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HGV. How can I stop paying Annual Maintenance Fees?

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+1 @brp we all have our indulgences and if you can afford it, go for it because you can't take it with you. Good for @ccwu IMO...it's much easier to get some or all of these perks if you buy bHC in NYC or DC. I believe @ccwu owns there.

Re: $130,000 for GI. Much better to invest that money in a CD or high yield money market, use the 2%+ interest ($2,600+) to pay for vacation rentals. Best news: no MF obligation, easy to sell, and you get your full $130k back in the end.
 
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One could actually purchase resale at some affiliates for much cheaper (@Anthony Schmid quoted less than $40K) gaining HGVC elite status - refer to thread
Thanks - I'll look at this in more detail. It is a much better proposition than what I had calculated previously. I'm not sure I would want to own in the UK (or anywhere outside of the US for that matter) - I've been a firm believer in buying where you would want to go.
 

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Thanks - I'll look at this in more detail. It is a much better proposition than what I had calculated previously. I'm not sure I would want to own in the UK (or anywhere outside of the US for that matter) - I've been a firm believer in buying where you would want to go.
another thing to note. You can give away your Scotland timeshare easily to someone living in Scotland. I have seen 2 bronze weeks taken within a week at Coylumbridge with a transfer fee of 195 pounds each just for posting it on the Coylumbridge facebook group. The people of Scotland enjoy using their deeded week.
 

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I've been a firm believer in buying where you would want to go.
I understand your position and I think that it is a good one. Some of the resorts I have purchased to go to every year, usually booking my home week. After that base, I then purchased others just for the points with low MFs to use elsewhere. Obviously, I have a risk if the HGVC rules change drastically concerning club bookings.
 
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So one more question please.
What is my next step if I don't go with HGV.
Do I contact Redweek and list on there or do I appoint one of the five agents listed above and use them.
I am definately unsure of the next step in the process.
Thanks
Phil
 

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do I appoint one of the five agents listed above and use them
If I were doing this, then this is what I would do because I am familiar with it. I haven't used Redweek.
 

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So one more question please.
What is my next step if I don't go with HGV.
Do I contact Redweek and list on there or do I appoint one of the five agents listed above and use them.
I am definately unsure of the next step in the process.
Thanks
Phil
If you are unsure, I would contact a couple of the agents above and go with who you feel the most comfortable with. Just my opinion.
 

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If I were doing this, then this is what I would do because I am familiar with it. I haven't used Redweek.
One can always list with both for more coverage with the understanding that if the agent listing is exclusive (and many/most are) that you'd owe them their fee even if it sells on Redweek. More cost, but more exposure.

Cheers.
 

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Keep in mind that many agents will also post an ad on Redweek and other sites as part of their services.
 

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Thanks so much for this thread. I am interested in selling or giving away my Las Palmeras studio. I've been seeing advertisements from legal firms saying they will get my money back. HAH! It's good to know there's a place to go. This was a bad purchase for me because my vacations are always to visit friends and family or join established tours which include housing.
 
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So I contacted these recommended agents.......

Judi Kozlowski @ http://judikoz.com/Search.aspx
Seth Nock @ http://www.sellingtimeshares.net/category/listings/hilton/
Diane Nadeau @ https://www.timesharebrokersales.com/hilton-timeshares/index.php
Syed Sarmad @ https://advantagevacation.com/hilton-grand-vacations-club-for-sale-and-resale/
Carl Thoms @ http://timeshare-resale.com/

Just to let everybody know Judi and Carl contacted me with prices, Diane contacted me but no prices. Seth and Syed GAVE NO RESPONSE AT ALL despite me chasing them twice. I guess they are too busy to respond to customers!
 

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So I contacted these recommended agents.......

Judi Kozlowski @ http://judikoz.com/Search.aspx
Seth Nock @ http://www.sellingtimeshares.net/category/listings/hilton/
Diane Nadeau @ https://www.timesharebrokersales.com/hilton-timeshares/index.php
Syed Sarmad @ https://advantagevacation.com/hilton-grand-vacations-club-for-sale-and-resale/
Carl Thoms @ http://timeshare-resale.com/

Just to let everybody know Judi and Carl contacted me with prices, Diane contacted me but no prices. Seth and Syed GAVE NO RESPONSE AT ALL despite me chasing them twice. I guess they are too busy to respond to customers!
FYI...Syed's specialty is Hawaiian properties. He sometimes dabbles in mainland but probably only when he is not busy.
 
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FYI...Syed's specialty is Hawaiian properties. He sometimes dabbles in mainland but probably only when he is not busy.
That really is no excuse for not replying to three emails though is it?
 
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So I contacted these recommended agents.......

Judi Kozlowski @ http://judikoz.com/Search.aspx
Seth Nock @ http://www.sellingtimeshares.net/category/listings/hilton/
Diane Nadeau @ https://www.timesharebrokersales.com/hilton-timeshares/index.php
Syed Sarmad @ https://advantagevacation.com/hilton-grand-vacations-club-for-sale-and-resale/
Carl Thoms @ http://timeshare-resale.com/

Just to let everybody know Judi and Carl contacted me with prices, Diane contacted me but no prices. Seth and Syed GAVE NO RESPONSE AT ALL despite me chasing them twice. I guess they are too busy to respond to customers!
Diane has now replied so that is three replies out of five. These five were supposedly the best five.
 

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ok, so eliminate those that haven’t replied and continue with your selection process or simply go with Grand Vacations Realty.
 
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That is what I have done.
I have agreed with the agent to put the platinum up for $9K incl fees and $1K incl fees.
I will let you all know how they progress.
Phil
 
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