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vistana question


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Sep 21, 2008
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Northern IL
With the whole special assessment issue there are naturally lots of cheap resales available on ebay which ive been looking at. Now ive already reviewed the faqs at the top of the starwood forum page,but still have one question which is exactlly which areas/buildings are svn mandatory?Thanks for the help!


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Feb 13, 2007
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Cheap resales and special assessments suggests that you are looking at Sheraton Vistana Resort and the answer is easy, none of the areas are SVN mandatory. As listed in the owner resources:
8) What do Mandatory and Voluntary mean?

a. If a resort is Staroption "Mandatory," it means that when the week is sold to a new owner (resale) the Staroption value of the week transfers to the new owner, and the new owner has the right to exchange his timeshare in the Starwood Vacation Network. These resorts are Staroption Mandatory:

* Harborside at Atlantis
* Vistana Villages (except Amelia & St. Augustine)
* Westin St. John (except Bay Vista)
* Westin Ka'anapali & Westin Ka'anapali-North
* Westin Kierland Villas