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So far we have used this week. We also own a less desirable Dec. week that we will explore using as flex.
To me it’s smart buying the less desirable weeks as flex as that will at least give you some flexibility. I’ve tried for years to flex into week 51 or 52 and have never been successful
 

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To me it’s smart buying the less desirable weeks as flex as that will at least give you some flexibility. I’ve tried for years to flex into week 51 or 52 and have never been successful
We own week 42 and 51. Actually 42 gets more rci trade power than 51. 24 vs. 19. We are going back Jan 3 on a trade.
 

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We own week 42 and 51. Actually 42 gets more rci trade power than 51. 24 vs. 19. We are going back Jan 3 on a trade.
Wow, that surprises me, enjoy your time back on January 3rd...I own a memorial day week and so that is the next time I will be back at Pinestead.
 

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So I just confirmed that I will be using my Memorial Day Week at the Reef. It was lightly snowing yesterday in Michigan, so I will be looking forward to going back up the last week of May
 

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You all sold me. I booked an exchange through RCI for August 28-Sept 4, 2022. 1BR. Looking forward to exploring a new area.
 

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You all sold me. I booked an exchange through RCI for August 28-Sept 4, 2022. 1BR. Looking forward to exploring a new area.

Your going to love it, this is one of my favorite places to vacation, next to VBHC, in Naples, FL. It's not high end but its clean and very homey and August is the best time to go... I own week 33 in August and I just love being up there...I so hope you enjoy it...Let me know if you want any recommendations for places to eat or things to do. My parents owned a cottage in this area when I was a kid and I spent my summers in TC and Charlevoix.
 

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You all sold me. I booked an exchange through RCI for August 28-Sept 4, 2022. 1BR. Looking forward to exploring a new area.
Traverse City is a hidden gem for those outside of Michigan. It has so much to offer. The beaches are great (as we say in Michigan: Unsalted and Shark Free) and there are some very good wineries to try. A trip to Sleeping Bear Dunes is a must. So much to do and see. You will love it!
 

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We were there a few weeks ago using our flex time. The hallway enclosing is almost done. Road noise has been reduced tremendously and the new AC units in the east hallway are very quiet. I just wish the social activities would resume. It is long past due.

I might also add we picked up a week 37 fixed week which gives 33 RCI trade power. Unit 122 walk in from the parking lot.
 
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You all sold me. I booked an exchange through RCI for August 28-Sept 4, 2022. 1BR. Looking forward to exploring a new area.
Congratulations. I never see those summer weeks available on RCI. Did you do an ongoing search? Usually availability on RCI ends at April and restarts in late Oct. or early Nov.
 

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We own at Boyne Mountain, and our cottage at Higgins lake so we love to go to Travers city its about a 55 min drive. :cool:
 

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We own at Boyne Mountain, and our cottage at Higgins lake so we love to go to Travers city its about a 55 min drive. :cool:
Northern Michigan and the UP have so much to offer. I grew up going to Burt Lake with my parents every summer. I learned how to fish for walleye (so tasty pan fried or even broiled), heading into Petoskey and walking around the Gaslight District, driving to Traverse City and, of course, trips to Mackinac Island.

If you are flying in to Grand Rapids (closest major airport to TC), I would suggest stay a night or two there before you drive up or take off. It has so much to do. If you love beer, there aren't many places better for craft beer than GR. Founder's, Perrin, and Greywind all have breweries there and they are fantastic (the same person started each and sold off the first two so he could start the third). The GR Art Museum is on the smaller side, but has some very nice displays. Just walking around the new business district checking out the shops and restaurants is worth it as well.
 

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We were there a few weeks ago using our flex time. The hallway enclosing is almost done. Road noise has been reduced tremendously and the new AC units in the east hallway are very quiet. I just wish the social activities would resume. It is long past due.

I might also add we picked up a week 37 fixed week which gives 33 RCI trade power. Unit 122 walk in from the parking lot.
Dang, I did not see that one advertised, I love unit 122. Great Purchase, congrats
 

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Northern Michigan and the UP have so much to offer. I grew up going to Burt Lake with my parents every summer. I learned how to fish for walleye (so tasty pan fried or even broiled), heading into Petoskey and walking around the Gaslight District, driving to Traverse City and, of course, trips to Mackinac Island.

If you are flying in to Grand Rapids (closest major airport to TC), I would suggest stay a night or two there before you drive up or take off. It has so much to do. If you love beer, there aren't many places better for craft beer than GR. Founder's, Perrin, and Greywind all have breweries there and they are fantastic (the same person started each and sold off the first two so he could start the third). The GR Art Museum is on the smaller side, but has some very nice displays. Just walking around the new business district checking out the shops and restaurants is worth it as well.
I love GRAND RAPIDS, I went to Grand Valley, still friends with the former President of the University—President Lubbers. We used to always go thru GR on our way up to Traverse City and have hot dogs at the dog pit. Unfortunately this restaurant was one of the COVID casualties and it went out of business
 

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Dang, I did not see that one advertised, I love unit 122. Great Purchase, congrats
It was listed for $2500...offered $2000...didn't try to low ball too much. Offer accepted. Just got an e-mail from Fred. He has a week 24 and 25 listed but the asking price is $6500 plus the trade power looks like mid 20's. I'm still wondering why a week 37 would pull 33. The kids are back in school...well maybe not in MI. Maybe the color is starting? Any ideas why other than it's a great time to be there!
 

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It was listed for $2500...offered $2000...didn't try to low ball too much. Offer accepted. Just got an e-mail from Fred. He has a week 24 and 25 listed but the asking price is $6500 plus the trade power looks like mid 20's. I'm still wondering why a week 37 would pull 33. The kids are back in school...well maybe not in MI. Maybe the color is starting? Any ideas why other than it's a great time to be there!
Not sure why that would have more TPU’s than weeks 24 and 25. Most kids are back in school in Michigan either right before or right after Labor Day and week 37 is a week or two after. Maybe the start of the Fall Color but that’s still pretty early. The only thing I can think of is it’s still fairly warm weather in TC and Lake Michigan is about at its peak temperature in early September.
 

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It was listed for $2500...offered $2000...didn't try to low ball too much. Offer accepted. Just got an e-mail from Fred. He has a week 24 and 25 listed but the asking price is $6500 plus the trade power looks like mid 20's. I'm still wondering why a week 37 would pull 33. The kids are back in school...well maybe not in MI. Maybe the color is starting? Any ideas why other than it's a great time to be there!
Congrats, I think you got a great deal. I'm always looking to pick up another unit at Pinstead, and unit 122 is one that I really love.
 

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It was listed for $2500...offered $2000...didn't try to low ball too much. Offer accepted. Just got an e-mail from Fred. He has a week 24 and 25 listed but the asking price is $6500 plus the trade power looks like mid 20's. I'm still wondering why a week 37 would pull 33. The kids are back in school...well maybe not in MI. Maybe the color is starting? Any ideas why other than it's a great time to be there!
It's pulling high because of the fall season which for some odd reason is now becoming almost as popular as summer
 

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City code for airlines coming into Traverse City is TVC....serviced by United, American and Delta, possibly a couple other obscure airlines. Been here for 45+ years, and still have not seen everything. We forget how lucky we are up here in northern Michigan. Plenty to do and see! We captured on our cell phone a young bob cat (could identify by ears and tail) stalking a black squirrel in the back yard! Fox, and bear also on the property. Anyone visiting will always remember the beauty......!
 
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