• The TUGBBS forums are completely free and open to the public and exist as the absolute best place for owners to get help and advice about their timeshares for more than 30 years!

    Join Tens of Thousands of other Owners just like you here to get any and all Timeshare questions answered 24 hours a day!
  • TUG started 30 years ago in October 1993 as a group of regular Timeshare owners just like you!

    Read about our 30th anniversary: Happy 30th Birthday TUG!
  • TUG has a YouTube Channel to produce weekly short informative videos on popular Timeshare topics!

    Free memberships for every 50 subscribers!

    Visit TUG on Youtube!
  • TUG has now saved timeshare owners more than $21,000,000 dollars just by finding us in time to rescind a new Timeshare purchase! A truly incredible milestone!

    Read more here: TUG saves owners more than $21 Million dollars
  • Sign up to get the TUG Newsletter for free!

    60,000+ subscribing owners! A weekly recap of the best Timeshare resort reviews and the most popular topics discussed by owners!
  • Our official "end my sales presentation early" T-shirts are available again! Also come with the option for a free membership extension with purchase to offset the cost!

    All T-shirt options here!
  • A few of the most common links here on the forums for newbies and guests!

Hold the presses! A decrease in MF's

Gophesjo

TUG Review Crew: Veteran
TUG Member
Joined
Sep 6, 2011
Messages
908
Reaction score
18
Points
229
Location
Phoenix
Not sure where this goes, but there has been a decrease (albeit tiny) decrease in MF's from 2011 to 2012 at Orange Tree Golf Resort in Scottsdale. The 1BR studio decreased from $658.00 to $656.32. Shell's management fee for the resort, by the way is less than 7% of the total collections - which I believe is entirely reasonable (especially in light of an almost 20% figure for addition to reserves).
 

Gophesjo

TUG Review Crew: Veteran
TUG Member
Joined
Sep 6, 2011
Messages
908
Reaction score
18
Points
229
Location
Phoenix
Its a 1BR

It's a 740 sq ft 1 BR that they call a '1 BR studio', probably because it is a kitchenette rather than a full kitchen, and because the bedroom does not have a window.
 

rickandcindy23

TUG Review Crew: Elite
TUG Member
Joined
Jun 6, 2005
Messages
32,560
Reaction score
9,409
Points
1,049
Location
The Centennial State
Resorts Owned
Wyndham Founder; Disney OKW & SSR; Marriott's Willow Ridge and Shadow Ridge,Grand Chateau; Val Chatelle; Hono Koa OF (3); SBR(LOTS), SDO a few; Grand Palms(selling); WKORV-OF ,Westin Desert Willow.
I would like to see Shell reduce the MF's for Points, or at least keep them steady. I am not looking forward to a huge increase with our 12,225 points.
 

Gophesjo

TUG Review Crew: Veteran
TUG Member
Joined
Sep 6, 2011
Messages
908
Reaction score
18
Points
229
Location
Phoenix
What is the interval owner input for the points program?

As an interval owner at a specific owner-controlled resort, I am somewhat protected as the HOA can and does closely monitor management performance. Does Shell have an owner Board or owner advisory Board that does the same for points owners? I also wonder who controls the voting rights connected to those resort interval weeks that have been entered/deposited/contributed into the trust? If enough owners were to convert their weeks into points, could Shell regain control of any of its resorts that are currently owner-controlled?
 
Top