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  1. L

    Preferred Timeshare Resales?

    Hello, Just wondering if anyone has purchased a resale through Preferred Timeshare Resales? And is it better to purchase a resale through a broker who has listed for someone on Redweek, or directly from an owner who is selling on Redweek? Thanks so much!
  2. S

    Completely New

    Hi everyone, I’m excited to join this incredibly knowledgeable community. I am just returning from Florida after attending a Hilton Vacation Club session. We didn’t buy but the program has me interested in resales. A few questions: 1) Did I make the right call? The package was expensive for...
  3. C

    Looking for advice on sale pricing - Hilton Club New York

    Hi everyone, Hope this is an allowable post. My parents own an HGVC timeshare at the Hilton Club New York. The total annual fees are $1,971.00 USD ($336 of which are club dues). It receives 8000 HGVC points annually (5000 before the conversion). They purchased for around $42k USD, but I...
  4. M

    Newbie needs help with first HGVC resale purchase: Trump International or Grand Islander

    Looking to buy our first TS and have two different options. Both look like good deals relative to other offers but still leery about pulling the trigger on our first TS because it feels like we are always missing something in this complex world. We might use the Islander once or twice (prob...
  5. S

    Valuation help for a possible Marriott resale

    Hi all! I am considering purchasing a family friend's Marriott timeshare and wanted to understand a few things first. There are 2 separate timeshares in the account: 1) Is a week at Marriott’s Grande Vista in Orlando. 2 Bedroom + 2 Bath. Season: Platinum It says “Enrolled” (I believe this means...
  6. S

    Sheraton Flex - newbie resale questions

    Hi all! I'm a newbie and need some advice. We bought Sheraton Flex at Steamboat Springs and are going to be rescinding tomorrow (we bought for $26k: 67,100 options, they gave us 134,2000 options to be used in the first two years, and 6 certs to buy 330,000 Bonvoy points for about $2,200 each)...
  7. ushulu

    Urgent need some truth/help here...

    We are at the Westin Ocean Villa now. Thinking of buying a week, suppose to sign the contract tomorrow....they told us today that the resale owner can NOT exchange in their network. They can only stay at where their deed is. If they want to change inside Westin network, they have to do it...
  8. T

    Marriott Kauai Beach club resale question

    We are looking to buy Marriott Kauai Beach club resale 2 BR OV Annual for little over $5K (including closing costs). Would like to get feedback on if this is a good buy. Thanks so much!
  9. P

    Marriott Vacation Club - Planning to buy and need guidance

    Hello Everyone - We recently stayed at Grande vista and attended the 90 min sales pitch and purchased a MVC destination 1500 point package at $21k and $1157 MF. Perks were 3000 points + Another 1500 after 18 months. Luckily stumbled at this site and realized the blunder we had made. Luckily it...
  10. M

    Need ii help for dummies

    Geeetings! I honestly thought I had read all the how to’s and understood them but then I went to try to exchange my week for the first time and I’m completely lost. background: bought gold week on resale market (very happy with it) however next year we will be traveling elsewhere when we...
  11. J

    How do Biennial (developer) and Annual (resale) Contract Use Years Get combined?

    Hello, I have owned 168,000 biennial points with an even year, Dec 31 use year end at Bonnet Creek that I bought directly through Wyndham. I recently purchased an annual resale contract on ebay, for 190,000 points with use year end of Sep 30. I was just notified that the title transfer has...
  12. T

    Using Previous Owner to Reserve Weeks Pending Resale Closure

    I bought at SVV-Bella this summer. The Closing Process is moving rather slow. I have a recorded deed approved by the county, and now the paperwork is in vistanas queue to confirm my ownership on their end. They have had the paperwork since 14 July. My issue is, I am planning a vacation to the...
  13. T

    Vistana confirming Timeshare Transfer

    Howdy! Question on Vistana Timelines. I just closed on SVV in late June and closing company sent docs to Vistana to confirm the transfer on their end. According to the tracking info I received, Vistana received all documents required on July 19. I haven’t heard anything beyond this point. I’ve...
  14. N

    [Comparison] 2 vs 3 bedroom lock off for purchase

    Looking to purchase [Comments deleted so as to remove appearance of an ad.] for use as well as trades. Current DP owner. What are the pros and cons of a two bedroom versus a three bedroom lock off for trading through II? We do have 3 kids so do fit in the 2 bedroom for use and straight across...
  15. prajora

    Wyndham resale with low MF?

    Anyone have low MF Wyndham on resale? Already own HGVC but will consider low MF to go to more local places in Northern California. Prefer MF less than 600. Thx
  16. A

    Worth it to buy Welk developer points to convert 'resale' status to 'developer purchased'? - in midst of Merger

    Introduction: I was lucky enough to find this website during a Welks presentation 3 years ago as they were trying to sell me a 180k point developer package with benefits for ~$24k. The resale market proved invaluable and I instead opted to buy a 780k point package for $8.5k instead :rolleyes...
  17. B

    What should I buy?

    Currently have 7,000 annual HGVC points (Sea World but we never stay there). Frustrated with lack of options in warm places in the winter months and frustrated with continental US Gold Crown options in RCI. We bought our pts aftermarket and considering a non-HGVC aftermarket purchase that has...
  18. 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...
  19. 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...
  20. Andrearr

    HIVC resale info

    Can someone do a detailed post about limitations and restrictions of buying holiday inn vacation club resale? I found one of those posts for vistana after purchasing from the developer I was able to rescind and buy directly from somebody on this site. looking for the same regarding holiday inn...
  21. D

    Need advice on current offer to upgrade to Westin Flex and to "retro" a resale

    Hi all, I know there are some real pros here on Vistana ownerships. I'm at Westin Kierland and the vacation club sales team made us an offer and also gave us a day to think about it. Due to COVID, it sounds better than other offers I've heard in the past, but I am still cautious. We currently...
  22. J

    Not sure if I'm getting a deal

    Discovered this forum today and new to T/S. I own a deeded timeshare/vacation club with very low points (5k) that I bought a couple of years ago. It's paid off and the maintenance is minimal (approx $150/year). It came with access to RCI and I've used it multiple times to book "extra vacations"...
  23. G

    Can you view Resorts availability prior to purchasing a resale Timeshare? How to make ab educated decision on a resale

    Hello Tugs, I am interested in investing in timeshares to be used as a way to payoff maintenance fees and put some extra money in my pocket. Some of the questions I have during my searches are: * If I bought this, would I even be able to book a popular month to be able to list my week... even...
  24. L

    1 day left to rescind contract and need some advice!

    We got 126k points with 175 bonus points for 19k. They were "resale" points, but purchased officially. I understand that I can get the same amount of points for like $800 resale online, and am likely going to rescind the contract. However.....I like that our current points include Wyndham and...
  25. cindylou

    Marriott now allegedly allowing Vistana (Westin and Sheraton) properties in their Resale Program

    I just attended our Lakeside Terrace Annual Owner meeting yesterday and as of about 2 weeks ago, Marriott is including the Sheraton and Westin properties in their resale program. An owner attended the meeting simply because she wanted to find a way to legitimately get rid of her unit and Chris...
  26. 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...
  27. J

    Housekeeping and Reservation fees with resale contracts

    At an update this morning, I was told that points acquired through a resale purchase, when used to make a reservation, are charged reservation fee and housekeeping credits, even if VIP and has unlimited housekeeping credits and reservations. So I asked if this is true, then when making a...
  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. H

    What does this Addendum mean? HGVC

    Hi all, Quick question. I am entering into a resale contract for HGVC Tuscany Village EOY Odd and I received a copy of the deed with this addendum. The estoppel shows 7000 points EOY and looks how it's supposed to look. However, I wanted to check on this addendum and if this is what it's...
  30. redgirlraven

    Hyatt and ROFR

    Hello, I just purchased a Hyatt Ka'anapali timeshare and am still within the cancelation period. I am wondering if anyone has recently successfully sold/purchased there without Hyatt excersising their ROFR? I see similar properties on resale marketplaces for much less than what I am paying and...