 pts. MF about $1100, Vegas Unused 5000 pts to transfer Sale price $1000 MF paid for 2021 Is this a good deal? Thanks
  9. prajora

    Timeshare ownership with friends and family

    New to Timeshare ownership. Do own a HGVC -not resale. So not very smart decision. But do enjoy the resort stays now. Q 1: Is is possible to own jointly TS with another friend or family member? That way we can share buying cost, Yearly mainteance etc. Q2: Are there certain TS more friendly to...
  10. prajora

    HGVC or RCI resorts in Hawaii

    Dear HGVC owners, Could you advise on good HGVC resorts or RCI deposited points, for stay in Hawaii. Important consideration is bookable in next 4months. So offer good chance to get booking. - Looking for 1bedroom, Kitchen- 1week stay. - Not looking to eat out a lot. - Is rental car...
  11. prajora

    HGVC - point conversion to Hilton Honors or RCI

    Hi, I am relatively new to the HGVC ownership. My question is what are the best choices for HGVC point conversion if they will expire say end of year and you may not be able to use them: 1. Extend HGVC point by paying fee. 2. Convert to Hilton Honors- don’t expire but don’t give lot of...
  12. J

    by Hilton Club / The District -- dues questions

    I own several HGVC weeks (2 in Park City UT, 1 in Vegas), none of which are "by Hilton Club." I'm considering the resale purchase of a week at The District in DC, which is a bHC property. I'm aware that the bHC properties have an 'all-inclusive' Club Dues option with a $313 (ish) annual fee...
  13. R

    HGVC RCI 2-year rental program...good deal?

    Still a newbie owner here. Just got a call from HGVC RCI agent asking if I want to join the 2-year Rental Option program through RCI/HGVC. Can someone please tell me what the downside is? It's kind of like when we bought our property...everything sounded too good to be true. I only have 24...
  14. Family Traveler

    Advice Needed on Selling HGV NY Club

    Greetings, Like so many others, I wish I found this forum years ago! Thank you for all your informative posts. We are looking to sell our timeshare and would like advice on how/where to sell it and realistically what we should expect to get for it. We own at The New York Club, 7,000 points and...
  15. tony_i

    New Year at The Elara - Las Vegas - 12/29/20-01/02/2021

    New Year in Las Vegas! Celebrate the New Year in Las Vegas at the Elara. Conveniently located next to the Miracle Mile Mall with access to 170+ shops and restaurants, and right next door to the Planet Hollywood hotel & Casino. You are close to the Vegas action and very close to the center of...
  16. R

    HGVC Hawaii resort/cruise questions

    Hello, I am brand new to HGVC, but I have been doing a lot of homework. We are looking to go to Hawaii in 2022 and taking my wife's family as a 50th wedding anniversary gift to her parents...total of 8 or 9 people most likely. We have 10,000 bonus points to utilize. Trying to figure out...
  17. S

    Buying HGVC resale if I already own

    I already have 7000 annual HGVC platinum points at Las Palmeras. If I found and purchased addition platinum points resale for the same resort, Las Palmeras, will this keep my maintenance fees lower (obviously higher then 7000 annual points) compared to buying resale at another resort? I'm...
  18. prajora

    Needing advice on RCI points

    Hello All, I am new to Timeshares. I do own HGVC 7000 every other year. Bought at retail so not smart. Now I have used couple of HGVC resorts and enjoyed it. We are in San Francisco Bay area (Northern California). Since my first wrong purchase, I have learnt to buy dirt cheap on resale. I...
  19. C

    HGVC Just paid $19.5k. If rescinded, do we lose all the “benefits”(March 2020)

    Hey all, Like so many on here, we attended the sales presentation for HGVC and bought. It was low pressure and financially it made sense to us. But everyone gets buyer remorse on much smaller purchases so it got me thinking and I started researching, hence landing here! I’m all for rescinding...
  20. H

    Should we buy?

    1) Is there a vacation destination you wish to visit most of the time or on a regular basis? if so where? Myrtle Beach 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 at least half the time 3) What are your 5 top trade...
  21. SenorBlanco

    Current state of timesharing---opinions /poll

    Good morning! Spent a lot of time over the last few days going through the incredible information contained here trying to educate myself in the timesharing vernacular. Quite honestly, from what I'm gathering there appears to be a sense of uncertainty around a few items in the industry which...
  22. SenorBlanco

    HGVC vs MVC - Pros and cons

    Found the site, proceeded to put my first post in the wrong place (sorry, admin), love the site, joined the site! Considering options, spent a few hours looking and honestly haven’t found a good comparison between HGVC vs MVC. (Feel free to link if I just haven’t come across it). Initial...
  23. md8287

    HGVC 3,400 annual points - FREE

    This listing is for 3,400 points that can be used at the home resort at HGVC at South Beach in Miami during gold season or throughout the HGVC system. USAGE BEGINS IN 2020. Buyer will pay all closing costs which include: Closing Fees to Closing Company $200. HGVC Transfer Fee of $495...
  24. md8287

    Advice on selling 2 HGVC Timeshares together - 8,200 points

    I own two weeks at HGVC at South Beach Miami. Both are 1 bedroom and one is a gold week (3,400 points) and the other is platinum (4,800 points). Since I want to sell both weeks (ideally together) I am wondering if I sell to the same buyer if they can save on the transfer/activation fees? Has...
  25. S

    VIP package scheduled for Spring, should I purchase as LLC to avoid ROFR?

    Hello, Long time lurker, first time poster. A year ago Hilton brought us in for a HGVC presentation. We were interested, but I dont like to make large purchases without researching. Instead, we purchased an HGVC VIP package in Hawaii for this Spring. I stumbled upon TUG and found a wealth...
  26. H

    Fiesta Americana Open Season

    Has anyone booked open season through Fiesta Americana Vacation Club (FAVC)? They don't have any documentation in their 2019 Member Book. I know how to do it through Hilton HGVC, but I'm wondering how it's done through the FAVC. I'm an owner at FAVC Cabo and looking for the process through FAVC...
  27. H

    HGVC Timeshare - Anderson Ocean Club in Myrtle - Free to good owner - Comes with points!!

    Haven't taken to the timeshare experience and looking to transfer ownership. New owner to cover any transfer/title fees/closing costs. No current HOA or maintenance fees due. Currently have timeshare for: Hilton Grand Vacations Club Anderson Ocean Club - 2BR Season: Gold Even years - 5,000...
  28. L

    Sample Notice of ROFR?

    Would anyone please be so kind to share a sample notice of ROFR to the seller (e.g., Hilton, Marriott, etc.)? What should be included in the notice, besides the price of resale? Thanks so much.
  29. B

    2019 Current List of HGVC Authorized Resellers

    Hi didn't see this stickied anywhere but I hear the only way HGVC recognizes points towards elite status is buy purchasing direct or through authorized resellers. Is this still accurate? Sounds a bit off -topic to the thread title I know but it's actually driving what I'm about to ask ( in...
  30. mcsteve

    Advice getting into Hawaii

    I currently have a HGVC RCI account and when I look at the available properties in Hawaii for the spring of 2021 there is only one property that shows. I have a 2br Southwind by Spinnaker property on HHI that I have not associated with RCI or II (my HGVC RCI does not allow adding non HGVC...