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Help Buying my first timeshare!


TUG Member
Aug 29, 2015
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Altadena, California
HELLO!! Tuggers!! I'm new to the group and I've been reading and studying. I really, really want to enter the Timeshare world!! We travel 1-2x a year on vacation. I'd like to bank on the accomodations to be a certain quality with kitchen/kitchenette and access to washer and dryer, plus plenty of space for the family and occasionally friends if we choose.

My dream is to own an EOY 2b 2ba Ocean Front at HGVC Waikiki Lagoon Tower. And and EOY 2b 2ba Westin to trade in II. And the combined fees not to exeed $1200 a year! Tell me if my dreams can come true!!

1) Where do you want your home resort to be?
Waikiki HGVC lagoon

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?
I'd like to trade more than half the time.

3) What are your 5 top trade destinations?
Australia, Canada, Europe, New Zealand, Mexico,

4) How many people do you usually travel with?

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

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

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

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

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

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?
We can truly afford $1500 but I'd prefer less than $1000

11) Are you a detail oriented planner?

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. I fully understand.
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Sep 28, 2011
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Resorts Owned
Marriott's Grande Vista
Worldmark x2
SVV Bella 81k
MF's for lagoon...
Lagoon Tower just posted
Hilton Hawaiian Village (HHV) Lagoon Tower two bedroom premier during Gold Season (7,000 HGVC points).
I own an EOY odd (MF due every other year).

2015 Operating Fee $1,063.86
2015 Reserve Fee $272.32
Real Estate Taxes $118.21
2015 Hawaii Ge Tax $62.96
Total Current Balance: $1,517.35
Voluntary Arda Roc $5.00

NOTE: This doesn't include 2015 Club Dues of $140.00 which is billed with my Flamingo week

Westin: (1/2 for EOY)
2015 Westin Desert Willow Villas 2 Bedroom Lockoff Annual 1491.62 39 133.56

Pretty tight there.