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Question on Fairfield Points

redkayak

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I am looking into the possibility of buying FF points on the resale market and have a question. I own a fixed week which I can use for the price I purchased it for the same week every year and know that the only additional cost will be the maintenance fee and any increases each year.

If I purchase something like 160,000 FF points which should get me a 2 bedroom in most places I know I have to also pay MF plus any future year increases. My question is can FF change the amount of points it takes to get a 2 bedroom each year at other places so in 5 years it may take 180,000 points to get one and then I will be 20,000 points short, causing me to buy additional points. If so it would seem like your initial purchase price could increase where in weeks it would only be the initial purchase price.

Just trying to see if that is a factor or not when buying points. Thanks for any input.

Doug
 

BocaBum99

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Fairfield can change the point values, but they don't and won't do it very often. If they do, if your ownership increases in points, then the increase occurs in both how many they award and how many it costs to use.

When you convert, you also need to pay for your Fairshare Plus fees. That is around $.0053/point. That is to pay for the flexibility in using your points elsewhere in the FF system. Those fees could go up faster than your maintenance fees.
 

TJM1091

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FF / FSP Point Changes

redkayak said:
I am looking into the possibility of buying FF points on the resale market and have a question. I own a fixed week which I can use for the price I purchased it for the same week every year and know that the only additional cost will be the maintenance fee and any increases each year.

If I purchase something like 160,000 FF points which should get me a 2 bedroom in most places I know I have to also pay MF plus any future year increases. My question is can FF change the amount of points it takes to get a 2 bedroom each year at other places so in 5 years it may take 180,000 points to get one and then I will be 20,000 points short, causing me to buy additional points. If so it would seem like your initial purchase price could increase where in weeks it would only be the initial purchase price.

Just trying to see if that is a factor or not when buying points. Thanks for any input.

Doug

Doug:

Within the FF points system (FSP - FairShare Plus) the points to book a particular week can change but the overall number of points required to book all 52 weeks of a unit cannot change. The total unit point values are established when the unit/resort phase is built and marketed and this point value sets the ceiling on how many points the developer can sell.

In practice, the unit point change would be accomplished by increasing the point per unit in one of the four FSP 'Seasons' (Prime/High/Value/Quiet) while decreasing the points required in another season.

TJM
 
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