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Its my Mom's Timeshare - Fix or Float?

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Mom asked me to "sell" her timeshare... she hasn't been there for years.
I'm pretty sure it would be called a week 10 Float... wants the easiest way to determine it is a float (versus fixed).
Would it be on the deed, should I call the facility, etc?
Thanks
 

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Call the resort. If you state the resort, another owner here might be able to tell you.
 

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Is this advertising? Maybe easier to just walk away from it.
 

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Ouch. Westgate (known around here ae Wastegate) has little if any value. They strip all the benefits from it when it transfers to a second owner. it is possible that Mom could transfer I intact to her son or other family member, but that just passes the unsaleability down another generation. TUGgers have had to actually pay people to take these Westgate units. Now a 4 bedroom is a more desirable size, and may hold some value, but nickels on the dollar of original cost vs. pennies is scant comfort.

Answer to the original question: it appears to be a fixed week 10 rather than a floating deed. This MAY be this week's salvation. For someone who wants week 10, you don't have to reserve it, the unit is waiting for the owner's arrival. One of the benefits Wastegate strips is advance reservation of floating weeks and only allows them inside 45 days from move-in. Having a fixed week solves this inequity.
 
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Wastegate / Worstgate... unfortunately I've seen these comments around TUG - now I know a bit more why.
It doesn't change my objective though (to make Momma happy).
There may be a dim light at the end of the tunnel after all... ... Sweet!
Thanks for the explanation.
Al
 

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Answer to the original question: it appears to be a fixed week 10 rather than a floating deed. This MAY be this week's salvation. For someone who wants week 10, you don't have to reserve it, the unit is waiting for the owner's arrival. One of the benefits Wastegate strips is advance reservation of floating weeks and only allows them inside 45 days from move-in. Having a fixed week solves this inequity.
:eek: Resale owners can only book 45 days in advance??? So glad I've never owned Westgate.
 

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Mom asked me to "sell" her timeshare... she hasn't been there for years.
I'm pretty sure it would be called a week 10 Float... wants the easiest way to determine it is a float (versus fixed).
Would it be on the deed, should I call the facility, etc?
Thanks

So she hasn't been there for years, but she's been paying the M/F still every year?

I only ask this since this happened to my MIL's timeshare and she hadn;t paid it for 3 years when we found out.

Does she realize that it is very difficult to "sell" timeshares to get your money back? So would she just like to be rid of the M/F?

Have you ever used it, or have a desire to own and trade it for your own vacations? We did this with my MIL for a while and took her with us.

You can offer it on Bargain Deals....for a great price, or even "free" if it will relieve her of the M/F burden.
 

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DROP it like a hot potato.. it worthless

If you mom is older call the resort and let them know you will be sending the deed back to them and no futher MF payment will be made.

Its a shame she has been paying MF to a worthless product all these years. Save he the money send it back and be done with the slime balls.
 

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You can offer it on Bargain Deals....for a great price, or even "free" if it will relieve her of the M/F burden.

Oh, I see you have already done this, good for you, Good luck
 
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