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OFFICIAL Vistana *2020* Maintenance Fees Thread

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This thread is for Vistana maintenance fees discussions. I will also request that the database be extended into 2020, and will post here when it is.

Link to the Vistana Database: http://www.eternaltides.com/SVN/SVNHome.aspx

A big thank you to Nico, for maintaining this database for us!
 
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This is from an invoice dated August 26, 2019 and due September 27, 2019. Unfortunately, Westin Flex and Sheraton Flex MFs are sent out early and due earlier than the normal weeks-based MFs.


2020
257,700 options
VOI assessment - $5,210.69 (calculated MF/option = $0.02022)

2019
257,700 options
VOI assessment - $4,878.26 (calculated MF/option = $0.01893)

INCREASE - 6.8%

 
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Maintenance Fee: $2170.70
Membership Fee: $155.00
2020 Total: $2325.70 (MF/Option = $0.0157)
2019 Total: $2176.93 (MF/Option = $0.0147)
Increase of $148.77 or 6.8%
 
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Hey all,

Sorry for the delay. Database has been updated to support 2020 and I've updated the name of the Westin Nanea property in Maui. :)

Thanks,
Nico
@hypnotiq I think we may also need Westin Flex and Westin Aventuras added to the Db.
 

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Happy to. Can someone PM me the details, I haven't been paying attention enough to know the details of these two. :)
Once I have it, I can get it added.

-Nico
 

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Happy to. Can someone PM me the details, I haven't been paying attention enough to know the details of these two. :)
Once I have it, I can get it added.

-Nico
I would say that you could just replicate what you have for the Sheraton Flex (different names of course). The package sizes are pretty much the same although you could add a 257,700 level for Westin Flex.

Others could correct me but I’m not sure whether they sell Westin Flex packages < 67,100 - but this could just be a salesperson blowing smoke.

Thanks for your work on the DB!
 

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I would say that you could just replicate what you have for the Sheraton Flex (different names of course). The package sizes are pretty much the same although you could add a 257,700 level for Westin Flex.

Others could correct me but I’m not sure whether they sell Westin Flex packages < 67,100 - but this could just be a salesperson blowing smoke.

Thanks for your work on the DB!
Technically, I believe they will sell you any number of points in Westin Flex but I'm sure 99.99% of the time the points sold are in bundles of 67,100 / 81,000 / 148,100 / 176,700 / 257,700. But regardless of the amount of points, the MF per point is the same.
 

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Ok, I've updated for Westin Flex Program.
Does anyone have the details for Westin Aventuras?
 

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Ok, I've updated for Westin Flex Program.
Does anyone have the details for Westin Aventuras?
I suspect it is the same as Westin Flex and Sheraton Flex.
 

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Ok, I've updated for Westin Flex Program.
Does anyone have the details for Westin Aventuras?
I entered the Westin Flex info for both 2019 and 2020 into the data base. Thanks for maintaining this!
 

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Hi Everyone,

Thank you very much for keeping up conversation. I'm about to have a year with my time share, and reality is catching already.

I also added information for 2018-2019-2020 into the data base. Whoever manages the data base, I did a double entry for 2020. Can you take down the one with out the membership fee? thanks

Can someone explain me the membership fee ? Thanks

Thanks a lot
 

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When you own a mandatory timeshare (has Staroptions) the fee pays for your mandatory services like an Interval Account and exchanging Staroptions. Whether you use those services or not.


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by the way, the 4th position is not correct and it should be removed, we did not receive the bill for Lagunamar and the amount for a 1 bdr is way off

Not correct: 2020 Westin Lagunamar Ocean Resort 1 Bedroom Premium Annual 2170.70 155.00 dms11
 
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$1,013.42, increased $50.98 over last year

I hope they put our fees to good use. The units looked dirty when we stayed in June.
 

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$575.30 increase of $28.30 ($547 in 2019)

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$449.62 increase of $22.62 ($427 in 2019)

About a 5.2% increase
 

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Do the proposed budgets change usually or they are generally approved? I have received 2 in the mail (SVV Bella and SVR Cascades) but I did not want to post since I though the actual MF might be different.
 

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Do the proposed budgets change usually or they are generally approved? I have received 2 in the mail (SVV Bella and SVR Cascades) but I did not want to post since I though the actual MF might be different.
i find that they dont change.

I got my SVR Spas and SVR Cascades a week or so ago, and they were both pretty much unchanged (a very small increase) if i remember right.
 

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i find that they dont change.

I got my SVR Spas and SVR Cascades a week or so ago, and they were both pretty much unchanged (a very small increase) if i remember right.
SVR Cascades for us increased 5.7% but this is the unapproved proposed budget that fully funds the reserve I believe. Actual increase is most likely going to be smaller.
 

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i find that they dont change.

I got my SVR Spas and SVR Cascades a week or so ago, and they were both pretty much unchanged (a very small increase) if i remember right.

SVV Bella 2 bdr regular, not lockoff

proposed 2020 budget:
1117.37 +143.07 RE tax (my estimate) = $1260.44

2019 budget (final): $1181.12 (including taxes).

if this budget passes (I hope not), the increase would be 6.7%!

Almost half of the increase comes from higher housekeeping costs. By the way, does anyone know if the owners pay for their weekly housekeeping only? The rentals get daily cleaning and it would be fair for the developers to cover the extra expense rather than the whole housekeeping costs to be divided by the number of units. There is no evidence in the budget that the rental housekeeping expenses are paid separately by Vistana. The rentals may also incur some other additional burden on the front office since non-owners probably have shorter trips in average.
 
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I looked up 2019 vs. 2020 proposed budget for SVR Lakes 2 BR L/O.

2019: $1019.37 vs. 2020 $1071.32, both not including property taxes, an increase of $51.95 or 5.1%.

2019 property tax was $174.79. No estimate given for 2020 yet.
 
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Do the proposed budgets change usually or they are generally approved? I have received 2 in the mail (SVV Bella and SVR Cascades) but I did not want to post since I though the actual MF might be different.
IF the budget is accompanied by an invoice (shown on Vistana under Statements) with a due date, then you know the budget has been approved.
 

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WKV EOY Gold Plus $842.80 2020 vs $802.65 2019 not including VSE Fee which I don’t have on this due to multiple ownerships. Increase = 5.16% according to the assessment statement.
 
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