I am newly interested in locating all Timeshare Properties in Ft. Lauderdale, Florida. I plan on purchasing one in July during my visit but want to obtain a list of all properties so I can do my research before going/buying.
I see that you are new to this bulletin board, and your statement that you are planning to purchase a timeshare while you are there disturbs me. Are you thinking of puchasing a timeshare from the developer? Only developers or HOAs will be selling onsite, and buying from a developer is NOT a good idea.
One of the reasons is the accepted industry financial performance for the development of timeshare resorts, which is, as a percentage of the average selling price:
25% product costs (land acquisition and construction OR inventory acquisition)
50% sales and marketing costs (includes lead generation, tour costs, sales commissions, and sales administration)
25% profit margin (includes overhead [interest, utilities, taxes, maintenance, etc on unsold units] and operating profit)
I assume that overhead and operating profit were lumped together because if the developer has a good sales staff and the resort is sold out quickly, the overhead portion of the profit margin is low and the operating profit is high.
I suggest that you do a lot of reading on the Timeshare Users Group website between now and your trip to Florida. You need to be aware of the huge differential in price between resale units and units sold by the developer before you venture into a developer's sales department.